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Author: Louise A Breen
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Converging worlds.
New York : Routledge, 2012
(DLC) 2011040941
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise A Breen
ISBN: 9781136757440 1136757449
OCLC Number: 841810632
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 291 pages)
Contents: BeginningsEuropean Ambitions by Timothy WalkerDocument 1: Spain and Portugal divide the world at the Treaty of Tordesillas, 1494Document 2: The Spanish way of announcing their intention to take control, 1512Document 3: Queen Elizabeth issues a patent to Humphrey Gilbert, 1579Document 4: Sir Walter Ralegh receives the Roanoke patent, 1584Document 5: The States General of the Netherlands establishes the Dutch West India Company, 1621Tentative Testimonies by Heather McCreaDocument 1: Bartolome de las Casas decries the "Destruction of the Indies," 1542Document 2: Spain enrages colonists with "new laws" that protect Indians, 1542Document 3: Bernal Diaz remembers the ConquestDocument 4: Florentine Codex account of the Massacre at CholulaFirst Contacts by Michael Oberg Document 1: Thomas Harriot reports on the native people at Roanoke, 1588Document 2: Henry Hudson arrives at Manhattan, 1609Document 3: William Bradford comments on an epidemic among native peoples of New England, 1634RegionsChesapeake by L.H. RoperDocument 1: A Jamestown planter asks permission to marry a native woman, 1614Document 2: An Englishman writes the Virginia Company with news of Jamestown, 1620Document 3: Charles I takes the Governor and Council of Virginia to task, 1637Document 4: Virginians complain about the founding of Maryland and the actions of their governor, 1635Document 5: A rebellious colonist denounces William Berkeley, 1676Document 6: Virginians develop laws on slavery, 1661-1705New England by Richard GildrieDocument 1: John Winthrop instructs and encourages colonists traveling to New England, 1630Document 2: A minister warns against the dangers of religious toleration, 1647Document 3: A militia officer envisions Pequot women captured in war as servants, 1637Document 4: The Narragansett sachem Miantonomi tries to create a pan-Indian union, early 1640sDocument 5: An English war captive recalls her suffering and the workings of providence during King Philip's War, 1682Document 6: The Massachusetts General Court legislates against the immoral behaviors thought to have "provoked" God to allow New Englanders to suffer Indian violence, 1675Document 7: An Englishman voices sympathy for the suffering of Indians during King Philip's War, 1677Caribbean by James RobertsonDocument 1: Barbadians discover and punish a plotted slave rebellion, 1675Document 2: A ship master complains of being robbed by Spanish sloops, 1730Document 3: A patriot planter from Georgia advises his son to leave Jamaica, 1776Document 4: The governor of Jamaica sympathizes with the plight of his counterpart in Virginia, 1776Middle Colonies by Wayne Bodle Document 1 The Half Moon crew explores the future New Netherland while seeking a route to Asia, 1609Document 2 : Early colonists recall the geographical extent of Dutch holdingsDocument 3: The Mohawk Iroquois and representatives from the Chesapeake engage in diplomacy under the Covenant Chain, 1677-79Document 4: William Penn proposes a scheme for intercolonial cooperation, 1697Carolinas by Noeleen McIlvannaDocument 1: An Anglican missionary proclaims the evils of the Albemarle during Cary's Rebellion, 1711Document 2: A South Carolina official describes the Stono Rebellion, 1739Document 3: Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts visits South Carolina, 1773ThemesSalem Witchcraft by Louise BreenDocument 1: A Boston merchant denounces witchcraft beliefs and the Salem trialsDocument 2: Magistrates interrogate Tituba, 1692Document 3: A Boston sea captain and merchant remembers being accused as a witch, 1700Document 4: Cotton Mather's advice to two witchcraft judges, 1692 Purgatory - Christian Missions by David J. SilvermanDocument 1: Puritan Thomas Shepard describes the first encounter between the Wampanoags and John Eliot, 1647Document 2: Jesuit missionary Paul LeJeune writes of the hardships of life with the Montagnais, mid 1630sSlave Trade and Slavery by Ty ReeseDocument 1: A former slave ship surgeon reveals the horrors of the Middle PassageDocument 2: An English traveler comments on the rape of a slave in Massachusetts, 1638Document 3: Virginia owners advertise for help recovering runaway slaves, 1761-66Women by Linda SturtzDocument 1: William Bradford describes communal and church obligations using familial and gender metaphors, 1644Document 2: A Marblehead fisherman describes how a crowd of women killed his two Indian prisoners, 1677Document 3: An African woman, "prophetess," and freedom fighter in Jamaica, 1732Document 4: A slave woman pleads with the Archbishop of Canterbury for religious liberty and protests her sale to the West Indies, 1760Document 5: Georgia's founder extols the importance of women in ensuring order and productivity during a time of chaos and war, 1742Document 6: A war captive from Pennsylvania recalls how she made a new life among the IndiansDocument 7: Advice from 18th century almanacs on family, women and marriage, 1736-1760TransformationsBackcountries by Warren HofstraDocument 1 German explorer John Lederer reports on the Shenandoah Valley, 1669-70Document 2: Moravian missionaries trek through western Virginia, 1749Document 3: Ohio Company agent Christopher Gist scouts for land and trade opportunities, early 1750sDocument 4: An English traveler presents an idyllic view of the Shenandoah Valley, 1759-60Document 5: Ben Franklin condemns the "Paxton Boys" as barbaric, 1764Document 6: The "Paxton Boys" defend their actions and express their frustrations, 1764Document 7: An Englishman travels the backcountry, 1774Spiritual Awakenings by Kenneth MinkemaDocument 1: Johann Arndt on "Dying to the World," 1606Document 2: George Whitefield proclaims the necessity of the New Birth, 1737Document 3: John Marrant narrates the "Lord's Wonderful dealings" following his conversion, 1785Document 4: Handsome Lake calls for a hybridized nativism, 1799Document 5: Joanne Southcott's dispute with Satan, 1802Document 6: Pierre Cholenec praises Catherine (Kateri) Tekakwitha, ca. 1700Document 7: An account of the first sighting of the Virgin of GuadalupeEnlightenment by Ned LandsmanDocument 1: Women correspond in efforts to help one another "improve"Document 2: Benjamin Franklin networks and experiments with a secular way of inculcating virtueDocument 3: A Virginia planter expounded on the characteristics of native peoples and AfricansNew France by Robert MorisseyDocument 1: A Jesuit explains the "Polity of the Hurons, and Their Government," 1636Document 2: A French negotiator works to establish unity among Menominee (Malhominis) and Potawatomi refuses at Chequamegon Bay. 1660sDocument 3: A French ceremony asserting possession at Sault Ste. Marie, 1671Document 4: Grand Treaty establishes peace with the Iroquois, 1701French and Indian War by James PiecuchDocument 1 Virginia governor instructs George Washington to assess French strength in the Ohio Country, 1753Document 2 George Washington describes defeat, 1755Document 3: The colonies contemplate union, 1754Document 4 A French officer reflects on the direction of the war, 1758Document 5 Indian Superintendent William Johnson explains the strategic importance of the Iroquois, 1763
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