Race and Ethnicity in America: From Pre-contact to the Present, 1st Edition

  • Russell M. Lawson
  • Benjamin A. Lawsons
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  • ISBN-10: 1440850976
  • ISBN-13: 9781440850974
  • DDC: 305.800973
  • 1608 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The five hundred years since Europeans made contact with the indigenous peoples of America have been dominated by racial and ethnic tensions. During the colonial period slavery and servitude of whites, blacks, and Indians formed the foundation for race and ethnic relations. After the American Revolution, slavery, labor inequalities, and immigration led to racial and ethnic tensions; after the Civil War, labor inequalities, immigration, and the fight for civil rights dominated America's racial and ethnic experience. Since the 1960s, the unfulfilled promise of civil rights for all ethnic and racial has been the most important sociopolitical issue in America. This riveting story spans pre-contact to the American Revolution; the American Revolution to the Civil War; Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement; and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. All volumes explore the culture, society, labor, war and politics, and cultural expressions of racial and ethnic groups.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
List of Primary Documents.
1: Acosta, José de, Views of New World Peoples.
2: African American Slavery in Colonial New England.
3: African American Slavery in the Colonial South.
4: African Slavery in the British Caribbean.
5: American Indian Slavery in Colonial New England.
6: American Indian Slavery in French Canada.
7: American Indian Slavery in the British Caribbean.
8: American Indian Slavery in the Colonial South.
9: Anglo-American Attitudes toward the American Indians.
10: Articles of Confederation and American Indians.
11: Articles of Confederation and Slavery.
12: Banneker, Benjamin (1731–1806).
13: Beverley, Robert, Views of Virginia and Its Peoples.
14: Black Loyalists.
15: Blacks in the American Revolution.
16: Brant, Joseph (1743–1807).
17: Cahokia Mounds.
18: Champlain, Samuel de, Voyages of.
19: Colden, Cadwallader, and the Iroquois.
20: College of William & Mary Indian School.
21: Columbus, Christopher, and the Indies.
22: Constitution and American Indians.
23: Constitution and Slavery.
24: Coronado, Francisco Vázquez de, Journey in the American Southwest.
25: Czechs in Colonial America.
26: Declaration of Independence and American Indians.
27: Declaration of Independence and Slavery.
28: Doctrine of Discovery.
29: Dominicans in New Spain.
30: Drake, Francis, and New Albion.
31: Engagés of British Canada.
32: English Explorers and American Indians.
33: Epidemic Diseases among the New World Peoples.
34: Estevan (Esteban) (ca. 1500–1539).
35: Franciscans in New Spain.
36: Franklin, Benjamin, and the “Savages” of America.
37: Free Blacks in the British North American Colonies.
38: French American Attitudes toward the American Indians.
39: Germans in Colonial America.
40: Hall, Prince (ca. 1735–1807).
41: Hariot, Thomas, A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia.
42: Harvard Indian College.
43: Hennepin, Louis, Description of Louisiana.
44: Hohokam People.
45: Intertribal Warfare in Early America.
46: Italians in Colonial America.
47: Jesuits in New France and New Spain.
48: Jews in Colonial America.
49: Josselyn, John, Voyages to New England and Observations on Native Americans.
50: Kino, Eusebio Francisco (1645–1711).
51: Las Casas, Bartolomé de, and A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies.
52: Lawson, John, Studies on the Carolina Indians.
53: Lescarbot, Marc, Account of the Indians of Eastern Canada.
54: Manhattan Island, Dutch Purchase of.
55: Maroon Communities in North America.
56: Marquette, Jacques (1637–1675).
57: Mather, Increase, Brief History of King Philip's War.
58: Mayhew, Thomas, Jr. (1621–ca. 1657).
59: Menéndez de Avilés, Pedro (1519–1574).
60: Mestizo in New Spain.
61: Métis of New France.
62: Mississippian Peoples.
63: Monongahela Culture.
64: Montaigne, Michel de, “Of Cannibals”.
65: Moraley, William (1698–1762).
66: Noble Savage.
67: Norridgewock Raid.
68: Norse and the American Indians.
69: Northwest Ordinance and American Indians.
70: Northwest Ordinance and Slavery.
71: Occom, Samson (1723–1794).
72: Oglethorpe, James Edward, Georgia Colony.
73: Oviedo, Gonzalo, View of the American Indians.
74: Paleolithic American Indian Cultures in Pre-Columbian North America.
75: Polish Craftsmen at Jamestown.
76: Pontiac's Rebellion (1763–1766).
77: Pueblo Indians in Pre-Columbian North America.
78: Pueblo Revolt (1680).
79: Racism and Slavery in the Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries.
80: Repartimiento.
81: Serra, Junípero, and the Franciscan Missions in Spanish California.
82: Social and Political Structure among American Indian Tribes, Pre-contact.
83: Soto, Hernando de, Journey in the American Southeast.
84: Spanish American Attitudes toward the American Indians.
85: State Constitutions and Slavery.
86: Stuart, John (1740–1811).
87: Tribal Governance among the Algonquian Peoples of North America.
88: Tribal Governance among the Iroquoian Peoples of North America.
89: War and Diplomacy between American Indian Tribes and the Dutch American Colonies.
90: Wheatley, Phillis (ca. 1753–1784).
91: Wheelock, Eleazar, and Dartmouth College.
92: White, John, Views of the American Indians.
93: Women and Authority in British American Colonies.
94: Woodland Peoples of Pre-Columbian North America.
Primary Source Documents.
95: The Voyages to Vinland, 1387.
96: The Iroquois Constitution, n.d..
97: The Statute of Artificers, 1563.
98: Letters from Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, 1572–1573.
99: Thomas Hariot, A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, 1585.
100: The First Contact of Delaware Indians with the English, ca. 1600.
101: The Liberties of the Massachusets Collonie in New England, 1641.
102: Daniel Defoe, Colonel Jack, 1722.
103: A Camp of “Free Blacks” in North Carolina, 1728.
104: James Oglethorpe, Speech to South Carolina Assembly, 1733.
105: Eyewitness Account of the Stono Rebellion, 1739.
106: Proclamation Regarding Scalping, 1755.
107: Pontiac, Reasons for Making War on the English Speech, 1763.
108: Phillis Wheatley, Letter to Reverend Occom, 1774.
109: Joseph Brant, Message to the King, 1776.
110: Jefferson's Draft of the Declaration of Independence, 1776.
111: Articles of Confederation, 1777.
112: “Petition of a Great Number of Negroes” for Freedom, 1777.
113: Redemptioners in Philadelphia, 1784–1821.
114: Northwest Ordinance, 1787.
115: Benjamin Banneker, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1791.