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Blackwell Readers in American Social and Cultural History #9: Colonial American History

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This carefully collected volume of eight essays and 24 supporting documents allows access to the best and latest scholarship about mainland British North America. This book demonstrates how differences in race, ethnicity, gender, and social status were continually negotiated throughout Britain's North American colonies. It includes essays about Native Americans, the transatlantic slave trade, the rise of gentility, regulation of the sexual behavior of both white and black women, and the creation of new religious practices. Overall, Colonial American History reveals that this amalgamation of cultures presented the European colonists, Native Americans and Africans alike with the opportunity – and necessity – to establish new identities and create new forms of community and authority.

The book includes a general introduction, chapter introductions, and supporting documents for each essay. The documents – diaries, letters, trial summaries, treaties, slave codes, and travel narratives – are designed to illuminate key issues raised in the essays and facilitate lively, informed classroom discussion.

Synopsis:

This carefully collected volume of eight essays and 24 supporting documents allows access to the best and latest scholarship on mainland British North America. This book demonstrates how differences in race, ethnicity, gender, and social status were continuously negotiated throughout England's North American colonies.

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"Here we have eight eminently discussible articles, each one matched with three substantial, thoughtfully edited primary sources, and introductory notes that invite rather than inhibit analysis. Who could ask for more? A superb reader." Fred Anderson, University of Colorado at Boulder <!--end-->

"A deft, highly satisfying collection of original sources and trenchant scholarship that gets to the heart of colonial experience in early America." Jon Butler, Yale University

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

A Note on the Texts.

Introduction.

1. First Encounters:.

Introduction.

Article:.

King Philip's Herds: Indians, Colonists, and the Problem of Livestock in Early New England: Virginia DeJohn Anderson.

Documents:.

Reasons to be Considered for ... the Intended Plantation in New England (1629): John Winthrop.

Treaty between the Abenaki Indians and the English at Casco Bay (1727).

Indian Explanation of the Treaty of Casco Bay (1727): Loron Sauguaarum.

Further Reading.

2. Puritan Culture:.

Introduction.

Article:.

A World of Wonders: David D. Hall.

Documents:.

A Model of Christian Charity (1630): John Winthrop.

Trial of Mrs Lucy Brewster at a Court Held at Newhaven (1646): Charles J. Hoadly.

Tryal of Susanna Martin in Salem (1692).

Further Reading.

3. Making Race:.

Introduction.

Article:.

From "Foul Crimes" to "Spurious Issue": Sexual Regulation and the Social Construction of Race: Kathleen M. Brown.

Documents:.

Letter to his Parents (1623): Richard Frethorne.

Virginia Slave Codes (1661–1705): William Waller Henning.

Petition against Zachareah Jordan (1783): Ruth Tillett.

Further Reading.

4. Africa Diaspora:.

Introduction.

Article:.

Time, Space, and the Evolution of Afro-American Society on British Mainland North America: Ira Berlin.

Documents:.

A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea (1705): William Bosman.

The Carolina Chronicle of Dr. Francis Le Jau (1706–1717): Francis Le Jau.

A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, A Native of Africa, But Resident above Sixty Years in the Unites States of America (1700s): Venture Smith.

Further Reading.

5. European Immigration:.

Introduction.

Article:.

Worlds in Motion: Bernard Bailyn.

Documents:.

The Infortunate: The Voyage and adventures of William Moraley, an Indentured Servant (1743): William Moraley.

Journey to Pennsylvania (1754): Gottlieb Mittelberger.

Informations Concerning the Province of North Carolina (1700s): Scotus Americanus.

Further Reading.

6. Awakening:.

Introduction.

Article:.

"Pedlar in Divinity": George Whitfield and the Great Awakening, 1737–1745: Frank Lambert.

Documents:.

The Spiritual Travels of Nathan Cole (1741): Nathan Cole.

A Letter ... to Mr. George Wishart (1742): Charles Chauncy.

The Distinguishing Marks (1741): Jonathan Edwards.

Further Reading.

7. Creating Gentility:.

Introduction.

Article:.

Bodies and Minds: Richard Bushman.

Documents.

Autobiography and Other Writings (1790): Benjamin Franklin.

Gentleman's Progress: The Itinerarium of Dr. Alexander Hamilton (1744): Alexander Hamilton.

American Weekly Mercury (Philadelphia), no. 575 (Jan. 5, 1730/1): Generosa (Elizabeth Magawley).

Further Reading.

8. Backcountry Worlds:.

Introduction.

Article:.

New Worlds for All: Indian America by 1775: Colin Calloway.

Documents:.

The Carolina Backcountry on the Eve of the Revolution: The Journal and Other Writings of Charles Woodmason, Anglican Itinerant (1766–8): Charles Woodmason.

On Behalf of the Ohio Delawares, Munsies, and Mohicans, to the Governors of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia (December 4, 1771): John Killbuck.

A Journal of Two Visits made to Some Nations of Indians on the West Side of the River Ohio, in the Years 1772 and 1773: David Jones.

Further Reading.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631218548
Editor:
Fischer, Kirsten
Editor:
Hinderaker, Eric
Editor:
Hinderaker, Eric
Editor:
Fischer, Kirsten
Author:
Hinderaker
Author:
Hinderaker, Eric
Author:
Hinderaker E., E.
Author:
Fischer
Author:
Fischer, Kirsten
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
Malden, Mass.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
United States Social conditions To 1865.
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Subject:
U. S. history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers in American Social and Cultural History
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
February 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
8.94x6.06x1.22 in. 1.30 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » US History » General

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