America Firsthand Readings from Settlement to Reconstruction

ISBN-10: 0312489064
ISBN-13: 9780312489069
Edition: 8th 2009
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Book details

List price: $57.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

With its distinctive focus on ordinary people, this primary documents reader offers a remarkable range of perspectives on America's history from those who lived it from Jews in the Early Republic to strikers at an auto plant in 1940s Detroit, and from a Civil War battlefield nurse to a 1990s dot.com entrepreneur.

Preface
Introduction: Using Sources to Study the Past
Indians and Europeans: New World Encounters
Points of View: Contact and Conquest (1502-1521)
Dispatches of the Conquest from the New World
A Nahua Account of the Conquest of Mexico
For Critical Thinking
Destruction of the Indies
Description of Virginia
Encounter With the Indians Father
Captured by Indians
Visual Portfolio: New World Images
The Colonial Experience: A Rapidly Changing Society
Points of View: Women in Colonial America
A Business Trip Across the Colonies
Leaving an Abusive Husband
For Critical Thinking
Testimony of Pueblo Indians
The African Slave Trade
On the Misfortune of Indentured Servants
Defending Colonial Activities Before Parliament
Assimilation and Discrimination Jews in the Early Republic
Mapmaking and Colonialism in the New World Amplissima Regionis Mississippi
Resistance and Revolution: Struggling for Liberty
Points of View: The Boston Massacre (1770)
A British Officer's Description
Colonial Accounts George Robert Twelves Hewes, John Tudor, and the
For Critical Thinking
Visual Portfolio: Patriot and Loyalist Propaganda
A Soldier's View of the Revolutionary War
Choosing Sides
Secret Correspondence of a Loyalist Wife
Republican Motherhood
Shays's Rebellion: Prelude to the Constitution
Casting Their Lot With the British
Defining America: The Expanding Nation
Points of View: Religion in the New Nation (1800-1830)
The Great Revival of 1800
An American Deist
Religion in America
For Critical Thinking
Crossing the Continent
The Trail of Tears
Pulling a Handcart to the Mormon Zion
How the West Was Won An Officer of the "Army of the West"
Life in California Before the Gold Discovery
Miners During the California Gold Rush Daguerreotype
An Age of Reform: Rearranging Social Patterns
Points of View: Nat Turner's Rebellion (1831)
A Slave Insurrection
Who is to Blame?
For Critical Thinking
The Lowell Textile Workers
A Family Torn Apart by Slavery
Life of a Female Slave
A Pioneer for Women's Rights
Taking Up Arms Against Slavery
Visual Portfolio: Slavery and Freedom
Civil War and Reconstruction: The Price of War
Points of View: Winding Down the War and an Uncertain Future
What the Black Man Wants
A Slave Owner's Journal at the End of the Civil War
For Critical Thinking
Three Days of Terror
The Battle of Gettysburg: at War and at Home
Fighting for the Union Letters from Black Union Soldiers
Healing Wounds
African Americans During Reconstruction
White Southerners' Reactions to Reconstruction
Ruins in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865 Or 1866 Photography

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