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The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877, Volume I, Primary Source Edition, (with Study Card) / Edition 12

The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877, Volume I, Primary Source Edition, (with Study Card) / Edition 12


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ISBN-13: 9780205543403
Publisher: Longman
Publication date: 12/12/2006
Series: MyHistoryLab Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Additional Primary Source Documents are listed at the end of this Table of Contents.


Detailed Contents.


Maps and Graphics.



American Lives.  

Re-Viewing the Past.

Mapping the Past.  

Debating the Past.



About the Authors.


Prologue: Beginnings.

Passage to Alaska.

The Demise of the Big Mammals.

The Archaic Period: A World Without Big Mammals, 9,000 B.C.E - 1,000 B.C.E.

The First Sedentary Communities, 1,000 B.C.E. 

Corn Transforms the Southwest.

The Diffusion of Corn.

Population Growth After 800.

Cahokia: The Hub of Mississippian Culture.

The Collapse of Urban Centers.

American Beginnings in Eurasia and Africa.

Europe in Ferment.

Debating the Past.

Who—or what—killed the big mammals?


1. Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas.


Spain’s American Empire.

Indians and Europeans.

Relativity of Cultural Values.

Disease and Population Losses.

Spain’s European Rivals.

The Protestant Reformation.

English Beginnings in America.

The Settlement of Virginia.

“Purifying” the Church of England.

Bradford and Plymouth Colony.

Winthrop and Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Troublemakers: Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson.

OtherNew England Colonies.

French and Dutch Settlements.

Maryland and the Carolinas.

The Middle Colonies.

Indians and Europeans as “Americanizers.”

American Lives.


Debating The Past.

How many Indians perished with European settlement?

2. American Society in the Making.

What Is an American?

Spanish Settlement.

The Chesapeake Colonies.

The Lure of Land.

“Solving” the Labor Shortage: Slavery.

Prosperity in a Pipe: Tobacco.

Bacon’s Rebellion.

The Carolinas.

Home and Family in the South.

Georgia and the Back Country.

Puritan New England.

The Puritan Family.

Puritan Women and Children.

Visible Puritan Saints and Others.

Democracies Without Democrats.

The Dominion of New England.

Salem Bewitched.

Higher Education in New England.

Prosperity Undermines Puritanism.

A Merchant’s World.

The Middle Colonies: Economic Basis.

The Middle Colonies: An Intermingling of Peoples.

“The Best Poor Man’s Country.”

The Politics of Diversity.

Rebellious Women.

Re-Viewing The Past.

The Crucible.

Debating The Past.

Were Puritan communities peaceable?

3. America in the British Empire.

The British Colonial System.


The Navigation Acts.

The Effects of Mercantilism.

The Great Awakening.

The Rise and Fall of Jonathan Edwards.

The Enlightenment in America.

Colonial Scientific Achievements.

Repercussions of Distant Wars.

The Great War for the Empire.

The Peace of Paris.

Putting the Empire Right.

Tightening Imperial Controls.

The Sugar Act.

American Colonists Demand Rights.

The Stamp Act: The Pot Set to Boiling.

Rioters or Rebels?

Taxation or Tyranny?

The Declaratory Act.

The Townshend Duties.

The Boston Massacre.

The Pot Spills Over.

The Tea Act Crisis.

From Resistance to Revolution.

American Lives.

Eunice Williams/Gannenstenhawi.

Debating The Past.

Was economic gain the Colonists’ main motivation?

4. The American Revolution.

“The Shot Heard Round the World.”

The Second Continental Congress.

The Battle of Bunker Hill.

The Great Declaration.

1776: The Balance of Forces.


Early British Victories.

Saratoga and the French Alliance.

The War Moves South.

Victory at Yorktown.

The Peace of Paris.

Forming a National Government.

Financing the War.

State Republican Governments.

Social Reform.

Effects of the Revolution on Women.

Growth of a National Spirit.

The Great Land Ordinances.

National Heroes.

A National Culture.

Re-Viewing The Past.

The Patriot.

Debating The Past.

Was the American Revolution rooted In class struggle?

5. The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant.

Border Problems.

Foreign Trade.

The Specter of Inflation.

Daniel Shays’s “Little Rebellion.”

To Philadelphia, and the Constitution.

The Great Convention.

The Compromises That Produced the Constitution.

Ratifying the Constitution.

Washington as President.

Congress Under Way.

Hamilton and Financial Reform.

The Ohio Country: A Dark and Bloody Ground.

