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Folder 1: Early European-Indian Encounters.
1.1a Arikara Indian origin story.
1.1b Iroquois Indian origin story.
1.2a/b Engravings of a French encounter with the Calusa Indians in Florida in the 1550s.
1.3 Print of Chief Athore and French explorer Laudonnire in North Florida.
1.4a Journal extract by Jacques Cartier on meeting the Micmac Indians in 1534.
1.4b Micmac chief's observations of the French.
1.5 Engraving by Samuel De Champlain, "Deffaite des Yroquois."
1.6a Letter by Capt. John Smith to Queen Anne.
1.6b Remarks by Chief Powhatan to John Smith
1.6c Engraving of John Smith taking Chief Opechancanough ("King of Pamaunkee") prisoner in 1608.
1.7a Letter by William Penn to the Committee of the Free Society of Traders.
1.7b Painting of William Penn's Treaty with the Lenape Indians.
Folder 2: Diversity in Colonial America.
2.1 List of "necessaries" in migrating to Virginia.
2.2a "A Mapp of Virginia discovered to ye Hills".
2.2b Map of Boston.
2.3a Description of New York by Father Isaac Jogues.
2.3b Private Journal by Madam Knight on a Journey from Boston to New-York.
2.4 Description of Pennsylvania by William Penn.
2.5a Legal statement by Pedro Hidalgo, soldier.
2.5b Testimony by Pedro Naranjo, Pueblo Indian, to Spanish authorities.
2.5c Mission of San Estevan at Acoma.
2.6a Conversion narrative of "Old Goodwife Cutter".
2.6b Conversion narrative of Robert Browne.
2.7 "A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson".
2.8 Church record of a marriageconflict, Brooklyn.
2.9 Trial of Elizabeth Clawson, Stamford, Connecticut.
2.10a The laws of Virginia on interracial marriage and offspring.
2.10b Trial testimony, Accomack, Virginia.
Folder 3: The Rhythms of Early Family Life.
3.1 Map of Boston.
3.2a Portrait of Paul Revere.
3.2b Portrait of Paul Revere.
3.2c Portrait of Rachel Revere.
3.3Revere family genealogical chart.
3.4a Poem by Paul Revere for Rachel Walker.
3.4b Two poems by Anne Bradstreet.
3.4c Newspaper article about the expenses of a married life.
3.5 Legal indenture papers of Isaiah Thomas.
3.6a Letter from Maria Revere to her mother.
3.6b Receipt for John Revere's medical school expenses.
3.7 Legal inventory of Benjamin Curtis's household.
3.8a A child's chair belonging to the Revere family.
3.8b A sewing desk, supposedly belonging to Rachel Revere.
3.8c A cradle made from a molasses keg, belonging to the Revere family.
3.8d A sampler made by Maria Revere Curtis.
3.9a Poem by Paul Revere.
3.9b Pen and ink drawing of the Revere property.
Folder 4: Causes of the American Revolution?
4.1 Political cartoon on the Stamp Act, "The Repeal. or the Funeral Procession of Miss Americ-Stamp".
4.2 Broadside on the Boston Massacre, "A Monumental Inscription on the Fifth of March".
4.3 Broadside on the Gaspee incident, "A Proclamation".
4.4 Broadside on the Boston Tea Party, "Tea Destroyed by Indians".
4.5 Political cartoon, "A New Method of Macarony Making as Practised at Boston in North America".
4.6 Letter by Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Cushing.
4.7a Engravings by Amos Doolittle, "The Battle of Lexington".
4.7b and "A View of the South Part of Lexington".
4.8a Broadside, an American account of the battle of Lexington and Concord, "Bloody Butchery by the British Troops".
4.8b Broadside, a British account of the battle of Lexington and Concord, "A Circumstantial Account of an Attack that happened on the 19th of April, 1775, on His Majesty's Troops".
4.9a Legal deposition, "Paul Revere's Deposition".
4.9b Proclamation of Gov. Thomas Gage.
4.10 The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
Folder 5: Experiencing and Extending the "American Revolution".
5.1a Letter from William Sands to his parents.
5.1b Letter from William Sands to his parents.
5.2 Letter from a Revolutionary War soldier.
5.3a Letter from General Nathanael Greene to Samuel Huntington, President of the Continental Congress.
5.3b British broadside, "By Authority".
5.4a Letter from Nathanael Greene to Catharine Greene.
5.4b Letter from Nathanael Greene to Catharine Greene.
5.5a Slave Petition to the House of Representatives in Massachusetts Bay.
5.5b Slave Petition to the General Assembly in Connecticut.
5.6a Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams.
5.6b Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams.
5.7 Letter from Sarah Bache to her father, Benjamin Franklin.
5.8 Broadside, "The Sentiments of an American Woman".
Folder 6: Creating a New Nation.
6.1a Letter to the Providence Gazette and Country Journal about the proposed constitution.
6.1b Letter to the Providence Gazette and Country Journal about the important subject of the constitution.
