Contending Voices, Volume I: To 1877, 4th Edition
- John Hollitz
- ISBN-10: 1305655931
- ISBN-13: 9781305655935
- 288 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2003
- COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
Each chapter in CONTENDING VOICES examines the lives of two individuals, some of them familiar historical figures and some of them lesser known, who took opposing positions on important issues in American history. The “paired biographies” in the text are followed by a set of four to six related primary sources, many in the individuals’ own voices; a “Questions to Consider” section; and an annotated bibliography. This unique format promotes critical thinking and engages students in enlightening historical debates.
1. The Cross and the Sword in Spain’s New World: Bartolomé de Las Casas and Hernán Cortés.
2. Revolt on the Virginia Frontier: Nathaniel Bacon and William Berkeley.
3. Faith and Reason in the Enlightenment: Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin.
4. The Price of Patriotism: Jonathan Sewall and John Adams.
5. The Conflict over the Constitution: Patrick Henry and James Madison.
6. Political Conflict in the Early Republic: Benjamin Franklin Bache and Alexander Hamilton
7. Resistance and Western Expansion: Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison.
8. The Fruits of the Factory System: Sarah Bagley and Nathan Appleton.
9. Politics, Morality, and Race in the Abolitionist Crusade: William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass.
10. The Feminine Sphere in Antebellum Society: Catharine Beecher and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
11. Manifest Destiny and Conquest: Thomas Larkin and Juan Bautista Alvarado.
12. The South and the Slavery Debate: Hinton Rowan Helper and George Fitzhugh.
13. Yankees and “Border Ruffians” in “Bleeding Kansas”: Sara Robinson and David Atchison.
14. Mr. Lincoln’s War: Clement Vallandigham and Benjamin Wade.
15. Race and Redemption in the Reconstructed South: Robert Smalls and Wade Hampton.