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American Journey : A History of the United States

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Summary

Written in a clear, engaging style with a straightforward chronological organization,The American Journey introduces readers to the key features of American political, social, and economic history. This new edition focuses more closely on the theme of the American journey, showing that our attempt to live up to and with our ideals is an ongoing process that has become ever more inclusive of different groups and ideas. Covering the period of Reconstruction after the Civil War to the present, and including the events of 9/11/2001, prominent coverage is given to politics, religion and the Great Wars. Hundreds of maps, graphs, and illustrations help readers absorb history and bring it to life. For those interested in a comprehensive study of post-Civil War U.S. history that is presented in a flowing, lively narrative.

Table of Contents

American Views xii
From Then to Now xii
Maps
xiii
Figures and Tables
xiv
Overview Tables xv
U.S. History Documents CD-ROM xvi
Preface xviii
About the Authors xxiv
Student Tool Kit xxv
Reconstruction 1865--1877
Voices From the American Journey
497(2)
T. Thomas Fortune
White Southerners and the Ghosts of the Confederacy, 1865
499(1)
More than Freedom: African American Aspirations in 1865
500(6)
Education
501(1)
``Forty Acres and a Mule''
502(2)
Migration to Cities
504(1)
Faith and Freedom
505(1)
Federal Reconstruction, 1865--1870
506(10)
Presidential Reconstruction, 1865--1867
507(5)
Congressional Reconstruction, 1867--1870
512(1)
Southern Republican Governments
513(3)
Counter-Reconstruction, 1870-1874
516(3)
The Uses of Violence
516(1)
The Failure of Northern Will
517(1)
Liberal Republicans and the Election of 1872
518(1)
Redemption, 1874--1877
519(3)
The Democrats' Violent Resurgence
519(1)
The Weak Federal Response
519(1)
The Election of 1876 and the Compromise of 1877
520(1)
The Memory of Reconstruction
520(2)
The Failed Promise of Reconstruction
522(3)
Sharecropping
523(1)
Modest Gains and Future Victories
523(2)
Conclusion
525(1)
Review Questions
526(1)
Key Terms
526(1)
Recommended Reading
526(1)
Additional Sources
526(1)
Where to Learn More
527(2)
A New South: Economic Progress and Social Tradition 1877--1900
Voices from the American Journey
529(2)
Anna J. Cooper
The Newness of the New South
531(7)
An Industrial and Urban South
532(2)
The Limits of Industrial and Urban Growth
534(3)
Farms to Cities: Impact on Southern Society
537(1)
The Southern Agrarian Revolt
538(5)
Cotton and Credit
539(1)
Southern Farmers Organize, 1877--1892
539(3)
Southern Populists
542(1)
Women in the New South
543(2)
Church Work and Preserving Memories
543(1)
Women's Clubs
544(1)
Settling the Race Issue
545(12)
The Fluidity of Southern Race Relations, 1877--1890
545(1)
The White Backlash
546(1)
Lynch Law
546(1)
Segregation by Law
547(1)
Disfranchisement
548(2)
A National Consensus on Race
550(1)
Response of the Black Community
551(6)
Conclusion
557(1)
Review Questions
558(1)
Key Terms
559(1)
Recommended Reading
559(1)
Additional Sources
559(1)
Where to Learn More
