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Thinking Through the Past : A Critical Thinking Approach to U.S.  History, Volume 1

Thinking Through the Past : A Critical Thinking Approach to U.S. History, Volume 1

ISBN 9781285427430
Edition 5
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Publisher Cengage
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1. THE TRUTH ABOUT TEXTBOOKS: INDIANS AND THE SETTLEMENT OF AMERICA. Secondary Sources: History of the American People (1927). The American Pageant (1966). A People and a Nation (2008). 2. THE PRIMARY MATERIALS OF HISTORY: CHILDHOOD IN PURITAN NEW ENGLAND. Primary Sources: Elizabeth Eggington (1664). Henry Gibbs (1670). Letter of Samuel Mather (Age 12) to His Father (ca. 1638). Massachusetts Court Records. Lawrence Hammond, Diary Entry for April 23, 1688. Cotton Mather on Young Children (1690). An Arrow Against Profane and Promiscuous Dancing (1690). Samuel Sewall on the Trials of His Fifteen-Year-Old Daughter (1696). The Well-Ordered Family (1712). The Duty of Children Toward Their Parents (1727). A Puritan Primer Warns Against Frivolous Behavior (1671). The Roger Mowry House (ca. 1653). The Eleazer Arnold House (ca. 1864). 3. EVALUATING PRIMARY SOURCES: WAS PENNSYLVANIA 'THE BEST POOR MAN'S COUNTRY'? Primary Sources: An Historical and Geographical Account of Pennsylvania (1698). Plantations in Pennsylvania (1743). Journey to Pennsylvania (1756). Advertisement for a Runaway (1759). American Husbandry (1775). William Penn on House Construction in Pennsylvania (1684). Cabin, Berks County. Charles Norris's Mansion, Chestnut Street. Early Settlements in Pennsylvania (1696). Wealth Distribution in Philadelphia, 1693-1774. Acquisition of Land by Former Indentured Servants, 1686-1720. 4. EVALUATING ONE HISTORIAN'S ARGUMENT: THE 'HIDDEN SIDE' OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Secondary Source: The Unknown American Revolution (2005). Primary Sources: An Account of a Stamp Act Riot (1765). A Mob Punishes Merchants (1766). A Gentleman Comments on the Mob (1774). Mecklenburg County Resolves (1775). The Alternative of Williamsburg (1775). 'A Dialogue Between Orator Puff and Peter Easy' (1776). Antislavery Petition of Massachusetts Free Blacks (1777). Blacks Protest Taxation (1780). Chief Thayendanegea Pledges His Loyalty (1776). 'The Sentiments of an American Woman' (1780). 'On the Equality of the Sexes' (1790). 5. MOTIVATION IN HISTORY: THE FOUNDING FATHERS AND THE CONSTITUTION. Secondary Source: Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (2007). Primary Sources: 'Honesty is the Best Policy' (1786). 'Half Our Inhabitants. . . Will Become Bankrupt' (1786). George Washington Reacts to Shay's Rebellion (1786). The Founding Fathers Debate the Establishment of Congress (1787). An Anti-Federalist Mocks the 'Aristocratic' Party (1786). A Founder Defends the Constitution's Restraints (1787). An Antifederalist Defends Paper Money (1787). Federalist #10 (1788). Federalist #15 (1788). 6. IDEAS IN HISTORY: RACE IN JEFFERSON'S REPUBLIC. Secondary Source: Within the 'Bowels' of the Republic (1979). Primary Sources: Thomas Jefferson on Indians and Blacks (1784). Address of Little Turtle (1802). Jefferson's Reply (1802). Thomas Jefferson on the Indians' Future (1803). A Jeffersonian Treaty with the Delaware Indians (1804). Indian Land Cessions and Indian Treaties (1800-1812). A Denunciation of White Tyranny (1811). Thomas Jefferson on Black Colonization (1801). The Virginia Legislature Debates an Emancipation Prohibition (1806). A Letter from a Man of Colour (1817). A Black Response to Colonization (1817). 7. THE PROBLEM OF HISTORICAL CAUSATION: THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENING. Secondary Source: The Second Great Awakening and the Transformation of American Christianity (1989). Primary Sources: 'The Methodist Discipline' (1798). 'On Predestination' (1809). A Defense of Camp Meetings (1814). Book of Mormon (1830). 'Plea for the West' (1835). A Methodist 'Circuit-Rider' Discusses Education and the Ministry (1856). Negro Methodists Holding a Meeting in Philadelphia (ca. 1812). A Former Slave Discusses the Appeal of Methodism (1856). Frances Trollope's Account of a Camp Meeting (1829). Harriet Martineau on the Condition of American Women (1837). Rebeccah Lee on the Appeal of Christianity (1831). Philadelphia Journeymen Protest Their Conditions (1828). Occupations of Methodist Converts in Philadelphia (1830s). Alexis de Tocqueville on the Condition
