Those United States: v. 1

Those United States: v. 1 : International Perspectives on American History

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Organized chronologically, the book's nontraditional approach presents American history in an international context, from the viewpoints of international (as well as American) writers. The text includes the voices of people who lived during the time periods covered, as well as the work of some present-day international scholars.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 162.1 x 233.4 x 10.7mm | 398.12g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155082582
  • 9780155082588

Table of contents

1. Europe's Age of Discovery. Amerigo Vespucci, We May Rightly Call It a New World. Giovanni da Verrazano, Verrazano's Account of North America. German Arciniegas, America: Europe's Utopia. J. H. Elliott, Europe and America. Thinking Things Through. 2. Europe and the First Americans. Hernan Cortes, The Great City of Tenochtitlan. Jose de Acosta, The Origins of the Indigenous Inhabitants of the New World. Gabriel Sagard, The Hurons. George Alsop, The Mighty Susquehanna. Thinking Things Through. 3. The Slave Trade. Anonymous, The Slave Trade As Key to the British Empire's Well-Being. John Wesley, Thoughts on Slavery. Venture Smith, An African's Account of the Trade. Robert E. Conrad, North Americans and the Illegal Slave Trade to Latin America. Serge Daget, Abolition of the Slave Trade. Thinking Things Through. 4. The Colonial Matrix. Sir William Berkeley, Virginia's Trials and Tribulations. John Dunton, "Holier Than Thou" Bostonians. Peter Kalm, The Dutch Yankees of Albany. Gottlieb Mittleberger, Pennsylvania As Heaven and Hell. Janet Schaw, A Scottish "Lady of Quality" in "Lubberland". Thinking Things Through. 5. The American Revolution. Samuel Johnson, Taxation Is Not Tyranny. William Pitt, the Elder, The Americans Have Been Driven to Madness by Injustice. Catharine Macaulay, The Americans Are Fighting for British Rights. Anonymous, The Possible Chances for American Victory. John Ferdinand Dalziel Smyth, A British Loyalist Decries Revolution. Thinking Things Through. 6. The Prospects of the New Nation. Francisco de Miranda, A Latin American Revolutionary in the Cradle of Liberty. Henry Bradshaw Fearon, A Country Infested with Lawyers. Frances Wright D'Arusmont, The Singularly Enlightened Americans. Lorenzo de Zavala, Mexico Measures the United States. Captain Basil Hall, Britain Prefers Canada to the United States Thinking Things Through. 7. Discovering an American Character. Michel Chevalier, The "Initiated" American Multitudes. Francis Grund, Patriotism American Style. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, The Moral Defects of Liberty and Equality. Julius Hermann Moritz Busch, "The Subordinate Characteristics of the Youthful Nation." Major George Warburton, Three Nations in One. Thinking Things Through. 8. Manifest Destiny. Ferencz and Theresa Pulszky, Tecumseh. Adam de Gurowski, Manifest Destiny: A Positive View." The British Public," Oregon Is Not Worth a War. Jose Maria Tornel y Mendivel, A Mexican Views Manifest Destiny. Francisco Barquin Bilbao, The U.S. Threat to Latin America. Thinking Things Through. 9. Slavery, Abolition, and the Impending Crisis. J.P. Brissot de Warville, State of the Blacks and the Final Destruction of Slavery. Frances Ann Kemble, The Cruel Life of Women in Slavery. Hiram Wilson, Condition of the Coloured People in Canada. Frederick Milnes Edge, Slavery Is Doomed. Victor Hugo, Thoughts on John Brown. Thinking Things Through. 10. Interpretations of the Civil War. Charles Lempriere, An Oxford Don Embraces the Confederate Cause. Edward Dicey, Why the Union Should and Will Windows. Edouard Laboulaye, Why the Union Cannot Consent to Secession. Karl Marx, A Clash Between Two Antagonistic Social Systems. Ho Guangshan and Guo Ningada, Lincoln Was a Capitalist Revolutionary. Thinking Things Through.
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1. Europe's Age of Discovery. Amerigo Vespucci, We May Rightly Call It a New World. Giovanni da Verrazano, Verrazano's Account of North America. German Arciniegas, America: Europe's Utopia. J. H. Elliott, Europe and America. Thinking Things Through. 2. Europe and the First Americans. Hernan Cortes, The Great City of Tenochtitlan. Jose de Acosta, The Origins of the Indigenous Inhabitants of the New World. Gabriel Sagard, The Hurons. George Alsop, The Mighty Susquehanna. Thinking Things Through. 3. The Slave Trade. Anonymous, The Slave Trade As Key to the British Empire's Well-Being. John Wesley, Thoughts on Slavery. Venture Smith, An African's Account of the Trade. Robert E. Conrad, North Americans and the Illegal Slave Trade to Latin America. Serge Daget, Abolition of the Slave Trade. Thinking Things Through. 4. The Colonial Matrix. Sir William Berkeley, Virginia's Trials and Tribulations. John Dunton, "Holier Than Thou" Bostonians. Peter Kalm, The Dutch Yankees of Albany. Gottlieb Mittleberger, Pennsylvania As Heaven and Hell. Janet Schaw, A Scottish "Lady of Quality" in "Lubberland". Thinking Things Through. 5. The American Revolution. Samuel Johnson, Taxation Is Not Tyranny. William Pitt, the Elder, The Americans Have Been Driven to Madness by Injustice. Catharine Macaulay, The Americans Are Fighting for British Rights. Anonymous, The Possible Chances for American Victory. John Ferdinand Dalziel Smyth, A British Loyalist Decries Revolution. Thinking Things Through. 6. The Prospects of the New Nation. Francisco de Miranda, A Latin American Revolutionary in the Cradle of Liberty. Henry Bradshaw Fearon, A Country Infested with Lawyers. Frances Wright D'Arusmont, The Singularly Enlightened Americans. Lorenzo de Zavala, Mexico Measures the United States. Captain Basil Hall, Britain Prefers Canada to the United States Thinking Things Through. 7. Discovering an American Character. Michel Chevalier, The "Initiated" American Multitudes. Francis Grund, Patriotism American Style. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, The Moral Defects of Liberty and Equality. Julius Hermann Moritz Busch, "The Subordinate Characteristics of the Youthful Nation." Major George Warburton, Three Nations in One. Thinking Things Through. 8. Manifest Destiny. Ferencz and Theresa Pulszky, Tecumseh. Adam de Gurowski, Manifest Destiny: A Positive View." The British Public," Oregon Is Not Worth a War. Jose Maria Tornel y Mendivel, A Mexican Views Manifest Destiny. Francisco Barquin Bilbao, The U.S. Threat to Latin America. Thinking Things Through. 9. Slavery, Abolition, and the Impending Crisis. J.P. Brissot de Warville, State of the Blacks and the Final Destruction of Slavery. Frances Ann Kemble, The Cruel Life of Women in Slavery. Hiram Wilson, Condition of the Coloured People in Canada. Frederick Milnes Edge, Slavery Is Doomed. Victor Hugo, Thoughts on John Brown. Thinking Things Through. 10. Interpretations of the Civil War. Charles Lempriere, An Oxford Don Embraces the Confederate Cause. Edward Dicey, Why the Union Should and Will Windows. Edouard Laboulaye, Why the Union Cannot Consent to Secession. Karl Marx, A Clash Between Two Antagonistic Social Systems. Ho Guangshan and Guo Ningada, Lincoln Was a Capitalist Revolutionary. Thinking Things Through.
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