Major Problems in American History Volume 1: To 1877

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  • Copyright: 2006-10-20
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, theMajor Problemsseries introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. This collection serves as the primary anthology for the introductory survey course, covering the subject's entire chronological span. Comprehensive topical coverage includes politics, economics, labor, gender, culture, and social trends. The Second Edition features integrated coverage of women in Volume I, as well as a streamlined chronology in Volume II. Key pedagogical elements of theMajor Problemsformat have been retained: 14 to 15 chapters per volume, chapter introductions, headnotes, and suggested readings. New!Chapter 7 in Volume I now focuses on foreign policy, Western expansion, and Indian removal, while Chapter 8 addresses the transportation and market revolutions. New!Coverage in Chapter 15, Volume II, extends through the recent past, addressing the George W. Bush administration and American life since 9/11. An introductory chapter--"How to Read Primary and Secondary Sources"--helps students distinguish between types of sources and teaches them how to read and interpret critically. An expandedFurther Readingsection provides students with a wealth of classic and cutting-edge scholarship that relates to key themes in each chapter. Revised source titles allow students to put readings in historical context.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Students: How to Read Primary and Secondary Sources
Conquest and Colliding Empires
Christopher Columbus Recounts His First Encounters with Native People, 1493
Fray Bernardino de Sahagun Relates an Aztec Chronicler's Account of the Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs, 1519
Father Bartolomeacute; de Las Casas Disparages the Treatment of the Indians, 1542
Reverend John Heckewelder Records a Native Oral Tradition of the First Arrival of Europeans on Manhattan Island (1610), Printed in 1818
Father Paul Le Jeune Reports on His Encounters with the Indians, 1634
William Wood Describes Indian Responses to the English, 1634
John Mason Gives a Puritan Account of the Pequot War, 1637
The Indians' New World Neal Salisbury
The Indians' Old World
The Southern Colonies in British America
Richard Frethorne, an Indentured Servant, Laments His Condition in Virginia, 1623
George Alsop Argues That Servants in Maryland Profit from Life in the Colonies, 1666
Nathaniel Bacon Recounts the Misdeeds of the Virginia Governor, 1676
Virginia's Statutes Illustrate the Declining Status of African American Slaves, 1660–1705
William Byrd Describes His Views Toward Learning and His Slaves, 1709–1710
Olaudah Equiano, an African, Depicts the Horrors of Enslavement, 1757
Reverand Charles Woodmason Complains About Life in the Carolina Backcountry, 1768
The Anxious World of the Slaveowning Patriarch
The Effects of Paternalism Among Whites and Blacks
Colonial New England and the Middle Colonies in British America
Governor John Winthrop Provides a Model of Christian Charity, 1630
Governor William Bradford Mourns a Wickedness That Breaks Forth, 1642
William Penn Promotes His Colony, 1681
Massachusetts Officials Describe the Outbreak of Witchcraft in Salem, 1692
Jonathan Edwards Pictures Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, 1741
Benjamin Franklin Celebrates a Life of Thrift and Industry (c. 1730–1750), 1793
Dr. Alexander Hamilton Depicts the Material Acquisitions of Northern Colonists, 1744
Gottlieb Mittelberger, a German, Portrays the Difficulties of Immigration, 1750
Mary Jemison Recounts Her Experience of Capture and Becoming Seneca, 1755
The Northern Colonies as a Family-Centered Society
The Northern Colonies as an Empire of Goods
The American Revolution
Congress Condemns the Stamp Act, 1765
The Town of Boston Denounces the "Boston Massacre," 1770
Thomas Jefferson Specifies the Rights of British Americans, 1774
Patrick Henry Warns the British to Maintain American Liberties, 1775
Thomas Paine Advocates the "Common Sense" of Independence, 1776
