Major Problems in the History of the American South: Documents and Essays, Volume 1 / Edition 2

Major Problems in the History of the American South: Documents and Essays, Volume 1 / Edition 2

by Paul Escott, David Goldfield, Sally G. McMillen, Elizabeth Hayes Turner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0395871395

ISBN-13: 9780395871393

Pub. Date: 03/29/1999

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The fascinating collection of essays and documents in these volumes provides a comprehensive view of the culture of the American South as well as its political, social, and economic history. The compelling documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings.

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The fascinating collection of essays and documents in these volumes provides a comprehensive view of the culture of the American South as well as its political, social, and economic history. The compelling documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings.

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ISBN-13:
9780395871393
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/29/1999
Series:
Major Problems in American History Ser.
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. What Is the South? ESSAYS W. J. Cash, The Continuity of Southern History C. Vann Woodward, The Discontinuity of Southern History David L. Smiley, Quest for a Central Theme John B. Boles, The Difficulty of Consensus on the South 2. Settlement of Red, White, and Black DOCUMENTS Captain John Smith Describes the Natives of Virginia, 1612 Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, 1675-1676 Virginia's Statutes, 1630-1705 Chevalier d'Iberville Explores the Gulf South, 1699 South Carolina Restricts the Liberties of Slaves, 1740 ESSAYS Kathleen M. Brown, Gender and Race in Colonial Virginia Daniel H. Usner, Jr., Trade and Settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley 3. The Maturing of the Colonial South DOCUMENTS Elizabeth Sprigs Describes Harsh Conditions of Servitude, 1756 Eliza Lucas Writes on Love and Business, 1740, 1741 The Debate over Slavery in Georgia, 1735-1750 Runaway Slave Advertisements from South Carolina, 1743-1784 Merchant Robert Pringle Observes Life and Trade in Charleston, 1739-1743 Reverend Charles Woodmason Decries the "Wild Peoples" of the Carolina Backcountry, 1768 "We Are Free-Men...Not born Slaves": Grievances from the Backcountry, 1767 ESSAYS Lorena S. Walsh, How Tobacco Production Shaped Slave Life in the Chesapeake Jack P. Greene, Georgia's Attempt to Become a Viable Colony 4. The Revolutionary South and Its Aftermath DOCUMENTS Two Attempts at Converting the Carolina Backcountry, 1775 Lord Dunmore's Proclamation Freeing Virginia's Slaves, 1775 Thomas Jefferson on the Defection of His Slaves to the British, 1781 Thomas Jefferson's Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia, 1777 Eliza Wilkinson's Thoughts on Women and War, 1779 Colonel David Fanning's Memoirs of a Loyalist, 1781 Constitutional Clauses Refering to Slavery, 1787 ESSAYS Sylvia R. Frey, The Impact of African American Resistance During the War Rachel N. Klein, Who Should Rule at Home? The Revolution in the Carolina Backcountry 5. The Emergance of Southern Nationalism DOCUMENTS The Virginia and Kentucky Resolves, 1798, 1799 The Richmond Virginian Calls for Tighter Controls of Blacks, 1808 Southern Congressmen Defend Slavery in Missouri, 1820 Margaret Trimble McCue Wants to Live in a Free State, 1820 The Supreme Court Addresses Removal of the Indians from Georgia, 1831 The Nullification Crisis in South Carolina, 1832 John C. Calhoun Defends Slavery, 1837 ESSAYS Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Missouri Controversy: A Critical Moment in Southern Sectionalism Pauline Maier, The Road Not Taken: Nullification, John C. Calhoun, and the Revolutionary Tradition in South Carolina 