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AmericanHeritage, American Voices: Colonies and Revolution
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Find out what life was like in colonial America from the people who lived it!
This first book in the American Heritage American Voices series will give you a rare glimpse into the day-to-day experiences of early Americans. You'll learn from fourteen-year-old George Washington about his Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour (such as "Do not laugh too much or too loud in public."); you'll read the testimony of an accused witch from the Salem witch trials; and you'll hear about the terrible conditions African slaves suffered when they were brought to America, from one of the slaves who survived. You'll also find out about what led up to the Boston Tea Party, what happened to the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the daring mission of the first submarine (in 1776!).
From Columbus's letter describing his first voyage to America to the Constitution of the United States, Colonies and Revolution presents a wealth of period documents, including diaries, letters, articles, advertisements, speeches, and more, from both famous figures and ordinary citizens. Find out how all of these American voices working together helped to make this country what it is today.
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From Columbus's letter describing his first voyage to America to the Constitution of the United States, Colonies and Revolution presents a wealth of period documents, including diaries, letters, articles, advertisements, speeches, and more, from both famous figures and ordinary citizens. Find out how all of these American voices working together helped to make this country what it is today.
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Introduction to the American Heritage American Voices Series vii

Introduction to Colonies and Revolution ix

PART I: Colonizing a New World 1

Christopher Columbus Signs a Contract 2

From an Agreement between Christopher Columbus and the Rulers of Spain, April 17, 1492 3

Columbus Describes His Voyage 3

From Christopher Columbus's Letter to Lord Raphael Sanchez, March 14, 1493 4

The Mystery of Roanoke 4

From John White's Journals, 1590 5

The Legend of Pocahontas 7

From John Smith's The General History of Virginia, 1624 8

The First Settlements in New England 9

From William Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation, "The Mayflower Compact," 1620–1647 10

The Survival of Plymouth Plantation 10

From William Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation, 1620–1647 11

A Difficult Voyage 13

From a German Immigrant's Letter Home, 1750 13

Keeping a Sense of Humor 14

Forefathers' Song, c. 1630 15

Indenture: Encouraging Newcomers 16

Aulkey Hubertse's Indenture Contract, 1710 16

Pennsylvania: Drawing Colonists from the Continent 18

From William Penn's Some Further Account of the Province of

Pennsylvania in America, 1683 18

PART II: Daily Life in Colonial America 21

All in a Day's Work 22

From a Girl's Diary, 1775 22

Life in Williamsburg 23

From Andrew Burnaby's Travels . . . , 1759 23

Education and Morals 24

From The New England Primer, c. 1680 25

Washington's Rules for Civil Behavior 26

From George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour, 1747 27

Clothing in the Age of Homespun 27

From Reverend John Schuyler's Journal, c. 1805 28

Wealth and Fashion 29

A Description of Dress, 1710 29

The Salem Witch Trials 30

From the Transcript of the Trial of Sarah Good, 1692 31

Judge Sewall's Apology 32

From Judge Samuel Sewall's Diary, 1696 and 1697 32

Anne Bradstreet: America's First Poet 33

Anne Bradstreet's "To My Dear and Loving Husband," 1678 33

Eliza's Gift to South Carolina 34

From a Letter by Eliza Lucas, 1740 35

Advice on Choosing a Husband 36

From the Royal American Magazine, 1774 36

Advice on Being Feminine 36

From John Winthrop's History of New England, 1645 37

Living Well 37

From the Diary of John Adams, 1775 38

A Girl's Life in Boston 38

From Anna Green Winslow's Diary, 1772 39

Benjamin Franklin: The First American 40

From The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 1793 41

"What Then Is the American?" 43

From J. Hector St. Jean de Crèvecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer, c. 1782 43

PART III: Many People, Many Voices 45

Slavery on a Virginia Plantation 46

From Philip Vickers Fithian's Journal, 1773 47

A Traveler's View 48

From J. Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer, c. 1782 48

The Nightmare Atlantic Crossing 49

From Equiano's Travels, 1789 49

Growing Opposition to Slavery 50

A Slave's Epitaph, 1773 51

Thomas Jefferson's Dilemma 51

Jefferson's Ad for the Return of a Runaway, 1769 52

From Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, 1784 52

From Jefferson's Letter to Frances Epps, 1787 53

First Encounters with Native Americans 53

From John White's Journals, 1585 54

The Story of a "White Indian" 55

From A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison, 1824 55

Defending Diversity: Freedom of the Press and...