Thinking Through the Past: A Critical Thinking Approach to U.s. History

ISBN-10: 1285427432
ISBN-13: 9781285427430
Edition: 2014
Authors: John Hollitz
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List price: $90.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

This anthology for U.S. history gives readers the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to the examination of historical sources, providing pedagogy and background information to help them draw substantive conclusions. The careful organization and the context provided in each chapter make the material accessible, allowing readers to gain some interesting insights into American history.

The Truth About Textbooks: Indians And The Settlement Of America
Secondary Sources: History of the American People (1927)
The American Pageant (1966)
A People and a Nation (2008)
The Primary Materials Of History: Childhood In Puritan New England
Primary Sources: Elizabeth Eggington (1664)
Henry Gibbs (1670)
Letter of Samuel Mather (Age 12) to His Father (ca. 1638)
Massachusetts Court Records
Lawrence Hammond, Diary Entry for April 23, 1688
Cotton Mather on Young Children (1690)
An Arrow Against Profane and Promiscuous Dancing (1690)
Samuel Sewall on the Trials of His Fifteen-Year-Old Daughter (1696)
The Well-Ordered Family (1712)
The Duty of Children Toward Their Parents (1727)
A Puritan Primer Warns Against Frivolous Behavior (1671)
The Roger Mowry House (ca. 1653)
The Eleazer Arnold House (ca. 1864)
Evaluating Primary Sources: Was Pennsylvania … The Best Poor Man's Country …?
Primary Sources: An Historical and Geographical Account of Pennsylvania (1698)
Plantations in Pennsylvania (1743)
Journey to Pennsylvania (1756)
Advertisement for a Runaway (1759)
American Husbandry (1775)
William Penn on House Construction in Pennsylvania (1684)
Cabin, Berks County
Charles Norris's Mansion, Chestnut Street
Early Settlements in Pennsylvania (1696)
Wealth Distribution in Philadelphia, 1693-1774
Acquisition of Land by Former Indentured Servants, 1686-1720
Evaluating One Historian's Argument: The … Hidden Side … Of The American Revolution
Secondary Source: The Unknown American Revolution (2005)
Primary Sources: An Account of a Stamp Act Riot (1765)
A Mob Punishes Merchants (1766)
A Gentleman Comments on the Mob (1774)
Mecklenburg County Resolves (1775)
The Alternative of Williamsburg (1775)
… A Dialogue Between Orator Puff and Peter Easy … (1776)
Antislavery Petition of Massachusetts Free Blacks (1777)
Blacks Protest Taxation (1780)
Chief Thayendanegea Pledges His Loyalty (1776)
… The Sentiments of an American Woman … (1780)
… On the Equality of the Sexes … (1790)
Motivation In History: The Founding Fathers And The Constitution
Secondary Source: Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (2007)
Primary Sources: … Honesty is the Best Policy … (1786)
… Half Our Inhabitants …
Will Become Bankrupt … (1786)
George Washington Reacts to Shay's Rebellion (1786)
The Founding Fathers Debate the Establishment of Congress (1787)
An Anti-Federalist Mocks the … Aristocratic … Party (1786)
A Founder Defends the Constitution's Restraints (1787)
An Antifederalist Defends Paper Money (1787)
Federalist #10 (1788)
Federalist #15 (1788)
Ideas In History: Race In Jefferson's Republic
Secondary Source: Within the … Bowels … of the Republic (1979)
Primary Sources: Thomas Jefferson on Indians and Blacks (1784)
Address of Little Turtle (1802)
Jefferson's Reply (1802)
Thomas Jefferson on the Indians' Future (1803)
A Jeffersonian Treaty with the Delaware Indians (1804)
Indian Land Cessions and Indian Treaties (1800-1812)
A Denunciation of White Tyranny (1811)
Thomas Jefferson on Black Colonization (1801)
The Virginia Legislature Debates an Emancipation Prohibition (1806)
A Letter from a Man of Colour (1817)
A Black Response to Colonization (1817)
The Problem Of Historical Causation: The Second Great Awakening
Secondary Source: The Second Great Awakening and the Transformation of American Christianity (1989)
Primary Sources: … The Methodist Discipline … (1798). … On Predestination … (1809)
A Defense of Camp Meetings (1814)
Book of Mormon (1830). … Plea for the West … (1835)
A Methodist … Circuit-Rider … Discusses Education and the Ministry (1856)
Negro Methodists Holding a Meeting in Philadelphia (ca. 1812)
A Former Slave Discusses the Appeal of Methodism (1856)
Frances Trollope's Account of a Camp Meeting (1829)
Harriet Martineau on the Condition of American Women (1837)
Rebeccah Lee on the Appeal of Christianity (1831)
Philadelphia Journeymen Protest Their Conditions (1828)
Occupations of Methodist Converts in Philadelphia (1830s)
Alexis de Tocqueville on the Condition of Americans (1835)
Grand Theory And History: Democracy And The Frontier
Secondary Source: The Significance of the Frontier in American History (1893)
Primary Sources: Sketch of Trappers (1837)
N. J. Wyeth's Instructions for Robert Evans at the Fort Hall Trading Post (1834)
Mission Life in California (1831)
Autobiography (1833)
View of the Valley of the Mississippi (1832)
Daguerreotype of The Stump Orator (1847)
Brigham Young on Land Distribution (1848)
Life in the Gold Fields (1849)
A San Francisco Saloon (1855)
A Call for Mexicans to Resist (1859)
A New Home-Who'll Follow? (1839)
The Pioneer Cowpen (1849)
Six Months in the Gold Mines (1850)
Hydraulic Mining in California's Gold Fields (1862)
History As Biography: Historians And

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