Revolution in France.

Federalists and Republicans: The Rise of Political Parties.

1794: Crisis and Resolution.

Jay’s Treaty.

1795: All’s Well That Ends Well.

Washington’s Farewell.

The Election of 1796.

The XYZ Affair.

The Alien and Sedition Acts.

The Kentucky and Virginia Resolves.

Mapping The Past.

Depicting History with Maps.

Debating The Past.

What ideas shaped the Constitution?

6. Jeffersonian Democracy.

The Federalist Contribution.

Thomas Jefferson: Political Theorist.

Jefferson as President.

Jefferson’s Attack on the Judiciary.

The Barbary Pirates.

The Louisiana Purchase.

The Federalists Discredited.

Lewis and Clark.

Jeffersonian Democracy.

The Burr Conspiracy.

Napoleon and the British.

The Impressment Controversy.

The Embargo Act.

Mapping The Past.

A Water Route to the Pacific?

Debating The Past.

Did Thomas Jefferson father a child by his slave?

7. National Growing Pains.

Madison in Power.

Tecumseh and Indian Resistance.

Depression and Land Hunger.

Opponents of War.

The War of 1812.

Britain Assumes the Offensive.

“The Star Spangled Banner.”

The Treaty of Ghent.

The Hartford Convention.

The Battle of New Orleans.

Victory Weakens the Federalists.

Anglo-American Rapprochement.

The Transcontinental Treaty.

The Monroe Doctrine.

The Era of Good Feelings. 

New Sectional Issues.

Northern Leaders.

Southern Leaders.

Western Leaders.

The Missouri Compromise

The Election of 1824.

John Quincy Adams as President.

Calhoun’s Exposition and Protest.

The Meaning Of Sectionalism.

Mapping The Past.

North-South Sectionalism Intensifies.

Debating The Past.

How did Indians and settlers interact?

8. Toward a National Economy.

Gentility and the Consumer Revolution.

 Birth of the Factory.

An Industrial Proletariat?

Lowell’s Waltham System: Women as Factory Workers.

Irish and German Immigrants.

The Persistence of the Household System.

Rise of Corporations.

Cotton Revolutionizes the South.

Revival of Slavery.

Roads to Market.

Transportation and the Government.

Development of Steamboats.

The Canal Boom.

New York City: Emporium of the Western World.

The Marshall Court.

Mapping The Past.

The Making of the Working Class

Debating The Past.

Was early nineteenth-century America transformed by a market revolution?

9. Jacksonian Democracy.

“Democratizing” Politics.

1828: The New Party System in Embryo.

The Jacksonian Appeal.

The Spoils System.

President of All the People.

Sectional Tensions Revived.

Jackson: “The Bank . . . I Will Kill It!” 

Jackson’s Bank Veto.

Jackson Versus Calhoun.

Indian Removals.

The Nullification Crisis.

Boom and Bust.

Jacksonianism Abroad.

The Jacksonians.

Rise of the Whigs.

Martin Van Buren: Jacksonianism Without Jackson.

The Log Cabin Campaign.

American Lives.

Horace Greeley.

Debating The Past.

For whom did Jackson fight?

10. The Making of Middle-Class America.

Tocqueville and Beaumont in America.

Tocqueville in Judgment.

A Restless People.

The Family Recast.

The Second Great Awakening.

The Era of Associations.

Backwoods Utopias.

The Age of Reform.

“Demon Rum”.

The Abolitionist Crusade.

Women’s Rights.

American Lives.

Sojourner Truth.

Debating The Past.

Did the antebellum reform movement improve society?

11. An American Culture.

In Search of Native Grounds.

The Romantic View of Life.

Emerson and Thoreau.

Edgar Allan Poe.

Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Herman Melville.

Walt Whitman.

The Wider Literary Renaissance.

Domestic Tastes.

Education for Democracy.

Reading and the Dissemination of Culture.

The State of the Colleges.

Civic Cultures.

American Humor.

Mapping America’s Past.

Nature as a Civilizing Force.

Debating The Past.

Was there an “American Renaissance”?

12. Westward Expansion.

Tyler’s Troubles.

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty.

The Texas Question.

Manifest Destiny.

Life on the Trail.

California and Oregon.

The Election of 1844.

Polk as President.

War with Mexico.

To the Halls of Montezuma.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

The Fruits of Victory: Further Enlargement of the United States.

Slavery: The Fire Bell in the Night Rings Again.

The Election of 1848.

The Gold Rush.

The Compromise of 1850.