560(3)
Industry, Immigrants, and Cities 1870--1900
Voices from the American Journey
563(2)
Mary Antin
New Industry
565(14)
Inventing Technology: The Electric Age
565(2)
The Corporation and Its Impact
567(3)
The Changing Nature of Work
570(1)
Child Labor
571(1)
Working Women
571(3)
Responses to Poverty and Wealth
574(2)
Workers Organize
576(3)
New Immigrants
579(9)
Old-World Backgrounds
579(3)
The Neighborhood
582(1)
The Job
583(1)
Nativism
584(2)
Roots of the Great Migration
586(2)
New Cities
588(6)
Centers and Suburbs
589(1)
The New Middle Class
590(1)
A Consumer Society
591(1)
The Growth of Leisure Activities
592(2)
Conclusion
594(1)
Review Questions
594(1)
Key Terms
594(1)
Recommended Reading
595(1)
Additional Sources
595(1)
Where to Learn More
596(3)
Transforming the West 1865--1890
Voices from the American Journey
599(2)
Andrew J. Russell
Subjugating Native Americans
601(9)
Tribes and Cultures
601(2)
Federal Indian Policy
603(1)
Warfare and Dispossession
603(4)
Life on the Reservation: Americanization
607(3)
Exploiting the Mountains: The Mining Bonanza
610(4)
Rushes and Mining Camps
610(3)
Labor and Capital
613(1)
Exploiting the Grass: The Cattle Kingdom
614(3)
Cattle Drives and Cow Towns
614(1)
Rise and Fall of Open-Range Ranching
615(1)
Cowhands and Capitalists
616(1)
Exploiting the Earth: Homesteaders and Agricultural Expansion
617(7)
Settling the Land
617(4)
Home on the Range
621(1)
Farming the Land
622(2)
Conclusion
624(1)
Review Questions
625(1)
Key Terms
625(1)
Recommended Reading
625(1)
Additional Sources
626(1)
Where to Learn More
627(2)
Politics and Government 1877--1900
Voices from the American Journey: Horace and Will Taft
629(2)
The Structure and Style of Politics
631(6)
Campaigns and Elections
631(2)
Partisan Politics
633(2)
Associational Politics
635(2)
The Limits of Government
637(2)
The Weak Presidency
637(1)
The Inefficient Congress
637(1)
The Federal Bureaucracy and the Spoils System
638(1)
Inconsistent State Government
638(1)
Public Policies and National Elections
639(5)
Civil Service Reform
639(1)
The Political Life of the Tariff
640(1)
The Beginnings of Federal Regulation
641(2)
The Money Question
643(1)
The Crisis of the 1890s
644(9)
Farmers Protest Inequities
644(1)
The People's Party
645(1)
The Challenge of the Depression
646(4)
The Battle of the Standards and the Election of 1896
650(3)
Conclusion
653(1)
Review Questions
654(1)
Key Terms
654(1)
Recommended Reading
655(1)
Additional Sources
656(1)
Where to Learn More
656(3)
The Progressive Era 1900--1917
Voices from the American Journey: Washington Post
659(2)
The Ferment of Reform
661(7)
The Context of Reform: Industrial and Urban Tensions
662(2)
Church and Campus
664(1)
Muckrakers
665(1)
The Gospel of Efficiency
665(1)
Labor's Demand for Rights
665(1)
Extending the Woman's Sphere
666(1)
Trans-Atlantic Influences
667(1)
Socialism
667(1)
Opponents of Reform
668(1)
Reforming Society
668(10)
Settlement Houses and Urban Reform
668(2)
Protective Legislation for Women and Children
670(1)
Reshaping Public Education
671(3)
Challenging Gender Restrictions
674(1)
Reforming Country Life
675(1)
Social Control and Moral Crusades
675(2)
For Whites Only?
