9781405163590

Writing the American Past : US History to 1877

  • ISBN 13:

    9781405163590

  • ISBN 10:

    1405163593

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/09/2009
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Writing the American Past reproduces dozens of untranscribed, handwritten documents, offering students the opportunity to transcribe, decipher, and interpret primary sources. Documents include diary entries from Massachusetts in the 1690s, a woman detailing the Great Awakening, an eighteenth-century treaty with Native Americans, a journal describing antebellum train travel, and a letter by a slave Skillfully teaches students to engage with the raw material of pre-1877 US history: the written document An introduction and headnotes to each document contextualize the sources and provide a foundation from which the student can explore the material

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