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Thinking Through Sources for Exploring American Histories Volume 1
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Thinking Through Sources for Exploring American Histories Volume 1

Nancy A. Hewitt (Rutgers University) , Steven F. Lawson (Rutgers University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-13229-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-13229-3; Format: Paper Text, 128 pages

PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 1 Mapping America

1.1 Christopher and Bartolomeo Columbus, Map of Europe and North Africa (c. 1490)

1.2 Piri Reis Map (1513)

1.3 Dauphin Map of Canada (c. 1543)

1.4 Map of Cuauhtinchan (1550)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 2 Comparing Virginia and Massachusetts Bay Colonies

2.1 John Smith, The Commodities in Virginia (c. 1612)

2.2 Powhatan’s Viewpoint, as Reported by John Smith (1608)

2.3 Richard Frethorne, Letter Home from Virginia (1623)

2.4 John Winthrop, A Model of Christian Charity (1630)

2.5 Capt. John Underhill, Attack at Mystic Connecticut (1638)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 3 The Atlantic Slave Trade

3.1 Venture Smith, A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa (1798)

3.2 Thomas Phillips, Voyage of the Hannibal (1694)

3.3 Willem Bosman, A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea (1703)

3.4 Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789)

3.5 Peter Blake, An Account of the Mortality of the Slaves Aboard the Ship James (1675-1676)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 4 A New Commercial Culture in Boston

4.1 Ship Arrivals and Departures at Boston (1707)

4.2 Goods for Sale (1720)

4.3 Advertisement for Musical Instruments (1716)

4.4 Chest of Drawers (c. 1735–1739)

4.5 Advertisement for Runaway Slave (1744)

4.6 Letter from a Boston Protester (1737)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 5 Defining Liberty, Defining America

5.1 The Albany Plan of Union (1754)

5.2 Boycott Agreement of Women in Boston (1770)

5.3 Peter Bestes and Massachusetts Slaves, Letter to Local Representatives (1773)

5.4 Paul Revere, "The Able Doctor, or the American Swallowing the Bitter Draught," 1774

5.5 J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer (1782)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 6 Loyalists in the American Revolution

6.1 Joseph Galloway, Speech to Continental Congress (1774)

6.2 Charles Inglis, The True Interest of America Impartially Stated (1776)

6.3 Hannah Griffits, Response to Thomas Paine (1777)

6.4 Joseph Brant (Mohawk) Expresses Loyalty to the Crown (1776)

6.5 Boston King, Memoirs of the Life of Boston King (1798)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 7 The Whiskey Rebellion

7.1 Resolution to the Pennsylvania Legislature (1791)

7.2 "An Exciseman" (c. 1791)

7.3 George Washington, Proclamation against the Rebels (1794)

7.4 Alexander Hamilton, Letter to George Washington (August 5, 1794)

7.5 James Madison, Letter to James Monroe (December 4, 1794)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 8 Race Relations in the Early Republic

8.1 Andrew Jackson, Runaway Slave Advertisement (1804)

8.2 Robert Sutcliff, Travels in Some Parts of North America (1812)

8.3 Richard Allen, Excerpt from The Life, Experience, and Gospel Labours of the Rt. Rev. Richard Allen (1833)

8.4 Free Blacks in Philadelphia Oppose Colonization (1817)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 9 The Panic of 1819

9.1 Auction in Chatham Square (1820)

9.2 James Flint, Account of the Panic (1820)

9.3 Virginia Agricultural Society, Antitariff Petition (1820)

9.4 James Kent, Arguments against Expanding Male Voting Rights (1821)

9.5 Nathan Sanford, Arguments for Expanding Male Voting Rights (1821)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 10 Debating Abolition

10.1 William Lloyd Garrison, On the Constitution and the Union (1832)

10.2 Angelina Grimké, Appeal to the Christian Women of the South (1836)

10.3 Stephen Symonds Foster, The Brotherhood of Thieves (1843)

10.4 Liberty Party Platform (1844)

10.5 Frederick Douglass, Abolitionism and the Constitution (1851)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 11 The Cherokee Removal

11.1 Andrew Jackson, Second Annual Message (1831)

11.2 Petition of the Women’s Councils to the Cherokee National Council (1831)

11.3 John Marshall, Majority Opinion, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831)

11.4 Andrew Jackson as the Great Father (c. 1835)

11.5 John Ross, On the Treaty of New Echota (1836)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 12 Sectional Politics and the Rise of the Republican Party

12.1 Abraham Lincoln, On Slavery (1854)

12.2 Republican Party Platform (1856)

12.3 Charles Sumner, The Crime against Kansas (1856)

12.4 Lydia Maria Child, Letters to Mrs. S. B. Shaw and Miss Lucy Osgood (1856)

12.5 The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 13 Home-Front Protest during the Civil War

13.1 "Sowing and Reaping" (1863)

13.2 Testimony of New York City Draft Riot Victim Mrs. Statts, Collected by the Committee of Merchants for the Relief of Colored People, Suffering from the Late Riots (1863)

13.3 Clement L. Vallandigham, The Civil War in America (1863)

13.4 Calls for Peace in North Carolina (1863)

13.5 Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, Diary (1864)

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PRIMARY SOURCE PROJECT 14 Reconstruction in South Carolina

14.1 Colored People’s Convention of South Carolina, Memorial to Congress (1865)

14.2 Lottie Rollin, Address on Universal Suffrage (1870)

14.3 Robert Brown Elliott, In Defense of the Civil Rights Bill (1874)

14.4 James Shepherd Pike, The Prostrate State (1874)

14.5 Harper’s Weekly, "Worse than Slavery" Political Cartoon (1874)

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