Crosscurrents in American Culture A Reader in United States History - To 1877

ISBN-10: 0618077383

ISBN-13: 9780618077380

Edition: 2009

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This innovative reader is the first to introduce students to cultural history through primary sources and guided pedagogy.Crosscurrentscombines a diverse collection of sources with cutting-edge scholarship for a dramatic overview of politics, economics, and religion. The voices of women and people of color are integrated throughout, presenting a truly inclusive view of the American past. Each source or source grouping is preceded by an introduction, which helps to contextualize the document(s). Throughout each chapter,Problems to Considerprompt students to think analytically about sources. A diverse collection of sources-including toasts, blueprints, testimonies, and screenplays-conveys the richness of American cultural history in both the public and private sectors. The chapters follow the chronology of a typical survey course, making it easy for instructors to incorporate the sources into their course materials.
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List price: $126.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Woody Register (Ph.D., Brown University) is Professor of History at Sewanee: The University of the South. His research concerns consumer culture, popular amusements, and masculinity. He is the author of The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements (Oxford).

Introduction: Reading Culture
New Worlds & Old Worlds: 1490-1630
Colonial Dreams: Imagining the "New World"
Cabinets of Curiosity John Tradescant's Collection (1638)
America (ca., 1664-66)
Mapping the "New World" Medieval T-O Map (Thirteenth Century)
Map of the World (1507)
Cordiform (Heart-shaped) Map of the World (1530) Fool's Cap (ca. 1590)
A New Voyage to Carolina (1709) Catawba Deerskin Map (ca. 1721)
Theater of the Fool's Errand
Eastward Ho (1605)
The Tempest (ca., 1611)
Picturing New Peoples & Retaining Old Notions
Bodies & Cannibalism Amerigo Vespucci, Mundus Novus (Letter from the New World) (1503)
The People of the Islands Recently Discovered (ca. 1505)
"Of Cannibals" (1580)
Land and Property Arthur Barlowe (Roanoke) (1584)
A Micmac Chief (New France) (1691)
Cosmology: Creation Stories from Native American, West African, and European Cultures
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky (Seneca Indians) Corn Mother (Penobscot Indians)
Mande Creation Narrative (West Africa) Genesis (King James version, The Bible)
Cross-Cultural Encounters: 1607-1690
Pocahontas: Race and gender in England's colonization of Virginia Smith's narrative of his captivity & rescue
Pocahontas's kidnapping (Smith or Hamor) Rolfe's letter on marrying
Pocahontas Portrait of Pocahontas Pocahontas's last conversation with Smith Disney's Pocahontas press kit (1995)
"The Pocahontas Myth": Powhatan people response to Pocahontas
Captives: Puritans and Narratives of Crossing Cultures in the Colonial World John Winthrop
A Model of Christian Charity (1630)
"Of the vanity of all worldly creatures" (1650)
The Soveraignty and Goodness of God... (1682) Indian Captives: On Display in Europe: Frobisher's Inuits & Silmadoowa Captives from Metacom's War (1676) Eunice Williams, the "unredeemed captive" (1713)
Colonial Cultures in an Atlantic World: 1690-1760
Confirming Difference & Inventing Race: Origins of slavery in the Americas
Middle Passage: Tales of the Atlantic slave trade Thomas Phillips
Journal of a Voyage Made in the Hannibal (1693-94)
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1791)
Plantations before & after slaves Court Action Involving Anthony Johnson and his Servant (1655) Testimony Concerning
A True & Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes (1657) Virginia Slave Codes (1660-1705)
Magic & Witchcraft within European
Indian & African Cultures Tituba's Examination
Salem Witch Trials (1692) Neighbors' Testimony about a Witch (Rachel Clinton), 1687-1693 Father
The Jesuit Relations (1647-48) Father
Customs of the American Indians (1724)
The Natural History of Barbados (1750)
Cock Fights
Horse Races & Revivals: Colonial Amusements & the Great Awakening Horse racing in Virginia: Court Records & Newspaper Accounts (1674-1739) "Cock Fights,"
Virginia Gazette (1751) Dancing: The Pennsylvania Gazette (1738-1747) Spiritual Travels of Nathan Cole (ca., 1771)
Dangers of an Unconverted Ministry (1741)
The Life of the Rev. James Ireland (1819)
Creating a Nation: 1760-1800
A Family Drama: Patriarchy, Independence and Colonial Rebellion
Family Drama The Wonderful Life, and Surprising Adventures of...Robinson Crusoe (1784)
A Speech to the Six Confederate Nations... (1775)
Common Sense (1776)
Patriotism: Rites (and Rights) of Resistance Celebrating the Repeal of the Stamp Act, Boston Gazette (1766)
A View of the Obelisk Erected under the Liberty Tree in Boston on the Rejoicings for the Repeal of the Stamp Act (1766)
The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught (1774)
"The Female Patriots" (1768) The Female Patriot, No
Addressed to the Tea-Drinking Ladies of New-York (1770)
Liberty's Key: Competing Visions of Freedom and Equality Freedom Petitions by African Americans in Massachusetts (1773 & 1777)
Essay on Slavery (1774) Priscilla Mason's Salutatory Oration
Philadelphia Female Academy (1794)
"The Key of Liberty" (1797)
Signs and Languages of a New Nationalism
A Poem on the Rising Glory of America (1772)
The Contrast (1787)
Dissertations on the English Language (1789) Federalist and Republican Toasts and Songs (1790s)
