Reading American Horizons: Primary Sources for U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume I

Reading American Horizons: Primary Sources for U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume I

Reading American Horizons: Primary Sources for U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume I

Reading American Horizons: Primary Sources for U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume I

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A two-volume primary source collection, expertly edited by the authors of American Horizons, provides a diverse set of documents that situate U.S. History within a global context. Covering political, social, and cultural history, the nearly 200 selections--including many visual documents--will spark discussion in the classroom and give students a deeper understanding of America's history. Reading American Horizons includes solid pedagogy to make the documents more accessible to students.

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ISBN-13: 9780190698034
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/14/2017
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Schaller (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1974) is Regents Professor of History at the University of Arizona where he has taught since 1974. His areas of specialization include U.S. international and East Asian relations and the resurgence of conservatism in late-20th century America. Among his publications are : Altered States: The United States and Japan Since the Occupation (OUP, 1997), The U.S. and China into the 21st Century (OUP, 2002), Right Turn: American Life in the Reagan-Bush Era (OUP, 2007), and Ronald Reagan (OUP, 2011).

Janette Thomas Greenwood is Professor of History at Clark University (Ph. D. at the University of Virginia); specializes in African-American history and history of the U.S. South. Books include: The Gilded Age: A History in Documents (Oxford University Press, 2000) ; Bittersweet Legacy: The Black and White 'Better Classes" in Charlotte, 1850-1910 (University of North Carolina Press, 1994); First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search For Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900 (University of North Carolina, 2010).

Andrew Kirk is Professor of History at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico), and specializes in the history of the U.S. West and environmental history. Books include Collecting Nature: The American Environmental Movement and the Conservation Library (University of
Kansas Press, 2001), and Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007).

Sarah J. Purcell is an Associate Professor of History at Grinnell College (Ph. D. at Brown University); specializes in the Early National period, Antebellum U.S., popular culture, politics, gender, and military history. She also directs the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International
Relations, and Human Rights. Books include: Sealed with Blood: War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002), The Early National Period (Facts on File, 2004), and The Encyclopedia of Battles in North America, 1517-1916 (Facts on File, 2000).

Aaron Sheehan-Dean is the Fred C. Frey Professor at Louisiana State University (Ph. D. at the University of Virginia); specializes in Antebellum U.S. and the U.S. Civil War. Books include Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia (The University of North Carolina Press, 2007),
The View from the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers (The University Press of Kentucky, 2006), and Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Christina Snyder is a historian of colonialism, race, and slavery, with a focus on North America from the pre-contact era through the nineteenth century. Snyder's first book, Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America, was published by Harvard University Press in 2010
and earned a wide range of accolades, including the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize, the James H. Broussard Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the John C. Ewers Prize from the Western History Association. Snyder's latest book, Great
Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson will be released by Oxford University Press in early 2017. She is also the author of more than twenty-five articles and review essays, and her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the American
Antiquarian Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Snyder's work has been featured on PBS, NPR and Slate.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Origins of The Atlantic World, Ancient Times to 1565
1.1 Swimmer as told to James Mooney, "Origin of Disease and Medicine," (1880s and undated oral traditions)
1.2 Fernando and Juana, monarchs of Castile and Aragon (Spain), "Instructions Given by the Monarchs to Rodrigo de Alburquerque and to Licentiate Ibarra to Be Carried Out During the General Distribution of the Indians in the Island of Hispaniola," excerpts (1513)
1.3 Letters from Afonso, King of Kongo, to João Iii, King of Portugal (1526)
1.4 Rodrigo Rangel, "Account of the Northern Conquest and Discovery of Hernando do Soto" (1540)
1.5 Visual Document: Texas Fragment, "Arrival of Cortés and Malintzín in Atlihuetzyan" (1530s or 1540s)

Chapter 2: Colonists on the Margins, 1565 to 1640
2.1 Richard Hakluyt, Excerpts from "A Brief Relation of Two Sundry Voyages" (1598)
2.2 Visual Document: Simon Van de Passe and Compton Holland, Portrait of Pocahontas (1616)
2.3 Fray Alonso de Benavides, Excerpts from "Petition to Restrict Indian Tribute and Personal Service" (c. 1630)
2.4 Jacques Gravier's Account of the Marriage of Marie Rouensa (1694)

Chapter 3: Forging Tighter Bonds, 1640 to 1700
3.1 Visual Document: Richard Ford, A New Map of the Island of Barbadoes (1674)
3.2 Committee of the Massachusetts Bay General Court, "A Memorandum of Indian Children Put Forth into Service to the English" (1676)
3.3 Declaration of Joseph following the Pueblo Revolt (1681)
3.4 Germantown Quaker Meeting, "Reasons Why We Are Against the Traffic of Men-body" (1688)

Chapter 4: Accelerating the Pace of Change, c. 1690 to 1730
4.1 Boston News-Letter, Editorial Favoring Indentured Servitude over Slavery (1706)
4.2 Visual Document: Guillame de L'Isle, Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi (Map of Louisiana and course of the Mississippi) (1718)
4.3 A French Colonist's Account of the Origins of the First Franco-Chickasaw (1736)
4.4 Excerpts from Saukamappee's Account of the Advent of Horses and Guns to the Blackfeet, as Told to David Thompson (1787-1788)

