The Early American Republic: A Documentary Reader / Edition 1

The Early American Republic: A Documentary Reader / Edition 1

by Sean Patrick Adams
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405160985

ISBN-13: 9781405160988

Pub. Date: 09/16/2008

Publisher: Wiley

The first five decades of the United States of America, was a particularly rich time in the development of American politics, society, and culture. In the period from 1789 to 1848, the United States fought two wars, witnessed several pivotal elections, and saw its population swell and its boundaries stretch.

This reader includes over 50 documentary sources that

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Overview

The first five decades of the United States of America, was a particularly rich time in the development of American politics, society, and culture. In the period from 1789 to 1848, the United States fought two wars, witnessed several pivotal elections, and saw its population swell and its boundaries stretch.

This reader includes over 50 documentary sources that highlight key topics during this period, such as the creation of the American state, Indian Removal, and the rise of American slavery and abolition. The voices of familiar historical figures, such as George Washington and Tecumseh, are heard alongside the testimonies of ordinary people participating in the extraordinary events of their time. Each document alone provides a significant commentary on the period; put together they present a rich and diverse tapestry of the history of the Early Republic.

Sean Patrick Adams’ introduction and headnotes to each document vividly provide the historical context to these documents and encourages students to engage with the material in critical and creative ways making this reader a valuable text for students and teachers of the Early Republic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405160988
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/16/2008
Series:
Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,318,935
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Introduction Traveling the Early American Republic 1

Pt. I Building the United States 11

Ch. 1 Origins 13

Ch. 2 The First American Party System 21

Ch. 3 Recasting the American Nation 29

Pt. II Clashes East and West 39

Ch. 4 Whose Land? 41

Ch. 5 Conflict on Many Fronts 47

Pt. III The Postwar Nation Looks Forward 59

Ch. 6 The Year 1819 in Image and Verse 61

Ch. 7 The Future Course of the Republic? 67

Pt. IV The Work of a New Republic 75

Ch. 8 A Nation on the Move 77

Ch. 9 Work at Home, Factory, and Field 91

Ch. 10 A New Urban America 102

Pt. V Renewal and Reform 113

Ch. 11 The Soul of the Republic 115

Ch. 12 Improvement of Body and Soul 122

Ch. 13 Anti-Slavery to Abolition 131

Pt. VI Jackson's America 145

Ch. 14 The Rise of the "Common Man" 147

Ch. 15 Native Americans and the Common Man 159

Ch. 16 The Second American Party System 167

Pt. VII The American Continent 175

Ch. 17 The Mississippi and Beyond 177

Ch. 18 The Era of Manifest Destiny 185

Ch. 19 War with Mexico 195

Epilogue: The President and the Ex-Slave 208

Bibliography 214

Index 219

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