American Experiences, Volume 1

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Edition: 7th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2007-04-03
Publisher(s): Pearson
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Summary

This diverse and distinctive collection of secondary sources, written by a variety of authors, emphasizes social and cultural history. Each article illuminates the complexity and richness of the nation's past by focusing on the people themselves-- how they coped with, adjusted to, or rebelled against America. The readings examine people as they worked and played, fought and loved, lived and died.

Table of Contents

Preface
Colonial Life
God . . . Would Destroy Them, and Give Their Country to Another People
Deficient Husbands: Manhood, Sexual Incapacity, and Male Marital Sexuality in Seventeenth-Century New England
Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village
The Devil in Salem. Winthrop Jordan, Englishmen and Africans
Treatment of Slaves
The Planters Wife: The Experience of White Women in Seventeenth-Century Maryland
The Revolutionary Generation
But a Common Man: Daniel Boone
Capital in Crisis: 1793
Wounded and Presumed Dead: Dying of Breast Cancer in Early America
Americas First Confrontation with the Muslim World
Adjusting to America
Violence, Gender, and Intemperance in Early National Connecticut
No Irish Need Apply: A Myth of Victimization
Folklore and Life Experience
Forgotten Forty-Niners
The Age of Imagination
The Choice: The Jackson-Dickinson Duel
In Search of Davys Grave
The Great Oneida Love-In
Gouge and Bite, Pull Hair and Scratch
All Men & Women Are Created Equal
Americans Divided
Rascals on the Antebellum Mississippi: African American Steamboat Workers and the St. Louis Hanging of 1841
The Slave Warehouse from Uncle Toms Cabin
The Southampton Slave Revolt
Notes on Mormon Polygamy
Gods Angry Man
Civil War and Reconstruction
A Gallant Rush For Glory
John Wilkes Booth and the Politics of Assassination
Knights of the Rising Sun
Chief Joseph
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