677(1)
Reforming Politics and Government
678(3)
Woman Suffrage
678(1)
Electoral Reform
679(1)
Municipal Reform
680(1)
Progressive State Government
680(1)
Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Presidency
681(5)
TR and the Modern Presidency
681(1)
Roosevelt and Labor
682(1)
Managing Natural Resources
682(2)
Corporate Regulation
684(1)
Taft and the Insurgents
685(1)
Woodrow Wilson and Progressive Reform
686(3)
The Election of 1912
686(1)
Implementing the New Freedom
687(2)
The Expansion of Reform
689(1)
Conclusion
689(2)
Review Questions
691(1)
Key Terms
691(1)
Recommended Reading
691(1)
Additional Sources
692(1)
Where to Learn More
693(2)
Creating an Empire 1865--1917
Voices from the American Journey: Major-General Leonard Wood
695(2)
The Roots of Imperialism
697(3)
Ideological Arguments
697(2)
Strategic Concerns
699(1)
Economic Designs
700(1)
First Steps
700(5)
Seward and Blaine
701(1)
Hawaii
702(2)
Chile and Venezuela
704(1)
The Spanish-American War
705(5)
The Cuban Revolution
705(1)
Growing Tensions
706(1)
War and Empire
706(2)
The Treaty of Paris
708(2)
Imperial Ambitions: The United States and East Asia, 1899--1917
710(3)
The Filipino-American War
710(2)
China and the Open Door
712(1)
Rivalry with Japan and Russia
713(1)
Imperial Power: The United States and Latin America, 1899--1917
713(6)
U.S. Rule in Puerto Rico
714(1)
Cuba as a U.S. Protectorate
714(2)
The Panama Canal
716(1)
The Roosevelt Corollary
717(1)
Dollar Diplomacy
717(1)
Wilsonian Interventions
718(1)
Conclusion
719(1)
Review Questions
720(1)
Key Terms
720(1)
Recommended Reading
720(1)
Additional Sources
720(1)
Where to Learn More
721(2)
America and the Great War 1914--1920
Voices from the American Journey: Ray Stannard Baker
723(2)
Waging Neutrality
725(6)
The Origins of Conflict
725(1)
American Attitudes
726(1)
The Economy of War
727(1)
The Diplomacy of Neutrality
727(2)
The Battle over Preparedness
729(1)
The Election of 1916
729(1)
Descent into War
730(1)
Waging War in America
731(6)
Managing the War Economy
731(2)
Women and Minorities: New Opportunities, Old Inequities
733(1)
Financing the War
734(1)
Conquering Minds
735(1)
Suppressing Dissent
736(1)
Waging War and Peace Abroad
737(5)
The War to End All Wars
737(3)
The Fourteen Points
740(1)
The Paris Peace Conference
741(1)
Waging Peace at Home
742(6)
Battle over the League
744(1)
Economic Readjustment and Social Conflict
744(2)
The Red Scare
746(1)
The Election of 1920
747(1)
Conclusion
748(1)
Review Questions
749(1)
Key Terms
749(1)
Recommended Reading
749(1)
Additional Sources
749(2)
Where to Learn More
751(2)
Toward a Modern America The 1920s
Voices from the American Journey: Upton Sinclair
753(3)
The Economy That Roared
756(4)
Boom Industries
756(1)
Corporate Consolidation
757(1)
Open Shops and Welfare Capitalism
757(2)
Sick Industries
759(1)
The Business of Government
760(3)
Republican Ascendancy
760(1)
Government Corruption
761(1)
Coolidge Prosperity
761(1)
The Fate of Reform
762(1)
Cities and Suburbs
763(4)
Expanding Cities
763(1)
The Great Black Migration
763(3)
Barrios
766(1)
The Road to Suburbia
767(1)
Mass Culture in the Jazz Age
767(4)
Advertising the Consumer Society
768(1)
Leisure and Entertainment
768(2)
The New Morality
770(1)
The Searching Twenties
770(1)
Culture Wars
771(4)
Nativism and Immigration Restriction
771(1)
The Ku Klux Klan
772(1)
Prohibition and Crime
773(1)
Old-Time Religion and the Scopes Trial
774(1)
A New Era in the World?
775(3)
War Debts and Economic Expansion
775(1)
Rejecting War
776(2)
Managing the Hemisphere
778(1)
Herbert Hoover and the Triumph of the New Era
778(1)
Conclusion
779(1)
Review Questions
779(1)
Key Terms
780(1)
Recommended Reading
780(1)
Additional Sources
780(1)
Where to Learn More
781(2)
The Great Depression and the New Deal 1929--1939
Voices from the American Journey: Carlotta Silvas Martin, Eunice Langdon, Meridel LeSeur
783(3)
Hard Times in Hooverville
786(5)
Crash!
786(2)
The Depression Spreads
788(1)
``Women's Jobs'' and ``Men's Jobs''
789(1)
Families in the Depression
789(1)
``Last Hired, First Fired''
790(1)
Protest
790(1)
Herbert Hoover and the Depression
791(3)
The Limits of Voluntarism
791(2)
Repudiating Hoover: The Election of 1932
793(1)
Launching the New Deal
794(6)
Action Now!
