Discovering the American Past: A Look at the Evidence, Volume I: To 1877

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2016 - History - 352 pages
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This primary source reader in the popular DISCOVERING series contains a six-part pedagogical framework that guides students through the process of historical inquiry and explanation. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data. Each chapter is organized around the same pedagogical framework: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue. Volume 1 of the Eighth Edition integrates new documents and revised coverage throughout. For example, there are new chapters on creation stories and culture in colonial America, the transition to racial slavery in Virginia, women’s rights, and Civil War nurses.
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Contents

Preface
The Beginning of the World Creation Accounts and Cultural Values in the Americas and Europe ...
The Threat of Anne Hutchinson
From English Servants to African Slaves Creating Racial Slavery in Colonial Virginia
What Really Happened in the Boston Massacre? The Trial of Captain Thomas Preston
The Evolution of American Citizenship The Louisiana Purchase 18031812
Church State and Democracy The Sunday Mail Controversy 18271831
Land Growth and Justice The Removal of the Cherokees
Women Out of Their Latitude Gender in the American Republic
The Peculiar Institution Slaves Tell Their Own Stories
Caring for the Sick and Wounded Female Nurses in the American Civil War
Reconstructing Reconstruction The Political Cartoonist and American Public Opinion
History Skills in Action Designing Your Own Project
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William Bruce Wheeler received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1967. He is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), DISCOVERING THE AMERICAN PAST (2012), and DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2008). He has also written books on Tennessee history and the Tellico Dam.

Lorri Glover received her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1996 and is the John Francis Bannon, S.J., Professor of History at Saint Louis University. She is the author of several books, most recently FOUNDERS AS FATHERS: THE PRIVATE LIVES AND POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARIES (Yale University Press, 2014) and is the newest co-author of DISCOVERING THE AMERICAN PAST, 8th Edition (Cengage Learning, 2016).

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