eBook Documenting America: The Primary Source Documents of a Nation: From Columbus to Colonial America, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307346
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307340
  • DDC: 973.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 152 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

The New World, as the land that comprises the United States was once known, held the promise of opportunity and changing fortunes for those who discovered and colonized it. Even before becoming an independent nation, the land proved to be a bounteous yet challenging home. This lively volume recounts the early history of America, using a diverse selection of the era's personal and historic documents as guideposts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: A New World.
2: Before Columbus.
3: Document: Christopher Columbus: Discovery of the New World (1493).
4: The European Background.
5: English Colonization.
6: Settlement.
7: Virginia.
8: Document: John Smith: Starving Time in Virginia (1607–14).
9: Maryland.
10: The New England Colonies.
11: The Pilgrims.
12: Document: William Bradford: Of Plymouth Plantation (1620–24).
13: Document: The Mayflower Compact (1620).
14: The Puritans.
15: Document: The Oath of a Freeman in Massachusetts (1634).
16: Dissension.
17: Document: Plan of Civil Government for Providence (1640).
18: The Middle Colonies.
19: Document: William Penn: The People Called Quakers (1696).
20: Document: Anonymous: Opportunities for Settlers in Carolina (1666).
21: The Carolinas and Georgia.
22: Document: William Byrd: Surveying the Frontier (1728).
23: Imperial Organization.
24: The Growth of Provincial Power.
25: Political Growth.
26: Population Growth.
27: Economic Growth.
28: Land, Labour, and Independence.
29: Document: Peter Fontaine: A Defense of Slavery in Virginia (1757).
30: Cultural and Religious Development.
31: Literature, Newspapers, and Periodicals.
32: Document: Robert Beverley: Low Character of Immigrants to Virginia (1705).
33: Document: Benjamin Franklin: The Speech of Polly Baker (1747).
34: Visual and Performing Arts.
35: Education.
36: From a City on a Hill to the Great Awakening.
37: Document: John Eliot: A College Proposed for Massachusetts Bay (1633).
38: Document: Peter Bulkeley: A City Set Upon a Hill (1651).
39: Document: Jonathan Edwards: On the Great Religious Revival (1743).
40: Colonial America, England, and the Wider World.
41: Conflict for Territory.
42: The Great War for the Empire.
43: James Wolfe.
44: Aftermath.
45: The Native American Response.
46: British Relations with American Indians.
47: Document: Samuel Sewall: On Accommodating the Indians (1700).
48: European-Indian Alliances.
49: American Indian Leaders.
Conclusion.
Primary Source Documents.
Christopher Columbus: Discovery of the New World (1493).
John Smith: Starving Time in Virginia (1607–14).
William Bradford: Of Plymouth Plantation (1620–24).
The Starving Time.
Indian Relations.
Mayflower Departs and Corn Planted.
Bradford Succeeds Carver; Civil Marriage.
Indian Diplomacy.
First Thanksgiving.
Arrival of the Fortune.
Narragansett Challenge.
The Fort Built; Visitors from Virginia Received.
Sad Straits of Weston's Men and the Great Indian Conspiracy.
End of the “Common Course and Condition”.
Short Rations.
The Anne and Little James.
More Semistarvation.
Agreement with Newcomers.
Plan of Civil Government for Providence (1640).
William Penn: The People Called Quakers (1696).
Anonymous: Opportunities for Settlers in Carolina (1666).
Peter Fontaine: A Defense of Slavery in Virginia (1757).
Robert Beverley: Low Character of Immigrants to Virginia (1705).
William Byrd: Surveying the Frontier (1728).
Benjamin Franklin: The Speech of Polly Baker (1747).
John Eliot: A College Proposed for Massachusetts Bay (1633).
Peter Bulkeley: A City Set Upon a Hill (1651).
Jonathan Edwards: On the Great Religious Revival (1743).
Samuel Sewall: On Accommodating the Indians (1700).
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.