Table of contents for Opposing viewpoints in American history / William Dudley, volume editor ; John C. Chalberg, consulting editor.

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Volume 1: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction: Opposing Viewpoints in
American History
<head n="1">Part 1: Colonial America (1582&ndash;1750)
<head n="2">Origins of English Settlement
1A. National and Economic Reasons to Colonize the New World
Richard Hakluyt
1B. Religious Reasons to Colonize the New World (1629)
John Winthrop
2A. Virginia Is an Abundant New Paradise (1613)
Alexander Whitaker
2B. Virginia Is Not a New Paradise (1624)
Richard Ffrethorne
<head n="2">Contact and Conflict with Native Americans
3A. Indians and Colonists Should Live in Peace (1609)
3B. Indians Should Be Conquered and Exterminated (1622)
The Virginia Company of London
4A. A Puritan Missionary&rsquo;s Account of Indians (1646)
John Eliot
4B. A Puritan Captive&rsquo;s Account of Indians (1682)
Mary Rowlandson
<head n="2">Religious Disputes in the New World
5A. The Colonies Should Allow Religious Toleration (1657)
Edward Hart and Citizens of Flushing
5B. Religious Toleration Is Unwise (1647)
Nathanial Ward
6A. A Defense of the Salem Witch Trials (1692)
Cotton Mather
6B. An Attack on the Salem Witch Trials (1692)
Thomas Brattle
7A. The Great Awakening Is a Welcome Religious Revival (1743)
An Assembly of Pastors of Churches of New England
7B. The Great Awakening Has Led to Harmful Religious Zealotry
Charles Chauncy
<head n="2">Labor in Colonial America
8A. Poor Europeans Should Come to America as Indentured Servants
George Alsop
8B. Poor Europeans Should Not Come to America as Indentured Servants
Gottlieb Mittelberger
9A. Slavery is Immoral (1700)
Samuel Sewall
9B. Slavery Is Immoral (1701)
John Saffin
<head n="1">Part 2: Forging a New Nation (1750&ndash;1800)
<head n="2">The Decision to Break from Great Britain
10A. The British Parliament Is Abusing the Rights of Americans
Stephen Hopkins
10B. The British Parliament Is Not Abusing the Rights of Americans
Martin Howard
11A. America Must Be Independent of Great Britain (1776)
Thomas Paine
11B. America Should Seek Reconciliation with Great Britain (1776)
Charles Inglis
<head n="2">Revolutionary War
12A. War Against the British Is Not Justified (1776)
The Ancient Testimony and Principles of the People Called Quakers
12B. War Against the British is Justified (1775)
John Carmichael
13A. American Soldiers Should Act Together to Ensure Their Own Welfare
John Armstrong
13B: American Soldiers Should Act in the Nation&rsquo;s Interest
George Washington
<head n="2">Creating a New Government
14A. A Strong National Government Is Necessary to Ensure the
Nation&rsquo;s Survival (1783)
George Washington
14B. Strong State Governments Are Maintaining Freedom and Prosperity
James Winthrop
15A. A Republic Must Be Small and Uniform to Survive (1787)
15B. A Viable Republic Can Be Large and Diverse (1787)
James Madison
16A. The Constitution Needs a Bill of Rights (1788)
Patrick Henry
16B. The Constitution Does Not Need a Bill or Rights (1788)
Alexander Hamilton
17A. Jay&rsquo;s Treaty Should Be Rejected (1795)
Robert R. Livingston
17B. Jay&rsquo;s Treaty Should Be Accepted (1796)
Fisher Ames
18A. The Sedition Act Violates the Bill of Rights (1799)
George Hay
18B. The Sedition Act Does Not Violate the Bill of Rights (1799)
5<superscript>th</superscript> Congress Majority Report
<head n="1">Part 3: Antebellum America (1800&ndash;1850)
<head n="2">Expanding Nation, Expanding Government
19A. The Louisiana Purchase Should Be Approved (1803)
Thomas Jefferson
19B. The Louisiana Purchase Should Be Opposed (1803)
Samuel White
20A. The Federal Government Is Supreme over the States (1819)
John Marshall
20B. The Federal Government Is Not Supreme over the States (1819)
Spencer Roane
21A. Indians Should Be Removed to the West (1830)
Andrew Jackson
21B. Indians Should Be Allowed to Remain in Their Homeland (1830)
Cherokee Nation
22A. The Bank of the United States Should Be Abolished (1832)
Andrew Jackson
22B. The Bank of the United States Should Not Be Abolished (1832)
Daniel Webster
<head n="2">Social Reform Issues of the Antebellum Era
23A. Suffrage Should Not Be Based on Property (1821)
Nathan Sanford
23B. Suffrage Should Be Limited to Property Holders (1821)
James Kent
24A. Immigrants Endanger America (1845)
Native American Party
24B. Immigrants Do Not Endanger America (1845)
Thomas L. Nichols
25A. Women Hold an Exalted Place in American Society (1841)
Catharine A. Beecher
25B. Women Hold a Degraded Status in America (1848)
Seneca Falls Convention
<head n="2">Manifest Destiny and War with Mexico
26A. America Should Not Annex Texas (1844)
Henry Clay
26B. America Should Annex Texas (1845)
John L. O&rsquo;Sullivan
27A. The United States Must Go to War with Mexico for Self-Defense
James K. Polk
27B. The United States Fought Mexico to Gain Territory (1850)
Ramon Alcaraz et al.
<head n="1">Part 4: Civil War and Reconstruction 1850&ndash;1877
<head n="2">Slavery and the Road to Secession
28A. Southern States May Be Forced to Leave the Union (1850)
John C. Calhoun
28B. The Union Must Be Preserved (1850)
Daniel Webster
29A. Constitutional Rights Do Not Extend to Blacks (1857)
Roger Taney
29B. Constitutional Rights Do Extend to Blacks (1857)
Benjamin Robins Curtis
30A. Popular Sovereignty Should Settle the Slavery Question
Stephen A. Douglas
30B. Slavery Should Not Be Allowed to Spread (1858)
Abraham Lincoln
31A. Secession Is Justified (1861)
South Carolina Declaration
31B. Secession Is Not Justified (1861)
Abraham Lincoln
<head n="2">The Civil War
32A. Freeing the Slaves Should Be the Primary War Aim (1862)
Horace Greeley
32B. Preserving the Union Should Be the Primary War Aim (1862)
Abraham Lincoln
33A. The Emancipation Proclamation Is a Magnificent Achievement
Frederick Douglass
33B. The Emancipation Proclamation Is a Worthless Act (1863)
Clement C. Vallandigham
34A. War Justifies the Restriction of Civil Liberties (1863)
Abraham Lincoln
34B. War Does Not Justify the Violation of Civil Liberties (1863)
Ohio Democratic Convention
<head n="2">Reconstruction
35A. The South Is a Separate, Conquered Nation (1866)
Joint Committee on Reconstruction
35B. The South Is Not a Separate, Conquered Nation (1867)
Andrew Johnson
36A. Blacks Should Have the Right to Vote (1865)
Frederick Douglass
36B. Blacks Should Not Have the Right to Vote (1866)
Andrew Johnson

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