Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Sourcebook

Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Sourcebook

By: Kirsten E. Phimister (editor), Francis D. Cogliano (editor)Paperback

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"Revolutionary America, 1763--1815: A Sourcebook" is a collection of dynamic primary sources intended to accompany the second edition of "Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Political History". While the structure of the collection parallels the textbook, either can be used independently as well. Each chapter contains excerpts of crucial documents from the Revolutionary period, and begins with a brief introduction. A companion website holds the full text of all excerpted documents, as well as links to other valuable online resources. This Sourcebook helps give students a sense of the human experience of that turbulent time, bringing life to the struggle to found the United States.

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Francis D. Cogliano is Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh where he specializes in the history of revolutionary and early national America. He is the author of Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Political History. Kirsten Phimister holds a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Edinburgh.

Contents

Chapter 1: Native Americans and the American Revolution 1. Southern Indians during the Seven Years' War 2. Petition from the Paxton Boys, 1764 3. Logan's Lament, 1775 4. Congress appeals to the Six Nations, July 13, 1775 5. Joseph Brant speaks to Lord George Germain, March 14, 1776 6. Joseph Brant (1786) 7. A Missionary Speaks on Behalf of the Oneidas and Onondagas, 1777 8. Treaty with the Delawares, 1778 9. Chickasaw Chiefs appeal to Congress, 1783 10. The Eve of War, 1811 11. Aftermath of the War of 1812 Chapter 2: British North America in 1763 1. Bill of Rights, 1689 2. Benjamin Franklin, Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, 1751 3. Servants and Slaves in Virginia, 1722 4. Advertisement for runaways, 1752, 1766 5. Albany Plan of Union, 1754 6. Join, or Die, 1754 7. Treaty of Paris, 1763 8. Governing a New World 9. Map of North America in 1763 Chapter 3: The Imperial Crisis 1. The Stamp Act, March 22, 1765 2. Virginia Resolves, May 29, 1765 3. The Stamp Act Congress asserts American Rights and Grievances, October 19, 1765 4. The Death of Liberty, October 31, 1765 5. New York Stamp Act Riot 6. Examination of Benjamin Franklin before the House of Commons, 1766 7. Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, March 18, 1766 8. Parliament declares its authority, March 18, 1766 9. The Boston Massacre 10. Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre 11. First Continental Congress, Declaration of Rights and Grievances, October 14, 1774 12. Broadside: New Hampshire Non-Importation Agreement, 1774 Chapter 4: Revolution, 1775-1776 1. Patrick Henry, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death, March 23, 1775 2. The Battles of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775 3. Image: Battle of Lexington, 1775 4. General Gage's Proclamation, June 12, 1775 5. Bunker's Hill or America's Head Dress (1776) 6. Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, July 6, 1775 7. Olive Branch Petition, July 8, 1775 8. George III Proclaims the Americans in a State of Rebellion, August 23, 1775 9. Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776) 10. Jefferson's Original Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence 11. Image: Statue of George III demolished Chapter 5: Winning Independence: The Wars of the American Revolution 1. A British view of the siege of Boston 2. George Washington reflects on his appointment to command the Continental Army 3. Harassment of Loyalists in South Carolina 4. Observations of a New Hampshire Loyalist 5. Congress resolves to protect Loyalists, June 18, 1776 6. Washington reflects on the challenges facing the Continental Army 7. Letters from a rebel prisoner 8. Treaty of Paris, 1783 9. A Loyalist Returns Chapter 6: African Americans in the Age of Revolution 1. Virginia Revolutionaries defend slavery 2. Lord Dunmore promises freedom to Virginia slaves 3. Thomas Jefferson on Slavery and African Americans 3a. Rough Draft of Declaration of Independence, July 1, 1776 3b. Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781-1782 3c. Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson, Baltimore County, August 10, 1791 3d. Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Banneker, August 30, 1791 4. Massachusetts Slaves Petition for Freedom 5. Rebel Soldiers 6. Gradual Abolition in Pennsylvania 7. Freedom Certificate, 1783 8. Pennsylvania Abolitions petition Congress, 1790 9. An account of Toussaint L'Ouverture 10. Revolution in Haiti 11. Ben Woolfolk, Testimony in the Trial of Gabriel, October 6, 1800 12. Rebel's Statement from Gabriel's Conspiracy, September 25, 1804 Chapter 7: The Confederation Era 1. John Adams calls for new constitutions, 1775 2. Pennsylvania's new constitution -- a critical view 3. Massachusetts voters reject a constitution 4. Massachusetts Tries Again, 1780 5. The Articles of Confederation (1777) 6. Alexander Hamilton decries the weakness of Congress 7. Banknotes 8. Shay's Rebellion 9. The Shaysites make their case 10. Massachusetts pursues a contradictory strategy in response to the rebels 11. "A little rebellion now and then is a good thing": Jefferson reacts to Shays's Rebellion Chapter 8: Creating the Constitution 1. Madison on the flaws of the Articles of Confederation 2. The Virginia Plan 3. The New Jersey Plan 4. Franklin addresses the Constitutional Convention 5. Federalist number 10 6. Political Creed of Every Federalist 7. Opposition to the Constitution in Pennsylvania 8. The Grand Federal Edifice 9. Bill of Rights (1789) Chapter 9: American Women in the Age of Revolution 1. Deborah Franklin describes the Stamp Act Riots 2. Benjamin Franklin to Deborah Franklin, London, April 6, 1766 3. Deborah Franklin: Power of Attorney, October 14, 1768 4. Boston Women Boycott Tea, 1770 5. The Edenton Tea Party, 1774 6. Letters from Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818) to John Adams (1735 -- 1826) 7. The Sentiments of an American Woman, 1780 8. The Deposition of a Female Spy, 1781 9. Petition of Rachel Wells to the Continental Congress, 1786 10. Benjamin Rush, Thoughts upon Female Education (1787) Benjamin Rush, Thoughts Upon Female Education (Philadelphia: Prichard & Hall, 1787) 11. Diary of Hannah Callender, July 4, 1788 George Vaux Collection, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia 12. Extracts from the New Jersey Constitution (1776, 1844) New Jersey State Library 13. Declaration of Sentiments (1848) Chapter 10: The Federalist Era 1. A Federalist Vision of Economic Development 1a. The Report on Public Credit 1b. The Report on Manufactures 2. "Those who labor in the earth:" Jefferson's opposition to manufacturing 3. Opposition to Hamilton's Program 4. The Whiskey Rebellion 5. Washington's Farewell Address 6. The Alien and Sedition Acts 6a. An Act Concerning Aliens, June 25, 1798 6b. An Act Respecting Alien Enemies, July 6, 1798 6c. An Act in Addition to the Act, Entitled "An Act for the Punishment of Certain Crimes Against the United States" 7. The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 7a. Virginia Resolutions, December 21, 1798 7b. Kentucky Resolutions, December 3, 1799 Chapter 11: An Empire of Liberty, 1801-1815 1. The Ordinance of 1784 2. Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801 3. Mad Tom in a Rage, 1801 4. Instructions to Lewis and Clark 5. The constitutional implications of the Louisiana Purchase 6. Thomas Jefferson, Third Annual Message to Congress, October 17, 1803 7. "Ograbme Cartoon, c. 1808 8. A Boxing Match, or Another Bloody Nose for John Bull, 1813 9. Francis Scott Key, Star --Spangled Banner, September 14, 1814 10. The Hartford Convention, 1814 11. The Battle of New Orleans

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  • publication date: 01/10/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780415997126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780415997126
  • weight: 453
  • ISBN10: 0415997127

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