794(1)
Creating Jobs
795(1)
Helping Some Farmers
796(1)
The Flight of the Blue Eagle
796(1)
Critics Right and Left
797(3)
Consolidating the New Deal
800(4)
Lifting Up and Weeding Out
800(2)
Expanding Relief
802(1)
The Roosevelt Coalition and the Election of 1936
803(1)
The New Deal and American Life
804(5)
Labor on the March
804(1)
Women and the New Deal
804(1)
Minorities and the New Deal
805(2)
The New Deal: North, South, East, and West
807(1)
The New Deal and Public Activism
808(1)
Ebbing of the New Deal
809(1)
Challenging the Court
809(1)
More Hard Times
809(1)
Political Stalemate
809(1)
Good Neighbors and Hostile Forces
810(4)
Neutrality and Fascism
811(3)
Edging Toward Involvement
814(1)
Conclusion
814(1)
Review Questions
815(1)
Key Terms
815(1)
Recommended Reading
815(1)
Additional Sources
815(2)
Where to Learn More
817(2)
World War II 1939--1945
Voices from the American Journey: Enrico Fermi
819(2)
The Dilemmas of Neutrality
821(7)
The Roots of War
821(1)
Hitler's War in Europe
822(1)
Trying to Keep Out
823(2)
Edging Toward Intervention
825(1)
The Brink of War
825(2)
December 7, 1941
827(1)
Holding the Line
828(2)
Stopping Germany
828(2)
The Survival of Britain
830(1)
Retreat and Stabilization in the Pacific
830(1)
Mobilizing for Victory
830(9)
Organizing the Economy
832(1)
The Enlistment of Science
833(1)
Men and Women in the Military
834(2)
The Home Front
836(1)
New Workers
837(1)
Clashing Cultures
838(1)
Internment of Japanese Americans
838(1)
The End of the New Deal
839(1)
War and Peace
839(12)
Turning the Tide in Europe
840(2)
Operation Overlord
842(2)
Victory and Tragedy in Europe
844(2)
The Pacific War
846(2)
Searching for Peace
848(1)
How the Allies Won
849(2)
Conclusion
851(1)
Review Questions
852(1)
Key Terms
852(1)
Recommended Reading
852(1)
Additional Sources
852(1)
Where to Learn More
853(2)
The Cold War at Home and Abroad 1946--1952
Voices from the American Journey: Bernadette Rischer Wheeler
855(1)
Launching the Great Boom
856(6)
Reconversion Chaos
857(1)
Economic Policy
858(1)
The GI Bill
859(1)
Assembly-Line Neighborhoods
859(1)
Steps Toward Civil Rights
860(1)
Consumer Boom and Baby Boom
861(1)
Truman, Republicans, and the Fair Deal
862(3)
Truman's Opposition
862(2)
Whistle-Stopping across America
864(1)
Truman's Fair Deal
864(1)
Confronting the Soviet Union
865(3)
The End of the Grand Alliance
865(2)
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
867(1)
Soviet Reactions
867(1)
American Rearmament
868(1)
Cold War and Hot War
868(7)
The Nuclear Shadow
869(1)
The Cold War in Asia
870(2)
NSC-68 and Aggressive Containment
872(1)
War in Korea, 1950--1953
872(2)
The Politics of War
874(1)
The Second Red Scare
875(5)
The Communist Party and the Loyalty Program
876(1)
Naming Names to Congress
877(1)
Subversion Trials
878(1)
Senator McCarthy on Stage
879(1)
Understanding McCarthyism
880(1)
Conclusion
880(1)
Review Questions
881(1)
Key Terms
882(1)
Recommended Reading
882(1)
Additional Sources
882(1)
Where to Learn More
883(2)
The Confident Years 1953--1964
Voices from the American Journey: Melba Pattillo Beals
885(1)
A Decade of Affluence
886(8)
What's Good for General Motors
887(1)
Reshaping Urban America
888(1)
Comfort on Credit
889(1)
The New 1950's Family
889(1)
Inventing Teenagers
890(2)
Turning to Religion
892(1)
The Gospel of Prosperity
893(1)
The Underside of Affluence
893(1)
Facing Off with the Soviet Union
894(5)
Why We Liked Ike
895(1)
