American Issues A Primary Source Reader in United States History, Volume 1

ISBN-10: 0205803458

ISBN-13: 9780205803453

Edition: 5th 2011

Authors: Irwin Unger, Robert R. Tomes

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List price: $62.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 8/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

ROBERT R. TOMES is Associate Dean of St. Vincent's College at St. John's University.

The Settlement Enterprise
Richard Hakluyt on the Colonizing of North America
Richard Hakluyt, Why England Should Settle North America ((1584)
John Winthrop Advises Puritans to Emigrate
John Winthrop, Why We Should Leave England (1629)
A Cavalier Goes into Exile
Colonel Norwood, A Voyage to Virginia (1649)
The Common Folk Come to America
William Penn,Who Should Go to Pennsylvania? (1683)
Indentured Servants: Upward Mobility or Deeper Bondage
Servant's Indenture for Transportation to Virginia (1622)
Coercion: the West African Slave
Venture Smith, An Eighteenth-Century African Describes His Enslavement (1729)
The British Colonies of North America
Paradise or Hell: Economic Survival and Opportunity
John Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia (1609)
Richard Ffrethorne, A Virginia Settler Regrets Coming
Gabriel Thomas, An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania etc
John Josselyn, An Account of Two Voyages to New England
Reverend Andrew Burnaby, New-York City
The Political Economy: Old Regime or Innovation?
Ordinance for Virginia (1621)
Massachusetts Bay Company (1629)
Charter of Freedoms and Exemptions to Patroons (1629)
The Navigation Act of 1663
Religious Toleration
John Cotton, God Did Not Ordain Democracy Fit for Church or Commonwealth (1636)
Massachusetts Proscribes Quakers (1677)
Royal Order to Send Accused Quakers to England (1661)
Roger Williams Responds to John Cotton (1644)
Hector St. John de Crévecoeur, American Diversity: American Tolerance (1782)
Class Tensions and Slavery in Colonial America
Jaspar Danckaerts, A Traveler Disapproves of the Chesapeake Planters (1679)
William Eddis, The Wretchedness of White Servants (1770)
Reverend R. Walsh, The Inspection of a Slave Ship
MarylandStatue on Negroes and Other Slaves (1664)
Runaway Slaves (1745, 1749)
George Oglethorpe on the Stono Rebellion (1739)
The Diary of Samuel Sewall
Native Americans
A British Officer Describes Native Americans
Captain Jonathan Carver, A Concise Character of the Indians (1767)
A Pennsylvanian Calls the Native Americans "Devils"
Hugh Henry Brackenridge, The Indians Have No Exclusive Claim to America (1782)
William Penn Urges Kindness Toward Native Americans
William Penn Admires the Indians (1683)
A Moravian Missionary Praises Native American Values
John Heckewelder, Indians and Nature (1777)
The Little Mohee (c. 1725)
Treaties and Alliances
Iroquois Chiefs Address the Governors of New York and Virginia (1684)
An Iroquois Chief Discusses the Treaty of Rights (1742)
The Paxton Boys and Native American Extermination
Benjamin Franklin, A Narrative of the Late Massacres, in Lancaster County, of a Number of Indians, Friends of This Province, by Persons Unknown. With Some Observations on the Same. (1764)
Professor Peter Kalm, Small Pox and Brandy Among the Indians (1749)
Patriot versus Loyalist
The Stamp Act: Congress Denounces Taxation without Representation
The Stamp Act (1765)
Declarations of the Stamp Act Congress (1765)
Francis Bennard Describes Stamp Act Riots in Boston (1765)
A Constitutional Crisis: Virtual and Actual Representation
Benjamin Franklin, Invectives Against the Americans (1765)
The Boston Town Meeting Presents the Patriot Case
Joseph Warren, A List of Infringements and Violations of Rights (1772)
An American Radical Reevaluates the English Constitution
Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)
The Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence (1776)
The Radicalism of the American Revolution
The Virginia Bill of Rights (1776)