Mapping the Past.

Fertility on the Frontier.

Debating The Past.

Did the frontier change women’s roles?

13. The Sections Go Their Ways.

The South.

The Economics of Slavery.

Antebellum Plantation Life.

The Sociology of Slavery.

Psychological Effects of Slavery.

Manufacturing in the South.

The Northern Industrial Juggernaut.

A Nation of Immigrants.

How Wage Earners Lived.

Progress and Poverty.

Foreign Commerce.

Steam Conquers the Atlantic.

Canals and Railroads.

Financing the Railroads.

Railroads and the Economy.

Railroads and the Sectional Conflict.

The Economy on the Eve of Civil War.

Mapping the Past.

Irish and German Immigration.

Debating The Past.

Did slaves and masters form emotional bonds?

14. The Coming of the Civil War.

The Slave Power Comes North.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Diversions Abroad: The “Young America” Movement.

Stephen Douglas: “The Little Giant.”

The Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Know-Nothings, Republicans, and the Demise of the Two-Party System.

“Bleeding Kansas.”

Senator Sumner Becomes a Martyr for Abolitionism.

Buchanan Tries His Hand.

The Dred Scott Decision.

The Lecompton Constitution.

The Emergence of Lincoln.

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates.

John Brown’s Raid.

The Election of 1860.

The Secession Crisis.

Mapping the Past.

Runaway Slaves: Hard Realities.

Debating The Past.

Was the Civil War avoidable?

15. The War to Save the Union.

Lincoln’s Cabinet.

Fort Sumter: The First Shot.

The Blue and the Gray.

The Test of Battle: Bull Run.

Paying for the War.

Politics as Usual.

Behind Confederate Lines.

War in the West: Shiloh.

McClellan: The Reluctant Warrior.

Lee Counterattacks: Antietam.

The Emancipation Proclamation.

The Draft Riots.

The Emancipated People.

African American Soldiers.

Antietam to Gettysburg.

Lincoln Finds His General: Grant at Vicksburg.

Economic and Social Effects, North and South.

Women in Wartime.

Grant in the Wilderness.

Sherman in Georgia.

To Appomattox Court House.

Winners, Losers, and the Future.

Re-Viewing the Past.


Re-Viewing the Past.

Cold Mountain.

Debating The Past.

Why did the South lose the Civil War?

16. Reconstruction and the South.

Presidential Reconstruction.

Republican Radicals.

Congress Rejects Johnsonian Reconstruction.

The Fourteenth Amendment.

The Reconstruction Acts.

Congress Supreme.

The Fifteenth Amendment.

“Black Republican” Reconstruction: Scalawags and Carpetbaggers.

The Ravaged Land.

Sharecropping and the Crop-Lien System.

The White Backlash.

Grant as President.

The Disputed Election of 1876.

The Compromise of 1877.

Mapping the Past.

The Politics of Reconstruction.

Debating The Past.

Were Reconstruction governments corrupt?



The Declaration of Independence.

The Articles of Confederation.

The Constitution of the United States of America.

Amendments to the Constitution.

Presidential Elections, 1789–2004.

Picture Credits.




“How to Analyze Primary Source Documents”


Primary Source Documents

 to Analyze Primary Source Documents

Document P.1    Pima Creation Story (Traditional-Ancient)

Document P.2    Iroquois Creation Story (Traditional-Ancient)

Document 1.1    Captain John Smith, President In Virginia, to the Treasurer And Council of the Virginia Company, from Smith’s The Generall Historie of Virginia (1624)

Document 1.2    John Winthrop, “A Model of Christian Charity” (1630)

Document 2.1    Alexander Falconbridge, The African Slave Trade (1788)

Document 2.2    Gottlieb Mittelberger, On the Misfortune of Indentured Servants (1754)

Document 3.1    Benjamin Franklin on George Whitefield (1771)

Document 3.2    Boston Gazette, Description of the Boston Massacre

Document 4.1    Joseph Warren, “Account of the Battle of Lexington” (1775)

Document 4.2    Slave Petition to the General Assembly in Connecticut (1779)

Document 5.1    George Washington, Sixth Annual Address to Congress (1794)

Document 6.1    Opinion of the Supreme Court for Marbury v. Madison (1803)

Document 6.2    Lewis and Clark Meet the Shoshone, August 17, 1805

Document 7.1    Pennsylvania Gazette, Letter Extract Concerning “Indian Hostilities” (1812)

