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Colonial America A History in Documents

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ISBN-10: 0199765952

ISBN-13: 9780199765959

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Edward G. Gray

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By examining the lives of the colonists through their own words--in diaries, letters, sermons, newspaper columns, and poems--Colonial America: A History in Documents,Second Edition reveals how immigrants, despite their vast differences, laid the foundations for a new nation: the United States. One of the earliest documents is Sir Walter Ralegh's account of the failed colony at Roanoke, the first British settlement. The harrowing experiences of the first colonists are recorded in Captain John Smith's tale of Indian attack and starvation at Jamestown and in a young Massachusetts colonist's letter to his English parents pleading for supplies. A Catawba Indian's letter to the governor of South…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

What Is a Document?
How to Read a Document
A Note on Sources and Interpretation
England Expands
England and Europe Look West
The Push for Colonies
New Lands, New Lives
The Trials of Settlement
The Great Migration
Colonists Confront First Nations
Captured by the Indians
Costs of Colonization
The Tumult of Empire
The Construction of Empire
The Quest for Continuity
Who Built the Colonies?
Bound for America
When People Became Property
Ties That Bind
The Struggle for Family
Women's Trials
Parents and Children
A Spiritual People
Building Church
A Diversity of Beliefs
The Awakening Comes
Gentlewomen and Gentlemen
How to Be a Gentleman
A Gentlewoman's Burden
Picture Essay: A World of Things
Further Reading
Text Credits
Picture Credits