The Way We Lived: Essays and Documents in American Social History / Edition 4

The Way We Lived: Essays and Documents in American Social History / Edition 4

by Frederick M. Binder, David M. Reimers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395959616

ISBN-13: 9780395959619

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division

This two-volume text combines primary and secondary source readings that allow students to sharpen their interpretive skills as they read and analyze. Each chapter begins with headnotes that focus reading and provide important contextual information. Following an insightful introductory essay drawn from recent scholarship, several documents illuminate the topics…  See more details below

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This two-volume text combines primary and secondary source readings that allow students to sharpen their interpretive skills as they read and analyze. Each chapter begins with headnotes that focus reading and provide important contextual information. Following an insightful introductory essay drawn from recent scholarship, several documents illuminate the topics discussed in the essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395959619
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IColonial Society, 1607-17831
1Indians and Europeans4
Essay: "The Seneca Nation of Indians"6
Documents18
2Conflicting Cultural Values in Early America24
Essay: "Looking Out for Number One: Conflicting Cultural Values in Early Seventeenth-Century Virginia"25
Documents36
3Husbands and Wives, Parents and Children in Puritan Society42
Essay: "The Godly Family of Colonial Massachusetts"43
Documents54
4Crossing the Atlantic: The Experiences of Slaves and Servants59
Essay: "The Middle Passage"60
Documents75
5Eighteenth-Century Religion: Progress and Piety80
Essay: "The Churchgoers"82
Documents93
6Urban Life in the Eighteenth Century98
Essay: "Boston and New York in the Eighteenth Century"99
Documents110
7People at War: Society During the American Revolution116
Essay: "George Robert Twelves Hewes, A Patriot Shoemaker of Boston"117
Documents128
Pt. ISuggestions for Further Reading133
Pt. IISocial Life in a New Nation, 1783-1877135
8Industry and Ideology in an Emerging Nation: The Lowell Venture138
Essay: "The Factory as a Republican Community"139
Documents156
9The Cherokee Removal: An American Tragedy161
Essay: "The Trail of Tears"162
Documents172
10Moving West180
Essay: "Women and Their Families on the Overland Trail to California and Oregon, 1842-1867"181
Documents195
11Paths to Salvation: Revivalism and Communitarianism200
Essay: "Walking and Leaping and Praising God"202
Documents213
12New People in a New Land221
Essay: "The Philadelphia Native American Riots of 1844"222
Documents235
13The Age of Reform239
Essay: "Strong Drink"241
Documents253
14Plantation Society in the Antebellum South260
Essay: "Culture, Conflict, and Community on an Antebellum Plantation"262
Documents275
15The Soldiers' Civil War280
Essay: "Glory Can Not Atone: Shiloh--April 6, 7, 1862"281
Documents293
16Reconstruction and Free Plantation Labor299
Essay: "Free Plantation Labor"301
Documents313
Pt. IISuggestions for Further Reading319

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