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Boisterous Sea of Liberty : A Documentary History of America From Discovery Through the Civil War

Boisterous Sea of Liberty : A Documentary History of America From Discovery Through the Civil War - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195116700

ISBN13: 978-0195116700
ISBN10: 0195116704
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1998
International: No

List price: $29.99

Boisterous Sea of Liberty : A Documentary History of America From Discovery Through the Civil War - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195116700

David Brion Ed. Davis and Steven Ed. Mintz

ISBN13: 978-0195116700
ISBN10: 0195116704
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Drawing on a gold mine of primary documents--including letters, diary entries, personal narratives, political speeches, broadsides, trial transcripts, and contemporary newspaper articles--The Boisterous Sea of Liberty brings the past to life in a way few histories ever do.

Here is a panoramic look at early American history as captured in the words of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe and many other historical figures, both famous and obscure. In these pieces, the living voices of the past speak to us from opposing viewpoints--from the vantage point of loyalists as well as patriots, slaves as well as masters. The documents collected here provide a fuller understanding of such historical issues as Columbus's dealings with Native Americans, the Stamp Act Crisis, the Declaration of Independence, the Whiskey Rebellion, the Missouri Crisis, the Mexican War, and Harpers Ferry, to name but a few.

Compiled by Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Brion Davis and Steven Mintz, and accompanied by extensive illustrations of original documents, The Boisterous Sea of Liberty brings the reader back in time, to meet the men and women who lived through the momentous events that shaped our nation.

Author Bio

Davis, David Brion : Yale University

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. His work has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Albert J. Beveridge Award, and the Bancroft Prize, among many other honors. He lives in Orange, Connecticut.



Mintz, Steven : University of Houston

Steven Mintz is Professor of History at the University of Houston. He has published works on slavery, American reform movements, and the history of the American family. He lives in Houston.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART 1. FIRST ENCOUNTERS

The Meaning of America
Utilizing the Native Labor Force
New World Fantasies
Labor Needs
The Black Legend
A Critique of the Slave Trade

PART 2. EUROPEAN COLONIZATION NORTH OF MEXICO

Justifications for English Involvement in the New World
A Rationale for New World Colonization
England's First Enduring North American Settlement
Life in Early Virginia
Race War in Virginia
Indentured Servitude
The Shift to Slavery
Regional Contrasts
The Pilgrims Arrive in Plymouth
Reasons for Puritan Immigration
The Idea of the Covenant
Servitude in New England
Mounting Conflict with Native Americans
Native Americans as Active Agents
Puritan Economics
King Philip's War
Struggles for Power
An Indian Slave Woman Confesses to Witchcraft
The Sin of Slaveholding
English Liberties

PART 3. A LAND OF CONTRASTS

Mercantilist Ideas
New Netherlands: America's First Multicultural Society
New Netherlands Becomes New York
Indian Affairs
The Schenectady Massacre
Persecution of the Quakers
The Quaker Ideal of Religious Tolerance
South Carolina
Georgia
English Liberties and Deference
Queen Anne's War
Immigration and Ethnic Diversity
Indentured Servitude
Suspicion of Arbitrary Power
The Great Awakening
Fear of Slave Revolts
America as a Land of Opportunity

PART 4. THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR

British North America in 1775
A Soldier's Diary
Fasting and Repentance
The Capture of Quebec
The Seven Years' War and the Growth of Antislavery Sentiment
The Fate of Native Americans

PART 5. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION

The Proclamation of 1763
The Stamp Act Crisis
The Townshend Acts
The Boston Massacre
The Regulators
Samuel Adams
The Boston Tea Party
American Resistance to Britain
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
Declaring Independence
Slavery and the American Revolution
Benedict Arnold's Treason
The War in the South
The Articles of Confederation

PART 6. CREATING A NEW NATION

Native Americans and the American Revolution
The Newburgh Conspiracy
Slavery in Postrevolutionary America
White Slavery
Relations with Britain
The Critical Period and Shays' Rebellion
Northwest Ordinance
Creating Republican Governments
The U.S. Constitution
Debates within the Constitutional Convention
The Three-fifths Compromise
Fugitive Slaves and the Constitution
A Proslavery Document?
Ratification Debates
The New Republic
The Birth of Political Parties
The Haitian Revolution
The Citizen Genet Affair
The Whiskey Rebellion
Washington's Farewell Address
The Quasi-War with France and the XYZ Affair
Jeffersonian Republicanism
The Jeffersonians in Power

PART 7. ANTEBELLUM AMERICA
SHIFTS IN SENSIBILITY: FAMILY GENDER ROLES RELIGION AND THE RISE OF HUMANITARIANISM

The Emergence of the Republican Family
Republican Motherhood
Religious Liberalism and Evangelical Revivalism
Disestablishment

ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN REFORM TRADITION

Dueling
Education
Colonization
Postward Nationalism and Division

1818 AND 1819: WATERSHED YEARS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

The Second Bank of the United States
McCullough v. Maryland
Acquiring Florida
The Monroe Doctrine
The Missouri Crisis
Slavery and Sectionalism
The Underground Railroad
The Rise of the Second Party System
The Election of 1824

POWER AND IDEOLOGY IN JACKSON'S AMERICA

Nullification and the Bank War
Political Democratization and the Dorr War
Party Competition and the Rise of the Whigs
Antebellum Reform: The Shift to Immediatism
Abolition and Slavery
Nat Turner's Insurrection
Narrative and Testimony of Sarah M. Grimke
Testimony of Angelina Grimke
A Proslavery New Yorker
From Antislavery to Women's Rights

MANIFEST DESTINY

Gone to Texas
Texas Annexation
Mounting Sectional Antagonisms
The Amistad Affair
Political Antislavery
The Free Soil Party
The Mexican War

THE ESCALATING CONFLICT OVER SLAVERY

The Compromise of 1850
Mass Immigration
The Know-Nothings and the Disintegration of the Second-Party System

AMERICA AT MIDCENTURY

Revival of the Slavery Issue
Bleeding Kansas
Bleeding Sumner
The Dred Scott Decision
The Gathering Storm
Harpers Ferry
The Secession Crisis

PART 8. CIVIL WAR
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NAMES

The Emancipation Proclamation
Gettysburg

TOWARD RECONSTRUCTION

The Nature and History of the Gilder Lehrman Collection