Major problems in the era of the American Revolution, 1760-1791 : documents and essays /
edited by Richard D. Brown, Benjamin L. Carp.
Third Edition.
Boston, MA : Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, ©2014.
xv, 540 pages ; 24 cm.
0495913324 (pbk.), 9780495913320
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Boston, MA : Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, ©2014.
0495913324 (pbk.)
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Richard D. Brown is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of Connecticut. A graduate of Oberlin College and Harvard University, he is past president of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, and has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. He is the author of The Strength of a People: The Idea of an Informed Citizenry in America, 1650-1870; Knowledge Is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700-1865; Revolutionary Politics in Massachusetts: The Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Towns, 1772-1774; and with Irene Quenzler Brown, Hit Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler: A Story of Rape, Incest, and Justice. Benjamin L. Carp, associate professor of history at Tufts University, earned his B.A. at Yale University and his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. He previously taught at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of two books: Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution (2007), and Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America (2010). He has written articles for Civil War History, Early American Studies, the William and Mary Quarterly, and other publications. His research has been supported by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship, a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.
Main Description
Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. Each volume presents a carefully selected group of readings in a format that asks students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians and others, and draw their own conclusions.
Main Description
Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. Major Problems in the Era of the American Revolution, 3rd Edition, delves into the many facets of the colonial uprising and its aftermath, concluding with the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The volume combines primary sources, analytical essays, chapter introductions, and headnotes to encourage students to think critically about the revolutionary era.
Main Description
This text delves into the many facets of the colonial uprising and its aftermath, concluding with the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The volume combines primary sources, analytical essays, chapter introductions, and headnotes to encourage students to think critically about the revolutionary era.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xiii
The Consequences of Revolutionp. 1
Essaysp. 4
The Revolution Launched a Bold Republican Experimentp. 5
The Revolution Was Radical in Some Ways, Not in Othersp. 15
Further Readingp. 34
The British Empire and the War for North Americap. 36
Documentsp. 37
Touts the Importance of Imperial Ties between Britain and America, 1760p. 37
The British Treasury Attempts to Reform the Customs Service, 1763p. 45
King George III Seeks to Limit Westward Expansion, 1763p. 46
A British Minister Justifies Customs Reform, 1765p. 50
Scorns the Proclamation Line, 1767p. 51
Essaysp. 53
Britain's Victory Exposed the Need for Greater Controlp. 54
The British Empire Tried to Reconcile Freedom and Authorityp. 66
Further Readingp. 77
Imperial Reform and Colonial Resistancep. 78
Documentsp. 79
Resolves against the Stamp Act, 1765p. 79
New York Reacts Violently to the Stamp Act, 1765p. 80
The Stamp Act Congress Articulates the Rights of the Colonists, 1765p. 83
Parliament Declares Its Authority, 1766p. 84
Rallies the Colonists to Opposition, 1767-1768p. 85
Charleston Merchants Propose a Plan of Nonimportation, 1769p. 90
North Carolina Regulators Battle Colonial Authorities, 1771p. 91
Essaysp. 94
Urban Taverns Shaped Mobilization against British Policiesp. 94
North Carolina Regulators Used Violence for a Purposep. 102
Further Readingp. 115
The Imperial Crisis and the Declaration of Independencep. 117
Documentsp. 118
Lord North Calls for Punishing the Town of Boston, 1774p. 119
Gouverneur Morris Remarks on Popular Mobilization, 1774p. 121
Thomas Jefferson Asserts American Rights, 1774p. 123
The First Continental Congress Enumerates American Rights and Establishes a Continental Association, 1774p. 128
Patriots Intimidate a New Jersey Loyalist, 1775p. 134
Thomas Paine Calls for Common Sense, 1776p. 135
The United States Declare Independence, 1776p. 150
Thomas Hutchinson Criticizes Declaration of Independence, 1776p. 152
Essaysp. 155
Rejecting Monarchy Required a Shift in the American Worldviewp. 155
The Declaration of Independence Was a Document of Global Importancep. 163
