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Major Problems in the Early Republic, 1787-1848 Documents and Essays

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ISBN-10: 0669243329

ISBN-13: 9780669243321

Edition: 1st 1992

Authors: Wilentz, Thomas Paterson

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Each chapter's documents identify the key issues and capture the passionate spirit and conviction of the historical actors. The essay selections spotlight research in the social and cultural history of the early republic.
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List price: $141.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/2/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Interpreting the Early Republicp. 1
The Significance of the Early Republicp. 2
The Market Revolution, 1815-1848p. 8
Nationalism and American Identity in the Early Republicp. 14
The U.S. Constitution and the Federalist Ascendencyp. 24
Alexander Hamilton Addresses the Constitutional Convention, 1787p. 25
James Madison Defends the New Federal Constitution, 1788p. 27
Two Anti-Federalists Attack the Constitution, 1788p. 30
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Defends the Constitution, 1788p. 32
Hamilton on the Public Credit, 1790p. 33
The National Bank and the Constitution: Two Views, 1791p. 35
James Madison Gives "A Candid State of Parties," 1792p. 38
The Discourse of Politics in 1787p. 40
Slavery and the Constitutionp. 49
The Constitution and the "Genius" of the Peoplep. 53
The Political Crises of the 1790sp. 62
The Democratic Society of Pennsylvania Opposes Federal Policy, 1793, 1794p. 63
A Country Democrat on the Whiskey Rebellion, 1796p. 65
President George Washington Suppresses the Whiskey Rebellion, 1794p. 66
Thomas Jefferson on the "Aristocratical Party," 1796p. 68
President Washington's Farewell Address, 1796p. 69
John Adams Thanks His Supporters, 1798p. 70
The Kentucky Resolutions, 1798p. 71
A Federalist Newspaper Describes the Trial of David Brown, 1799p. 73
John Adams on His Defeat, 1801p. 74
Capitalism and the Rise of the Republican Oppositionp. 75
Republicanism, Capitalism, and Slavery in the 1790sp. 84
The Republican Jefferson and the Jeffersonian Republicp. 90
President Thomas Jefferson on Political Reconciliation, 1801p. 91
Two Politicians on Jefferson, 1801p. 93
Robert R. Livingston on the Louisiana Purchase Negotiations, 1803p. 94
Jeffersonian Constitutionalism and the Louisiana Purchase, 1803p. 96
Chief Justice John Marshall on the Powers of the Judiciary, 1803p. 97
Federalists and Old Republicans Engage in Political Warfare, 1804, 1806p. 99
Contemporary Views of the Pros and Cons of Jefferson's Embargo, 1808, 1809p. 100
Jefferson as Cautious Pragmaticp. 102
Jefferson as Reactionary Ideologuep. 106
Jefferson and the Empire of Libertyp. 109
Gender, Race, and Ideology in the Early Republicp. 116
Contemporary Views of Republican Womanhoodp. 118
Thomas Jefferson on Indians and Blacks, 1787p. 122
The Confessions of "Ben," a Co-Conspirator in Gabriel Prosser's Rebellion, 1800p. 126
Free Blacks Appeal for Freedom and Christian Forbearance, 1794p. 127
John Watson on Black Methodism, 1819p. 128
Timothy Dwight Describes "The Destruction of the Pequods," 1794p. 129
President Jefferson Displays Machiavellian Benevolence Toward the Indians, 1803p. 130
The Practice of Jeffersonian Benevolence: William Henry Harrison's Treaty with the Delaware Indians, 1804p. 131
A Shawnee Parable of Resistance, 1803p. 132
The Republican Wifep. 133
Jeffersonian Philanthropy and the American Indianp. 138
Indian-White Relations in the New Nationp. 142
The War of 1812p. 152
A Republican Newspaper Protests Against British Impressment, 1811p. 154
Tecumseh Confronts Governor William Henry Harrison, 1810p. 154
Felix Grundy Gives the War Hawks' Battle Cry, 1811p. 156
The Congressional War Report, 1812p. 157
Federalist Daniel Webster Criticizes the War, 1812p. 157
Three Documents on the Battle of the Thames, 1813p. 160
Nathan Appleton on the Coming of the Power Loom, 1858p. 161
Nathaniel Boileau on the British Juggernaut, 1814p. 162
Newspaper Accounts of the Burning of Washington, D.C., 1814p. 166
Resolutions of the Hartford Convention, 1814p. 167
The Birth of a Hero: Andrew Jackson (Undated)p. 169
The War of 1812 and the Struggle for Political Permanencyp. 170
The Liberal Impulse to Warp. 177
The Rise of Northern Capitalismp. 188
Views on the Commercialization of the Countrysidep. 189
Perspectives on the Self-Made Manp. 191
Contemporary Statements on the Cult of Domesticityp. 195
Impressions of the Lowell Mills, 1833, 1844, 1845p. 198
On the Lives of Big-City Craftsmen, 1845p. 202
Thomas Skidmore on the Rights of Man to Property, 1829p. 206
Reverend Alonzo Potter Defends Wage Labor, 1841p. 209
The Early American Industrial Revolutionp. 212
Metropolitan Industrializationp. 220
Working-Class Youth: The Gals and Boys of the Boweryp. 227
