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America's History in the Making

The New Nation

Unit Resources

Unit Reference Materials
Continental Congress, "The Northwest Ordinance." July 13, 1787. http://www.law.ou.edu/
Murray, Judith Sargent, The Gleaner. Edited by Nina Baym. Schenectady, NY: Union College Press, 1992.
Nash, Gary B., Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe, Peter J. Frederick, Allen F. Davis, and Allan M. Winkler. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2004. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Nash, Gary B., "African Americans in the Early Republic." Magazine of History: The Early Republic, vol. 14 no. 2 (Winter 2000). http://www.oah.org/
Wood, Peter, Jacqueline Jones, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, and Vicki Ruiz. Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States. New York: Pearson Education, 2003. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Further Reading
Dubois, Laurent. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution.
Edmunds, R. David. Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership.
Egerton, Douglas R. Gabriel's Rebellion.
James, C.L.R. Black Jacobins.
Murray, Judith Sargent. The Gleaner, selected essays:
  • Gleaner XXVI: Sketch of the present situation in America, 1794; Horror excited by the ingratitude of faction; Wisdom of our national government
  • Gleaner XXVII: Subject continued; Necessity of subordination illustrated by an example; Panegyric on the American Constitution
  • Gleaner XXXI: Necessity of Religion, especially in adversity
  • Gleaner XXXV: Sentiments on education
  • Gleaner LV: Advantages of calling into action our own abilities, illustrated by a fact
  • Gleaner LVI: Subject continued
Nash, Gary B. Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840.
National Center for History in the Schools Teaching Units
Human Rights in the Making: The French and Haitian Revolutions (PDF)
The Evolution of the Bill of Rights (PDF)
The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic (PDF)
Magazine of History Articles
African Americans in the Early Republic by Gary B. Nash
Organization of American Historians: Talking History Radio Program
The Louisiana Purchase
Talking History's host, Bryan Le Beau, discusses how the reality of the Louisiana Purchase compares to Thomas Jefferson's vision of the United States as a land of cultivators of the earth and of slavery with Roger Kennedy, author of Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery and the Louisiana Purchase.

Airdate: December 1, 2003.
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