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Reading American Horizons

Primary Sources for U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume I: To 1877

Fourth Edition

Michael Schaller, Janette Thomas Greenwood, Andrew Kirk, Sarah J. Purcell, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, and Christina Snyder

  • Designed specifically to accompany American Horizons, Fourth Edition
  • Offers a diverse collection of primary sources, both textual and visual
  • Includes three reading questions for each document
  • Provides an introductory section on how to read primary sources

New to this Edition:

  • Twenty-five new primary sources--including ten new visual sources--that offer a more expansive and inclusive picture of the global influences that affected the U.S., and vice versa:
  • CHAPTER 1: Visual Document: The Catalan Atlas (1375)
  • CHAPTER 2: Dutch Merchant Peter Minuit Describes the Purchase of Manhattan (1626)
  • CHAPTER 3: Visual Document: The Southeast in the Era of the Indian Slave Trade (1711)
  • CHAPTER 4: A Puritan Minister's Account of the Execution of the Pirate Captain William Fly (1726)
  • CHAPTER 5: An Indigenous Great Awakening: Pontiac Explains Neolin's Teachings
  • CHAPTER 6: Visual Document: Philip Dawe, "The Patriotic Barber of New York, or The Captain in the Suds" (1774)
  • CHAPTER 7: Alexander Hamilton, Excerpts from "Federalist No. 65" (1788)
  • CHAPTER 8: Tecumseh, "Speech to the Choctaw and Chickasaw Council" (1811)
  • CHAPTER 9: Letter from Zebulon Pike about New Spain (1807)
  • CHAPTER 10: Charles Ball Describes Commercial Fishing as an Enslaved Man in South Carolina (1806)
  • CHAPTER 11: Visual Document: T. Palmer & Co. (1835); Tushpa, "Choctaw Removal" (1834); Visual Document: Bowling Green, Broadway (1831)
  • CHAPTER 12: Frederick Douglass, from Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (1845); Angelina Grimk√©, Letter to Catharine Beecher (1837); Visual Document: The Drunkard's Progress (1846)
  • CHAPTER 13: Visual Document: Buffalo Hunt on the Southwestern Prairies; George Fitzhugh, from Sociology for the South: Or the Failure of Free Society (1854); Visual Document: Reynolds's Political Map of the United States
  • CHAPTER 14: Abraham Lincoln, excerpt from "Address to the Baltimore Sanitary Fair" (1864); Visual Document: Sunken Road, Battle of Antietam (1862)
  • CHAPTER 15: Mississippi Black Codes (1865); Visual Document: "And Not This Man?, Testimony of Elias Hill, Klu Klux Klan Hearings (1871)

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