The American Journey

The American Journey : A History of the United States, Volume I

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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.
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  • Paperback | 601 pages
  • 213.36 x 269.24 x 25.4mm | 1,270.05g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130882445
  • 9780130882448

Table of contents

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.
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About Virginia DeJohn Anderson

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, 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 Victory (1975), The Passage of the Republic (1987), and Battleground for the Union (1989). He is currently finishing an edited collection of essays on nineteenth-century America and a book on the Civil War.ROBERT M. WEIR is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. He received his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He has taught at the University of Houston and, as a visiting professor; at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. His articles have won prizes from the Southeastern Society for the study of the Eighteenth Century and the William and Mary Quarterly. Among his publications are Colonial South Carolina: A History, "The Last of American Freemen": Studies in the Political Culture of the Colonial and Revolutionary South, and, most recently, a chapter on the Carolina in the new Oxford History of the British Empire (1998).
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