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Major Problems in the Era of the American Revolution, 1760-1791 Documents and Essays

ISBN-10: 0495913324
ISBN-13: 9780495913320
Edition: 3rd 2014
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Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

This text delves into the many facets of the colonial uprising and its aftermath, concluding with the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The volume combines primary sources, analytical essays, chapter introductions, and headnotes to encourage students to think critically about the revolutionary era.

Richard D. Brown is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. His books include Knowledge Is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700-1865.

Preface
The Consequences of Revolution
Essays
The Revolution Launched a Bold Republican Experiment
The Revolution Was Radical in Some Ways, Not in Others
Further Reading
The British Empire and the War for North America
Documents
Touts the Importance of Imperial Ties between Britain and America, 1760
The British Treasury Attempts to Reform the Customs Service, 1763
King George III Seeks to Limit Westward Expansion, 1763
A British Minister Justifies Customs Reform, 1765
Scorns the Proclamation Line, 1767
Essays
Britain's Victory Exposed the Need for Greater Control
The British Empire Tried to Reconcile Freedom and Authority
Further Reading
Imperial Reform and Colonial Resistance
Documents
Resolves against the Stamp Act, 1765
New York Reacts Violently to the Stamp Act, 1765
The Stamp Act Congress Articulates the Rights of the Colonists, 1765
Parliament Declares Its Authority, 1766
Rallies the Colonists to Opposition, 1767-1768
Charleston Merchants Propose a Plan of Nonimportation, 1769
North Carolina Regulators Battle Colonial Authorities, 1771
Essays
Urban Taverns Shaped Mobilization against British Policies
North Carolina Regulators Used Violence for a Purpose
Further Reading
The Imperial Crisis and the Declaration of Independence
Documents
Lord North Calls for Punishing the Town of Boston, 1774
Gouverneur Morris Remarks on Popular Mobilization, 1774
Thomas Jefferson Asserts American Rights, 1774
The First Continental Congress Enumerates American Rights and Establishes a Continental Association, 1774
Patriots Intimidate a New Jersey Loyalist, 1775
Thomas Paine Calls for Common Sense, 1776
The United States Declare Independence, 1776
Thomas Hutchinson Criticizes Declaration of Independence, 1776
Essays
Rejecting Monarchy Required a Shift in the American Worldview
The Declaration of Independence Was a Document of Global Importance
Further Reading
Struggles for Independence
Documents
General George Washington Asks Congress for an Effective Army, 1776
Benjamin Rush Contrasts Loyalists and Patriots, 1777
A Whig Newspaper Attacks the Loyalists, 1779
A Soldier Views Mutiny among American Troops, 1780
General George Washington Explains Army Problems and Calls for Help, 1780
An Army Cook and Washerwoman Recalls the Battle of Yorktown, 1781
Loyalists Plead Their Cause to the King, Parliament, and the British People, 1782
A Loyalist Woman Recounts Her Journey in Exile, 1836
Essays
Virginia's Wartime Mobilization Leads to Class Struggles
Loyalists in Exile Highlight the Wider British Empire
Further Reading
The American Revolution in the West
Documents
Logan Laments the Murder of His Fellow Mingos, 1775
Oneida Indians Declare Neutrality, 1775
New York Mourns the Death of an Indian Killer, 1775
The North Carolina Delegation Urges Extirpation of the Cherokee, 1776
George Washington Orders an Expedition against the Iroquois, 1779
An American Officer Observes the Destruction of Iroquois Homes and Crops, 1779
Chickasaw Indians Seek Help, 1783
Essays
Both Sides Waged Unlimited Warfare
Indians Faced a Limited Set of Choices
Further Reading
Equality and the African-American Challenge
Documents
Massachusetts Slaves Argue for Freedom, 1773
Lord Dunmore Promises Freedom to Slaves Who Fight for Britain, 1775
Lemuel Haynes Attacks Slavery, 1776
New Hampshire African-Americans Petition for Freedom, 1779
Three Virginia Counties Defend Slavery, 1785
Boston King Describes His Deliverance from Slavery, 1798
Jehu Grant, Former Slave, Seeks Compensation for His Wartime Service, 1832, 1836
Essays
The American Revolution Prompted New Debates About Slavery
Black Abolitionists Developed Their Own Radical Tradition
Further Reading
Gender and Citizenship in a Revolutionary Republic
Documents
"A Female" Enlists Women for Nonimportation, 1768
Thomas Paine Admits Women Have Some Rights, 1775
Abigail and John Adams Debate Women's Rights, 1776
An American Woman Asserts Women's Rights, 1780
A "Lady" and "Gentleman" Debate the Condition of Women, 1789
Judith Sargent Murray Argues for Women's Equality, 1790
Essays
The Revolution Gave Women New Political Opportunities
The Revolution Was Hardly Radical for Women
Further Reading
Religion and the American Revolution
Documents
A Worcester Writer Defends Religious Establishment, 1776
Virginia Baptists Assert Their Eights, 1776
William Tennent Argues against Religious Establishment, 1777
Ezra Stiles Projects the Future of Christianity in America, 1783
Philadelphia Jews Seek Equality before the Law, 1783
James Madison Protests Religious Taxes, 1785
Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty, 1786
Essays
The Revolution Was a Secular Event
Republicanism Fused with Evangelicalism during the Revolutionary Era
Further Reading
Government under the Articles of Confederation
Documents
Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, 1777-1781
Congress Passes an Ordinance on Western Lands, 1785
Northwest Ordinance, 1787
Kentucky Farmers Reconsider Their Allegiance, 1786
Delegates Report from Demoralized Congress, 1787
The Regulation (or Shays's Rebellion) Rocks Massachusetts
Essays
The Formation of Western States Helped Redefine the Union
Upheaval in Massachusetts Reflected a Nationwide Conflict
Further Reading
The Constitution of 1787
Documents
The Constitutional Convention Delegates Debate Representation in Congress, 1787
The Convention Debates the Issues, 1787
The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787
The Federalist Expounds the Advantages of the Constitution, 1787-1788
Antifederalists Attack the Constitution, 1787-1788
Proceedings in the State Ratifying Conventions, 1788
The Bill of Rights, 1791
Essays
Slavery and Sectionalism Influenced the Convention Debates
Antifederalists Came in Many Different Guises
Further Reading
Government under the Constitution
Documents
Envisions an Agrarian Republic, 1781-1787
Debate the Bank of North -America, 1786
Calls for Federal Assumption of Debt, 1790
Expresses Distrust of the Propertied Class, 1790
Promotes American Industry, 1791
Addresses the State of the Union and Indian Lands, 1791
Essays
Arguments over Public Credit Spawned New Ideas about Politics
Many Fanners Were Dissatisfied with the Outcome of the Revolution
Further Reading

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