List of Maps, Tables, and Figures xvii About the Author xix Preface xxi Part 1 American Colonies to 1763 1. A New World 4 The Expansion of Europe 7 Peoples of the Americas 12 The Spanish Empire 15 The First North Americans 23 England and the New World 30 The Freeborn Englishman 35 Voices of Freedom: From Henry Care, English Liberties, or, The Free-Born Subject's Inheritance (1680) 40 2. American Beginnings, 1607-1650 44 The Coming of the English 47 Settling the Chesapeake 51 Origins of American Slavery 57 The New England Way 62 Voices of Freedom: From John Winthrop, Speech to the Massachusetts General Court (July 3, 1645) 64 New Englanders Divided 69 The New England Economy 73 3. Crisis and Expansion: North American Colonies, 1650-1750 78 Empires in Conflict 81 The Expansion of England's Empire 87 Voices of Freedom: From William Penn, England's Present Interests Discovered (1675) 93 Colonies in Crisis 94 The Eighteenth Century: A Growing Society 101 Social Classes in the Colonies 110 4. Slavery, Freedom, and the Struggle for Empire to 1763 118 Slavery and the Empire 121 Slave Culture and Slave Resistance 130 An Empire of Freedom 133 The Public Sphere 138 The Great Awakening 145 Imperial Rivalries 148 Battle for the Continent 151 Voices of Freedom: From Pontiac, Speeches (1762 and 1763) 156 Part 2 A New Nation, 1763-1840 5. The American Revolution, 1763-1783 166 The Crisis Begins 169 The Road to Revolution 176 The Coming of Independence 180 Voices of Freedom: From Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776) 185 Securing Independence 189 6. The Revolution Within 200 Democratizing Freedom 203 Toward Religious Liberty 207 Defining Economic Freedom 212 The Limits of Liberty 215 Slavery and the Revolution 220 Voices of Freedom: From Petitions of Slaves to the Massachusetts Legislature (1773 and 1777) 224 Daughters of Liberty 228 7. Founding a Nation, 1783-1789 234 America under the Articles of Confederation 237 A New Constitution 246 The Ratification Debate and the Origin of the Bill of Rights 253 Voices of Freedom: From James Madison, The Federalist no. 51, and Anti-Federalist Essay Signed "Brutus" (1787) 254 We the People 261 8. Securing the Republic, 1790-1815 270 Politics in an Age of Passion 272 Voices of Freedom: From Address of the Democratic-Republican Society of Pennsylvania (December 18, 1794) 281 The Adams Presidency 283 Jefferson in Power 290 The "Second War of Independence" 298 9. The Market Revolution 306 A New Economy 309 Market Society 319 Voices of Freedom: From Josephine L. Baker, "A Second Peep at Factory Life," Lowell Offering (1845) 328 The Free Individual 330 The Limits of Prosperity 335 10. Democracy in America, 1815-1840 344 The Triumph of Democracy 346 Voices of Freedom: From "The Memorial of the Non-Freeholders of the City of Richmond" (1829) 348 Nationalism and Its Discontents 353 Nation, Section, and Party 358 The Age of Jackson 363 The Bank War and After 373 Part 3 Slavery, Freedom, and the Crisis of the Union, 1840-1877 11. The Peculiar Institution 386 The Old South 389 Voices of Freedom: From John C. Calhoun, Speech in Congress (1837) 398 Life under Slavery 400 Slave Culture 409 Resistance to Slavery 414 12. An Age of Reform, 1820-1840 422 The Reform Impulse 424 The Crusade against Slavery 434 Black and White Abolitionism 441 The Origins of Feminism 445 Voices of Freedom: From Angelina Grimke, Letter in The Liberator (August 2, 1837) 448 13. A House Divided, 1840-1861 456 Fruits of Manifest Destiny 458 A Dose of Arsenic 470 The Rise of the Republican Party 477 Voices of Freedom: From William H. Seward, "The Irrepressible Conflict" (1858) 484 The Emergence of Lincoln 487 The Impending Crisis 495 14. A New Birth of Freedom: The Civil War, 1861-1865 502 The First Modern War 504 The Coming of Emancipation 514 The Second American Revolution 524 Voices of Freedom: From Abraham Lincoln, Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore (April 18, 1864) 525 The Confederate Nation 532 Turning Points 536 Rehearsals for Reconstruction and the End of the War 539 15. "What Is Freedom?": Reconstruction, 1865-1877 548 The Meaning of Freedom 551 Voices of Freedom: From Petition of Committee in Behalf of the Freedmen to Andrew Johnson (1865) 558 The Making of Radical Reconstruction 562 Radical Reconstruction in the South 572 The Overthrow of Reconstruction 577 Appendix Documents The Declaration of Independence (1776) 2 The Constitution of the United States (1787) 4 From George Washington's Farewell Address (1796) 14 The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848) 18 From Frederick Douglass's "What, to the Slave, Is the Fourth of July?" Speech (1852) 20 The Gettysburg Address (1863) 23 Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (1865) 24 The Populist Platform of 1892 25 Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address (1933) 28 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963) 30 Tables Presidential Elections 32 Admission of States 40 Population of the United States 41 Historical Statistics of the United States Workforce 42 Immigration, by Origin 42 Glossary 43 Credits 63 Index 67
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