Reading American Horizons U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume I: To 1877

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This unique two-volume primary source collection, expertly edited by the authors ofAmerican Horizons, provides a diverse set of documents that situate U.S. history within a global context. Covering political, social, and cultural history, the nearly 200 selections--including many visual documents--will spark discussion in the classroom and give students a deeper understanding of America's history.Reading American Horizonsincludes solid pedagogy, like headnotes and discussion questions, to make the documents more accessible to students. Buy a Bundle to Save a Bundle! Reading American Horizonsis just $5 when packaged withAmerican HorizonsorAmerican Horizons Concise. For more information on packaging options or package ISBNs, please contact your Oxford University Press representative or call 800.280.0280.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: North America Encounters the Atlantic World
1.1 Acoma, "The Emergence of the Acoma into the Upper World," excerpts, (1930 and undated oral traditions)
1.2 Gomes Eannes de Azurara, The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea, excerpts, (1453)
1.3 Letters from Afonso, King of Kongo to Joăo III, King of Portugal, excerpts, (1526)
1.4 Fernando and Juana, monarchs of Castile and Aragon (Spain), "Instructions Given by the Monarchs to Rodrigo de Alburquerque and to Licentiate Ibarra to Be Carried Out During the General Distribution of the Indians in the Island of Hispaniola," excerpts, (1513)
1.5 Pedro Menéndez de Áviles, Memorandum to Philip II , King of Spain, (1565)
1.6 Visual Document: "Arrival of Cortés and Malintzín in Atlihuetzyan," Texas Fragment (1530s or 1540s)

Chapter 2: Colonists on the Margins, 1565-1640
2.1 Fray Alonso de Benavides, "Petition to Restrict Indian Tribute and Personal Service" excerpts, (c. 1630)
2.2 William Simmonds, The Proceedings of the English Colonie in Virginia, excerpts (1612)
2.3 Jean de Brébeuf, "Instructions for the Fathers of Our Society Who Shall Be Sent to the Hurons," (1637)
2.4 John Winthrop, "A Model of Christian Charity," excerpts, (1630)
2.5 Narragansett Act of Submission to Charles I, excerpts, (1644)
2.6 Visual Document: Simon Van de Passe and Compton Holland, Portrait of Pocahontas (1616)

Chapter 3: Forging Tighter Bonds, 1640 to the 1690s
3.1 Barbados Assembly, "An Act for the Better Ordering and Governing of Negroes," excerpts, (1661)
3.2 "The Trappan'd Maiden," excerpts, (c. 1600s)
3.3 "A Memorandum of Indian Children Put Forth into Service to the English," (1676)
3.4 Interrogations of Josephe and Pedro on the Pueblo War for Independence, excerpts, (1681)
3.5 Germantown Quaker Meeting, "Reasons Why We Are Against the Traffic of Men-body," excerpts, (1688)
3.6 Visual Document: Richard Ford, Map of Barbados (1674)

Chapter 4: Accelerating the Pace of Change, c. 1690-1730
4.1 Saukamappee, as told to David Thompson, On the advent of horses and guns to the Blackfeet, excerpts, (1787-88)
4.2 Superior Council of Louisiana, Debates on Whether to Intervene in a Choctaw-Chickasaw War, excerpts, (1723)
4.3 Editorial favoring indentured servitude over slavery, Boston News-Letter, (1706)
4.4 Vice-Admiralty Court, Boston, The Trial of William White, John Rose Archer, and William Taylor and the Execution of White and Taylor, excerpts, (1724)
4.5 Reverend James McGregor, Petition to Samuel Shute, Governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, (1720)
4.6 Visual Document: Studio of Godfrey Kneller, Portrait of Lucy Parke Byrd with unidentified black woman, (c. 1716)

Chapter 5: Battling for Souls, Minds and the Heart of North America, 1730-1763
5.1 Future Residents of Gracia Real de Mose, Florida, Letter to Philip V, King of Spain, (1738)
5.2 Pedro Tamarón y Romeral, Bishop of Durango, Report on Pastoral Visit to New Mexico, excerpts, (1760)
5.3 Canassatego (Onondaga), "Response to Delaware Complaint Concerning the Walking Purchase," excerpts, (1742)
5.4 Benjamin Franklin, Observations on the Increase of Mankind, excerpts, (1751)
5.5 Diary of Hannah Heaton, recollections of the Great Awakening, excerpts, 1750s
5.6 Visual Document: Joseph Leddel, Silver beaker with etching of Pope's Day Procession, (c. 1750)

Chapter 6: Empire & Resistance, 1763-1776
6.1 King Charles III of Spain, Instructions to José de Gálvez (1765)
6.2 William Pitt, Opposing the Stamp Act in Parliament (1766)
6.3 Thomas Hutchinson, Letter to Great Britain Describing Popular Unrest (1768, 1769)
6.4 The "Liberty Song" (1768)
6.5 Abigail Adams, Letter to John Adams (1775)

Chapter 7: A Revolutionary Nation, 1776-1789
7.1 Visual Document: Benjamin Franklin (1706)
7.2 Albigence Waldo, MD, The Continental Army's Encampment at Valley Forge (1777)
7.3 Boston King, Escaping Slavery to Fight with the British (1780-1783)
7.4 James Madison, The Separation of Powers (1788)
7.5 Mercy Otis Warren, Observations On the New Constitution, and the Federal and State Conventions by a Columbian Patriot (1788)