German Americans Support the American Revolution, 1776
Abigail Adams Asks Her Husband to "Remember the Ladies," 1776
African Americans Petition for Freedom, 1777
Mohawk Leader Joseph Brant Commits the Loyalty of His People to Britain, 1776
Loyalists Plead Their Cause to the King, 1782
The American Revolution as a Response to British Corruption
The American Revolution as a Radical Departure
The Making of the Constitution
Cato, an African American, Pleads for the Abolition of Slavery in Pennsylvania, 1781
Hector St. John Cregrave;vecoeur Compares the Freedom in the North with Slavery in the South, 1782
Slaveholders in Virginia Argue Against the Abolition of Slavery, 1784–1785
Thomas Jefferson Proposes the Protection of Religious Freedom in Virginia, 1786
The Northwest Ordinance Lays Out the Method for New States Joining the Union, 1787
General William Shepard and Benjamin Lincoln Regret the Disorder That Characterized Shays's Rebellion, 1787
The Federalist Papers Illustrate the Advantages of Ratification of the Constitution, 1787–1788
Richard Henry Lee Opposes the Ratification of the Constitution, 1787
Patrick Henry Condemns the Centralization of Government if the Constitution Is Ratified, 1788
George Washington Declares Freedom of Religion for Jewish People, 1790
The Pressure of the People on the Framers of the Constitution
The Concern of the Framers to Recruit Citizens to Enter Public Life
Competing Visions of Empire in the Early National Period
Thomas Jefferson Celebrates the Virtue of the Yeoman Farmer, 1785
Congress Establishes Its First Policy for Naturalization, 1790
Alexander Hamilton Envisions a Developed American Economy, 1791
Thomas Jefferson Berates the Federalists, 1796
C. William Manning, a Republican, Fears for the Future of the Nation, 1798
Thomas Jefferson Advances the Power of the States, 1798
John Marshall Argues for the Primacy of the Federal Government, 1803
Parson Weems Romanticizes the Life of George Washington, 1808
The Fears of the Federalists
The Fears of the Jeffersonian Republicans
Westward Movement, the Market Revolution, and Indian Removal
Joseph Brant Compares Indian and White Civilizations, 1789
Iroquois Chief Red Jacket Decries the Day When Whites Arrived, 1805
William Clark Enters into Diplomacy with Native People, 1806
Shawnee Chief Tecumseh Recounts the Misdeeds of Whites and Calls for Indian Unity, 1810
Tenskwatawa (the Shawnee Prophet) Relates His Journey to the World Above, 1810
Congressman Felix Grundy Advocates War with Britain, 1811
John Marshall Advances a Broad Construction of the Constitution, 1819
James Monroe Declares That European Powers May Not Interfere in the Americas, 1823
John Quincy Adams Urges Internal Improvements, 1825
The Cherokee Nation Pleads to Remain "on the Land of Our Fathers," 1830
Indians Utilizing a Strategy of Armed Resistance Theda Perdue
Indians Utilizing a Strategy of Accommodation
Nationalism, Sectionalism, and Expansionism in the Age of Jackson
John C. Calhoun Argues for Rights of States, 1828
Daniel Webster Lays Out His Nationalist Vision, 1830
Andrew Jackson Condemns the Rights of "Nullification" and Secession, 1832
Historian George Bancroft Asserts His Faith in the Wisdom of the People, 1835
Lieutenant-Colonel Joseacute; Enrique de la Pentilde;na Defends Mexico's Actions Against the Texans, 1836
John L. O'Sullivan, a Democratic Newspaperman, Venerates Democracy and the "Democratic Principle," 1837
Michel Chevelier, a French Visitor, Marvels at the Pageantry of Politics, 1839
John L. O'Sullivan Defines "Manifest Destiny," 1845
Senator Thomas Hart Benton Justifies White Supremacy, 1846
Senator John Dix Advocates Expansion into Mexico, 1848
Walter Colton, a Californian, Describes the Excitement of the Gold Rush, 1848
Antebellum Politics as Raucous Democracy
Antebellum Politics as Political Manipulation
Reform and the Great Awakening in the Early Nineteenth Century
Peter Cartwritht, a Methodist Itinerant Preacher, Marvels at the Power of Religious Revivals, 1801
Frances Trollope, an Englishwoman, Views a Religious Meeting in Indiana, 1829<
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