Forging the American Character: Readings in United States History to 1877, Volume I / Edition 4by John R.M. Wilson
Pub. Date: 08/28/2002
Broad and balanced in perspective—and reader-friendly in format and design—this collection of authoritative readings focuses on the various forces, ideologies, people, and experiences that have forged the distinctive American character. Drawn from an extensive and impressive variety of historical sources—including popular history journals, chapters from key books, and scholarly journals—coverage ranges from traditional fields such as historiography and political, cultural, diplomatic, and religious history, to the new social and women's history.
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Table of Contents
1. Gerard Reed, The Significance of the Indian in American History.
2. Henry Wiencek, The Spain Among Us.
3. Carl Degler, Were the Puritans Puritanical?
4. Edmund S. Morgan, Slavery and Freedom: The American Paradox.
5. David M. Potter, The Quest for the National Character.
6. John M. Murrin, Religion and Politics in Early America.
7. James Kirby Martin, The Myth of Popular Participation in the Revolutionary War.
8. Lance Banning, The Revolutionary Context of the Constitutional Convention.
9. Henry Steele Commager, The Invention of America.
10. Jack Larkin, The Secret Life of a Developing Country (Ours).
11. Thomas Dublin, Women, Work, and Protest in the Early Lowell Mills.
12. John B. Boles, Slaves in Biracial Protestant Churches.
13. Brian W. Dippie, The Winning of the West Reconsidered.
14. Thomas Horrocks, The Know-Nothings.
15. Allan Nevins, The Glorious and the Terrible.
16. Eric Foner, The New View of Reconstruction.
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