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By James H. Merrell, Jerald Podair, Andrew Kersten

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Published Date: Oct 22, 2013

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American Conversations: From Colonization through Reconstruction, Volume 1
By James H. Merrell, Jerald Podair, Andrew Kersten

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Presents primary source readings in American history to help students identify with the nation’s past.


American Conversations is a two-volume anthology of original primary sources in United States history. It features texts by famous and obscure Americans, seeking to reflect the voices of Native Americans, African Americans, women, and workers out of the backwaters onto the historical mainstream by devoting attention to these “forgotten” Americans. At the same time, the text acquaints students with leading figures and core texts. This juxtaposition offers a richer understanding of American history.


The people and texts presented will resonate powerfully with the contemporary American conversation. Whatever today’s topic–race relations, the battle of the sexes, protest or piety, or unum vs. pluribus–readers will find its roots in these pages.


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Table of Contents

Found in this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Preface

Acknowledgements

About the Authors

Introduction                                                                                                                         

 

Chapter 1: “In the beginning”

Chapter 2: “I walked lost and naked through many and very strange lands…” Chapter 3: “The True Pictures of those People”                   

Chapter 4: “Come, go along with us”

Chapter 5: “These infant countrys of America”                                      

Chapter 6: “A young man of promising parts”

Chapter 7: “The last cord now is broken”

Chapter 8: “Constitutions Employ Every Pen” 

Chapter 9: “Great men get great praise, little men, nothing”                        

Chapter 10: “I can’t tell a lie, Pa”

Chapter 11: “The general equality of condition among the people”                   

Chapter 12: “The thoroughly American branch of painting”                              

Chapter 13: “Let every man of color wrap himself in mourning, for the 22nd of December and the 4th of July are days of mourning and not of joy”       

Chapter 14: “We Abolition women are turning the world upside down”

Chapter 15: “A series of unfortunate incidents”

Chapter 16: “I felt a degree of freedom”    

Chapter 17: “Negro slaves are the happiest people in the world”

Chapter 18: “Let us strive on to finish the work we are in”

Chapter 19: “Photographic presentments will be accepted by posterity with an undoubting faith”

Chapter 20: “The terrorism was so great”

         

Afterword                                                                                                     

Further Readings                                                                                                    

 


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Preface

Acknowledgements

About the Authors

Introduction                                                                                                                         

 

Chapter 1: “In the beginning”

Africans, Americans, and Europeans Imagine their Origins

The World on the Turtle’s Back (Iroquois Story)

The First Booke of Moses, called Genesis  (1611)

The Revolt against God:  A Fang Story (Gabon, West Africa)

 

Chapter 2: “I walked lost and naked through many and very strange lands…”

Cabeza de Vaca Survives America  

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca (1542)

                                                      

Chapter 3: “The True Pictures of those People”

John White and Theodor de Bry Eye the Indians

The Watercolors of John White (1590)

Engravings of Theodor de Bry (1590)

                                                                                   

Chapter 4: “Come, go along with us”

Mrs. Rowlandson Endures Travels and Travails     

A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682)

 

Chapter 5: “These infant countrys of America”

Dr. Hamilton Reports on His Summer Vacation                

The Itinerarium of Dr. Alexander Hamilton (1744)                                                                   

 

Chapter 6: “A young man of promising parts”

Benjamin Franklin Composes His Life    

Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography (1818)

 

Chapter 7: “The last cord now is broken”

Colonists Declare Independence     

Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)

Declaration of Independence (1776)

 

Chapter 8: “Constitutions Employ Every Pen” 

Rebels Make Up New States

The Constitution of Virginia (1776)

Constitution of Pennsylvania (1776)

Constitution of Maryland (1776)

 

Chapter 9: “Great men get great praise, little men, nothing”

Private Martin Tells War Stories     

A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier: Some of the Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings of Joseph Plumb Martin (1830)

                                                                                                    

Chapter 10: “I can’t tell a lie, Pa”

Parson Weems Invents George Washington   

The Life of George Washington; with Curious Anecdotes, Equally Honourable to Himself and Exemplary to His Young Countrymen (1809)

 

Chapter 11: “The general equality of condition among the people” 

Monsieur Tocqueville Visits America

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1863)

                                                                

Chapter 12: “The thoroughly American branch of painting”

Cole and Company  Paint Nature’s Nation

Paintings of Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, William Bartlett, Asher Durand, and

Albert Bierstadt       

                                                            

Chapter 13: “Let every man of color wrap himself in mourning, for the 22nd of December and the 4th of July are days of mourning and not of joy”

Rev. Apess Rewrites American History       

William Apess, A Son of the Forest (1831)

William Apess, Eulogy on King Philip (1836)

                              

Chapter 14: “We Abolition women are turning the world upside down”

The Grimké Sisters Upset America  

Angelina Grimké,An Appeal to the Women of the Nominally Free

States Issued by an Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women (1836)

Sarah M. Grimké, Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman  (1837)

 

Chapter 15: “A series of unfortunate incidents”

José Enrique de la Pena Remembers the Alamo

José Enrique De la Peña, With Santa Anna in Texas (1836)

 

Chapter 16: “I felt a degree of freedom”

Frederick Douglass Constructs a Life        

Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself  (1845)

           

Chapter 17: “Negro slaves are the happiest people in the world”

George Fitzhugh Defends Slavery   

George Fitzhugh, Sociology for the South and Cannibals All! (1854)

George Fitzhugh, Cannibals All! Or, Slaves Without Masters (1857)

 

Chapter 18: “Let us strive on to finish the work we are in”

President Lincoln Articulates America        

Speech at Peoria, Illinois (1854)

Speech at Springfield, Illinois (1857)

First Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Ottawa, Illinois (1858)

Fifth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas, at Galesburg, Illinois (1858)

First Inaugural Address (1861)

Emancipation Proclamation (1863)

Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg (1863)

Second Inaugural Address (1865)

 

Chapter 19: “Photographic presentments will be accepted by posterity with an undoubting faith”

Cameramen and Other Artists Picture Gettysburg 

Photographs and Illustrations of Gettysburg (1860s)

 

Chapter 20: “The terrorism was so great”

Congressmen Investigate the Ku Klux Klan           

Testimony Taken by the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States (1871)

         

Afterword                                                                                                     

Further Readings                                                                                                    

 

 

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