America Through the Eyes of its People: Volume 1 (3rd Revised edition)

America Through the Eyes of its People: Volume 1 (3rd Revised edition)

By: Pearson (author), Longman (author)Paperback

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This collection of primary sources includes both classic and lesser-known documents describing the rich mosaic of American life from the pre-contact era to the present day. The sources, both public and private documents-ranging from letters, diary excerpts, stories, novels, to speeches, court cases, and government reports-tell the story of American history in the words of those who lived it.

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Contents

Chapter 1-European Exploration and Colonization * Christopher Columbus, Letter to Luis de Sant' Angel (1493) * Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, "Indians of the Rio Grande" (1528-1536) * Bartolome de Las Casas, "Of the Island of Hispaniola" (1542) * Jacques Marquette, from The Mississippi Voyage of Joliet and Marquette (1673) * Thomas Mun, from England's Treasure by Foreign Trade (1664) Chapter 2-The Early English Colonies * John Smith, "The Starving Time" (1624) * The Laws of Virginia (1610-1611) * Bacon's Rebellion: The Declaration (1676) * John Winthrop, "A Model of Christian Charity" (1630) * Excerpt from the Trial of Anne Hutchinson (1637) Chapter 3-Indentured Servants and Slaves * William Bull, Report on the Stono Rebellion (1739) * Gottlieb Mittelberger, The Passage of Indentured Servants (1750) * Elizabeth Sprigs, Letter to Her Father (1756) * Olaudah Equiano, The Middle Passage (1788) * Alexander Falconbridge, The African Slave Trade (1788) Chapter 4-Uniquely American * William Byrd II, Diary (1709) * Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crevecouer, from Letters from an American Farmer (1782) * Benjamin Franklin, "Upon Hearing George Whitefield Preach" (1771) * Jonathan Edwards, from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (1741) * James Oglethorpe, Establishing the Colony of Georgia (1733) Chapter 5-A Revolutionary Era * John Dickinson, from Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1768) * Address of the Inhabitants of Anson County to Governor Martin (1774) * Patrick Henry, "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" (1775) * Benjamin Banneker, Letter to Thomas Jefferson (1791) * Judith Sargent Murray, "On the Equality of the Sexes" (1790) Chapter 6-Forming the Young Republic * George Washington, The Newburgh Address (1783) * Publius (James Madison), Federalist Paper #10 (1788) * George Mason, "Objections to This Constitution of Government" (1787) * Molly Wallace, Valedictory Oration (1792) * "Petition for Access to Education" (1787) Chapter 7-Settling the Government * George Washington, Farewell Address (1796) * The Alien and Sedition Acts (1798) * Marbury v. Madison (1803) * Meriwether Lewis, Journal (1805) * Tecumseh, Letter to Governor William Henry Harrison (1810) Chapter 8-The Jacksonian Era * Andrew Jackson, First Annual Message to Congress (1829) * "Memorial of the Cherokee Nation" (1830) * Henry Clay, Speech Opposing President Jackson's Veto of the Bank Bill (1832) * Davy Crockett, Advice to Politicians (1833) * Jose Maria Sanchez, from "A Trip to Texas" (1828) Chapter 9-The Ferment of Reform * Charles Finney, "Religious Revival" (1835) * Nathaniel Hawthorne, A Letter from Brook Farm (1841) * Dorothea Dix, Appeal on Behalf of the Insane (1843) * William Lloyd Garrison, from The Liberator (1831) * Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments (1848) Chapter 10-Living in and Rebelling Against Antebellum America * The Harbinger, Female Workers of Lowell (1836) * Mary Paul, Letters Home (1845, 1846) * Nat Turner, Confession (1831) * Benjamin Drew, Narratives of Escaped Slaves (1855) * Henry David Thoreau, from "Civil Disobedience" (1849) Chapter 11-Manifest Destiny and Its Consequences * John L. O'Sullivan, "The Great Nation of Futurity" (1845) * Thomas Corwin, Against the Mexican War (1847) * Elizabeth Dixon Smith Greer, Journal (1847-1850) * Chief Seattle, Oration (1854) * The Ostend Manifesto (1854) Chapter 12-Road to Civil War * Harriet Beecher Stowe, from Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) * Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) * Frederick Douglass, Independence Day Speech (1852) * George Fitzhugh, "The Blessings of Slavery" (1857) * John Brown, Address to the Virginia Court (1859) Chapter 13-The World Turned Upside Down * James Henry Gooding, Letter to President Lincoln (1863) * Jefferson Davis, Second Inaugural Address as President of the Confederate States of America (1862) * Clara Barton, Medical Life at the Battlefield (1862) * Theodore A. Dodge, from Civil War Diary (1863) * Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (1863) Chapter 14-To Heal the Nation's Wounds * Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (1865) * Mississippi Black Codes (1865) * A Sharecrop Contract (1882) * Congressional Testimony on the Actions of the Ku Klux Klan (1872) * The Civil Rights Cases (1883) Credits

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/12/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780321395757
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 234
  • ID: 9780321395757
  • weight: 227
  • ISBN10: 0321395751
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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