Chapter 5: Battling for Souls, Minds, and the Hearts of North America, 1730 to 1763
5.1 English Copy of a Catawba Deerskin Map (circa 1721)
5.2 Future Residents of Gracia Real de Mose, Florida, Letter to Philip V, King of Spain (1738)
5.3 Canassatego (Onondaga), Excerpts from His Response to a Delaware Complaint Concerning the Walking Purchase (1742)
5.4 Benjamin Franklin, Excerpts from "Observations on the Increase of Mankind" (1751)
5.5 Diary of Hannah Heaton, Excerpts from Her Recollections of the Great Awakening (1750s)

Chapter 6: Empire and Resistance, 1763 to 1776
6.1 King Charles III of Spain, Instructions to José de Gálvez (1765)
6.2 William Pitt, Opposing the Stamp Act in Parliament (1766)
6.3 John Dickinson, "The Liberty Song" (1768)
6.4 Thomas Hutchinson, Excerpts from Letters to Great Britain Describing Popular Unrest (1768, 1769)
6.5 Abigail Adams, Excerpts from Letters to John Adams about the Battle of Bunker Hill and Conditions in Boston (1775)

Chapter 7: A Revolutionary Nation, 1776 to 1789
7.1 Visual Document: Pierre Le Beau, Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1780s)
7.2 Diary of Surgeon Albigence Waldo, Excerpts Describing the Continental Army's Encampment at Valley Forge (1777)
7.3 Boston King, Excerpts from "Memoirs of the Life of Boston King: A Black Preacher" (1798)
7.4 James Madison, Excerpts from "Federalist No. 51" (1788)
7.5 Mercy Otis Warren, Observations On the New Constitution, and the Federal and State Conventions by a Columbian Patriot (1788)

Chapter 8: A New Nation Facing a Revolutionary World, 1789 to 1815
8.1 Greenleaf's New York Journal, Anonymous Letters Reporting on Crowd Protests Against the Jay Treaty in Philadelphia (1795)
8.2 Visual Document: Anonymous Cartoonist, The Providential Detection (c. 1797-1800)
8.3 James Bayard, Excerpts from a Letter to Alexander Hamilton Describing His Dilemma in the Disputed Presidential Election of 1800 (1801)
8.4 James Mather, Letter to William Claiborne (1809)
8.5 Visual Document: John Wesley Jarvis, Portrait of Captain Samuel Chester Reid (1815)

Chapter 9: American Peoples on the Move, 1789 to 1824
9.1 Benjamin Carpenter, Reflections on the India Trade (1790)
9.2 Eli Whitney and Thomas Jefferson, Correspondence about Patenting the Cotton Gin (1793)
9.3 Susannah Rowson, Preface to Charlotte Temple (1794)
9.4 Visual Document: Toddy Jug with Portrait of George Washington (c. 1800-1820)

Chapter 10: Market Revolutions and the Rise of Democracy, 1789 to 1832
10.1 William Sampson, Defending the New York Journeyman Shoemakers (1809)
10.2 Basil Hall, Visit to New York and Massachusetts (1827)
10.3 Visual Document: Paper Election Ticket for Maryland General Assembly (1828)
10.4 The Editor of The Eastern Argus, Political Rivals Celebrate the Fourth of July in Portland, Maine (1830)
10.5 Andrew Jackson, Veto Message-Bank of the United States (1832)

Chapter 11: New Boundaries, New Roles, 1820 to 1856
11.1 Visual Document: Fan with View of Foreign Factories at Canton (1790-1800)
11.2 Cherokee Women, "Petition" (1818)
11.3 The Phalanx, Excerpts from "The Strike for Wages" (November 4, 1843) and "The Ten Hour System" (May 18, 1844)
11.4 José Enrique de la Peña, Excerpt from With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution (1836)
11.5 Amy Melenda Galusha, Letter to Aaron Leland Gelusha (April 3, 1849)

Chapter 12: Religion and Reform, 1820 to 1850
12.1 David Walker, "Preamble" from Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World (1829)
12.2 Visual Document: Woodcut, "A Horrid Massacre" (1831)
12.3 Charles G. Finney, Excerpts from "What a Revival of Religion Is" (1835)
12.4 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Declaration of Sentiments" (1848)
12.5 Walt Whitman, One's Self I Sing (c. 1855-1892)

Chapter 13: A House Dividing, 1844 to 1860
13.1 Visual Document: George Catlin, Comanche Feats of Horsemanship (1834)
13.2 Excerpt from Article 11, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (February 2, 1848)
13.3 Governor James Henry Hammond, Excerpts from A Letter to Thomas Clarkson (1845)
13.4 Republican Party Platform (1856)
13.5 Visual Document: "John Brown," Victor Hugo (December 2, 1859)
13.6 Stephen F. Hale, Excerpts from Letter to B. Magoffin (1860)

Chapter 14: The Civil War, 1860 to 1865
14.1 Corporal Wilbur Fisk, Excerpts from Letters to the Green Mountain-Freeman (May 20, 1862, and April 7, 1864)
14.2 Spotswood Rice, Letters Written from Hospital (September 3, 1864)
14.3 Catherine Edmonston, Excerpts from Diary (January 9, 1865)
14.4 Visual Document: Andrew J. Russell, Ruins in Richmond (1865)
14.5 Visual Document: Albany Evening Journal, "General Lee and His Army Have Surrendered" (April 10, 1865)

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