A Balance of Terror
895(1)
Containment in Action
896(2)
Global Standoff
898(1)
John F. Kennedy and the Cold War
899(5)
The Kennedy Mystique
899(1)
Kennedy's Mistakes
900(1)
Getting into Vietnam
901(1)
Missile Crisis: A Line Drawn in the Waves
901(3)
Science and Foreign Affairs
904(1)
Righteousness Like a Mighty Stream: The Struggle for Civil Rights
904(5)
Getting to the Supreme Court
904(1)
Deliberate Speed
905(1)
Public Accommodations
906(2)
The March on Washington, 1963
908(1)
``Let Us Continue''
909(5)
Dallas, 1963
909(1)
War on Poverty
909(1)
Civil Rights, 1964--1965
910(1)
War, Peace, and the Landslide of 1964
911(3)
Conclusion
914(1)
Review Questions
915(1)
Key Terms
915(1)
Recommended Reading
916(1)
Additional Sources
916(1)
Where to Learn More
917(2)
Shaken to the Roots 1965--1980
Voices from the American Journey: Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong
919(1)
The End of Consensus
920(10)
Deeper into Vietnam
921(2)
Voices of Dissent
923(3)
New Left and Community Activism
926(1)
The Feminist Critique
927(1)
Youth Culture and Counterculture
928(1)
Sounds of Change
928(1)
Communes and Cults
929(1)
Cities Under Stress
930(5)
Diagnosing an Urban Crisis
930(1)
Racial Rioting
931(1)
Minority Separatism
931(3)
Suburban Independence: The Outer City
934(1)
The Year of the Gun, 1968
935(2)
The Tet Offensive
935(1)
LBJ's Exit
935(1)
Red Spring
936(1)
Violence and Politics: Kennedy, King, and Chicago
937(1)
Nixon and Watergate
937(9)
Getting Out of Vietnam, 1969--1975
938(1)
Nixon and the Wider World
939(1)
Courting Middle America
940(1)
Oil, OPEC, and Stagflation
940(1)
Americans as Environmentalists
941(1)
From Dirty Tricks to Watergate
942(2)
The Ford Footnote
944(2)
Jimmy Carter: Idealism and Frustration in the White House
946(4)
Carter, Energy, and the Economy
946(1)
Closed Factories and Failed Farms
947(1)
Building a Cooperative World
948(1)
New Crises Abroad
948(2)
Conclusion
950(1)
Review Questions
951(1)
Key Terms
951(1)
Recommended Reading
952(1)
Additional Sources
952(1)
Where to Learn More
953(2)
The Reagan Revolution and a Changing World 1981--1992
Voices from the American Journey: Celia Noup
955(2)
Reagan's Domestic Revolution
957(11)
Reagan's Majority
957(4)
The New Conservatism
961(1)
Reaganomics: Deficits and Deregulation
961(1)
Crisis for Organized Labor
962(1)
An Acquisitive Society
963(1)
Poverty amid Prosperity
964(3)
Consolidating the Revolution: George Bush
967(1)
The Second (Short) Cold War
968(8)
Confronting the Soviet Union
968(1)
Risky Business: Foreign Policy Adventures
969(2)
Embracing Perestroika
971(1)
Crisis and Democracy in Eastern Europe
971(3)
The Persian Gulf War
974(2)
Growth in the Sunbelt
976(5)
The Defense Economy
977(1)
New Americans
978(2)
Old Gateways and New
980(1)
The Graying of America
981(1)
Values in Collision
981(6)
Women's Rights and Public Policy
981(1)
Coming Out
982(1)
Churches in Change
983(2)
Culture Wars
985(2)
Conclusion
987(1)
Review Questions
987(1)
Key Terms
988(1)
Recommended Reading
988(1)
Additional Sources
988(1)
Where to Learn More
989(2)
Complacency and Crisis 1993--2003
Voices From the American Journey: John Mcnamara
991(1)
The Politics of the Center
991(9)
The Election of 1992: A New Generation
993(2)
Policing the World
995(1)
Clinton's Neoliberalism
996(1)
Contract with America and the Election of 1996
997(1)
The Dangers of Everyday Life
998(1)
Morality and Partisanship
999(1)
A New Economy?
