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The Resource Colonial America : a history in documents, Edward G. Gray

Colonial America : a history in documents, Edward G. Gray

Label
Colonial America : a history in documents
Title
Colonial America
Title remainder
a history in documents
Statement of responsibility
Edward G. Gray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: By examining the lives of the colonists through their own words-in diaries, letters, sermons, newspaper columns, and poems-Colonial America: A History in Documents, Second Edition reveals how immigrants, despite their vast differences, laid the foundations for a new nation: the United States. One of the earliest documents is Sir Walter Raleigh's account of the failed colony at Roanoke, the first British settlement. The harrowing experiences of the first colonists are recorded in Captain John Smith's tale of Indian attack and starvation at Jamestown and in a young Massachusetts colonist's letter to his English parents pleading for supplies. A Catawba Indian's letter to the governor of South Carolina describing a devastating smallpox epidemic is evidence of the even greater toll that war and illness had on the Native Americans. From these difficult beginnings, the colonies developed into vibrant communities. A poem by a young Englishman sentenced to be deported is the story of one laborer who helped build the colonies. An exchange of letters between friends about choosing a husband provides insight into colonial family life. The title page of a book about evil spirits and a Mohawk Indian's telling of the creation myth demonstrate the diversity of colonial religious beliefs. American colonists were also guided by secular codes of behavior. Young George Washington's exercise book filled with rigid rules of conduct exemplifies the manners and mores of the colonies' future leaders. A picture essay about the material world gathers objects ranging from military artifacts to fine furnishings to reveal how the colonies evolved from rough outposts to near-independent states. Using such historical evidence, Colonial America provides a captivating look at the textured lives of the people who founded the United States. The second edition includes a new chapter, "The Tumult of Empire," on the imperial tensions that erupted during this period and the internal strife within the colonies, as demonstrated in the violence of Bacon's Rebellion, Governor Andros's harsh ruling over the Dominion of New England, the overturning of provincial regimes in response to William and Mary's Glorious Revolution, and the golden age of piracy. Twenty-eight new visual documents enrich this edition, including a map of Native American villages, a proclamation on the destruction of forests, and Hippopotamus hide whips used on slaves. Ten new sidebars provide shorter documents, such as John Winthrop's journal entry on the effects of the English Civil War in Massachusetts, a 1730 poem about growing Philadelphia, and a 1743 newspaper advertisement aimed at German-speaking colonists. There is a new note on sources and interpretation and there are updates to the further reading and websites recommendations
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E187
LC item number
.G73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pages from history
Label
Colonial America : a history in documents, Edward G. Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a document? -- How to read a document -- Introduction: Note on sources and interpretation -- Chapter 1: England Expands -- England and Europe look west -- Push for colonies -- Chapter 2: New Lands, New Lives -- Trials of settlement -- Great migration -- Chapter 3: Colonists Confront First Nations -- War -- Captured by the Indians -- Costs of colonization -- Chapter 4: Tumult Of Empire -- Construction of empire -- Rebellion -- Quest for continuity -- Chapter 5: Who Built The Colonies? -- Bound for America -- When people became property -- Chapter 6: Ties That Bind -- Struggle for family -- Women's trials -- Parents and children -- Chapter 7: Spiritual People -- Building a church -- Diversity of beliefs -- Awakening comes -- Chapter 8: Gentlewomen And Gentlemen -- How to be a gentleman -- Gentlewoman's burden -- Chapter 9: Picture Essay: A World Of Things -- Timeline -- Further reading -- Websites -- Text credits -- Picture credits -- Index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
ix, 211 pages
Isbn
9780199765942
Lccn
2010038458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
ocn663822378
Label
Colonial America : a history in documents, Edward G. Gray
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a document? -- How to read a document -- Introduction: Note on sources and interpretation -- Chapter 1: England Expands -- England and Europe look west -- Push for colonies -- Chapter 2: New Lands, New Lives -- Trials of settlement -- Great migration -- Chapter 3: Colonists Confront First Nations -- War -- Captured by the Indians -- Costs of colonization -- Chapter 4: Tumult Of Empire -- Construction of empire -- Rebellion -- Quest for continuity -- Chapter 5: Who Built The Colonies? -- Bound for America -- When people became property -- Chapter 6: Ties That Bind -- Struggle for family -- Women's trials -- Parents and children -- Chapter 7: Spiritual People -- Building a church -- Diversity of beliefs -- Awakening comes -- Chapter 8: Gentlewomen And Gentlemen -- How to be a gentleman -- Gentlewoman's burden -- Chapter 9: Picture Essay: A World Of Things -- Timeline -- Further reading -- Websites -- Text credits -- Picture credits -- Index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
ix, 211 pages
Isbn
9780199765942
Lccn
2010038458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
ocn663822378

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