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Constructing the American Past : A Source Book of a People's History, Volume I

Constructing the American Past : A Source Book of a People's History, Volume I - 3rd edition

Constructing the American Past : A Source Book of a People's History, Volume I - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780321002174

ISBN10: 0321002172

Constructing the American Past : A Source Book of a People
Edition: 3RD 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Constructing the American Past : A Source Book of a People

ISBN13: 9780321002174

ISBN10: 0321002172

Edition: 3RD 99

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Summary

Students get involved in discovering history for themselves when using Constructing the American Past. With this text, students evaluate primary sources and then develop informed interpretations of American history. Each chapter focuses on a particular problem in American history. Introductions, documents, and study questions prompt students to participate in interpreting the past and challenge them to understand the problems in relation to the big picture of American history.

Author Bio

Gorn, Elliot J. : Miami University

Roberts, Randy W. : Purdue University Main Campus

Bilhartz, Terry D. : Sam Houston State University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction : Doing History

Chapter 1 Contact and Conquest : The Meeting of the Old and New Worlds

Historical Context
The Documents

1. Journal of Christopher Columbus's First Voyage,
2. Bartolomé de Las Casas, From The Devastation of the Indies : A Brief Account,
3. The Aztec Account of the Spanish Conquest, Florentine Codex, as Collected by Bernadino de Sahagún

Postscript
Questions

Defining Terms
Probing Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 2 Dying and Surviving in Virginia

Historical Context,
The Documents

1. Arthur Barlowe, "Narrative of the 1584 Voyage"
2. Thomas Harriot, From A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
3. John White, "Narrative of the 1590 Voyage"
4. George Percy, "Discourse"
5. John Smith, From Journal,
6. John Smith, "A Map of Virginia with a Description of the Country"
7. From Nova Britannia, 1609
8. From Laws Divine, Moral and Martial, 1611
9. "The State of the Colony in Virginia," 1622
10. Richard Frethorne, An Indentured Servant Describes Life in Virginia in a Letter to His Parents

Postscript,
Questions

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 3. The Puritan Experience in New England

Historical Context
The Documents

1. John Winthrop, "A Model of Christian Charity"
2. From The Apologia of Robert Keayne
3 - 4. Education and Literacy
5 - 6. Home and Family
7. Mary Rowlandson, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God
8 - 11. Salem's Struggle with Satan

Postscript
Questions

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 4. "What, Then, Is the American, This New Man?" William Byrd II, Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin

Historical Context
The Documents

1. The Diary of William Byrd
2. The Memoir of Jonathan Edwards
3. The Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin

Question

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 5. What Kind of Revolution Justifications for Rebellio

Historical Context
The Documents

1. Joseph Galloway, "Plan of Union"
2. Samuel Seabury, "An Alarm to the Legislature"
3. Benjamin Franklin on the Galloway Plan and the North Resolution
4. Thomas Paine, From Common Sense
5. John Wesley's Sermon
6 - 8. Lord Dunmore's Proclamation and Responses
9. The Declaration of Independence
10. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams
11. Thomas Jefferson, From Notes on the State of Virginia
12. Letter from Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson
13. Reply of Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Banneker,

Questions

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 6. Counting America : Reading the First Federal Census of 1790

Historical Context
The Documents

1. From The Federalist Papers
2. Excerpt from Article I, Section 2, of the United States Constitution
3. Summary of the First Census of the United States
4. Census Data from South Carolina
5. Census Data from Philadelphia
6. David Ramsay, From The History of South Carolina
7. Isaac Weld, Jr., From Travels Through the States of North America

Questions

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 7. Shouting for Glory : Camp Meeting Christianity Described, Decried, and Defended

Historical Context
The Documents

1. Fanny Lewis, "Glory! Glory! This Is the Happiest Day I Ever Saw"
2. William Thacher, "The Melting Power of God"
3. Barton Stone, "The Smile of Heaven Shone"
4. Martin J. Spalding, "A Fanaticism As Absurd as It Was Blasphemous"
5. "Camp-Meetings and Agricultural Fairs"
6. From An Apology for Camp Meetings

Questions

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 8. Living and Dying in Bondage : The Slave Conspiracy of 1822

Historical Context
The Documents

1. The Trials
2. "Gracious Heaven When I Think What I Have Escaped" Anna Hayes Johnson Letters to Her Cousin
3. "The Conspiracy Had Spread Wider and Wider", John Potter to Langdon Cheves
4. "White Men, Too, Would Engender Plots" : Newspapers Report the Vesey Conspiracy
5. David Walker's Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World

Postscript
Questions

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 9. Remembering the Alamo

Historical Context
The Documents

1. Document Set 1 - Prelude
2. Document Set 2 - The Battle
3. Document Set 3 - The Aftermath

Postscript
Questions

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 10. Women in Antebellum America

Historical Context
The Documents

1. A. J. Graves, "Religious Women"
2. Catharine Beecher, "The Peculiar Responsibilities of American Women"
3. Sarah M. Grimké, "On the Condition of Women in the United States"
4. Harriet Jacobs, From Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl
5. Declaration of Sentiments
6. Lucy Larcom, From A New England Girlhood
7. Malenda Edwards and Mary Paul Letters

Questions

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 11. A House Divided : Free Labor, Slave Labor

Historical Context
The Documents

1. George Fitzhugh, From Cannibals All!
2. Hinton Rowan Helper, From The Impending Crisis of the South
3. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
4. Harriet Beecher Stowe, From Uncle Tom's Cabin ; or Life Among the Lowly
5. Frederick Douglass, Open Letter to Thomas Auld

Questions

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 12. A War Within a War : The New York City Draft Riots

Historical Context
The Documents

1. Enrolment Act of 1863
2. Ellen Leonard, "Three Days of Terror"
3. From The Diary of George Templeton Strong
4. To the Laboring Men of New York
5. Dearly Beloved!
6. "The Raging Riot - Its Character, and the True Attitude Toward It"
7. A Letter from One of the Rioters
8. The $300 Exemption

Questions

Defining Sources
Probing the Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 13. Reconstruction and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan

Historical Context
The Documents

1. Initiation Oath of the Knights of the White Camelia
2. Testimony of Victims of the Ku Klux Klan
3. Congressional Inquiry into Klan Activities
4. Hon. Job E. Stevenson of Ohio, Speech to the House of Representatives
5. Benjamin Bryant, From Experience of a Northern Man Among the Ku-Klux
6. W. H. Gannon, "How to Extirpate Ku-Kluxism from the South"

Questions

Defining Terms
Probing the Sources
Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Credits
Index

Other Editions of Constructing the American Past : A Source Book of a People's History, Volume I

Constructing the American Past, Volume I by Elliot J. Gorn, Terry D. Bilhartz and Randy W. Roberts - ISBN 9780321093424
Constructing the American Past, Volume I by Randy Roberts - ISBN 9780673991720