Chapter 8: A New Nation Facing a Revolutionary World, 1789-1815
8.1 Anonymous, Reports of Crowd Protests Against the Jay Treaty in Philadelphia (1795)
8.2 Visual Document: The Providential Detection (c. 1797-1800)
8.3 James Bayard, Letter to Alexander Hamilton (1801)
8.4 James Mather, Letter to William Claiborne (1809)
8.5 Visual Document: John Wesley Jarvis, Portrait of Captain Samuel Chester Reid (1815)

Chapter 9: American Peoples on the Move, 1789-1824
9.1 Eli Whitney and Thomas Jefferson, Correspondence about Patenting the Cotton Gin (1793)
9.2 Benjamin Carpenter, Reflections on the India Trade (1790)
9.2 Visual Document: Toddy Jug with Portrait of George Washington (c. 1800-1820)
9.3 Susannah Rowson, Preface to Charlotte Temple's Philadelphia Edition (1794)
9.4 Anne Royall, Visit to Melton's Bluff, Alabama (1818)

Chapter 10: Market Revolutions and the Rise of Democracy, 1789-1832
10.1 The Editor of The Eastern Argus, Political Rivals Celebrate the Fourth of July in Portland, Maine (1830)
10.2 William Sampson, Defending the New York Journeyman Shoemakers (1809)
10.3 Visual Document: Paper Election Ticket for Maryland General Assembly, 1828
10.4 Basil Hall, Visit to New York and Massachusetts (1827)
10.5 Andrew Jackson, Veto Message-Bank of the United States (1832)

Chapter 11: New Boundaries, New Roles, 1820-1856
11.1 Excerpts from Memorial and Protest of the Cherokee Nation (1836)
11.2 José Enrique de la Peńa, Excerpt from With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution (1836)
11.3 A. I. DeIrisarri, Letter to Lewis Cass (1857)
11.4 The Strike for Wages and The Ten Hour System (1843)
11.5 Visual Document: Fan with View of Foreign Factories at Canton (c. 1790-1800)
11.6 Amy Melenda Galusha, Letter to Aaron Leland Galusha (1849
11.7 Visual Document: George Caleb Bingham, The County Election (1852)
11.8 Louis Kossuth, Excerpts from Speech at a Dinner Given in his Honor (1852)

Chapter 12: Religion and Reform, 1820-1850
12.1 Margaret Fuller, Undaunted Rome (1849)
12.2 Charles G. Finney, Excerpts from What a Revival of Religion Is (1835)
12.3 Frederick Douglass, Excerpts from What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?", July 5, 1852
12.4 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
12.5 David Walker, Excerpts from "Preamble" from Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World (1830)
12.6 Visual Document: A Horrid Massacre (1831)
12.7 Walt Whitman, One's Self I Sing (c. 1855-1892)
12.8 Visual Document: Sheet music cover from the Boston Minstrels

Chapter 13: A House Dividing, 1844-1860
13.1 Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana, Excerpts from Letter to Susan Dana (1846)
13.2 Visual Document: Carl Nebel, Genl. Scott's Entrance into Mexico City (1847)
13.3 Visual Document: George Catlin, Comanche Feats of Horsemanship (1834)
13.4 Declaration of Principles of the Subordinate Councils of the American Party of Massachusetts (1855)
13.5 James Henry Hammond, , Excerpts from Letter to Thomas Clarkson (1845)
13.6 Excerpts from Republican Party Platform (1856)
13.7 Victor Hugo, Excerpts from Letter to the London News (1859)
13.8 Visual Document: Victor Hugo, The Hanging of John Brown (1860)
13.9 Stephen F. Hale, Excerpts from Letter to B. Magoffin (1860)

Chapter 14: The Civil War
14.1 Chief Justice Roger Taney, Excerpts from Ex Parte Merryman (1861)
14.2 Karl Marx, Excerpts from Letter to Frederick Engels (1862)
14.3 Henry Turner, Excerpts from Reminiscences of Emancipation Day (1863)
14.4 Corporal Wilbur Fisk, Excerpts from Letters to Green Mountain Freeman (1862; 1864)
14.5 Kate Stone, Excerpts from Journal Entries (1863)
14.6 Spotswood Rice, Letters to "My Children" (1864)
14.7 General William T. Sherman, Letter to James M. Calhoun, Mayor, E.E. Rawson and S.C. Wells, representing City Council of Atlanta (1864)
14.8 Visual Document: Andrew J. Russell, Ruins in Richmond (1865)
14.9 Visual Document: Albany Evening Journal, General Lee and His Army Have Surrendered (1865)

Chapter 15: Reconstructing America, 1865-1877
15.1 Jourdon Anderson, Letter to P.H. Anderson (1865)
15.2 Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, Excerpts from Lancaster County Speech (1865)
15.3 Visual Document: Thomas Nast, Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction (1866)
15.4 José Inácio Barros Cobra, Excerpts from Speech in the Brazilian Parliament (1871)
15.6 Georges Clemenceau, Excerpt from American Reconstruction, 1865-1870, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1867)
15.7 Ku Klux Klan, Letter to Mrs. I. A, Baldwin (1868)
15.8 J.B. Neathery and Joel Asheworth, Letters to Governor Holden (1870)
15.9 Visual Document: Thomas Nast, Tilden-Hayes Cartoon (1877)

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