Milestone Documents in American History: Exploring the Primary Sources That Shaped America, 2nd Edition

  • Kelli McCoy
  • Published By: Schlager Group
  • ISBN-10: 1935306529
  • ISBN-13: 9781935306528
  • DDC: 973
  • 2580 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The new edition of this landmark reference set deepens the original edition's coverage of major themes in American history with nearly 40 new entries (171 total), with a special focus on documents from African American history, women's history, immigration history, as well as 21st-century issues ranging from terrorism to campaign finance to LGBTQ rights. 

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Reader’s Guide.
Other Frontmatter.
1: John Rolfe’s Letter to Sir Edwin Sandys about Enslaved Africans.
2: Mayflower Compact.
3: Virginia’s Act XII and Act III.
4: Jonathan Edwards: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”.
5: Proclamation of 1763.
6: Quartering Act.
7: Declaration of Rights of the Stamp Act Congress.
8: Boston Non-Importation Agreement.
9: Intolerable Acts.
10: Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress.
11: Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” Speech.
12: Proclamation by the King for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition.
13: Common Sense.
14: Abigail Adams: “Remember the Ladies” Letter to John Adams.
15: Virginia Declaration of Rights.
16: Declaration of Independence.
17: Articles of Confederation.
18: Treaty of Fort Pitt.
19: Pennsylvania: An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.
20: James Madison’s Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments.
21: Northwest Ordinance.
22: Constitution of the United States.
23: Federalist Papers 10, 14, and 51.
24: George Washington’s First Inaugural Address.
25: George Washington’s First Annual Message to Congress.
26: Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s Opinions on the Bank of the United States.
27: Bill of Rights.
28: Fugitive Slave Act of 1793.
29: George Washington’s Farewell Address.
30: Alien and Sedition Acts.
31: Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address.
32: Thomas Jefferson’s Message to Congress about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
33: Marbury v. Madison.
34: Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves.
35: Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee.
36: McCulloch v. Maryland.
37: Missouri Compromise.
38: Monroe Doctrine.
39: Gibbons v. Ogden.
40: Andrew Jackson: On Indian Removal.
41: William Lloyd Garrison’s First Liberator Editorial.