The Way We Lived Essays and Documents in American Social History, Volume I: 1492-1877

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  • Copyright: 2012-02-04
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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This popular reader uses both primary and secondary sources to explore social history topics and sharpen your interpretive skills. Each chapter includes one secondary source essay and several related primary source documents. Chapter introductions tie the readings together and pose questions to consider.

Table of Contents

Colonial Society 1492-1783 1
The First Americansp. 3
Essayp. 5
Peter Nabokov with Dean Snow, "Algonquiaris and Iroquoians: Farmers of the Woodlands"p. 5
Documentsp. 13
"Of the Naturall Inhabitants of Virginia," 1624
Recollections ' of a "White Indian" (1759), 1823
An Indian's View, 1805
The Indians of New Mexico, 1599
Colonial Beginnings: Aspirations, Obstacles, and Opportunities.p. 21
Essayp. 23
Lois Green Carr, "The Rise of Daniel Clocker"
Documentsp. 35
Virginia, A Troubled Colony, 1622
Mayflower Compact, 1620
"We shall be as a City upon a Hill," 1630
The Enslavement of Africans in Britain's American Coloniesp. 41
Essayp. 42
Ira Berlin, "Human Cargo: From Africa to America"
Documentsp. 51
From Freedom to Slavery, 1756 (1793)
"Law Appointing a Place for the More Convenient Hiring of Slaves," 1711
Slavery in New York City, 1731
Husbands and Wives, Parents and Children in Puritan Societyp. 56
Essayp. 57
Steven Mintz and Susan Kellogg, "The Godly Family of Colonial Massachusetts"
Documentsp. 68
Two Poems, 1678
Monitoring Style and Behavior in Puritan Massachusetts, 1675
Good Manners for Colonial Children, 1772
Statutes, Laws, and Privileges of Harvard College, 1700
Eighteenth-Century Religion: Progress and Pietyp. 75
Essayp. 77
Alan Taylor, "Awakenings"
Documentsp. 97
On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, 1770
The Great Awakening in Connecticut, 1740
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," 1741
Urban Life in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 101
Essayp. 103
Pauline Maier, "Boston and New York in the Eighteenth Century"
Documentsp. 113
Benjamin Franklin's Union Fire Company, 1738
Philadelphia, 1748
The Scourge of Yellow Fever, Philadelphia, 1793
New Orleans, 1751
People at War: Soldiers and Civilians During the American Revolutionp. 119
Essayp. 121
Gary B. Nash, "Foot Soldiers of the Revolutionary Army"
Documentsp. 131
On the Road to Valley Forge, 1777
Emily Geiger, A Heroine of the Revolution (1781) 1848
Travails of a Loyalist Wife and Mother, 1777
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 136
Social Life in a New Nation 1784-1877p. 139
The Onset of Industry: The Lowell Venturep. 141
Essayp. 142
Thomas Dublin, "Women, Work, and Protest in the Early Lowell Mills"
Documentsp. 152
Recollections of a Strike (1836) 1898
"Regulations to Be Observed," Hamilton Manufacturing Company, 1848
A Mill Worker's Grievances, 1845
The Cherokee Removal: An American Tragedyp. 156
Essayp. 158
Dee Brown, "The Trail of Tears"
Documentsp. 167
Cherokee Women Petition Their National Council, 1818
Cherokee Women Petition Their National Council, 1831
Removal Defended, 1830
Catherine Beecher's Appeal, 1829
Moving Westp. 175
Essayp. 175
Daniel Walker Howe, "The California Gold Rush"
Documentsp. 183
A Most Welcome Guest, c. 1849
Flush Times in Nevada, c. 1862
Emigrants to Texas, c. 1857
A Letter from Oregon Territory, 1847
Paths to Salvation: Revivalism and Communitarianismp. 188
Essayp. 190
David S. Reynolds, "Revivalism's Return: The Second Great Awakening"
Documentsp. 198
Religious Excitability, 1835
"This COUNTRY IS RUN MAD after Preaching," c. 1830
Visiting the Shakers, c. 1841
A Letter from Brook Farm, 1841
New People in a New Landp. 207
Essayp. 209
Tyler Anbinder, "From Famine to Five Points"
Documentsp. 220
Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Catholic Bias, 1854
Resolves of Welcome and Support, 1847
A German Immigrant Writes Home, 1857
The Age of Reformp. 224
Essayp. 226
Margaret Hope Bacon, "Lucretia Mott: Pioneer for Peace"
Documentsp. 237
William Lloyd Garrison Inaugurates "The Liberator," 1831
Songs of the Temperance Movement, 1847
The "Reformatory and Elevating Influences" of the Public Schools, 1848
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: On Women's Rights, 1860
Slavery in the Antebellum Southp. 245
Essayp. 247
Walter Johnson, "Human Property Bought and Sold"
Documentsp. 254
The Domestic Slave Trade: A Planter's View, 1835
The Domestic Slave Trade: A Slave's Experience (c. 1850), 1890
Songs of Freedom, c. 1820-1860
The Soldiers' Civil Warp. 258
Essayp. 259
James L. McDonough, "Glory Can Not Atone: Shiloh-April 6, 7, 1862"
Documentsp. 271
A Black Soldier Writes to President Lincoln, 1863
Andersonville: "… death stalked on every hand," 1864
Recollections of a Confederate Veteran (1865), 1899
Reconstruction: Triumphs and Tragediesp. 277
Essayp. 279
Mark Andrew Huddle, "To Educate a Race"
Documentsp. 288
A Letter "To My Old Master," c. 1865
The Knights of the White Camelia, 1868
"We Are Literally Slaves," 1912
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 294
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