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HIST1301 Additional Reading Exercises

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Exploration, Discovery, and Colonization
PART ONE:
Exploration, Discovery, and Colonization
The American Revolution and Early National Period
PART TWO:
The American Revolution and Early National Period
The New Nation Expands
PART THREE:
The New Nation Expands
Sectional Crisis, Civil War, and Reconstruction
PART FOUR:
Sectional Crisis, Civil War, and Reconstruction

Part One:
Discovery, Exploration and Colonization

Additional Reading Exercise 1 (ARE1)
See Course Calendar for Due Date

IMPORTANT NOTE: In some of the Colonial era documents below, which were written in Colonial times, the letter "s" may sometimes look like an "f." This is actually known as a "long S." For example: "That perfon faid..." is actually "That person said..." or "He was fensible.." is actually "He was sensible..." (The rules for use were rather complicated so please don't ask!) You may also find that some words have the letter "e" at the end, which is left off modern spelling of the same word. For example: "maintaine" (old style) vs. "maintain" (modern style).

  • "City Upon a Hill," sermon by John Winthrop (1630)
  • The Colonial Laws of Massachusetts (1672) CAPITAL LAWS
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  • The Colonial Laws of Massachusetts (1672) CHILDREN and YOUTH
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  • The Colonial Laws of Massachusetts (1672) ECCLESIASTICAL
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  • The Colonial Laws of Massachusetts (1672) GAMING and DANCING
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  • The Colonial Laws of Massachusetts (1672) HERETIC ERROR
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  • Life of Roger Williams by Romeo Elton (1852)
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  • The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution, for the Cause of Conscience, Discussed in a Conference Between Truth and Peace by Roger Williams (1644)
  • The Famous Old Charter of Rhode Island Granted by King Charles II in 1663 (1842)
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  • The Quakers in Great Britain and America by Charles Frederick Holder (1913)
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  • Charter to William Penn and Laws of Pennsylvania (1913)
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  • Maryland Act of Religious Toleration (1649)
  • "Dialogue Between Two Presbyterians" by Benjamin Franklin (1735)
  • "Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God," sermon by Jonathan Edwards (1741)
  • Acts of the Virginia Assembly, March 1629-1630 in A Collection of the Laws of Virginia (1823)
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  • Acts of the Virginia Assembly, February 1631-1632 in A Collection of the Laws of Virginia (1823)
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  • Acts of the Virginia Assembly, March 1659-1660 in A Collection of the Laws of Virginia (1823)
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  • Constitutional History of New York (1906)
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Part Two:
The American Revolution and Early National Period

Additional Reading Exercise 2 (ARE2)
See Course Calendar for Due Date

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Part Three:
The New Nation Expands

Additional Reading Exercise 3 (ARE3)
See Course Calendar for Due Date

  • Review of American Unitarianism Freeman and Wells (1815)
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  • Domestic Manners of the Americans Francis Trollope (1832)
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  • Lectures on Revivals of Religion Charles Grandison Finney (1835)
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  • Democracy in America. vol. II, Alexis de Tocqueville (1838)
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  • Religion in America Robert Baird (1844)
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  • "The Destiny of the Country" The American Review: A Whig Journal (March 1847)
  • Two Lectures on the History of the American Union Henry Reed (1856)
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  • THE MORMONS (History Timeline) PBS (2007)

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Part Four:
Sectional Crisis, Civil War, and Reconstruction

Additional Reading Exercise 4 (ARE4)
See Course Calendar for Due Date

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