The Schlager Anthology of Early America: A Student's Guide to Essential Primary Sources

Editor: Eisel, Christine
Publication Year: 2022
Publisher: Schlager Group Inc.

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-93-530666-5
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 68
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The Schlager Anthology of Early America offers a modern, original sourcebook covering a pivotal era in U.S. history.

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Table of Contents

  • Reader's Guide
  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Motivations for Exploration and Colonization
  • Christopher Columbus: Letter to Raphael Sanxis on the Discovery of America
  • Hernán Cortés: Second Letter to Charles V
  • Lope de Aguirre: Letter to King Philip of Spain
  • “A True and Sincere Declaration of the Purpose and Ends of the Plantation Begun in Virginia”
  • Samuel de Champlain: Voyages
  • Fray Antonio de la Ascension: A Brief Report of the Discovery in New Spain
  • John Smith: The Generall Historie of Virginia
  • Father Paul Le Jeune: “Brief Relation of the Journey to New France”
  • Adriaen Van der Donck: Description of the New-Netherlands
  • Chapter 2: Culture, Contact, and Contest
  • Iroquois Thanksgiving Address
  • Requerimiento
  • The Journey of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
  • Hernando Pizarro: Letter to the Royal Audience of Santo Domingo
  • Bartolomé de las Casas: A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
  • Bernal Díaz del Castillo: The True History of the Conquest of New Spain
  • John White: “America pars, nunc Virginia dicta”
  • Johannes Megapolensis Jr.: A Short Account of the Mohawk Indians
  • Declaration of Pedro Naranjo of the Queres Nation
  • Chapter 3: Founding Ideals
  • Letter of Edward Winslow to a Friend
  • Margaret Brent's Request for Voting Rights
  • Maryland Toleration Act
  • Habeas Corpus Act of the Restoration
  • By the King, a Proclamation for the More Effectual Reducing and Suppressing of Pirates and Privateers in America
  • Declaration of the Gentlemen, Merchants and Inhabitants of Boston, and the Country Adjacent
  • English Bill of Rights
  • John Locke: Second Treatise on Civil Government.
  • William Byrd II: Representation Concerning Proprietary Governments
  • Benjamin Franklin: “Proposal for Promoting Useful Knowledge among the British Plantations in America”
  • Benjamin Franklin: “The Way to Wealth”
  • John Carwitham: “A South East View of the Great Town of Boston in New England in America”
  • Chapter 4: Experiments in Government
  • New Laws of the Indies
  • For the Colony in Virginea Britannia: Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall
  • Mayflower Compact
  • An Ordinance and Constitution of Treasurer and Company in England for a Council and Assembly in Virginia
  • Frame of Government of Pennsylvania
  • Edmund Andros: Report of His Administration
  • Letters of Governor Alexander Spotswood
  • Benjamin Franklin: “Exporting of Felons to the Colonies”
  • Roger Sherman: A Caveat against Injustice
  • Benjamin Franklin: Letter to Peter Collinson on the Plan of Union
  • Benjamin Franklin: Albany Plan of Union
  • Chapter 5: Wars and Empires
  • Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
  • Father le Petit: Letter to Father d'Avaugour, Procurator of the Missions in North America
  • John Mason: A Brief History of the Pequot War
  • Henry Bouquet: Letter to William Allen in the Expedition to Fort Duquesne
  • Simeon Ecuyer: Journal from Fort Pitt
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • Chapter 6: Rank, Raids, and Rebellions
  • Richard Frethorne: Letter to His Parents
  • Charles I: Speech on the Scaffold
  • Oliver Cromwell: Speech at the Opening of the Protectorate Parliament
  • Virginia's Act V: An Act for Punishment of Scandalous Persons
  • Nathaniel Bacon: Manifesto
  • Daniel Horsmanden: The New-York Conspiracy
  • Elizabeth Sprigs: Letter to Her Father
  • Benjamin Franklin: The Paxton Boys’ Murder of the Conestoga India
  • “A Few Lines on Magnus Mode, Richard Hodges & J. Newington Clark”
  • Chapter 7: Slavery and the Slave Trade
  • John Rolfe: “Letter to Sir Edwin Sandys”
  • Virginia's Act XII: Negro Women's Children to Serve according to the Condition of the Mother
  • Virginia's Act III: Baptism Does Not Exempt Slaves from Bondage
  • Richard Ligon: A True & Exact History of the Island of Barbados
  • “A Minute against Slavery, Addressed to Germantown Monthly Meeting”
  • James Oglethorpe: “An Account of the Negroe Insurrection in South Carolina”
  • South Carolina Slave Code
  • John Woolman: Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes
  • Briton Hammon: A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man
  • Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: “Reflections on Slavery”
  • Chapter 8: Religion and Social Order
  • John Winthrop: “A Model of Christian Charity”
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Trial against Anne Hutchinson
  • Roger Williams: The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience
  • Anne Bradstreet: “Before the Birth of One of Her Children”
  • Anne Bradstreet: “To My Dear and Loving Husband”
  • Declaration of Protestant Subjects in Maryland
  • Cotton Mather: Late Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcrafts and Possessions
  • Answer of Mary Bradbury and Testimony of Thomas Bradbury
  • Ann Putnam: Confession
  • Benjamin Colman: Some Observations on Receiving the Small-Pox by Ingrafting or Inoculating
  • Jonathan Edwards: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”
  • Samson Occom: “A Short Narrative of My Life”
  • List of Documents by Category