Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History / Edition 1

Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History / Edition 1

by Blaine T. Browne, Robert C. Cottrell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742561917

ISBN-13: 9780742561915

Pub. Date: 05/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Lives And Times is a biographical reader designed to acquaint students with major issues in American history through the lives of individuals, prominent and otherwise, whose activities and ideas were crucial in shaping the course of the nation's history. Employing a narrative style, the book consists of thirteen chapters in which the lives of two individuals are

Overview

Lives And Times is a biographical reader designed to acquaint students with major issues in American history through the lives of individuals, prominent and otherwise, whose activities and ideas were crucial in shaping the course of the nation's history. Employing a narrative style, the book consists of thirteen chapters in which the lives of two individuals are examined in the broader context of major historical themes. Readers will find not only a diversity of individuals profiled—including Mary Dyer and Cotton Mather, Andrew Jackson and Tecumseh, and John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—but also themes spanning political, economic, social, cultural, intellectual, and military history. This combined biographical/thematic approach provides the reader with more extensive biographical information and a fuller examination of key issues than is commonly offered in core texts. Each chapter also offers study questions and a bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742561915
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/16/2010
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Orthodoxy and Dissent in Puritan New England 1

Mary Dyer 3

Cotton Mather 12

Chapter 2 Awakening and Enlightenment 25

Jonathan Edwards 27

Benjamin Franklin 34

Chapter 3 Revolutionaries 49

Thomas Paine 50

Mercy Otis Warren 60

Chapter 4 Republicans, Federalists, Virginians 71

Thomas Jefferson 73

John Marshall 84

Chapter 5 Popular Culture in the Antebellum Age 97

David Crockett 99

Stephen Foster 108

Chapter 6 Clash of Civilizations: Native Americans and the New Republic 121

Tecumseh 122

Andrew Jackson 132

Chapter 7 Slavery in Theory and Practice 145

George Fitzhugh 147

Harriet Tubman 155

Chapter 8 Reforming Self and Society 167

Henry David Thoreau 169

Margaret Fuller 181

Chapter 9 Defining Women's Roles 193

Catharine Esther Beecher 196

Elizabeth Cady Stanton 205

Chapter 10 Manifest Destinies 219

William Walker 222

Brigham Young 232

Chapter 11 Abolitionists 245

John Brown 248

Abraham Lincoln 257

Chapter 12 Uncivil War 271

William Tecumseh Sherman 274

Nathan Bedford Forrest 282

Chapter 13 A New Birth of Freedom Deferred 293

Benjamin R. Tillman 295

Ida B. Wells 303

Index 315

About the Authors 331

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