Further Readingp. 170
Struggles for Independencep. 172
Documentsp. 174
General George Washington Asks Congress for an Effective Army, 1776p. 174
Benjamin Rush Contrasts Loyalists and Patriots, 1777p. 177
A Whig Newspaper Attacks the Loyalists, 1779p. 179
A Soldier Views Mutiny among American Troops, 1780p. 180
General George Washington Explains Army Problems and Calls for Help, 1780p. 182
An Army Cook and Washerwoman Recalls the Battle of Yorktown, 1781p. 183
Loyalists Plead Their Cause to the King, Parliament, and the British People, 1782p. 184
A Loyalist Woman Recounts Her Journey in Exile, 1836p. 188
Essaysp. 191
Virginia's Wartime Mobilization Leads to Class Strugglesp. 192
Loyalists in Exile Highlight the Wider British Empirep. 202
Further Readingp. 211
The American Revolution in the Westp. 213
Documentsp. 214
Logan Laments the Murder of His Fellow Mingos, 1775p. 214
Oneida Indians Declare Neutrality, 1775p. 215
New York Mourns the Death of an Indian Killer, 1775p. 216
The North Carolina Delegation Urges Extirpation of the Cherokee, 1776p. 216
George Washington Orders an Expedition against the Iroquois, 1779p. 218
An American Officer Observes the Destruction of Iroquois Homes and Crops, 1779p. 221
Chickasaw Indians Seek Help, 1783p. 225
Essaysp. 227
Both Sides Waged Unlimited Warfarep. 227
Indians Faced a Limited Set of Choicesp. 236
Further Readingp. 246
Equality and the African-American Challengep. 247
Documentsp. 248
Massachusetts Slaves Argue for Freedom, 1773p. 248
Lord Dunmore Promises Freedom to Slaves Who Fight for Britain, 1775p. 249
Lemuel Haynes Attacks Slavery, 1776p. 250
New Hampshire African-Americans Petition for Freedom, 1779p. 251
Three Virginia Counties Defend Slavery, 1785p. 253
Boston King Describes His Deliverance from Slavery, 1798p. 254
Jehu Grant, Former Slave, Seeks Compensation for His Wartime Service, 1832, 1836p. 259
Essaysp. 261
The American Revolution Prompted New Debates About Slaveryp. 261
Black Abolitionists Developed Their Own Radical Traditionp. 277
Further Readingp. 285
Gender and Citizenship in a Revolutionary Republicp. 287
Documentsp. 288
"A Female" Enlists Women for Nonimportation, 1768p. 288
Thomas Paine Admits Women Have Some Rights, 1775p. 289
Abigail and John Adams Debate Women's Rights, 1776p. 291
An American Woman Asserts Women's Rights, 1780p. 294
A "Lady" and "Gentleman" Debate the Condition of Women, 1789p. 296
Judith Sargent Murray Argues for Women's Equality, 1790p. 297
Essaysp. 303
The Revolution Gave Women New Political Opportunitiesp. 303
The Revolution Was Hardly Radical for Womenp. 315
Further Readingp. 325
Religion and the American Revolutionp. 327
Documentsp. 328
A Worcester Writer Defends Religious Establishment, 1776p. 328
Virginia Baptists Assert Their Eights, 1776p. 330
William Tennent Argues against Religious Establishment, 1777p. 332
Ezra Stiles Projects the Future of Christianity in America, 1783p. 337
Philadelphia Jews Seek Equality before the Law, 1783p. 339
James Madison Protests Religious Taxes, 1785p. 340
Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty, 1786p. 344
Essaysp. 346
The Revolution Was a Secular Eventp. 346
Republicanism Fused with Evangelicalism during the Revolutionary Erap. 354
Further Readingp. 363
Government under the Articles of Confederationp. 365
Documentsp. 366
Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, 1777-1781p. 367
Congress Passes an Ordinance on Western Lands, 1785p. 373
Northwest Ordinance, 1787p. 374
Kentucky Farmers Reconsider Their Allegiance, 1786p. 377
Delegates Report from Demoralized Congress, 1787p. 378
The Regulation (or Shays's Rebellion) Rocks Massachusettsp. 380
Essaysp. 387
The Formation of Western States Helped Redefine the Unionp. 387
Upheaval in Massachusetts Reflected a Nationwide Conflictp. 396
Further Readingp. 407
The Constitution of 1787p. 409
Documentsp. 410
The Constitutional Convention Delegates Debate Representation in Congress, 1787p. 411
The Convention Debates the Issues, 1787p. 418
The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787p. 428
The Federalist Expounds the Advantages of the Constitution, 1787-1788p. 436
Antifederalists Attack the Constitution, 1787-1788p. 447
Proceedings in the State Ratifying Conventions, 1788p. 453
The Bill of Rights, 1791p. 462
Essaysp. 463
Slavery and Sectionalism Influenced the Convention Debatesp. 464
Antifederalists Came in Many Different Guisesp. 473
Further Readingp. 487
Government under the Constitutionp. 489
Documentsp. 490
Envisions an Agrarian Republic, 1781-1787p. 491
Debate the Bank of North -America, 1786p. 492
Calls for Federal Assumption of Debt, 1790p. 501
Expresses Distrust of the Propertied Class, 1790p. 506
Promotes American Industry, 1791p. 509
Addresses the State of the Union and Indian Lands, 1791p. 514
Essaysp. 517
Arguments over Public Credit Spawned New Ideas about Politicsp. 518
Many Fanners Were Dissatisfied with the Outcome of the Revolutionp. 525
Further Readingp. 539
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