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Primary Sources in ...: U.S. History

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These guides will lead you to other high quaility information sources for your research projects.  Books, articles, webpages, and more.

HIS 110: United States History to 1877

1620 – “Mayflower Compact” – Pilgrims

1630 – “A Modell of Christian Charity” - John Winthrop

1637 - Trial and Interrogation of Anne Hutchinson”

1775 - “African Slavery in America” - Thomas Paine

 1775 - “Speech on Conciliation with the Colonies” - Edmund Burke

 1776 - “Common Sense” - Thomas Paine

 1776 - “Declaration of Independence” – Thomas Jefferson (etc)

 1785 - “Notes on the State of Virginia (Chapter 14)” - Thomas Jefferson

 1787 – “Federalist Papers #10” -  James Madison

 1837 “Positive Good of Slavery” -  John C. Calhoun

 1839 - “On Manifest Destiny” -  John L. O’Sullivan

 1848 - “Address Delivered at Seneca Falls” -  Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 1852 - “Fourth of July Speech” - Frederick Douglass

 1859 - “A Plea for Captain John Brown” -  Henry David Thoreau

 1863 – “Gettysburg Address” -  Abraham Lincoln

HIS 120: United States History, 1877 - the present

HIS 125: U.S. Civil Rights History

1776 - “Common Sense” - Thomas Paine

1838 - “Antislavery Convention Address” - Angelina Grimke --Primary Document

1849 - “Civil Disobedience” -  Henry David Thoreau

1902 – “We Do Not Want Any Other Home”

1963 -  “I Have a Dream” -  Martin Luther King, Jr.-- Primary Document

 

HIS 140: U.S. Religious History

1838 - “Antislavery Convention Address” - Angelina Grimke --Primary Document

HUM 102: World War II

1919 --  “Treaty of Versailles”