The American Journey

The American Journey : A History of the United States

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For one and two-semester, freshman/sophomore-level U.S. History Survey courses. Written in a clear, engaging style with a straightforward chronological organization, The American Journey introduces students to the key features of American political, social, and economic history. It gives prominent coverage to the West and South and highlights the importance of religion in American history. It makes American history accessible with an abundance of tools that help students identify important information and put it in context. Primary source documents introduce students to the concerns of the participants in history. A new feature called "American's Journey: From Then to Now," connects events and issues from the past to the concerns of the present. Compelling stories and ample use of quotations bring the past vividly alive.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1085 pages
  • 223.52 x 279.4 x 43.18mm | 2,585.46g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations (some colour), colour maps
  • 0130882437
  • 9780130882431

Table of contents

(NOTE: Volume I includes chapters 1-18 and Volume II includes chapters 18-33. Each chapter in Volume I includes Conclusion, Review Questions, Recommended Reading, Additional Sources, and Where to Learn More.)VOLUME I: 1. Worlds Apart. Different Worlds. Contact. Competition for a Continent. 2. Transplantation, 1600-1685. The French in North America. English Settlement in the Chesapeake. The Founding of New England. The English in the Caribbean. The Proprietary Colonies. 3. The Creation of New Worlds. Indians and Europeans. Africans and Europeans. Nonslave Labor in Early America. 4. Convergence and Conflict, 1660s-1763. Economic Development and Imperial Trade in the British Colonies. The Transformation of Culture. The Colonial Political World. Expanding Empires. A Century of Warfare. 5. Imperial Breakdown, 1763-1774. Imperial Reorganization. American Reactions. The Aftermath of Crisis. The Townshend Crisis. The Road to Revolution. 6. The War for Independence, 1774-1783. The Outbreak of War and the Declaration of Independence, 1774-1776. The Combatants. The War in the North, 1776-1777. The War Widens, 1778-1781. The American Victory, 1782-1783. The War and Society, 1775-1783. 7. The First Republic , 1776-1789. The New Order Republicanism. Problems at Home. Diplomatic Weaknesses. Toward a New Union. 8. A New Republic and the Rise of Parties, 1789-1800. Washington's America. Forging a New Government. The Emergence of Parties. The Last Federalist Administration. 9. The Triumph and Collapse of Jeffersonian Republicanism, 1800-1824. Jefferson's Presidency. Madison and the Coming of War. The War of 1812. The Era of Good Feelings. The Breakdown of Unity. 10. The Jacksonian Era, 1824-1845. The Egalitarian Impulse. Jackson's Presidency. Van Buren and Hard Times. The Rise of the Whig Party. The Whigs in Power. 11. Industrial Change and Urbanization, 1820-1850. The Transportation Revolution. The Rise of Cities. The Industrial Revolution. Growing Inequality and New Classes. 12. The Way West. The Agricultural Frontier. The Frontier of the Plains Indians. The Mexican Borderlands. Politics, Expansion, and War. 13. Slavery and the Old South, 1800-1860. The Lower South. The Upper South. Slave Life and Culture. Free Society. The Proslavery Argument. 14. Reforming Antebellum Society, 1815-1850. Reform and Moral Order. Institutions and Social Improvement. Women's Role in Reform. Abolitionism and Women's Rights. 15. The Politics of Sectionalism, 1846-1861. Slavery in the Territories. Political Realignment. The Road to Disunion. 16. Battle Cries and Freedom Songs: The Civil War, 1861-1863. Mobilization, North and South. The Early War, 1861-1862. Turning Points, 1862-1863. 17. The Union Preserved: The Civil War, 1863-1865. War Transforms the North. The Confederacy Disintegrates. The Union Prevails, 1864-1865. 18. Reconstruction, 1865-1877. Southern Whites and the Ghosts of the Confederacy, 1865. More Than Freedom: African-American Aspirations in 1865. Federal Reconstruction, 1865-1870. Counter-Reconstruction, 1870-1874. Redemption, 1874-1877. The Failure of Reconstruction. VOLUME II: 19. A New South, 1877-1900. The Newness of the New South. The Agrarian Revolt. Women in the New South. Settling the Race Issue. 20. Industry, Immigrants, and Cities, 1870-1900. New Industry. New Immigrants. New Cities. 21. Transforming the West, 1865-1890. Native Americans. Exploiting the Mountains: The Mining Bonanza. Exploiting the Grass: The Cattle Kingdom. Exploiting the Earth: The Expansion of Agriculture. 22. Politics and Government, 1877-1900. The Structure and Style of Politics. The Limits of Government. Public Policies and National Elections. The Crisis of the 1890s. 23. The Progressive Era, 1900-1917. The Ferment of Reform. Reforming Society. Reforming Politics and Government. Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Presidency. Woodwork Wilson and Progressive Reform. 24. Creating an Empire, 1865-1917. The Roots of Imperialism. First Steps. The Spanish-American War. Imperial Ambitions: The United States and East Asia, 1899-1917. Imperial Power: The United States and Latin America, 1899-1917. 25. America and the Great War, 1914-1920. Waging Neutrality. Waging War in America. Waging War and Peace Abroad. Waging Peace at Home. 26. Toward a Modern America: The 1920s. The Economy that Roared. The Business of Government. Cities and Suburbs. Mass Culture in the Jazz Age. Culture Wars. A New Era in the World? Herbert Hoover and the Final Triumph of The New Era. 27. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939. Hard Times in Hooverville. Herbert Hoover and the Depression. Launching the New Deal. Consolidating the New Deal. The New Deal and American Life. Ebbing of the New Deal. 28. World War II: 1939-1945. The Dilemmas of Neutrality. Holding the Line in 1942. Mobilizing the Home Front War and Peace. 29. The Cold War at Home and Abroad: 1946-1952. Launching the Great Boom. Truman, Republicans, and the Fair Deal. Confronting the Soviet Union. Cold War and Hot War. The Second Red Scare. 30. The Confident Years: 1953-1964. A Decade of Affluence. Facing Off with the Soviet Union. John F. Kennedy and the Cold War. Righteousness Like a Mighty Stream: The Struggle for Civil Rights. "Let Us Continue". 31. Shaken to the Roots, 1965-1980. The End of Consensus. The Year of the Gun: 1968. Nixon and Watergate. Jimmy Carter: Idealism and Frustration in the White House. 32. Shaping a New America, Since 1965. A Globalized America. Making a Living. Cities and Suburbs. New Meanings for American Families. The Search for Spiritual Grounding. 33. Searching for Stability in a Changing World, Since 1980. The Reagan Revolution. The Second (Short) Cold War. Government by Gestures. Searching for the Center.show more

