Major Problems in the History of the American South

ISBN-10: 0547228317
ISBN-13: 9780547228310
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Description: Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. The collection of essays and documents in  More...

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List price: $117.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.10" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. The collection of essays and documents in MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH provides a comprehensive view of the culture of the American South as well as its political, social, and economic history. The documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings.

Paul Escott is Reynolds Professor of History at Wake Forest University. His academic degrees are from Harvard College and Duke University. Among his books are AFTER SECESSION: JEFFERSON DAVIS AND THE FAILURE OF CONFEDERATE NATIONALISM, SLAVERY REMEMBERED: A RECORD OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY SLAVE NARRATIVES, MANY EXCELLENT PEOPLE: POWER AND PRIVILEGE IN NORTH CAROLINA, 1850-1900, MILITARY NECESSITY: CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS IN THE CONFEDERACY, "WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE NEGRO?": LINCOLN, WHITE RACISM, AND CIVIL WAR AMERICA, and THE CONFEDERACY: THE SLAVEHOLDERS' FAILED VENTURE.

Preface
The Historians' South
Essays
The Continuity of Southern History
The Search for Southern Identity
The Difficulty of Consensus on the South
The Three Souths
Further Reading
The Atlantic World
Documents
Map Shows Sixteenth-Century Atlantic Trade Ports, c. 1620
Plants, Animals, and Microorganisms Travel to and from the New World, 1500�1600
African Medicinal Plants Come to the Caribbean on Slave Ships, 1500�1600
Elmina, a Dutch Slave Fort, Holds African Slaves Captive before the Middle Passage, c. 1600
Englishman John Hawkins Details His First Voyage to the West Indies, 1562�1563
Guzman de Silva Writes to Philip II Regarding the Slave Trade, 1565
Journal of the Arthur Details the Slave Trade, 1677�1678
John Barbot Describes the Slave Trade in Guinea, 1678
Essays
From Creole to African
Atlantic Creoles and the Origins of African-American Society
Virginia's Other Prototype
The Caribbean
Further Reading
Settlement of Red, White, and Black
Documents
Captain John Smith Describes the Natives of Virginia, 1612
Richard Frethorne Writes His Parents about His Indenture, 1623
Nathaniel Bacon Leads Rebellion in Virginia, 1675�1676
Virginia's House of Burgesses Tightens Statutes Involving Slaves, 1630�1705
South Carolina Restricts the Liberties of Slaves, 1740
Indian Trader John Lawson Writes about His Travels in Carolina, 1709
The South Carolina Colonial Legislature Regulates the Indian Trade, 1751
Essays
Gender and Race in Colonial Virginia
Making Do
Further Reading
The Maturing of the Colonial South
Documents
Eliza Lucas Writes on Life in Colonial South Carolina, 1740�1742
Colonial Georgia Debates Slavery, 1735�1750
South Carolina Newspapers Advertise for Runaway Slaves, 1743�1784
Merchant Robert Pringle Observes Life and Trade in Charleston, 1739�1743
William Byrd II Discovers New Crops in Virginia and Deals with Cherokee and Catawba Indians, 1738�1740
Reverend Charles Woodmason Decries the "Wild Peoples" of the Carolina Backcountry, 1768
Naturalist William Bartram Describes His Travels in the South, 1773�1777
Essays
How Tobacco Production Shaped Slave Life in the Chesapeake
Georgia's Attempt to Become a Viable Colony
Further Reading
The Revolutionary South and Its Aftermath
Documents
Men in the Backcountry Articulate Their Grievances, 1767
Ministers Try to Convert the Carolina Backcountry, 1775
Lord Dunmore, Issues His Proclamation to Free Virginia's Slaves, 1775
Thomas Jefferson Establishes Religious Freedom in Virginia, 1777
Eliza Wilkinson Describes Women and War, 1779
Southern Patriots Explain Their Concerns, 1774, 1780, 1781
The U.S. Constitution Deals with Slavery, 1787
Essays
The Impact of African American Resistance During the War
Class War?
Class Struggles during the American Revolution in Virginia
Further Reading
The Emergence of Southern Nationalism
Documents
Virginia and Kentucky Respond to the Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798, 1799
Southern Congressmen Defend Slavery in Missouri, 1820
Newspapers React to the Nullification Crisis in South Carolina, 1832
Georgia Passes Laws Extending Jurisdiction over the Cherokees, 1829, 1830
The Supreme Court Addresses Removal of the Indians from Georgia, 1831
John C. Calhoun Defends Slavery, 1837
South Carolina Tries to Nullify Federal Tariffs, 1832
Essays
Civilizing the Cotton Frontier
The Missouri Controversy
A CriticalMoment in Southern Sectionalism
Pauline Maier: The Road Not Taken
Nullification, John C. Calhoun, and the Revolutionary Tradition in South Carolina
Further Reading
The Slaveholders'

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