American People, Brief Edition: Creating a Nation and Society, Volume I, Primary Source Edition

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The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society
Volume I • To 1877
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Overview

The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society
Volume I • To 1877
Primary Source Edition • Brief 5th Edition


Nash • Jeffrey • Howe • Frederick • Davis • Winkler

Experience history through the eyes of those who were there.

With 32 primary source documents, The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, Brief Fifth Edition, Primary Source Edition, has everything students need to master the course—a rich text with a clear, relevant, and balanced portrait of the social, economic, and cultural issues in U.S. history plus a wealth of original documents that help make the material come alive. In addition, “Document Analysis” questions encourage students to delve deeper into the documents and to explore how they relate to the events of the time.

Here is a sample of the primary source documents included

Benjamin Franklin, “Testimony Against the Stamp Act” (1766)
Boston Gazette, “Description of the Boston Massacre” (1770)
“A Catechism for Slaves” (1854)
Poem, “The Slave Auction,” by Frances E. W. Harper (1854)
William Lloyd Garrison, First Issue of The Liberator (1831)

A complete listing of the primary source documents can be found on the first page of this book.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321466839
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 10/17/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

I. A Colonizing People, Prehistory—1776.

1. Ancient America and Africa.

The Peoples of America Before Columbus.  

Africa on the Eve of Contact.  

Europe on the Eve of Invading the Americas.  

Conclusion: The Approach of a New Global Age.  

 

2. Europeans and Africans Reach the Americas.  

Breaching the Atlantic.  

The Spanish Conquest of America.  

England Looks West.  

Recovering the Past: Illustrated Travel Accounts.  

African Bondage.  

Conclusion: Converging Worlds.  

 

3. Colonizing a Continent in the Seventeenth Century.  

The Chesapeake Tobacco Coast.  

Recovering the Past: Houses.  

Massachusetts and Its Offspring.  

From the St. Lawrence to the Hudson.  

Proprietary Carolina: A Restoration Reward.  

The Quakers’ Peaceable Kingdom.  

New Spain’s Northern Frontier. 

An Era of Instability.  

Conclusion: The Achievement of New Societies.    

 

4. The Maturing of Colonial Society.  

The North: A Land of Family Farms.  

The Plantation South.  

Contending for a Continent.

The Urban World of Commerce and Ideas.  

The Great Awakening.  

Political Life.  

Conclusion: America in 1750.  

 

5. The Strains of Empire.             

The Climactic Seven Years’ War.  

The Crisis with England.  

Recovering the Past: Poetry.  

The Ideology of Revolutionary Republicanism.  

The Turmoil of a Rebellious People.  

Conclusion: On the Brink of Revolution.  

 

II.    A Revolutionary People, 1775-1828.  

6. A People in Revolution.  

Bursting the Colonial Bonds.  

The War for American Independence.  

The Experience of War.  

Recovering the Past: Military Muster Rolls.  

The Ferment of Revolutionary Politics.

Conclusion: The Crucible of Revolution.  

 

7. Consolidating the Revolution.  

Struggling with the Peacetime Agenda.  

Sources of Political Conflict.  

Political Tumult in the States.  

Toward a New National Government.  

Recovering the Past: Patriotic Paintings.  

Conclusion: Completing the Revolution.  

 

8. Creating a Nation.  

Launching the National Republic.  

The Republic in a Threatening World.  

The Political Crisis Deepens.  

Restoring American Liberty.  

Building an Agrarian Nation.  

A Foreign Policy for the New Nation.  

Conclusion: A Period of Trial and Transition.

 

9. Society and Politics in the Early Republic.  

A Nation of Regions.  

Indian-White Relations in the Early Republic.  

Perfecting a Democratic Society.  

The End of Neo-Colonialism.  

Knitting the Nation Together.  

Politics in Transition.  

Conclusion: The Passing of an Era.  

 

III. An Expanding People, 1820-1877.  

10. Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest.  

Economic Growth.  

Early Manufacturing.  

A New England Textile Town.  

Factories on the Frontier.  

Urban Life.  

Rural Communities.  

Conclusion: The Character of Progress.  

 

11. Slavery and the Old South.  

Building a Diverse Cotton Kingdom.  

Morning: Master and Mistress in the Big House.

Noon: Slaves in House and Fields.  

Night: Slaves in Their Quarters.  

Recovering the Past: Folktales.  

Resistance and Freedom.  

