Overview

The Human Tradition in America from the Colonial Era through Reconstruction is a collection of the best biographical sketches from several volumes in SR Books' popular Human Tradition in America Series.

Compiled by Series Editor Charles W. Calhoun, this book brings American history to life by illuminating the lives of ordinary Americans. This examination of common individuals helps personalize the nation's past in a way that examining only broad concepts and forces cannot.

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The Human Tradition in America from the Colonial Era through Reconstruction

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Overview

The Human Tradition in America from the Colonial Era through Reconstruction is a collection of the best biographical sketches from several volumes in SR Books' popular Human Tradition in America Series.

Compiled by Series Editor Charles W. Calhoun, this book brings American history to life by illuminating the lives of ordinary Americans. This examination of common individuals helps personalize the nation's past in a way that examining only broad concepts and forces cannot.

By including a wide range of people with respect to ethnicity, race, gender and geographic region, Prof. Calhoun has developed a text that highlights the diversity of the American experience.
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Designed as a supplemental text for the first half of an American history survey course, this volume presents 18 biographical sketches of ordinary Americans. Some of the individuals profiled include soldier Benjamin Gilbert, Transcendentalist activist Caroline Healey Dall, and Squanto, a Wampanoag Indian who taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn. Calhoun teaches history at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461644309
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Human Tradition in America
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 239
  • Sales rank: 1,327,203
  • File size: 781 KB

Meet the Author

Charles W. Calhoun is professor of history at East Carolina University and former president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Squanto: Last of the Patuxet
Chapter 3 Anne Hutchinson, the Puritan Patriarchs, and the Power of the Spirit
Chapter 4 Caspar Wistar: German-American Entrepreneur and Cultural Broker
Chapter 5 Olaudah Equiano: An African in Slavery and Freedom
Chapter 6 Eliza Lucas Pinckney: Vegetables and Virtue
Chapter 7 Benjamin Gilbert and Jacob Nagle: Soldiers of the American Revolution
Chapter 8 Absalom Jones and the African Church of Philadelphia: "To Arise out of the Dust"
Chapter 9 Rebecca Dickinson: A Life Alone in the Early Republic
Chapter 10 Sacagawea: A Historical Enigma
Chapter 11 Peter P. Pitchlynn: Race and Identity in Nineteenth-Century America
Chapter 12 Hosea Easton: Forgotten Abolitionist "Giant"
Chapter 13 Laura Wirt Randall: A Woman's Life, 1803-1833
Chapter 14 Caroline Healey Dall: Transcendentalist Activist
Chapter 15 George Washington Harris: The Fool from the Hills
Chapter 16 Sgt. Peter Welsh: "Is That Not Worth Fighting For?"
Chapter 17 Winfield Scott Hancock: "The Knightly Corps Commander"
Chapter 18 LaSalle Corbell Pickett: "What Happened to Me"
Chapter 19 Willis Augustus Hodges: "We Are Now Coming to New Things"
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