Turning Points: Making Decisions in American History, Volume I
August 1999, ©1999, Wiley-Blackwell
In Turning Points students will encounter what happened in the past in the light of what might have happened. They will see points where will and judgment produced one result rather than another.
2. Coloring the Colonies: Black and White in Early America.
3. Revolution in Print: The Zenger Case.
4. Brewing Tea in Boston Harbor.
5. The People Decide: Ratifying the Constitution.
6. The Louisiana Purchase.
7. The Trail of Tears: Exiling the Cherokee.
8. “Demon Rum”: Battling the Bottle.
9. Manifest Destiny: War with Mexico.
10. Women in Public: The First Women’s Movement.
11. Run, Fight, Evade, Resist: Slaves as “Troublesome Property”.
12. Crisis in Black and White: Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
13. The War over Slavery: Blue and Gray and Black.
Anthony Marcus teaches in the School of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He has published on globalization and culture change (Anthropology For A Small Planet, 1996) and American history, and his current writing focuses on Mexican migrants in the northeastern United States, poverty and public policy, the politics of the culture concept in development, and comparative mestizajes.