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Thinking Through the Past, Volume I (3RD 05 - Old Edition)


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This reader for the U.S. history survey course contains both primary and secondary sources concerned with motivation, causation, and the role of ideas and economic interests in history. The text's historiographical approach gives students the opportunity to strengthen their critical-thinking skills through the comparison of historical sources. Each chapter includes an introduction to the historical problem, information on the setting and the investigation, questions to consider, sources, and a conclusion.


This reader for the US history survey course gives students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to the examination of historical sources, providing pedagogy and background information to help students draw substantive conclusions. The careful organization and the context provided in each chapter makes the material accessible for students, and this helps instructors to engage their students in analysis and discussion.

About the Author

John Hollitz received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1981 and has been professor of history at the Community College of Southern Nevada since 1992. Previously, he taught at California State University, Chico. In addition to CONTENDING VOICES, John has also authored a biographical reader, THINKING THROUGH THE PAST (2010). John is a dedicated teacher of the U.S. History survey course.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter includes Setting, Investigation, Conclusion, Further Reading, and Notes. 1. The Truth About Textbooks: Indians and the Settlement of America History of the American People The American Pageant The Brief American Pageant 2. The Raw Materials of History: Childhood in Puritan New England Elizabeth Eggington Margaret Gibbs Henry Gibbs The Mason Children Letter of Samuel Mather (Age 12) to His Father Massachusetts Court Records Lawrence Hammond, Diary Entry for April 23, 1688 Samuel Sewall on the Trials of His Fifteen-Year-Old Daughter The Well-Ordered Family The Duty of Children Toward Their Parents The Roger Mowry House The Eleazer Arnold House 3. Evaluating Primary Sources: Was Pennsylvania "The Best Poor Man's Country"? An Historical and Geographical Account of Pennsylvania Plantations in Pennsylvania Journey to Pennsylvania Advertisement for a Runaway American Husbandry William Penn on House Construction in Pennsylvania Cabin, Berks County Fairhill Charles Norris's Mansion, Chestnut Street Early Settlements in Pennsylvania Newtown, Chester County Wealth Distribution in Philadelphia, 1693-1774 Slaveholding in Philadelphia in 1767 Acquisition of Land by Former Indentured Servants, 1686-1720 4. Evaluating One Historian's Argument: The "Other Side" of the American Revolution Common People in the Revolution An Account of a Stamp Act Riot A Mob Punishes Merchants A Gentleman Comments on the Mob Mecklenberg County Resolves The Alternative of Williamsburg "A Dialogue between Orator Puff and Peter Easy" Correspondence between Patrick Henry and George Washington on Military Recruiting Antislavery Petition of Massachusetts Free Blacks Blacks Protest Taxation Correspondence between Abigail and John Adams "On the Equality of the Sexes" 5. Motivation in History: Charles Beard and the Founding Fathers An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States Public Security Holdings of the Delegates at the Constitutional Convention Occupations of the Delegates to the New York State Ratifying Convention The Founding Fathers Debate the Establishment of Congress Federalist #10 Federalist #15 Address of the Albany Antifederal Committee 6. Ideas in History: Race in Jefferson's Republic Within the "Bowels" of the Republic Thomas Jefferson on Indians and Blacks Thomas Jefferson on the Indians' Future A Jeffersonian Treaty with the Delaware Indians Indian Land Cessions A Denunciation of White Tyranny Thomas Jefferson on Black Colonization A Petition to the Virginia Legislature A Letter from a Man of Colour A Black Response to Colonization The Death of Jane McCrea Quilting Frolic 7. The Problem of Historical Causation: The Second Great Awakening The Second Great Awakening and the Transformation of American Christianity "The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery" "On Predestination" A