American Eras: Primary Sources: The Colonial Era (1600-1754), 1st Edition

  • Volume 7
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  • ISBN-10: 141449839X
  • ISBN-13: 9781414498393
  • DDC: 973.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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A wealth of full-text or excerpted primary sources provide insights into the notable issues, themes, movements, people, and events during a period of expansion and conflict in American history. Primary sources illustrate the many ways colonists sought to establish a new society: creating works of art and literature, establishing schools and churches, and passing laws governing all aspects of life. Sources also reveal attitudes toward slavery, the dearth of women's rights, and struggles between Native Americans and newly arrived European colonists. This volume features letters, personal narratives, laws, paintings, speeches, works of literature, and many other primary source types.

Features and Benefits

  • Chronology of world events.
  • Era overview.
  • Chapter overviews and chronologies.
  • Annotated primary documents.
  • 150 photographs.
  • Resources for further study.
  • Index by primary source type.
  • Subject index

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414498306 | ISBN-13: 9781414498300


“This source will prove to be highly valuable to all who open its cover and begin the research process . . . This volume, as well as the rest of the series, is designed to make the content as accessible as possible to the reader . . . American Eras: Primary Sources: The Colonial Era (1600-1754), like the rest of the series, is a valued resource for the classroom and library alike.”

— American Reference Books Annual

Table of Contents

The Arts.
Business and the Economy.
Fashion and Leisure.
Government and Politics.
Law and Justice.
Lifestyles and Social Trends.
Science, Medicine, and Technology.