What documents enforced English control over its colonies? Who used pamphlets to voice protest and stir up political resistance? How did colonial settlers envision their future governing structures? This extensive work provides and in-depth look at 260 major documents that shaped the structure, form, and function of the political system in colonial and revultionary America. Documents include royal charters establishing colonial claims, sermons that question or bolster the established order, pamphlets, state constitutions, debates over the make-up of the Continental Congress and Articles of Confederation, and the like. Introductory commentary contextualizes the documents and highlights the reader's understanding of these events as the blueprint for how the colonies became a nation. The work is fully indexed. - Publisher.
VOLUME 3 The most important primary source collection for this volume is Francis W. Thorpe , American Charters , Constitutions , and Organic Laws , 1492–1908 ( 7 vols . , Washington , DC : Government Printing Office , 1909 ) .
Author: Jon L. Wakelyn
Category: United States
This three-volume work traces the history of revolts and rebellions from the colonial era to the 20th century. • 71 chronologically arranged entries detail the revolts and uprisings that have shaped the history of the United States, with 2–5 subentries that drill down into those histories • Each entry includes an overview essay, followed by entries on related people, groups, organizations, ideas, and places, along with select primary sources • Contributions come from a distinguished group of American historians from across the nation and across historical disciplines • One volume is comprised entirely of primary source documents • Illustrations and photographs show events discussed
Rhode Island, unlike most of the rest of the United States, had nothing approaching universal white male suffrage even 50 years after the American Revolution. The royal charter issued by Charles II in 1663 that created the original ...
Author: Steven L. Danver
A mix of thematic essays, reference entries, and primary source documents covering the role of religion in American history and life from the colonial era to the present. Often controversial, religion has been an important force in shaping American culture. Religious convictions strongly influenced colonial and state governments as well as the United States as a new republic. Religious teachings, values, and practices deeply affected political structures and policies, economic ideology and practice, educational institutions and instruction, social norms and customs, marriage, and family life. By analyzing religion's interaction with American culture and prominent religious leaders and ideologies, this reference helps readers to better understand many fascinating, often controversial, religious leaders, ideas, events, and topics. The work is organized in three volumes devoted to particular periods. Volume one includes a chronology highlighting key events related to religion in American history and an introduction that overviews religion in America during the period covered by the volume, and roughly 10 essays that explore significant themes. These essays are followed by approximately 120 alphabetically arranged reference entries providing objective, fundamental information about topics related to religion in America. Each volume presents nearly 50 primary source documents, each introduced by a contextualizing headnote. A selected, general bibliography closes volume three. Timelines in each volume highlight key events in American religious history Some 30 essays survey broad themes central to American religious history Roughly 360 reference entries provide fundamental information about specific topics related to religion in American history Excerpts from around 150 primary source documents provide first-hand accounts of how religion has shaped American history Entry bibliographies and a selected, general, end-of-work bibliography direct users to additional information resources
One of his pupils was Samson Occom, a Mohegan Native American convert who studied with Wheelock from 1743 to 1747 to ... In 1769, Wheelock obtained a charter from King George III to establish his school in Hanover, in the province of ...
Author: Gary Scott Smith
This all-encompassing encyclopedia provides a broad perspective on U.S. politics, culture, and society, but also goes beyond the facts to consider the myths, ideals, and values that help shape and define the nation. • Offers approximately 225 entries covering U.S. politics, culture, society, and beliefs • Includes an introductory overview of the forces that have shaped and continue to shape American political culture and a concluding essay that gathers key thematic threads and looks toward the future • Covers the myriad ways in which American political culture influences other aspects of American society • Examines how cultural symbols and beliefs are manipulated to advance political interests and establish government authority • Connects new issues such as social media and sexual politics with the political culture
Founding the Republic: A Documentary History. ... 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Gallup. 2013. “Trust in Government. ... America's Founding Charters: Primary Documents of Colonial and Revolutionary Era Governance.
Author: Mark J. Rozell
Category: Political Science
This book is the third installment in a series of volumes looking at episodes in American economic history from a public choice perspective. Each chapter discusses citizens, special interests, and government officials responding to economic incentives in both markets and politics. In doing so, the book provides fresh insights into important periods of American history, from the Rhode Island’s 1788 Referendum on the U.S. Constitution and the political influence of women’s clubs in the United States. The volume features economic historians such as Ruth Wallis Herndon, junior public choice scholars such as Jayme Lemke and Leo Krasnozhon, and political scientists such as Michael Faber. This volume will be useful for researchers and students interested in economics, history, political science, economic history, public choice, and political economy.
Volume 3 Joshua Hall, Marcus Witcher ... They petitioned for a charter in December of that year. ... To compensate the state for any losses due to the decreased charter value of the Bank of Pennsylvania, the Bank of Philadelphia's ...
Author: Joshua Hall
Category: Business & Economics
CHARTER or RHODE IsLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS, 1663.—From text in “Rhode Island Colonial Records,” Vol. II., pp. 3—21. (See also “Patent of Providence Plantation,r643”)............... FIRsT CONsTrTUTION OF NEW JERsEY, r664.
Author: Wilson, Woodrow
Publisher: Best Books on
Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today.
Maryland In 1632, King Charles I granted Cecelius Calvert, known as Lord Baltimore, a proprietary charter to the colony of Maryland. As a devout Roman Catholic who had previously been exiled from Virginia, Lord Baltimore ensured that ...
Author: Michael C. LeMay
Category: Social Science
This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes
Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History Steven Chermak Ph.D., Frankie Y. Bailey ... Today, the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club World has charters in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, ...
Author: Steven Chermak Ph.D.
Category: True Crime
9 , 1869 , entitled The First Charter , etc .; and Memorial History of Boston , i . ... Three of these volumes already issued — Calendar of State Papers , Colonial America , vol . i . , 1574–1660 ; vol . v . , 1661– 1668 ; vol . vii .
Author: Justin Winsor
9 , 1869 , entitled The First Charter , etc .; and Memorial History of Boston , i . ... while the sixty - seven volumes of its publications , as materials of history , are without a rival.6 m 3 ) 1 It is printed in Hutchinson's ...