Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - 330 páginas
Designed to accompany Joy Hakim's ten-volume A History of US or as a stand-alone reference, this collection of great American documents is ideal for all students of American history. Filled with primary sources, the Sourcebook and Index traces the gradual unfolding of ideas of freedom in America through letters, declarations, proclamations, court decisions, speeches, laws, acts, the Constitution, and other writings.
Updated with a complete listing of the constitutional amendments and a listing of the presidents with key information about them, the Sourcebook and Index is arranged chronologically, beginning with the Magna Carta and ending with Ronald Reagan's 1988 speech at Moscow State University. Each document is introduced and placed in historical context. Difficult vocabulary is defined in the margins along with explanatory notes and commentary that aids in understanding the meaning and historical importance of each document. Neatly cross-referenced with key sections of A History of US, the Sourcebook and Index is an easy-to-use collection of the documents most essential to understanding American history.
Included are some of the many voices whose words have moved the nation: Ben Franklin, Tom Paine, Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, St. John de Crevecoeur, George Washington, Sagoyewatha, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Alexis de Tocqueville, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Chief Joseph, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan
 

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The Mayflower Compact 1620
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Resolution of the Germantown Quakers 1688
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Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress 1765
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From Red Jacket Sagoyewatha Address to the of
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Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence 1776
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From Thomas Jefferson Notes on the State of Virginia 1785
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The Constitution of the United States 1787
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From Horace Mann 12th Annual Report to the Massachusetts Board of Education 1848
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From Elizabeth Cady Stanton Let Us Consider Mans Superiority Address to the Seneca Falls Conference 1848
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From Declaration of Sentiments 1848
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From Henry David Thoreau Civil Disobedience 1849
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Speech on the Compromise of 1850 1850
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From Sojourner Truth Ant I a Woman Address to the Womens Rights Convention Akron Ohio 1851
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From Frederick Douglass Fourth of July Oration 1852
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From Roger Taney Opinion in Dred Scott v Sandford 1857
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From The Northwest Ordinance 1787
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From Robert Jackson Opinion in West Virginia
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George Washington Inaugural Address 1789
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From George Washington Farewell Address 1796
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From Thomas Jefferson Letter to Danbury
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Iroquois Confederacy and Missionary Cram 1805
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From Meriwether Lewis Report to Thomas Jefferson 1806
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From John Marshall opinion in McCulloch v Maryland 1819
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James Monroe The Monroe Doctrine 1823
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From Memorial of the Cherokee Nation 1830
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From William Lloyd Garrison The Liberator vol 1 no 1 1831
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From A North Carolina Law Forbidding the Teaching of Slaves to Read and Write 1831
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From Andrew Jackson Proclamation to the People of South Carolina 1832
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From Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America 1835
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From Ralph Waldo Emerson SelfReliance 1841
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From John L OSullivan Editorial on Manifest Destiny 1845
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Address to the Illlinois Republican Convention 1858
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From Abraham Lincoln Debate with Stephen Douglas 1858
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John Brown Last Statement to the Court 1859
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From The Homestead Act 1862
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Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation 1863
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Abraham Lincoln Second Inaugural Address 1865
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Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee Letters Setting Terms of Lees Surrender at Appomattox 1865
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Robert E Lee Farewell to His Army 1865
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From Preamble to the Platform of the Populist
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From Theodore Roosevelt The Roosevelt Corollary
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Franklin D Roosevelt Message Asking for
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Learned Hand The Spirit of Liberty Address
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John F Kennedy Ask Not What Your Country Can
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From the Civil Rights Act of 1964 1964
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DOCUMENT SOURCES
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Steven Mintz is Professor of History at the University of Houston. He has published works on slavery, American reform movements, and the history of the American family. He lives in Houston.

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