History 152 Primary Source Documents

These Are The Primary Sources For WVU History 152 Out Of Eric Foner's Voices Of Freedom
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The Micmac Indian
This is a document from the Columbian exchange. This document is written by an Indian man to the french settlers that are on his land. The French has said that this was a horrible society, and they had basically said that they were savages who didn't know anything about civilized society. He asked that if it is so horrible, why are you here?
Thomas Morton, On the Natives of New England
This is a Columbian Exchange document. Thomas Morton, an early community leader, writes about the natives. He says they appear to be without religion, law, or knowledge of god. He compares some of there practices to witchcraft, but he does say that they are very kind and do have ability to trade. He says that they are pleased with not material possessions, but useful things
Bartolome De Las Casas
This is a Columbian exchange document. De Las casas talks about the horrors that the spanish conquistadors and the colonizers caused the natives. He said that they were able to go home just for a short time, and home was days away. They weren't given enough nutrition to survive, and got a piece of meat the size of a walnut once a week. This proved to be pivotal to the way that the English treat the natives.
This is a columbian exchange document. Brebeuf is a priest in the colonies. He analyzes the "savages as a priest would, but also looks at social aspects. He doesn't like how the woman has power and how it is sort of an egalitarian society, but he does like that they don't marry their relatives. He tries tot talk to them about god, but they have no interest in paradise or hell.
An Argument for Colonization from A Discourse Concerning Western Planting
This is a Commonwealth Ideal document. Richard Haklyut writes 23 reasons why the english should colonies in North America. Just a fewThe soil yields english commoditiesthere is easy passagethe passage doesn't cut through other territoriesto save the natives from spaincommodities from the americas weould be cheap to the englishit will prived english with jobsSpreading god's wordGives the beggars of England a more happy state
Sending Women to Virginia Susan Myra Kingsbury
This is a commonwealth ideal document. Kingsbury wrote about how early virginia lacked stable families, the men were outnumbering women. They made it so every man that marries will recieve 120 lbs of tobacco.
Speech to the Massachusetts General Court
This is a commonwealth ideal documentThis is a speech to the Massachusetts general court. It showed that the english settlers were mainly puritan and protestants. They hated catholicism. Also their women were only measured by how she served her husband
Trial of Anne Hutchinson
This is a commonwealth ideal document. This is the transcript of the trial of Anne hutchinson. She was a midwife and daughter of a clergy man. She held meetings about religious issues. She was put on trial for sedition. She had not broken any laws, but she was not doing what a woman should do, so she was convicted. She hear no things laid to her charge.
Nathaniel Bacon
This is a commonwealth Ideal document about bacon's rebellion
A letter from an immigrant
This is a commonwealth ideal document. This is a letter from an immigrant telling his audience that he likes lfe here. they have a vast and beutiful landscape and you can settle anywhere. they always have enough food as well but they are always busy
This is a commonwealth document, this document explained the horrors of indentured servitude and the ships that these people were carried over on
Olaudah Equiano on slavery
This is a commonwealth document on the horros of slavery. Equiano was the son of a slaveowner in africa and his father had slaves. He treated them as workers, fed him well, and the slaves didn't hate it that much, but when equiano was kidnapped, he explained the horrors. He traveled six months only to be packed on to a slave ship and to be sold at market
Samuel Sewall, The selling of joseph (1700)
This is a document of the commonwealth. This compares the horrors of slavery to the bible. Alot of people thought they were in perfect christian conscience

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