6. The Slaveholders' South DOCUMENTS The Cotton South (map) Joseph G. Baldwin Examines Frontier Law in Alabama and Mississippi, 1835-1837 Cotton Planter Bennett Barrow Describes Life in Louisiana, 1838, 1839, 1841 Two Plantation Site Plans in Georgia and Alabama (maps) Experiences of William Johnson, a Free Black, in Natchez, Mississippi, 1838-1842 Excerpts from Charles Manigault's Plantation Journal and Letter, 1833-1853 ESSAYS Mark M. Smith, Plantation Management by the Clock Eugene Genovese, The Shaping of a Unique Society 7. The Slave and Free Black Experience DOCUMENTS Harry McMillan, a Freedman, Describes His Bondage, 1863 Nancy Boudry, an Ex-Slave, Recalls Slavery, 1936 Harriet Jacobs Laments Her Trials as a Slave Girl (1828), 1861 Lucy and George Skipwith Write Their Master, 1847, 1857, 1859 Charleston's Free Blacks Fear Reenslavement, 1859-1860 Five Generations of a South Carolina Slave Family (photo) ESSAYS Brenda Stevenson, Distress and Discord in slave Families Peter Kolchin, Antebellum Slavery: Slave Religion and Community 8. Nonslaveholding Whites DOCUMENTS Ferdinand L. Steel's Diary of a Yeoman, 1838-1841 A Baptist Church Meets in Conference, 1859 Hinton Rowan Helper Attacks Slavery, 1857 Census Record of Guilford County, North Carolina, 1850 D. R. Hundley Defends Nonslaveholders, 1860 Travelers' Accounts of Yeoman Life, 1849, 1855 ESSAYS Charles Bolton, Edward Isham and the World of Poor Whites Victoria Bynum, Punishing Deviant Women: TheState as Patriarch 9. White Women's Culture and Reality in the Old South DOCUMENTS Thomas Roderick Dew Idealizes Southern Women, 1835 The Sorrows of Childbirth, 1890, c. 1800 Lucy Shaw Laments the Death of Her Child, 1841 William Whitsitt Recounts the Death of His Daughter, 1848 Louisa Cheves McCord, "Woman's Progress," 1853 Southern Women Write of Family, Friendship, Work, Race, 1821-1853 ESSAYS Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Constraints of the Plantation Household Sally G. McMillen, Motherhood in the Old South 10. Sectionalism and Secession DOCUMENTS Resolutions of the Nashville Convention, 1850 Reverend Thornton Stringfellow Defends Slavery, 1856 Dred Scott v. Sanford, 1857 James Henry Hammond Praises King Cotton, 1858 The Proposed Crittenden Compromise, 1860 Southern Editors Speculate on Secession, 1860, 1861 Letters of Support to Senator Andrew Johnson, 1860-1861 The Jones Family Responds to Republican Victory, 1860-1861 ESSAYS Lacy K. Ford, Jr.,South Carolina Leaders Defend Slavery and Secession Daniel W. Crofts, The Unionist Groundswell in the Upper South 11. The Confederate Experience DOCUMENTS Joseph E. Brown Attacks Conscription, 1862 Nonslaveholders Protest Wartime Inequities, 1861, 1863 The Confederacy Struggles with Desertion and Disaffection, 1863 Women React to Suffering at Home, 1862-1864 Dick and Tally Simpson Describe the Life of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1863 President Jefferson Davis Rallies His People, 1863 The Confederacy Debates Emancipation, 1865 ESSAYS Emory Thomas, The Revolution Brings Revolutionary Change Paul D. Escott., The Failure of Confederate Nationalism Drew Gilpin Faust, "We Shall Never...Be the Same": How War Affected Southern Women 12. Emancipation and Reconstruction DOCUMENTS Ex-Slaves Recall Their First Taste of Freedom, 1937 Clarissa Burdett Recounts the Difficulties of a Black Soldier's Wife, 1864 Thaddeus Stevens Advocates the Redistribution of Land, 1865 Mary Jones Describes the Concerns of Ex-Slaves, 1865 The Military Reconstruction Act, 1867 George Fitzhugh Reveals Southern White Fears of the Negro Vote, 1867 Congressional Testimony on the Ku Klux Klan, 1871 Representative Robet B. Elliott of South Carolina Demands Federal Civil Rights, January 1874 ESSAYS James Roark, The Effect of Emancipation on Elite Southern Whites Eric Foner, Black Life During Reconstruction

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