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For the Record A Documentary History of America: from First Contact Through Reconstruction

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ISBN-10: 0393919404

ISBN-13: 9780393919400

Edition: 5th 2013

Authors: David E. Shi, Holly A. Mayer

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The reader features 250 primary source documents, both textual and visual, drawn from a vast range of government documents, newspapers, speeches, letters, novels, and images. Twenty-five updated selections offer strengthened coverage of African American history and reflect the latest structure of America: A Narrative History, Ninth Edition.
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Book details

List price: $38.35
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

David Emory Shi (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is president emeritus and professor emeritus of history at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the author of several books focusing on American cultural history, including the award-winning The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture and Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850-1920.

Preface for Instructors
Where to Begin
The Collision of Cultures
In Defense of the Indians (c. 1550)
Letter from New Mexico (1599)
A Briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia (1590)
The Jesuit Relations (1640)
The English-American: A New Survey of the West Indies (1648)
Britain and its Colonies
The Generall Historie (1624)
An Indentured Servant's Letter Home (1623)
Bacon's Manifesto (1676)
General Observations and Model of Christian Charity (1629-30)
The Massachusetts Bay Colony Case against Anne Hutchinson (1637)
The Frame of Government and Laws Agreed upon in England (1682)
Colonial Ways of Life
A Captivity Narrative (1676)
Accounts of the Salem Witchcraft Trials (1693)
Articles of Belief (1728)
Some Thoughts Concerning the Present Revival of Religion (1743)
Letters from South Carolina (1740-42, 1760-61)
The Way to Wealth (1757)
Memoirs of an Indentured Servant (1743)
Ads for Runaway Servants and Slaves (1733-72)
From Colonies to States
The Second Treatise on Civil Government (1689)
Representation of Mr. Byrd Concerning Proprietary Governments (1699)
The Albany Plan of Union (1754)
Letters about War and Trade (1760)
Declaration of Rights and Grievances of the Colonies (1765)
Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1767-68)
Common Sense (1776)
Plain Truth (1776)
Draft of the Declaration of Independence (1776)
The American Revolution
Military Journal of the American Revolution (1775-77)
An Address to General St. Clair's Brigade (1776)
On the Death of General Wooster (1778)
Petition to the Assembly of Pennsylvania against the Slave Trade (March 1780)
Massachusetts Bill of Rights (1780)
Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty (1786)
The Articles of Confederation (Ratified 1781)
Family Letters on Revolutionary Matters (1776-83)
Shaping a Federal Union
A Proclamation of Shaysite Grievances (1786)
Letters about Shays's Rebellion (1786)
Debates on Slavery (1787)
Constitution of the United States (1787)
Arguments against Ratification at the Virginia Convention (1788)
The Federalist Papers, No. 45 (1788)
The Federalist Era
A Dissertation on the Manner of Acquiring the Character and Privileges of a Citizen of the United States (1789)
Notes on the State of Virginia (1785)
Farewell Address (1796)
Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1798 and 1799)
The Early Republic
First Inaugural Address (1801)
Marbury v. Madison (1803)
Reflections on the Cession of Louisiana to the United States (1803)
Journals of Exploration (1804-05)
The Olive Branch (1818 edition)
The Dynamics of Growth
The Ohio (1830s)
The Lowell Offering (1845)
Letters Home to Germany (1849-50s)
The Irish in America (1867)
Imminent Dangers to the Free Institutions of the United States (1835)
Nationalism and Sectionalism
Report of Florida Expedition (1818)
Observations on Jackson and the Spanish Florida Situation (1818-19)
Reflections on the Missouri Question (1820)
Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World (1829)
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
the Monroe Doctrine (1823)
On the Election, the Court, and Improvements (1823)
The Jacksonian Era
An Address to the Citizens of New-York (1831)
South Carolina's Ordinance of Nullification (1832)
The President's Nullification Proclamation (1832)
A Letter to Countess de Tocqueville (1831)
The Chief's Annual Message (1831)
Worcester v. Georgia (1832)
Interpreting Visual Sources: Picturing Development Versus Nature
Lockport-Erie Canal
View of the Railroad to Utica (taken at Little Falls)
Passenger Pigeon
American Bison
The Old South
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845)
Letters from "Your Servant" (1847)
Propositions Defining Slavery and Emancipation (1833)
Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Society (1833)
The South Vindicated from the Treason and Fanaticism of the Northern Abolitionists (1836)
Prejudices against People of Color (1836)
Religion, Romanticism, and Reform
Lectures on Revivals of Religion (1835, with 1868 revisions)
Walden (1854)
Moral and Religious Education (1848)
Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845)
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848)
Address to the Woman's Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio (1851)
An Empire in the West
A Pioneer Woman's Westward Journey (1849)
Interesting from Minnesota (1849)
The President's War Message to Congress (11 May 1846)
Speech about the Mexican War (1847)
The Gathering Storm
The Fugitive Slave Law (1854)
The Democratic Platform (1856)
The Republican Platform (1856)
Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858)
The Impending Crisis of the South (1857)
South Carolina's Ordinance of Secession and Declaration of Independence (1860)
Speech upon Leaving the Senate (January 1861)
The War of the Union
The Reasons for Our Troubles (1862)
Letters from a Confederate Officer (1862)
The Diary of a Union Soldier (1862)
Appomattox, Virginia (1865)
Women of the War (1866)
Interpreting Visual Sources: Picturing the Civil War
Yorktown Fortifications (1862)
Antietam/Sharpsburg (1862)
Fredericksburg (1862-63)
Gettysburg (1863)
Freedman's Camp (1865)
Reconstruction: North and South
The Late Convention of Colored Men (1865)
Black Codes of Mississippi (1865)
Letter to My Old Master (1865)
Organization and Principles of the Ku Klux Klan (1868)
Klan Terrorism in South Carolina (1872)
Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association (1867)