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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395959619
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Colonial Society, 1607-1783 1
1 Indians and Europeans 4
Essay: "The Seneca Nation of Indians" 6
Documents 18
2 Conflicting Cultural Values in Early America 24
Essay: "Looking Out for Number One: Conflicting Cultural Values in Early Seventeenth-Century Virginia" 25
Documents 36
3 Husbands and Wives, Parents and Children in Puritan Society 42
Essay: "The Godly Family of Colonial Massachusetts" 43
Documents 54
4 Crossing the Atlantic: The Experiences of Slaves and Servants 59
Essay: "The Middle Passage" 60
Documents 75
5 Eighteenth-Century Religion: Progress and Piety 80
Essay: "The Churchgoers" 82
Documents 93
6 Urban Life in the Eighteenth Century 98
Essay: "Boston and New York in the Eighteenth Century" 99
Documents 110
7 People at War: Society During the American Revolution 116
Essay: "George Robert Twelves Hewes, A Patriot Shoemaker of Boston" 117
Documents 128
Pt. I Suggestions for Further Reading 133
Pt. II Social Life in a New Nation, 1783-1877 135
8 Industry and Ideology in an Emerging Nation: The Lowell Venture 138
Essay: "The Factory as a Republican Community" 139
Documents 156
9 The Cherokee Removal: An American Tragedy 161
Essay: "The Trail of Tears" 162
Documents 172
10 Moving West 180
Essay: "Women and Their Families on the Overland Trail to California and Oregon, 1842-1867" 181
Documents 195
11 Paths to Salvation: Revivalism and Communitarianism 200
Essay: "Walking and Leaping and Praising God" 202
Documents 213
12 New People in a New Land 221
Essay: "The Philadelphia Native American Riots of 1844" 222
Documents 235
13 The Age of Reform 239
Essay: "Strong Drink" 241
Documents 253
14 Plantation Society in the Antebellum South 260
Essay: "Culture, Conflict, and Community on an Antebellum Plantation" 262
Documents 275
15 The Soldiers' Civil War 280
Essay: "Glory Can Not Atone: Shiloh--April 6, 7, 1862" 281
Documents 293
16 Reconstruction and Free Plantation Labor 299
Essay: "Free Plantation Labor" 301
Documents 313
Pt. II Suggestions for Further Reading 319
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