Parliament's Official View
The Declaratory Act (1766)
A British Official Argues for Taxing Americans
Samuel Johnson, A Diatribe on the American Arguments (1766)
A British View of "No Taxation without Representation"
Soame Jenyns, "No Taxation with Representation" Is an Invalid Argument (1765)
American Loyalists Defend Britain
Josiah Quincy, Jr., The Hutchinson Riot (1775)
Samuel Seabury, Anglican Ministers Defends Britain's Position (1774)
The American Revolution as a Social Movement
Abigail Adams on Women's Rights (1776)
Prince Hall, a Former Slave (1777)
The Constitution
Drafting the Constitution
George Washington, Letter from the Constitutional Convention to the President of Congress (1787)
Resolutions of the Convention Concerning the Ratification and Implementation of the Constitution (1787)
The Constitution
Patrick Henry Denounces the Constitution
Patrick Henry,Virginia Should Reject the Constitution (1788)
The Constitution as a Usurpation
Richard Henry Lee, the Constitution Will Encourage Aristocracy (1787)
"The Father of the Constitution" Defends His Offspring
James Madison, The Constitution Should Be Ratified (1787)
James Madison, Regulating the Violence of Faction Federalist Paper #10 (1788)
Alexander Hamilton on Pro- and Anti-Constitution Forces
Alexander Hamilton, On the Expediency of Adopting the Federal Constitution (1787)
Federalist versus Republican
Alexander Hamilton's Economic Reports
Alexander Hamilton, The First Report on Public Credit (1790)
Alexander Hamilton, The Second Report on Public Credit (1790)
Alexander Hamilton, The Report on Manufactures (1791)
Thomas Jefferson and the American Arcadia
Thomas Jefferson, Query XIX: Manufactures (1784)
Thomas Jefferson Attacks the Hamiltonian System
Thomas Jefferson, The Vile Hamiltonian System (1790)
The Jeffersonians Embrace the French
Thomas Jefferson, In Praise of the French Jacobins (1793)
The Federalists Denounce the French Revolution
Gouverneur Morris, Deploring the Excesses of the French Revolution (1793)
Freedom of Expression: the Press
The Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)
Edward Livingston Opposes the Alien Act (1798)
Washington and the Success of the Great Experiment
From Washington's First Inaugural Address (1789)
James Madison Embraces Political Parties From Washington's Farewell Address (1796)
Pioneers and Native Americans
Opening the Great American Desert: the Lewis and Clark Expedition
John Filson, The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon (1784))
Frederick Jackson Turner, Report to the American Historical Association (1893)
The Pioneer Experience
The Diary of Elias Pym Fordham (1818)
Journal of Zerah Hawley (1821)
Indian Removal
Timothy Flint, the Indians Are Savages The Indian Removal Act (1830)
Memorial to Congress by Inhabitants of the Territory (1832)
John C. Calhoun, Justification for "Removal"
The Indians Protest Against Removal
Capital versus Labor
The Lowell System
Charles Dickens, A Positive View of the Lowell Girls (1842)
The "Factory Girls" Tell Their Own Story (1845-1846)
An Economist Defends Capitalism
Henry C. Carey, Worker Benefit from High Profits (1835)
The Workingmen's Party Indicts Capitalism
The Workingmen's Party, Workers Are Exploited and Oppressed (1840)
Popular Songs of American Workers
LowBridge, Everybody Down
E.R.I.E. No Irish Need Apply
Pat Works on the Railway
Jacksonian Democracy
Andrew Jackson: Man of the People or Autocrat?
Mrs. Smith Observes the Inauguration of Andrew Jackson (1829)
Andrew Jackson Protests to the Senate (1834)
Andrew Jackson Vetoes the Bank Bill
Andrew Jackson, Why I Vetoed the BUS Recharter (1832)
Daniel Webster Replies to the Veto
Daniel Webster Defends the BUS (1832)
Democratic Egalitarianism
Isaac S. Smith, The Positions of the Loco Focos (1836)
A "Knickerbocker" Gentleman Flays the "Rabble"
Philip Hone, A Whig Gentleman's View of the Working Class
The Ferment of Reform
Women's Rights
The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848)
