American Spirit Volume I

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The ^American Spirit
United States History as Seen by Contemporaries
Ninth Edition
Volume I: To 1877
Houghton Mifflin Company
Boston New YorkContents
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Preface xxi
New World Beginnings,
33,000 B.C.-A.D.1769 1
A. The Native Americans 1
1. Visualizing the New World (1505, 1509) 1
2. Juan Gines de Sepulveda Belittles the Indians (1547) 3
3. Bartoleme de Las Casas Defends the Indians (1552) 4
B. The Spanish in America 6
1. Hernan Cortes Conquers Mexico (1519-1526) 6
2. Aztec Chroniclers Describe the Spanish Conquest of Mexico (1519)
3- Francisco Coronado Explores the American Southwest (1541) 13
4. Don Juan de Onate Conquers New Mexico (1599) 14
C. The African Slave Trade 17
1. Mungo Park Describes Slavers in the African Interior (c. 1790)
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A Swede Depicts the Indian Trade (1749) 103
B. The French and Indian War 105
1. Benjamin Franklin Characterizes General Edward Braddock (1755) 105
2. A Frenchman Reports Braddock's Defeat (1755) 107
3. Francis Parkman Analyzes the "Conflict (1884) 108
C. A New Restlessness 220
1. Andrew Burnaby Scoffs at Colonial Unity (1760) 110
2. A Lawyer Denounces Search Warrants (1761) 212ViU Contents
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The Road to Revolution,
1763-1775 114
A. The Burden of Mercantilism 224
1. Virginia Resents Restrictions (1671) 124
2. Adam Smith's Balance Sheet (1776) 115
B. The Tempest over Taxation 117
1. Benjamin Franklin Testifies Against the Stamp Act (1766) 117
2. Philadelphia Threatens Tea Men (1773) 119
3. Connecticut Decries the Boston Port Act (1774) 120
C. Britain at the Crossroads 221
1. Dean Josiah Tucker Advises a Divorce (1774) 122
2. Adam Smith Criticizes Empire (1776) 123
3. Samuel Johnson Urges the Iron Fist (1775) 124
4. Two Views of the British Empire (1767, 1775) 126
D. Loyalists Versus Patriots 128
1. Daniel Leonard Deplores Rebellion (1775) 128
2. Patrick Henry Demands Boldness (1775) 129
3. New Yorkers Abuse Tories (1775) 130
E. The Clash of Arms 232
1. Conflicting Versions of the Outbreak (1775) 132
2. Franklin Embittered by Bloodshed (1775) 232
3. Why an Old Soldier Fought (1898) 232
America Secedes from the Empire,
1775-1783 135
A. General Washington in Command 235
1. Washington Scorns Independence (1775) 235
2. Washington's
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