American Vistas: 1607-1877 v. 1

American Vistas: 1607-1877 v. 1

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Offering balanced and up-to-date coverage of America's social, political, and diplomatic past, this two-volume anthology of articles by nationally renowned scholars and journalists introduces readers to the excitement of American history. With fifteen new selections, the sixth edition has been substantially revised to examine such topics as the relationship between Native Americans and early colonists, the experience of women in colonial America and the early republic, the Northwest Ordinance, slavery on the western frontier, reconstruction, the experience of African-Americans, Italian immigrants, and women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the psychiatric, political, and social responses to sex crimes, the influences of television on American life, the FBI's actions against the student anti-war protests of the 60s and early 70s, and the War-Powers Act under the Nixon and Johnson administrations.show more

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  • Paperback | 381 pages
  • 135 x 205 x 19mm | 321g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0195060598
  • 9780195060591

Table of contents

Edward T. Stone: The man behind Columbus; Edmund S. Morgan: The Puritans and sex; Rogers Nichols: Indians and colonists: a contest for power; Samuel Devons: Benjamin Franklin as experimental philosopher; Anne Scott: Gender and career choices: the case of Benjamin Franklin's sister; Joan R. Gundersen: The double bonds of race and sex: black and white women in a colonial Virginia parish; Linda Grant DePauw: Land of the unfree: legal limitations on liberty in pre-revolutionary America; Robert M. Sutton: The Northwest ordinance; James A. Henretta: Society and Republicanism: America in 1787; Gerald Carson: Watermelon armies and whiskey boys; Jan Lewis: The Republican wife: virtue and seduction in the early Republic; Raymond Schuesslet: The canal that built a nation; James E. Davis: The old Northwest; Eldon L. Johnson: Public versus private education: the neglected meaning of the Dartmouth College case; Ronald N. Satz: Indian policy in the Jacksonian era; Thomas Dublin: Women work, and protest in the early Lowell mills; Robert Maddox: Fifty-four forty or fight! Oregon territory becomes American at last; Charles L. Blockson: The underground railroad; Paul Finkelman: Slavery, "the more perfect union," and the prairie; Johnny Faragher & Christine Stansell: Women and their families on the overland trail to California and Oregon, 1842-1867; David L. Lightner: Abraham Lincoln and the ideal of equality; Frank E. Vandiver: Jefferson Davis: leader without legend; Eric Foner: Reconstruction: a reinterpretation.show more

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