Defense of Camp Meetings Book of Mormon A Methodist "Circuit-Rider" Discusses Education and the Ministry Negro Methodists Holding a Meeting in Philadelphia A Former Slave Discusses the Appeal of Methodism Frances Trollope's Account of a Camp Meeting Harriet Martineau on the Condition of American Women Rebeccah Lee on the Appeal of Christianity Philadelphia Journeymen Protest Their Conditions Occupations of Methodist Converts in Philadelphia Alexis de Tocqueville on the Condition of Americans 8. Grand Theory and History: Democracy and the Frontier The Significance of the Frontier in American History Sketch of Trappers N. J. Wyeth's Instructions for Robert Evans at the Fort Hall Trading Post Daguerreotype of The Stump Orator Autobiography Waneta, a Yanktonai On Settling in Missouri View of the Valley of the Mississippi Life in the Gold Fields An English-Chinese Phrase Book A Camp Meeting We Went to Kansas Early View of Salt Lake City Brigham Young on Land Distribution 9. History as Biography: Historians and Old Hickory Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication Jackson on His Experiences During the Revolution Andrew Jackson to Charles Henry Dickinson Andrew Jackson to Rachel Jackson List of Taxable Property Andrew Jackson to Rachel Jackson The New Hermitage Andrew Jackson to William Blount Andrew Jackson to James Monroe Andrew Jackson's Second Annual Message to Congress Andrew Jackson Address of the Republican General Committee of Young Men of the City and County of New York Andrew Jackson's Nullification Proclamation 10. History "From the Bottom Up": Historians and Slavery Community, Culture, and Conflict on an Antebellum Plantation Leaves from a Slave's Journal of Life Harry McMillan, Interviewed by the American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission Charity Bowery Uncle Ben Sarah Fitzpatrick A Slave's Letter to His Former Master Lynchburg Negro Dance, an Artist's View of Slavery A Slave Spiritual Brer Rabbit Outsmarts Brer Fox A Slave Child's Doll A Plantation Plan 11. Ideology and Society: The Bounds of Womanhood in the North and South Housework and the Rise of a Domestic Ideology Domestic Ideology in the South Woman in America Treatise on Domestic Economy Lowell Offering The Evils of Factory Life The Times That Try Men's Souls A'n't I a Woman "Virtue, Love, and Temperance" The Ideal Southern Woman "Woman's Progress" "Memoir on Slavery" Journal of Mary Moragne Mary Boykin Chesnut on Slavery and Sex 12. Grand Theory, Great Battles, and Historical Causes: Why Secession Failed Blue over Gray: Sources of Success and Failure in the Civil War Why the North Won The Impending Crisis The Cotton Kingdom An Account of the Battle of Gettysburg General Ulysses S. Grant to Edwin M. Stanton Affidavit of a Tennessee Freedman Reverend Garrison Frazier on the Aspirations of His Fellow Blacks Southern Women Feeling the Effects of Rebellion and Creating Bread Riots Excerpt from Diary of Margaret Junkin Preston "Kate," A Letter to a Friend Account of a Slaveholding Family During Sherman's March 13. The Importance of Historical Interpretation: The Meaning of Reconstruction Seeds of Failure in Radical Race Policy Negro State Legislators in South Carolina During Reconstruction Colored Rule in a Reconstructed (?) State The Ignorant Vote--Honors Are Easy Black Response to a South Carolina White Taxpayers' Convention Appeal to Congress Statement of Colored People's Convention in Charleston, South Carolina A Republican Newspaper's Description of a Local Political Meeting Testimony of Abram Colby Lewis McGee to the Governor of Mississippi Testimony of Emanuel Fortune Testimony of Henry M. Turner

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Hollitz, John
Cengage Learning
Hollitz, John (John Hollitz)
United States - General
General History
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
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"Synopsis" by , This reader for the US history survey course gives students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to the examination of historical sources, providing pedagogy and background information to help students draw substantive conclusions. The careful organization and the context provided in each chapter makes the material accessible for students, and this helps instructors to engage their students in analysis and discussion.
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