Conclusion: Douglass’s Dream of Freedom. 



12. Shaping America in the Antebellum Age.  

Religious Revival and Reform Philosophy.  

The Political Response to Change.  

Perfectionist Reform and Utopianism.     

Reforming Society.  

Recovering the Past: Family Portraits.

Abolitionism and Women’s Rights.  

Conclusion: Perfecting America.  

 

13. Moving West.  

Probing the Trans-Mississippi West.  

Winning the Trans-Mississippi West.  

Going West and East.  

Recovering the Past: Personal Diaries.  

Living in the West.  

Cultures in Conflict.  

Conclusion: Fruits of Manifest Destiny.  

 

14. The Union in Peril.  

Slavery in the Territories.  

Recovering the Past: Senate Speeches.  

Political Disintegration.

Kansas and the Two Cultures.  

Polarization and the Road to War.  

The Divided House Falls.  

Conclusion: The “Irrepressible Conflict.”  

 

15. The Union Severed.  

Organizing for War.  

Clashing on the Battlefield, 1861-1862.  

The Tide Turns, 1863-1865.  

Changes Wrought by War.  

Recovering the Past: Photography.  

Conclusion: An Uncertain Future.  

 

16. The Union Reconstructed.  

The Bittersweet Aftermath of War.  

National Reconstruction Politics.

Recovering the Past: Novels.

The Lives of Freedpeople.

Reconstruction in the States.  

Conclusion: A Mixed Legacy. 


How to Analyze Primary Source

Documents D-3

Document 1.1 Pima Creation Story (Traditional—Ancient) D-5

Document 1.2 Iroquois Creation Story (Traditional—Ancient) D-5

Document 1.3 Ottawa Origins Story (recorded c.1720) D-6

Document 2.1 Christopher Columbus, from the Journal of Christopher Columbus (1492) D-9

Document 2.2 Journal extract by Jacques Cartier on meeting the Micmac Indians (1534) D-10

Document 3.1 John Smith, “The Starving Time” (1624) D-13

Document 3.2 William Penn, Description of Pennsylvania (1681) D-14

Document 4.1 Virginia Law on Indentured Servitude (1705) D-15

Document 4.2 Benjamin Franklin on George Whitefield (1771) D-16

Document 5.1 Benjamin Franklin, Testimony Against the Stamp Act (1766) D-17

Document 5.2 Boston Gazette, Description of the Boston Massacre (1770) D-18

Document 6.1 Joseph Warren, “Account of the Battle of Lexington” (1775) D-21

Document 6.2 Proclamation of Lord Dunmore (November 14, 1775) D-22

Document 7.1 Publius (James Madison), Federalist Paper #10 (1788) D-25

Document 7.2 Patrick Henry Speaks Against Ratification of the Constitution (1788) D-26

Document 8.1 George Washington’s Farewell Address (1796) D-29

Document 8.2 Lewis and Clark Meet the Shoshone, August 17, 1805 D-30

Document 9.1 Opinion of the Supreme Court for Marbury v. Madison (1803) D-33

Document 9.2 Letter from Dolley Payne Madison to Lucy Payne Todd (1814) D-34

Document 10.1 Extract from the Albany Daily Advertiser (1819) D-37

Document 10.2 “A Week in the Mill,” The Lowell Offering, Vol. V (1845): 217–218 D-38

Document 11.1 A Catechism for Slaves (1854) D-41

Document 11.2 Poem, “The Slave Auction,” by Frances E. W. Harper (1854) D-41

Document 12.1 William Lloyd Garrison, First Issue of The Liberator (1831) D-43

Document 12.2 Charles G. Finney, What a Revival of Religion Is (1835) D-44

Document 13.1 Letter from Marcus Whitman to Rev. David Greene, ABCFM Missionary Board (1844) D-47

Document 13.2 Edward Gould Buffum, Six Months in the Gold Mines (1850) D-49

Document 14.1 John C. Calhoun, Proposal to Preserve the Union (1850) D-51

Document 14.2 Opinion of the Supreme Court for

Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) D-52

Document 15.1 Clara Barton, Memoirs of Medical Life at the Battlefield (1862) D-55

Document 15.2 Letter from H. Ford Douglas to Frederick Douglass’s Monthly (January 8, 1863) D-56

Document 16.1 Clinton Fisk, “Plain Counsels for Freedman” (1865) D-59

Document 16.2 The Nation, “The State of the South” (1872) D-60










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