The Slaveholders' Regimep. 238
A Planter Instructs His Son, 1841p. 239
J. H. Hammond's Instructions to His Overseer, 1840-1850p. 240
Southerners' Commentaries on Recalcitrant Slaves, 1833-1845p. 246
Accounts of Slavery, 1823-c. 1930sp. 248
Free Blacks Petition the State of Virginia, 1838p. 253
Frances Kemble on Racism, Religion, and Fear in Georgia, 1838-1839p. 254
Reflections on Yeoman Egalitarianism, 1850-1851p. 256
Contemporary Attacks and Counterattacks on Slavery, 1831-1832p. 257
Paternalism and Class Relations in the Old Southp. 264
The Role of Race in the Planter Ideology of South Carolinap. 273
Folk Tales and the Slaves' Culturep. 279
Struggles for the Westp. 288
Documents on the Black Hawk War, 1831, 1832p. 289
Two Reports on the Texas Revolution, 1836p. 291
Two Views of California, 1846, 1848p. 296
Illinois Governor Edward Coles on the Proslavery Movement, 1823p. 302
Caroline M. Kirkland on Western Life, 1839, 1845p. 303
Speculators, Squatters, and the Senate Debate over Public Land Policy, 1837p. 308
The Speculators' Role on the Frontierp. 313
The Transformation of a Rural Community: Commonality and Class in Sugar Creekp. 318
The Era of Bad Feelingsp. 333
President James Monroe on the "Harmony of Opinion," 1817p. 335
Observations on Banking and the Panic of 1819; 1817, 1818, 1820p. 337
Three Views of the Missouri Crisis, 1819, 1820, 1822p. 338
President John Quincy Adams on Liberty and Power, 1825p. 341
A Craft Workers' Manifesto, 1827p. 342
Martin Van Buren Proposes a New Opposition Party, 1827p. 343
John C. Calhoun on States' Rights, 1828p. 345
The Political Cultures of a Presidential Campaign, 1828p. 348
The Missouri Crisis, Slavery, and the Rise of the Jacksoniansp. 351
Social Development and Political Parties from 1789 to 1828p. 359
The Political Cultures of 1828p. 365
Jacksonians, Whigs, and the Politics of the 1830sp. 372
A Retrospective Glance at the Character of Andrew Jackson, 1827p. 374
President Jackson on Indian Removal, 1830p. 374
Jackson and Internal Improvements: The Maysville Road, 1830p. 376
Perspectives on the Nullification Crisis, 1832, 1833p. 379
Views on the Bank War, 1832p. 385
Jacksonian View of the Opposition, 1833p. 391
Philip Hone on the Democratic Party, 1834p. 391
The Gag Rule: Floor Debate in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1837p. 393
"A Native of Maine" on the Emigrating Cherokees in Southern Kentucky, 1838p. 394
The Whigs Take to the Woods, 1840p. 395
Calvin Colton on Whig Ideals, 1844p. 396
Andrew Jackson and Jacksonian Democracyp. 399
Equality, Racism, and Jacksonian Democracyp. 407
The Party of Moral Discipline: Whig Valuesp. 414
Reforms in Conflictp. 423
Charles Grandison Finney on Sin and Redemption, 1835p. 425
Lyman Beecher on the Temperance Crusade, 1826p. 427
A Counterattack on Religious Reform, 1831p. 430
Feminist Declarations, 1828, 1848p. 430
Contemporary Views of Nativism, 1834, 1835p. 438
Horace Mann on the Philosophy of Public Schooling, 1846p. 440
Labor Reform Considered, 1836p. 442
Reverend Charles Colcock Jones on Religious Instruction for Negroes, 1847p. 443
Class, Liquor, and Reform in Rochesterp. 448
Middle-Class Women and Moral Reformp. 454
Nativist Reform and the Fear of Subversive Conspiraciesp. 461
Abolitionism, Antiabolitionism, and Proslaveryp. 471
African-American Abolitionism: David Walker Appeals to the Colored Citizens of the World, 1829p. 473
William Lloyd Garrison Urges Immediate Abolition, 1831p. 476
The New-England Anti-Slavery Society on Immediatism, 1833p. 478
William Jay Mocks and Dismisses the Proslavery Argument, 1836p. 479
Angelina Grimke Appeals to the Christian Women of the South, 1836p. 482
The Antiabolitionist Outlook, 1833, 1835p. 484
J. H. Hammond Defends Slavery, 1836p. 488
A Christian Defense of Slavery, 1845p. 492
Abolitionism and the Labor Movementp. 497
Women's Rights and Abolitionp. 503
Racial Tensions Within Northern Abolitionismp. 509
The Proslavery Argumentp. 515
The Bitter Fruits of Manifest Destinyp. 523
John L. O'Sullivan on Texas Annexation and Manifest Destiny, 1845p. 525
President James K. Polk's War Message, 1846p. 528
Expressions of War Fever, 1846,1847p. 532
A Mexican View of the War, 1848p. 534
The Wilmot Proviso, 1846p. 538
Abolitionist Views of the Mexican War, 1846, 1848p. 538
A Free Soil Democrat's View of the War: Two Editorials by Walt Whitman, 1846,1847p. 540
Senator Charles Sumner Gives a Northern Whig View of the War, 1846p. 542
Senator John C. Calhoun Offers a Southern Perspective on the War's Outcome, 1847p. 544
The Political System Fractures: Party Platforms, 1848p. 547
Manifest Destiny and National Interestsp. 551
The Anxieties of Manifest Destinyp. 562
Epilogue: Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish from Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, 1851
Appendix: The Constitution of the United States of America and Amendments I-XII
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