About David R. Goldfield

DAVID GOLDFIELD received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Maryland. Since 1982, he has been Robert Lee Baily Professor of History at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. He is the author or editor of twelve books on various aspects of southern and urban history. Two of his works--Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers: Southern City and Region 1607 to 1980 (1982) and Black, White, and Southern: Race Relations and Southern Culture, 1940 to the present (1990)--received the Mayflower award for Non-fiction. Both books were also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in history. When he is not writing or teaching, Goldfield applies the historical craft to history museum exhibits, federal voting rights cases, and local planning and policy issues. He is currently working on a book that asks the question: Why is the South different? CARL ABBOTT is a professor of Urban Studies and planning at Portland State University. He taught previously in the history departments at the University of Denver and Old Dominion University and held visiting appointments at Mesa College in Colorado and George Washington University. He holds degrees in history from Swarthmore College and the University of Chicago. He specializes in the history of cities and the American West and serves as co-editor of the Pacific Historical Review. His books include The New Urban America: Growth and Politics in Sunbelt cities (1981, 1987), The Metropolitan Frontier: Cities in the Modern American West (1993), Planning a New West: The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (1997), and Political Terrain: Washington, D.C. from Tidewater Town to Global Metropolis (1999). VIRGINIA DEJOHN ANDERSON is Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her B.A. from the University of Connecticut. As the recipient of a Marshall Scholarship, she earned an M.A. degree at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Returning to the United States, se received her A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. She is the author of New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century (1991) and several articles on colonial history, which have appeared in such journals as the William and Mary Quarterly and the New England Quarterly. JO ANN E. ARGERSINGER received her Ph.D. from George Washington University and is Professor of History at Southern Illinois University. A recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, she is a historian of social, labor, and business policy. Her publications include Toward a New Deal in Baltimore: People and Government in the Great Depression (1988) and Making the Amalgamated: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Baltimore Clothing Industry (1999). PETER H. ARGERSINGER received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is Professor of History at Southern Illinois University. He has won several fellowships and the Binkley-Stephenson Award from the Organization of American Historians. Among his books on American political and rural history are Populism and Politics (1974), Structure, Process, and Party (1992), and The Limits of Agrarian Radicalism (1995). His current research focuses on the political crisis of the 1890s. WILLIAM L. BARNEY is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Pennsylvania, he received his B.A. from Cornell University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has published extensively on 19th century U.S. history and has a particular interest in the Old South and the coming of the Civil War. Among his publications are The Road to Secession (1972), TheSecessionist Impulse (1974),show more

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