American Experiences, Volume I / Edition 7

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This diverse and distinctive collection of secondary sources, written by a variety of authors, emphasizes social and cultural history. Each article illuminates the complexity and richness of the nation's past by focusing on the people themselves--how they coped with, adjusted to, or rebelled against America. The readings examine people as they worked and played, fought and loved, lived and died.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321487025
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/17/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,324,918
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Part I: Colonial Life

Alfred W. Crosby, “God . . . Would Destroy Them, and Give Their Country to Another People.”

Thomas A. Foster, “Deficient Husbands: Manhood, Sexual Incapacity, and Male Marital Sexuality in Seventeenth-Century New England.”

Cornelia Hughes Dayton, “Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village.”

Peggy Robbins, “The Devil in Salem.”

Winthrop Jordan, “Englishmen and Africans.”

Alexander Falconridge, “Treatment of Slaves.”

Lois Green Carr and Lorena S. Walsh, “The Planter’s Wife: The Experience of White Women in Seventeenth-Century Maryland.”

Part II: The Revolutionary Generation

John Mack Faragher

“But a Common Man: Daniel Boone.”

Eric Niderost

*“Capital in Crisis: 1793.”

James S. Olson

“Wounded and Presumed Dead: Dying of Breast Cancer in Early America.”

Uzal E. Ent

“America’s First Confrontation with the Muslim World.”

Part III: Adjusting to America

*Scott C. Martin, “Violence, Gender, and Intemperance in Early National Connecticut.”

*Richard Jensen, “’No Irish Need Apply’: A Myth of Victimization.”

Arnoldo De Leon and Saul Sanchez, “Folklore and Life Experience.”

Joanne Levy, “Forgotten Forty-Niners”

Part IV: The Age of Imagination

William A. Degregorio, “The Choice: The Jackson-Dickinson Duel.”

Randy Robert and James S. Olson, “In Search of Davy’s Grave.”

Morris Bishop, “The Great Oneida Love-In.”

Elliott J. Gorn, “Gouge and Bite, Pull Hair and Scratch.”

*Constance Rynder, “All Men & Women Are Created Equal.”

Part V: Americans Divided

*Thomas Buchanan, “Rascals on the Antebellum Mississippi: African American Steamboat Workers and the St. Louis Hanging of 1841.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe, “The Slave Warehouse from Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

Henry F. Tragle, “The Southampton Slave Revolt.”

Stanley S. Ivins, “Notes on Mormon Polygamy.”

Stephen B, Oates, “God’s Angry Man.”

Part VII: Civil War and Reconstruction

*William C. Kashatus, “A Gallant Rush For Glory.”

James W. Clarke, “John Wilkes Booth and the Politics of Assassination.”

Allen Trelease, “Knights of the Rising Sun.”

C.E.S. Wood, “Chief Joseph.”*

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