Major Problems In American History, Volume I by Elizabeth CobbsMajor Problems In American History, Volume I by Elizabeth Cobbs

Major Problems In American History, Volume I

byElizabeth Cobbs, Edward J. Blum, Jon Gjerde

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. This collection serves as a primary anthology for introductory U.S. history, covering the subject's entire chronological span. Comprehensive topical coverage includes politics, economics, labor, gender, culture, and social trends. The Third Edition features greater focus on visual and cultural sources throughout. Several chapters now include images, songs and poems to give readers a better "feel" for the time period and events under discussion.
Elizabeth Cobbs, Professor and Dwight E. Stanford Chair in American Foreign Relations at San Diego State University, has won literary prizes for both history and fiction: the Allan Nevins Prize, Stuart Bernath Book Prize, San Diego Book Award, and Director's Mention for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. Her books include...
Title:Major Problems In American History, Volume IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.9 × 6.3 × 0.9 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. CONQUEST AND COLLIDING WORLDS.Documents.1. The Iroquois Describe the Beginning of the World, n.d. 2. The Portuguese Describe Battles with West Africans, 1448. 3. Christopher Columbus Recounts His First Encounters with Native People, 1493. 4. Fray Bernardino de Sahagun Relates an Aztec Chronicler''s Account of the Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs, 1519. 5. A European Artist Illustrates a Smallpox Outbreak among Nahau Indians, 1585. 6. English Artist John White Depicts Indian Land Use, 1619. 7. Reverend John Heckewelder Records a Native Oral Tradition of the First Arrival of Europeans on Manhattan Island (1610), 1818. 8. William Wood Describes Indian Responses to the English, 1634.Essays.James H. Merrell, The Indians'' New World. Neal Salisbury, The Indians'' Old World.2. THE SOUTHERN COLONIES IN BRITISH AMERICA.Documents.1. Edward Waterhouse, a British Official, Recounts an Indian Attack on Early Virginia Settlement, 1622. 2. Indentured Servant Richard Frethorne Laments His Condition in Virginia, 1623. 3. George Alsop, a Resident of Maryland, Argues That Servants Profit from Life in the Colonies, 1666. 4. Nathaniel Bacon, Leader of a Rebellion, Recounts the Misdeeds of the Virginia Governor, 1676. 5. Virginia''s Statutes Illustrate the Declining Status of African American Slaves, 1660-1705. 6. Southern Planter William Byrd Describes His Views Toward Learning and His Slaves, 1709-1710. 7. Illustration of Slaves Cultivating Tobacco, 1738. 8. African Olaudah Equiano Recounts the Horrors of Enslavement, 1757.Essays.Kathleen M. Brown, The Anxious World of the Slaveowning Patriarch. Philip D. Morgan, The Effects of Paternalism Among Whites and Blacks.3. COLONIAL NEW ENGLAND AND THE MIDDLE COLONIES IN BRITISH AMERICA.Documents.1. Puritan Leader John Winthrop Provides a Model of Christian Charity, 1630. 2. Anne Bradstreet Discusses Her Children in the Colonies, 1656. 3. Mary Rowlandson, A New England Woman, Recounts Her Experience of Captivity and Escape from the Wampanoag During King Philip''s War, 1675. 4. Proprietor William Penn Promotes His Colony, 1681. 5. Examination and Testimony of Tituba, a Servant-Slave in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. 6. A Slave, Phillis Wheatley, Laments the Death of Revivalist George Whitefield, 1770. 7. Dr. Alexander Hamilton Depicts the Material Acquisitions of Northern Colonists, 1744. 8. Gottlieb Mittelberger, a German Immigrant, Portrays the Difficulties of Immigration, 1750.Essays.David D. Hall, Worlds of Wonder in the Northern Colonies. T. H. Breen, Worlds of Goods in the Northern Colonies.4. THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.Documents.1. The Stamp Act Congress Condemns the Stamp Act, 1765. 2. Virginian Patrick Henry Warns the British to Maintain American Liberties, 1775. 3. Pamphleteer Thomas Paine Advocates the "Common Sense" of Independence, 1776. 4. Abigail and John Adams Debate Women''s Rights, 1776. 5. A Song to Inspire Revolution, 1776. 6. Mohawk Leader Joseph Brant Commits the Loyalty of His People to Britain, 1776. 7. African Americans Petition for Freedom, 1777. 8. General Washington Argues for Greater Military Funding by Portraying the Plight of Soldiers at Valley Forge, 1778.Essays.Gordon S. Wood, Radical Possibilities of the American Revolution. Gary B. Nash, The Radical Revolution from the "Bottom Up."5. THE MAKING OF THE CONSTITUTION.Documents.1. The Articles of Confederation Stress the Rights of States, 1781. 2. Cato, an African American, Pleads for the Abolition of Slavery in Pennsylvania, 1781. 3. Slaveholders in Virginia Argue Against the Abolition of Slavery, 1784-1785. 4. Thomas Jefferson Proposes the Protection of Religious Freedom in Virginia, 1786. 5. Daniel Shays and Followers Declare Their Intent to Protect Themselves Against "Tyranny," 1787. 6. Generals William Shepard and Benjamin Lincoln Regret the Disorder That Characterized Shays''s Rebellion, 1787. 7. The Federalist Papers Illustrate the Advantages of Ratification of the Constitution, 1787-1788. 8. Patrick