Abolitionism and Human Rights
Angelina Grimkÿ, Human Rights Not Founded On Sex (1837)
Sojourner Truth, When Woman Gets Her Rights Man Will Be Right (1867)
Women and Divorce
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Questions the Laws of Marriage and Divorce (1861)
Sarah Josepha Hale On Women and Peace Societies
Sarah Josepha Hale,Ought Ladies to Form Peace Societies? (1840)
Dorothea L. Dix and the Plight of the Mentally Ill
Dorothea L. Dix, Memorial to the Legislature of Massachusetts (1843)
The Mexican War
Manifest Destiny
John L. O'sullivan, Manifest Destiny (1845)
James K. Polk Calls For War against Mexico
Polk's War Message (1846)
The Mexican View
Ramon Alcaraz, The Mexican View of the War (1850)
Dissent At Home
James Russell Lowell, The Mexican War Is on Behalf of Slavery
Charles Sumner, Senator from Massachusetts (1847)
Thomas Corwin, The War With Mexico Is Morally Wrong (1847)
Frederick Douglass Opposes the War (1848)
Slavery and the "Old South"
1 Slavery from the Victim's Viewpoint
William Brown, My Life as a Slave
Harriet Jacobs,The Trials of Girlhood
A Southern Apologist Views Slavery
Edward A. Pollard, Happy "Darkies" (1859)
The Southern Plantation Idyll vs. Northern Experiments
John Pendleton Kennedy, The Southern Plantation Idyll
George Fitzhugh, In What Slavery Ends
4 A Nonslaveholding Southerner Attacks the "Peculiar Institution"
Hinton Rowan Helper, Slavery Hurts Non-Slaveholding Whites (1857)
William Lloyd Garrison, Manifesto of a New Antislavery Movement
A Northerner Describes the Old South
Frederick Law Olmstead, A Northern Traveler Views Southern Slavery (1854)
The World the Slaves Made
Go Down, Moses (c. 1850)
Resistance and Rebellion
James W. C. Pennington, The Escape of a Fugitive Slave
Rebellion: the Confessions of Nat Turner (1831)
The Clash of Sections
A Southern Champion Demands Equal Rights for the South
John C. Calhoun, The South Defended (1850)
A Northern Unionist Supports the Compromise of 1850
Daniel Webster, Webster's Seventh of March Speech Favoring the Compromise
Measures (1850)
Antislavery Leaders Respond to the Kansas-Nebraska Act
The Kansas���Nebraska Act: A Plot against the North (1854)
John Brown and the Remission of Sins by Blood
John Brown's Last Speech (1859)
The Victory of the Republican Party
The Republican Party Platform of 1860
The South Secedes
South Carolina Secession Convention (1860)
Why South Carolina Is Leaving the Union (1860)
The Civil War
The War Is About Slavery
Alexander H. Stephens, Slavery Is the Cornerstone of the Confederacy (1861)
The War Will Destroy Slavery (1861)
The War Is Over Constitutional Issues
Jefferson Davis, Inaugural Address (1861)
Abraham Lincoln, Inaugural Address (1861)
The War Is a Clash of Economic Interests
The North Opposed the South Economically (1860)
Edward Everett, The North's Economic Grievances Against the South (1861)
The Union's Advance Undermines Slavery
Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address (1863)
James Henry Gooding, An African American Soldier Appeals for Equality (1863)
The New York City Draft Riots (1863)
Mrs. Burton Harrison, A Lady of the Old South Describes the Fall of Richmond (1865)
The Experience of Civil War Soldiers
Frank Wilkeson, Death in Battle (1864)
Battle Cry of Freedom
The Bonnie Blue Flag
John Brown's Body
Harsh Versus Lenient Victors
Abraham Lincoln, Reconstruction Must Be Gradual and Careful (1865)
Andrew Johnson, Amnesty Proclamation (1865)
Thaddeus Stevens, We Must Have a Radical Reconstruction
The White South Responds
Mississippi Black Code (1865)
James W. Hunnicutt, Johnson's Policies Criticized (1866)
White People Must Regain Control of Their States (1868)
Organization and Principles of the Ku Klux Klan (1874)
The Black Response
Frederick Douglass, What the Black Man Wants (1865)
Ex-Slaves Should Have Land (1868)
The Ex-Slaves Crave Education (1866)
An Appeal for Protection from the KKK (1871)
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