American Heritage A Reader

ISBN-10: 0916308286
ISBN-13: 9780916308285
Edition: 2011
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Hillsdale College Press
Publication date: 2/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 882
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.926

Too many colleges and universities have become places for focusing on means and not upon ends-and, as such, places where the confused and bewildered of the next generation acquire techniques and tools, but graduate having gained neither direction nor order to their souls.The Hillsdale College History Faculty has painstakingly assembledAmerican Heritage: A Readerin order to provide its own students with a true liberal arts education grounded in the American tradition. Perfect for classroom use at the high school level and up, this extraordinary textbook will provide readers both inside and outside the classroom with a traditional educational experience that enlarges and ennobles the mind.From the Preface:"The primary role of this Reader is to supply a rich sample of documents from the periods we examine. These primary sources provide portals into the American past. Reading them, we escape the provincialism of our own time and culture. As artifacts of the past, they do not convey information merely, but they are the sources that historians interpret to make sense of our past. Consequently, we invite students to engage in the same enterprise as they examine these fragments of the American past as the primary means of understanding both the roots of American order and sources for contemporary disorders. This daunting task of viewing sympathetically ideas that, although part of our heritage, seem distant and alien is an important and exhilarating part of a proper education in which one seeks to make sense of oneself as an American."

Preface
The Colonial Heritage
Introduction
Laws of Virginia
Two Colonial Covenants
The Mayflower Compact
The Salem Covenant
A Modell of Christian Charity
Speech to the General Court
Capital Lawes
Frame of Government of Pennsylvania
The Secret Diary
Awakenings and Enlightenments
Introduction
A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God
The Kingdom of God
On George Whitefield
Advice to a Young Tradesman
Autobiography
The American Founding
Introduction
Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms-Second Continental Congress
Declaration of Independence
Fast Day Proclamations-Continental Congress
The Meaning of the Revolution
America
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee
The Northwest Ordinance
Constitution of the United States
The Bill of Rights
Letter of Brutus
Federalist 1
Federalist 10
Federalist 39
Federalist 51
Letters of Fabius
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
First Inaugural Address
Selections
On the Principles of Political Morality
Farewell Address
Kentucky Resolution
Counter-Resolutions
First Inaugural Address
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Robert Livingston
The Pleasures of Agriculture
Democratization and Expansion
Introduction
History of Cosmopolite
What a Revival of Religion Is
First Annual Message
Democracy in America
Remarks on Seneca Falls
Letter from the Alamo
The Great Nation of Futurity
The Destiny of the Race
Earth's Holocaust
Sectionalism and Civil War
Introduction
Disquisition on Government
Sociology for the South
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
The College and the Republic
DredScott v. Sanford
Lincoln-Douglas Debates
King Cotton
Declaration of Causes-South Carolina
Secession Resolutions-State of Mississippi
Secession Ordinancess-South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida
Address to the People of the Slave-Holding States
First Inaugural Address
Cornerstone Speech
Letter to His Wife
Meditation on the Divine Will
Gettysburg Address
Second Inaugural Address
The Gilded Age
Introduction
The New South
Wealth
The Creed of the Old South
People's Party Platform
The Frontier in American History
Autobiography
The Fallacy of Territorial Extension
The March of the Flag
Platform
The Eclipse of Liberalism
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall
Pragmatism
The New Nationalism
The New Freedom
America Between the Wars
Introduction
War Message
Fourteen Points
The Age of Play
What It Means to Be A Boy Scout
Ordered Liberty and World Peace
The Press Under a Free Government
The Reign of Law
The Inspiration of the Declaration
Scopes Trial
The Modern Temper
Commonwealth Club Address
First Inaugural Address
The Dominant Dogma of the Age
America Since World War II
Introduction
America First
State of the Union Address (1942)
State of the Union Address (1944)
The Truman Doctrine
The Sources of Soviet Conduct
NSC-68: United States Objectives and Programs for National Security-National Security Council
Letter to My Children
The Problem of Tradition
Brown v. Board of Education
The Sharon Statement-Young Americans for Freedom
Farewell Address
Inaugural Address
The Port Huron Statement-Students for a Democratic Society
Letter from the Birmingham City Jail
Peace without Conquest
The Liberal Twilight
First Inaugural Address
Speech Before Commons

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