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Author: Louise A Breen
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Providing a survey of colonial American history both regionally broad and ""Atlantic"" in coverage, Converging Worlds presents the most recent research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students. The ideal accompaniment to Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America, this Sourcebook is a collection of primary documents that contextualize and bring to life the exciting narrative of early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise A Breen
ISBN: 9781136757440 1136757449
OCLC Number: 845254170
Description: 1 online resource (409 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

Abstract:

Providing a survey of colonial American history both regionally broad and ""Atlantic"" in coverage, Converging Worlds presents the most recent research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students. The ideal accompaniment to Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America, this Sourcebook is a collection of primary documents that contextualize and bring to life the exciting narrative of early America. The expert authors of each chapter have hand-picked multiple documents corresponding with the same chapter in the textbook to help studen.

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