The American Journey: A History of the United States v. 2

The American Journey: A History of the United States v. 2

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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

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  • Paperback | 1065 pages
  • 213.36 x 279.4 x 20.32mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130882453
  • 9780130882455

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--CottonFields 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, she 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), The Secessionist Impulse (1974), Flawed Vicshow more

Table of contents

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. 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

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