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Constructing the American Past A Source Book of a People's History

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ISBN-10: 0321002172

ISBN-13: 9780321002174

Edition: 3rd 1999

Authors: Elliott J. Gorn, Terry D. Bilhartz

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List price: $41.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Elliott J. Gorn, professor of history at Purdue University, is the co-author of A Brief History of American Sports (H&W, 1993) and author of The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America. He lives in Chicago.

(Each Chapter begins with Historical Context and concludes with Questions, Defining Terms, Probing the Sources, Interpreting the Sources, and Additional Reading
Contact and Conquest: The Meeting of Old and New Worlds
Privileges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties
Journal of Christopher Columbus' First Voyage
From The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account
The Aztec Account of the Spanish Conquest, Florentine Codex, as Collected
Dying and Surviving in Virginia
Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh
Narrative of the 1584 Voyage
From A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
Narrative of the 1590 Virginia Voyage
From Journal
Powhatan's Speech to Captain John Smith
From Nova Britannia, 1609
From Laws Divine, Moral and Martial, 1611
The State of the Colony in Virginia, 1622
An Indentured Servant Describes Life in Virginia in a Letter to His Parents
The Puritan Experience in New England
A Model of Christian Charity
Excerpts from the Trial
From The Apologia
Education and Literacy
Home and Family
The Sovereignty and Goodness of God
Salem's Struggle with Satan
Eighteenth Century American Voices
The Diaries
Expanded excerpts from the Narrative of the Life
The Memoirs
Memoirs of the Life
The Memoirs
What Kind of Revolution? Justifications for Rebellion
Plan of Union
An Alarm to the Legislature
Benjamin Franklin on the Galloway Plan and the North Resolution
From Common Sense
John Wesley's Sermon
Lord Dunmore's Proclamation and Responses
The Declaration of Independence
From Notes on the State of Virginia
Letter from Benjamin Banneker
Reply of Thomas Jefferson
Forming a More Perfect Union: The Constitution of 1787 versus Friends, Foes and the Disfranchised
Selections from the Constitution of 1787
Selections from the Speeches of Patrick Henry in the Virginia State Ratifying Convention
Mercy Otis Warren, Observations on the New Constitution, and on the Federal and Conventions by a Columbian Patriot
Selections from the Letters
Selections from The Federalist Papers
Debates over the Bill of Rights
Shouting for Glory: Camp Meeting Christianity Described, Decried, and Defended
Glory! Glory! This Is the Happiest Day I Ever Saw
The Melting Power of God
The Smile of Heaven Shone
A Fanaticism as Absurd as It Was Blasphemous
Camp-Meetings, and Agricultural Fairs
From An Apology for Camp Meetings
Living and Dying in Bondage: The