6.2 Letter from John Adams to Mr. Brown and Mr. Francis.
6.3 Copy of a letter describing the celebration at Rutland, Vermont.
6.4 Engraving of John Adams.
6.5 Song on the death of Washington.
6.6 Glass painting commemorating Washington's death.
6.7 Engraving, "Keep Within the Compass".
6.8 Noah Webster's textbook lessons on reading and speaking.
6.9 Needlework of "Miss Liberty".
6.10 Letter from Dolley Payne Madison to Lucy Payne Todd.
Folder 7: Early Expansion and Encounters in the Far West.
7.1 President Jefferson's confidential message to Congress.
7.2 Map of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
7.3 Map of Indian Country.
7.4 Journal entry of Meriwether Lewis.
7.5a Photograph of John Work.
7.5b Photograph of Mrs. John Work with Suzette and David Work.
7.6 Journal entry of Francis Parkman.
7.7 Painting of a Mintarree Village.
7.8 Letter from Marcus Whitman to Rev. David Greene, ABCFM missionary board.
7.9 Pastel drawing of clothing and animals.
7.10 Letter from Mariah and Stephen King to their family.
Folder 8: Remaking American Socio-Economic Life, 1800-1860.
8.1 A page from the newspaper Western Spy.
8.2 Publisher's preface to the Cincinnati Directory.
8.3 Map of Cincinnati.
8.4a Extract from the Cincinnati Directory.
8.4b Extract from the Cincinnati Directory.
8.5a Pictures of women and work in the metropolis.
8.5b Comentary on sewing machines.
8.6a Painting of South Street, New York City.
8.6b Advertisement for Seth Low & Co.
8.7 New York city ordinance on trash.
8.8 Magazine article, "Woman-At home".
8.9 Letter from Guy C. Ward to Joseph Boyd.
Folder 9: Changing Views of Slavery: The Case of Enslaved Women.
9.1a Print depicting the slave trade.
9.1b/c Photographs of slaves plowing rice and slaves picking cotton.
9.1d Photograph of slaves on James Hopkinson's plantation.
9.2a Advertisement for a slave sale.
9.2b Announcement of a slave sale.
9.3 Advertisements offering slaves for hire.
9.4a Overseer's report from Chicora Wood Plantation.
9.4b Letter by overseer W. Sweet to Adele Petigru Allston.
9.5 Painting of a "Slave Market".
9.6a/b Two poems, "The Slave Mother" and "The Slave Auction".
9.7 Slave narrative, "The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave".
9.8 Slave Narrative, "The Story of Mattie J. Jackson; A True Story".
9.9 Oral Testimony by an ex-slave, Ophelia Settle Egypt.
Folder 10: Perfecting America.
10.1 From Charles Finney's lecture to converts.
10.2 Organizational records of the Dorcas Society of Cincinnati.
10.3a Painting showing a happy and abstemious family.
10.3b Painting showing the woes of liquor.
10.4a/b Temperance warnings on the effects of drunkenness.
10.5 Newspaper account of seduction and death.
10.6 Organizational records of the Anti-Slavery Society of Leicester, Massachusetts.
10.7 Membership certificate for the Lynn Female Anti-Slavery Society.
10.8 Antislavery petition to the House of Representatives.
10.9 Newspaper excerpts from the report of the Society's visiting committee.
Folder 11: The Purposes and Meaning of the Civil War.
11.1 Confederate Constitution.
11.2 Letter by Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley.
11.3a Letter from Guy C. Ward to Joseph B. Boyd.
11.3b Letter from Charles Miller to Joseph B. Boyd.
11.4 Letter from H. Ford Douglas to Frederick Douglass's Monthly.
11.5a Slave narrative, "The Story of Mattie J. Jackson: A True Story".
11.5b Slave narrative of Annie L. Burton, "Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days".
11.6a Letter from J. R. Underwood to Wm. H. Seward.
11.6b Letter from Elizabeth Underwood to Thomas C. Cox.
11.7 Sheet music for the song "The Vacant Chair".
11.8 Sheet music for the song "How Are You Conscript?"
11.9a Painting of "The Burial of Latane".
11.9b Painting of "Prisoners from the Front".
11.10a Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, "First Draft".
11.10b Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address.
Folder 12: Reconstruction: Clashing Dreams and Realities, 1865-1868.
12.1 Painting, "The Armed Slave".
12.2 Confederate song, "I'm a Good Old Rebel".
12.3 Legal form for the restoration of confiscated property held by the Freedmen's Bureau.
12.4 Black Codes Laws of Mississippi, 1865.
12.5a Legal contract between Alonzo T. Mial and 27 freed laborers.
12.5b Affidavit of ex-slave Enoch Braston.
12.6 Letter from James A. Payne to stepdaughter Katherine F. Sterrett.
12.7 Letter from T. M. Anderson to Col. William H. Trimble.
12.8 Letter from a Mississippi black soldier, Calvin Holly, to Major General O. O. Howard.
12.9 Letter from ex-slave Hawkins Wilson to Jane Wilson.
12.10 Cartoon, "This Is a White Man's Government".
Posted December 28, 2005
I had to buy this for my History course in college, and it is definitely a great tool to help you along the way. I'm a fan of American history, and this box contained plenty of primary sources that aided my learning throughout the course. Can't wait for the next semester to begin so I can start the next box!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.