Document 7.2    Letter from Dolley Payne Madison to Lucy Payne Todd (1814)

Document 8.1    Extract from the Albany Daily Advertiser (1819)

Document 8.2    “A Week in the Mill,” The Lowell Offering, Vol. V (1845): 217-218

Document 9.1    Davy Crockett, Advice to Politicians (1833)

Document 9.2    Black Hawk, Excerpt from “The Life of Black Hawk” (1833)

Document 10.1  National Convention of Colored People, Report on Abolition (1847)

Document 10.2  Mathew Carey, “Rules for Husbands and Wives” (1830)

Document 11.1  O. A. Brownson, “Brook Farm,” United States Magazine and Democratic Review (11 November 1842)

Document 11.2  Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Concord Hymn” (1837)

Document 12.1  Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Assesses California in Two Years Before the Mast (1840)

Document 12.2  John C. Calhoun, Proposal to Preserve the Union (1850)

Document 13.1  Nat Turner, The Confession of Nat Turner (1831)

Document 13.2  Horace Greeley, “An Overland Journey” (1860)

Document 14.1  Opinion of the Supreme Court for Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)

Document 14.2  Levi Coffin, Reminiscences of the Underground Railroad in the 1850s

Document 15.1  Letter from H. Ford Douglas to Frederick Douglass’s Monthly (January 8, 1863)

Document 15.2  Clara Barton, Memoirs of Medical Life at the Battlefield (1862)

Document 16.1  Carl Schurz, Report on the Condition of the South (1865)




Ancient Asian Migrations to North America.

Ancient Native American Communities.

Adena, Hopewell, and Mississippian Mounds.

European Voyages of Discovery.

The Great English Migration.

European Footholds Along the Atlantic, 1584–1650.

Spain’s North American Frontier, c. 1800.

English Colonies on the Atlantic Seaboard.

African Slave Trade, 1451–1870.

Ethnic Groups in Eastern North America, 1750.

British Successes, 1758–1763.

European Claims in All of North America, 1763.

Proclamation of 1763.

The Battle of Bunker Hill.

New York and New Jersey Campaigns.

Saratoga Campaign.

Campaign in the South.

Yorktown Campaign, April - September 1781.

The United States Under the Articles of Confederation, 1787.

The United States, 1787–1802.

The War of 1812.

The United States, 1819.

Population Density, 1790.

Population Density, 1820.

The Missouri Compromise, 1820.

Canals and Roads, 1820–1850.

Indian Removals.

Trails West.

The War with Mexico, 1846–1848.

Compromise of 1850.

Cotton and Slaves in the South, 1860.

Railroads, 1860.

Agriculture, 1860.

“Bleeding Kansas.”

Presidential Election, 1860.

Secession of the South, 1860–1861.

War in the West, 1862.

War in the East, 1861–1862.

Gettysburg Campaign, 1863.

Vicksburg Campaign, 1863.

The Final Campaigns, 1864–1865.

The Compromise of 1877.



Colonial Trade with England, 1700—1774.

American Foreign Trade, 1790-1812.

Cotton Production and Slave Population, 1800—1860.

Prices for Cotton and for Slaves, 1802—1860.

Rural Versus Urban Population, 1820—1860.

Men Present for Service in the Civil War.

Casualties of the Civil War.

Southern Agriculture, 1850—1900.



American Lives.


Eunice Williams/Gannenstenhawi.

Horace Greeley.

Sojourner Truth.


Re-Viewing the Past.

The Crucible.

The Patriot.


Cold Mountain.


Mapping the Past.

Depicting History with Maps.

A Water Route to the Pacific?

North-South Sectionalism Intensifies.

The Making of the Working Class.

Nature as a Civilizing Force.

Fertility on the Frontier.

Irish and German Immigration.

Runaway Slaves: Hard Realities.

The Politics of Reconstruction.

Debating the Past

Who–or what–killed the big mammals?

How many Indians perished with European settlement?

Were Puritan communities peaceable?

Was economic gain the colonists’ main motivation?

Was the American Revolution rooted in class struggle?

What ideas shaped the Constitution?

Did Thomas Jefferson father a child by his slave?

How did Indians and settlers interact?

Was early Nineteenth-Century America transformed by a market revolution?

For whom did Jackson fight?

Did the antebellum reform movement improve society?

Was there an “American Renaissance”?

Did the frontier change women’s roles?

Did slaves and masters form emotional bonds?

Was the Civil War avoidable?

Why did the South lose the Civil War?

Were Reconstruction governments corrupt?

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