Early American Republic A Documentary Reader

ISBN-10: 1405160985
ISBN-13: 9781405160988
Edition: 2008
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Description: With voices ranging from those of presidents to slaves, from both men and women, and from Native Americans and white settlers, this book tells the story of the first half-century of the United States.

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

With voices ranging from those of presidents to slaves, from both men and women, and from Native Americans and white settlers, this book tells the story of the first half-century of the United States.

List of Figures
Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Traveling the Early American Republic
Building the United States
Origins
First Inaugural Address of George Washington, 1789
Tickagiska King Addresses President George Washington, 1789
Western Pennsylvanians Petition Against Taxes, 1790
The First American Party System
A Federalist Appeal to Voters, 1792
Abigail Adams on the Partisan Press, 1797
Matthew Lyon Criticizes "Aristocratic" Politics, 1797
A Massachusetts Farmer Attacks the Federalists, 1798
Recasting the American Nation
First Inaugural Address of Thomas Jefferson, 1801
A New Name for the United States? 1803
Rules of Etiquette in Jefferson's White House, 1803
Clashes East and West
Whose Land?
Lewis and Clark Make American Claims in the "Great West," 1805
Tecumseh Speaks Out Against American Policy in the Old Northwest, 1810
An Artist's Depiction of Scalping during the War of 1812, 1812
Conflict on Many Fronts
James Madison Justifies War with the British, 1812
The Hartford Convention Denounces the War, 1814
An Eyewitness Account of the Battle of New Orleans, 1816
The Postwar Nation Looks Forward
The Year 1819 in Image and Verse
A Poem about a Panic, 1819
Americans on Their Way to a Camp Revival, 1819
A Satirist Looks at the American Militia, 1819
The Future Course of the Republic?
John C. Calhoun Promotes Federal Internal Improvements, 1817
The American Colonization Society Appeals to Congress, 1820
Maine Answers the "Missouri Question," 1820
The Work of a New Republic
A Nation on the Move
A Western Editor Endorses "Old Hickory," 1824
The Erie Canal Hits the American Stage, 1830
An Englishwoman Remembers Her First Illinois Winter, 1848
Charles Ball Describes Moving in the Slave Trade, 1837
Work at Home, Factory, and Field
Lydia Maria Child on the Family Economy and Soapmaking, 1830
Two Views on the Morality of Capitalism in the Early Republic, 1834 and 1836
Henry Bibb Describes Slave Labor in the Cotton Fields, 1849
A New Urban America
Frances Trollope Describes Cincinnati, 1832
A Poem Composed to Cholera, 1832
A Raucous Omnibus Ride in New York City, 1839
Renewal and Reform
The Soul of the Republic
Radical Quakers Appeal to Frances Wright, 1828
Rev. Charles Finney on Changing One's Own Heart, 1836
Zilpha Elaw Remembers Preaching in the North and South, 1846
Improvement of Body and Soul
Boston Physicians on Temperance, 1832
Mathew Carey Advocates Reform for Seamstresses, 1833
Sylvester Graham Denounces "The Appetites," 1837
Anti-Slavery to Abolition
African-American Leaders Reject Colonization Schemes, 1831
Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Society, 1833
Maria Stewart Speaks at the African Masonic Hall, 1833
Jackson's America
The Rise of the "Common Man"
The Inauguration of Andrew Jackson, 1829
David Walker Describes the Condition of Free African-Americans, 1829
Sarah Grimke Defends the Rights of Women, 1837
Native Americans and the Common Man
Andrew Jackson Attempts to Justify Indian Removal to Congress, 1830
John Ross Explains the Position of the Cherokee Nation, 1834
A Description of Native American Removal in Tennessee, 1835
The Second American Party System
A Violent Election Season in New York City, 1834
Henry Clay on Whig Strategy, 1838
New Hampshire Papers Debate the "Log Cabin" Campaign, 1840
The American Continent
The Mississippi and Beyond
Narcissa Whitman Describes Missionary Life in Oregon, 1836
George Catlin Describes the Mandan Buffalo Dance, 1841
Notchininga's Map of the Upper Mississippi, 1837
The Era of Manifest Destiny
Sam Houston's Inaugural Address for the Republic of Texas, 1836
An Editor Endorses the Idea of "Manifest Destiny," 1845
Walter Colton on the Discovery of Gold in California, 1850
War with Mexico
President Polk's War Message, 1846
An American Sergeant's Perspective on the War with Mexico, 1847
Guillermo Prieto Describes the Occupation of Mexico City, 1850
Epilogue: The President and the Ex-Slave
Zachary Taylor's Inaugural Address, 1849
Frederick Douglass on "Morals and Men," 1849
Bibliography
Index

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