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Retracing the Past Readings in the History of the American People

ISBN-10: 0321333799
ISBN-13: 9780321333797
Edition: 6th 2006
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Book details

List price: $65.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Retracing the Pastis an engaging collection of both primary and secondary sources that emphasizes social history and cultural diversity.

Gary B. Nash received his B. A. from Princeton University in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1964. He earned the position of Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught colonial and revolutionary American history since 1974. Nash has received research grants from the University of California Institute of Humanities and American Philosophical Society and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial and American Council of Learned Society. He won the University of California Distinguished Emeriti Award and the Defense of Academic Freedom Award, from the National Council for Social Studies. Nash is the Founding Member and has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Council for History Education since 1990 and was Vice-Chair in 1992. He was also President of the Organization of American Historians, from 1994-95. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726; Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America; The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution; Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840; and The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Sources and Interpretations
A Colonizing People
Past Traces Brief Relation of the Journey to New France (1633)/ "Jesuit Observations on the 'Enslavement' of Native American Women" (1710)
Reading "Imagining the Other: First Encounters"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces Richard Frethorne's Letter Home (1623)
Reading "Anthony Johnson: Patriarch on Pungoteague Creek"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces "A Model of Christian Charity" (1630)
Reading "Migrants and Motives: Religion and the Settlement of New England, 1630-1640"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces The Stranger on Slave Recreation (1772)
Reading "Patterns of Slave Resistance"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces "Thoughts on Her Husband and Children" (1650)
Reading "The Small Circle of Domestic Concerns"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (1741)
Reading "American Awakener"
Glossary
Implications
A Revolutionary People
Past Traces John Andrews to William Barrell on the Boston Tea Party (1773)
Reading "George Robert Twelves Hewes: The Revolution and the Rise of Popular Politics"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces "A Brief Narrative of the Ravages of the British and Hessians at Princeton" (1777)
Reading "A 'Most Undisciplined, Profligate Crew': Protest and Defiance in the Continental Ranks, 1776-1783"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces "On the Equality of the Sexes" (1790)
Reading "Women in the American Revolution"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces "Second Essay Opposing the Constitution" (1787)
Reading "The Constitution and the Competing Political Cultures of Late-Eighteenth-Century America"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces "Letter to Thomas Jefferson on the African American Intellect" (1791)
Reading "Thomas Peters: Millwright and Deliverer"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces Little Turtle on the Treaty of Greenville (1795)/Tecumseh on Land Cessions (1810)
Reading "The Revolution in Indian Country"
Glossary
Implications
An Expanding People
Past Traces The American Belisarius (c. 1790s)
Reading "Culture and Cultivation: Agriculture and Society in Thoreau's Concord"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces Resolutions of the Journeymen Carpenters/Resolutions of the Master Carpenters (1845)
Reading "God and Workingmen: Popular Religion and the Formation of Philadelphia's Working Class, 1790-1830"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces "An Idyll of Work" (1884)
Reading "Women, Children, and the Uses of the Street: Class and Gender Conflict in New York City, 1850-1860"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces The Stuart-Bennett Duel (1819)
Reading "Gouge and Bite, Pull Hair and Scratch": The Social Significance of Fighting in the Southern Backcountry
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces William Swain's Letter from the California Gold Fields (1850)
Reading "No Boy's Play: Migration and Settlement in Gold Rush California"
Glossary
Implications
Past Traces "Reminiscences of an Army Laundress" (1902)
Reading "Husbands and Wives: Southern Marriages During the Civil War"
Glossary
Implications

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