An Entrepreneurial & Industrial North: 1790-1840
A Market Revolution
Creating Consumer Desire Advertisements and Trade Cards, [Philadelphia] Aurora General Advertiser (1798)
The Clockmaker; or, The Sayings and Doings of Sam Slick, of Slicksville (1839)
Debates over Manufacturing
Notes on the State of Virginia (1781)
Report on Manufactures (1791)
"Laboring Classes," Boston Quarterly Review (1840)
"Factory Girls," Lowell Offering (1840)
Men on the Make: Entrepreneurs & the Mythical Culture of Self-made Men The Journal of James Guild (1818-1824)
"Dr. Stramonium," (1830)
Heart & Hearth: Sentiment, Domesticity, and Property Susanna Rowson, Charlotte Temple (1791) "Novel Reading
A Cause of Female Depravity" (1802) Godey's Lady's Book (1832-1837)
"Rights and Wrongs of Women" (1829)
Southern Culture of Slavery & Slave Culture: 1790-1860
Double Consciousness as a Slave: An African American Culture Amidst Slavery
Tricksters: Slave Folk Tales "De Rabbit, de Wolf, an' de Tar Baby" "Mr. Deer's My Riding Horse" "Malitis"
"How the Boss-Man Found Out John Was Taking His Chickens"
Rebels: Slave Narratives and Resistance Solomon Northup
Twelve Years a Slave (1853)
Saddles & Spurs: Creating a Pro-slavery Ideology
Myths of Paternalist Care John Pendleton Kennedy, Swallow Barn (1851)
"Management of Negroes upon Southern Estates," DeBow's Review (1851)
The Black Gauntlet (1860)
Science for Racial Dominance
Types of Mankind (1854)
Cannibals All! (1858)
Reforming America: 1820-1860
Meeting the Spirit: Cultural Disputes over Revivalist Religion
The Life and Religious Experiences of Jarena Lee (1836)
A History of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1839)
Fall River: An Authentic Narrative (1833)
Sensational Tales of Ruin: The Cultural Production of Reformers
Ten Nights in a Bar-Room (1854)
A Lecture to Young Men on Chastity (1837)
New Freedoms from the Bodies of Slaves: Abolitionism
Colonization & Woman's Rights "A Man of Sense,"
The Colonization Herald (1839) Antislavery Song: A Man's a Man for a' That (1843)
Letters on the Equality of the Sexes (1838) Seneca Falls Convention
Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
Culture of Democracy: 1820-1870
Nature's Vistas & Visages: Cultural Meanings of Expansionism & the Western Frontier
American Scenery Thomas Cole, "Lecture on American Scenery" (1841)
American Progress (1873)
The Pigeon's Egg Head Going to and Returning from Washington (1832)
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians (1842)
Expansionism and Conquest
History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843)
Relations between Texas, the United States of America, and the Mexican Republic (1837)
The Emigrants' Guide to Oregon and California (1845)
Legends of Mexico (1847) Augustine Duganne, "Manifest Destiny" (1855)
Commercial Popular Entertainment & Political Culture
Theater & the Astor Place Riot Washington Irving
Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, gent. (1824)
Diary of William Macready (1846-1849)
Placards and Broadsides (May 10, 1849) "The Macready Riot," Home Journal (New York) (May 12, 1849)
Jim Crow & Zip Coon: Black-face Minstrelsy in America The Autobiography of Mark Twain (1917) Songs: "Jim Crow," (1828) and "Zip Coon," (1834)
Frederick Douglass's Opposition to Blackfaced Entertainment (1848-49)
Partisan Politics as Popular Entertainment Sally McCarty Pleasants
Old Virginia Days and Ways (1916) Lydia Maria Child
"What a shame that women can't vote!" (1856)
Struggles and Triumphs (1869)
Sectional Conflict and Civil War
Uncle Tom's Cabin and Anti-Uncle Tom Novels Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
North and South; or, Slavery and Its Contrasts (1852)
Ellen; or, the Fanatic's Daughter (1860) B. John Brown's Body: Symbols & Meanings of the Civil War
In Song and Verse "John Brown's Body" "Battle Hymn of the Republic" "Who Will Care for Mother Now?" "Kiss Me Before I Die
Mother!" "A Hint to Poets: Showing How to Make a War Song," Vanity Fair (1862)
Gender and the Civil War Fanny Fern
"Soldiers' Wives" (1862)
"A Call to My Country-Women" (1863) Comic Valentine: "Home Guard" Comic Valentine: "Dodging the Draft"
God's Mission, but for Whom?
"The Mission of the War," (1864)
Gideon's Water-Lappers (1864)
"Our Obligations to the Dead" (1865)
A Second American Revolution: 1865-1877
Free at Last!: African American freedom--The Black Man's Vote and White Women's Suffrage Letter to the Editor
National Anti-Slavery Standard (1865)
"This is the Negro's Hour" National Anti-Slavery Standard (1865)
Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution (proposed) (1870)
Speech before the National Woman's Suffrage Convention (1869)
Frederick Douglass on Voting Rights for Women and African Americans (1868 & 1869)
White Terror
The Klan as Minstrelsy: Humor and Terror "A Terrified Negro" Nashville Union and American (1868)
"Ku Klux in a Safe" Nashville Union and American (1868) "K.K.K.K.
Nashville Union and American (1868)
Testimony Taken at the Sub-Committee of Election in Louisiana (1870)
Sut Lovingood's Yarns (1867)
Sexualization of Politics & the Work of White Supremacy U.S. Senate Investigation of the Ku-Klux-Klan (1872)
Tracks of Conflict: Railroads and Chinese Immigration Daniel Webster
"Opening of the Northern Railroad," (1847)
"The Chinese in California," New York Tribune (1869)
Chinese Immigrants Challenge Nativist Discrimination--California State Senate Investigation (1876)
A "Striker," "Fair Wages" North American Review (1877)
"The Recent Strikes," North American Review (1877)
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