1000(7)
The Prosperous 1990s
1001(1)
The Service Economy
1001(1)
The High Tech Sector
1002(1)
An Instant Society
1003(3)
In the World Market
1006(1)
Broadening Democracy
1007(6)
Americans in 2000
1007(1)
Women from the Grassroots to Congress
1008(2)
Minorities at the Ballot Box
1010(1)
Rights and Opportunities
1011(2)
Edging into a New Century
1013(4)
The 2000 Election
1014(1)
Reaganomics Revisited
1015(1)
Downsized Diplomacy
1016(1)
Paradoxes of Power
1017(4)
9-11-01
1018(1)
Security and Conflict
1019(1)
Iraq and Conflicts in the Middle East
1020(1)
Conclusion
1021(1)
Review Questions
1022(1)
Key Terms
1022(1)
Recommended Reading
1022(1)
Additional Sources
1023(1)
Where to Learn More
1023
Appendix 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
Credits 1(1)
Index 1

Excerpts

The path that led us toThe American Journeybegan in the classroom with our students. Our goal is to make American history accessible to students. The key to that goal--the core of the book--is a strong clear narrative. American history is a compelling story and we seek to tell it in an engaging, forthright way. But we also provide students with an abundance of tools to help them absorb that story and put it in context. We introduce them to the concerns of the participants in America's history with primary source documents. The voices of contemporaries open each chapter, describing their own personal journeys toward fulfilling their dreams, hopes, and ambitions as part of the broader American journey. These voices provide a personal window on our nation's history, and the themes they express resonate throughout the narrative. But if we wrote this book to appeal to our students, we also wrote it to engage their minds. We wanted to avoid academic trendiness, particularly the restricting categories that have divided the discipline of history over the last twenty years or so. We believe that the distinctions involved in the debates about multiculturalism and identity, between social and political history, between the history of the common people and the history of the elite, are unnecessarily confusing. What we seek is integration--to combine political and social history, to fit the experience of particular groups into the broader perspective of the American past, to give voice to minor and major players alike because of their role in the story we have to tell. APPROACH In telling our story, we had some definite ideas about what we might include and emphasize that other texts do not--information we felt that the current and next generations of students will need to know about our past to function best in a new society. CHRONOLOGICAL ORGANIZATION.A strong chronological backbone supports the book. We have found that the jumping back and forth in time characteristic of some American history textbooks confuses students. They abhor dates but need to know the sequence of events in history. A chronological presentation is the best way to be sure they do. GEOGRAPHICAL LITERACY.We also want students to be geographically literate. We expect them not only to know what happened in American history, bur where it happened as well. Physical locations and spatial relationships were often important in shaping historical events. The abundant maps in The American Journey--all numbered and called out in the text--are an integral part of our story. REGIONAL BALANCE.The American Journeypresents balanced coverage of all regions of the country. In keeping with this balance, the South and the West receive more coverage in this text than in comparable books. POINT OF VIEW.The American Journeypresents a balanced overview of the American past. But "balanced" does not mean bland. We do not shy away from definite positions on controversial issues, such as the nature of early contacts between Native Americans and Europeans, why the political crisis of the 1850s ended in a bloody Civil War, and how Populism and its followers fit into the American political spectrum. If students and instructors disagree, that's great; discussion and dissent are important catalysts for understanding and learning. RELIGION.Nor do we shy away from some topics that play relatively minor roles in other texts, like religion. Historians are often uncomfortable writing about religion and tend to slight its influence. This text stresses the importance of religion in American society both as a source of strength and a reflection of some its more troubling aspects. Historians mostly write for each other. That's too bad. We need to reach out and expand our audience. An American history text is a good place to start. Our studen


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