Overview
1. THE TRUTH ABOUT TEXTBOOKS: INDIANS AND THE SETTLEMENT OF AMERICA. Secondary Sources: History of the American People (1927). The American Pageant (1966). A People and a Nation (2008). 2. THE PRIMARY MATERIALS OF HISTORY: CHILDHOOD IN PURITAN NEW ENGLAND. Primary Sources: Elizabeth Eggington (1664). Henry Gibbs (1670). Letter of Samuel Mather (Age 12) to His Father (ca. 1638). Massachusetts Court Records. Lawrence Hammond, Diary Entry for April 23, 1688. Cotton Mather on Young Children (1690). An Arrow Against Profane and Promiscuous Dancing (1690). Samuel Sewall on the Trials of His Fifteen-Year-Old Daughter (1696). The Well-Ordered Family (1712). The Duty of Children Toward Their Parents (1727). A Puritan Primer Warns Against Frivolous Behavior (1671). The Roger Mowry House (ca. 1653). The Eleazer Arnold House (ca. 1864). 3. EVALUATING PRIMARY SOURCES: WAS PENNSYLVANIA 'THE BEST POOR MAN'S COUNTRY'? Primary Sources: An Historical and Geographical Account of Pennsylvania (1698). Plantations in Pennsylvania (1743). Journey to Pennsylvania (1756). Advertisement for a Runaway (1759). American Husbandry (1775). William Penn on House Construction in Pennsylvania (1684). Cabin, Berks County. Charles Norris's Mansion, Chestnut Street. Early Settlements in Pennsylvania (1696). Wealth Distribution in Philadelphia, 1693-1774. Acquisition of Land by Former Indentured Servants, 1686-1720. 4. EVALUATING ONE HISTORIAN'S ARGUMENT: THE 'HIDDEN SIDE' OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Secondary Source: The Unknown American Revolution (2005). Primary Sources: An Account of a Stamp Act Riot (1765). A Mob Punishes Merchants (1766). A Gentleman Comments on the Mob (1774). Mecklenburg County Resolves (1775). The Alternative of Williamsburg (1775). 'A Dialogue Between Orator Puff and Peter Easy' (1776). Antislavery Petition of Massachusetts Free Blacks (1777). Blacks Protest Taxation (1780). Chief Thayendanegea Pledges His Loyalty (1776). 'The Sentiments of an American Woman' (1780). 'On the Equality of the Sexes' (1790). 5. MOTIVATION IN HISTORY: THE FOUNDING FATHERS AND THE CONSTITUTION. Secondary Source: Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (2007). Primary Sources: 'Honesty is the Best Policy' (1786). 'Half Our Inhabitants. . . Will Become Bankrupt' (1786). George Washington Reacts to Shay's Rebellion (1786). The Founding Fathers Debate the Establishment of Congress (1787). An Anti-Federalist Mocks the 'Aristocratic' Party (1786). A Founder Defends the Constitution's Restraints (1787). An Antifederalist Defends Paper Money (1787). Federalist #10 (1788). Federalist #15 (1788). 6. IDEAS IN HISTORY: RACE IN JEFFERSON'S REPUBLIC. Secondary Source: Within the 'Bowels' of the Republic (1979). Primary Sources: Thomas Jefferson on Indians and Blacks (1784). Address of Little Turtle (1802). Jefferson's Reply (1802). Thomas Jefferson on the Indians' Future (1803). A Jeffersonian Treaty with the Delaware Indians (1804). Indian Land Cessions and Indian Treaties (1800-1812). A Denunciation of White Tyranny (1811). Thomas Jefferson on Black Colonization (1801). The Virginia Legislature Debates an Emancipation Prohibition (1806). A Letter from a Man of Colour (1817). A Black Response to Colonization (1817). 7. THE PROBLEM OF HISTORICAL CAUSATION: THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENING. Secondary Source: The Second Great Awakening and the Transformation of American Christianity (1989). Primary Sources: 'The Methodist Discipline' (1798). 'On Predestination' (1809). A Defense of Camp Meetings (1814). Book of Mormon (1830). 'Plea for the West' (1835). A Methodist 'Circuit-Rider' Discusses Education and the Ministry (1856). Negro Methodists Holding a Meeting in Philadelphia (ca. 1812). A Former Slave Discusses the Appeal of Methodism (1856). Frances Trollope's Account of a Camp Meeting (1829). Harriet Martineau on the Condition of American Women (1837). Rebeccah Lee on the Appeal of Christianity (1831). Philadelphia Journeymen Protest Their Conditions (1828). Occupations of Methodist Converts in Philadelphia (1830s). Alexis de Tocqueville on the Condition

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