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This highly visual survey of American history introduces students to the key features of American political, social, and economic history in an exciting format designed to ignite students passion to know history. TheTeaching & Learning Classroom Editionof the highly successfulThe American Journeyprovides students with the most help available in reading, thinking, and applying the material they are learning in the text and in lecture. A series of pedagogical aids, in text and out of class study companions, as well as complete instructor presentational and assessment support make this text the perfect choice for those looking to make history come alive for their students. The path that led the authors toThe American Journeybegan in the classroom with their students. The goal of this text is to make American history accessible to students. The key to that goal--the core of the book--is a strong, clear narrative and a positive theme of The American "Journey." American history is a compelling story that the authors tell in an engaging, forthright way, while providing students with an abundance of tools to help them absorb that story and put it into context. This text combines 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 the history of America is in the stories of its people.
Table of Contents
1. Worlds Apart.Native American Societies before 1492Paleo-Indians and the Archaic PeriodThe Development of AgricultureNonfarming SocietiesMesoamerican CivilizationsNorth America's Diverse CulturesThe Caribbean IslandersWest African SocietiesGeographical and Political DifferencesFamily Structure and ReligionEuropean Merchants in West Africa and the Slave TradeWestern Europe on the Eve of ExplorationThe Consolidation of Political and Military AuthorityReligious Conflict and the Protestant ReformationContactThe Lure of DiscoveryChristopher Columbus and the Westward Route to AsiaThe Spanish Conquest and ColonizationThe Columbian ExchangeCultural Perceptions and MisperceptionsCompetition for a ContinentEarly French Efforts in North AmericaEnglish Attempts in the New World 2. Transplantation, 1600-1685.The French in North AmericaThe Quest for Furs and ConvertsThe Development of New FranceThe Dutch Overseas EmpireThe Dutch East India CompanyThe West India Company and New NetherlandEnglish Settlement in the ChesapeakeThe Ordeal of Early VirginiaThe Importance of TobaccoMaryland: A Refuge for CatholicsLife in the Chesapeake ColoniesThe Founding of New EnglandThe Pilgrims and Plymouth ColonyMassachusetts Bay Colony and Its OffshootsFamilies, Farms, and Communities in Early New EnglandCompetition in the CaribbeanSugar and SlavesA Biracial SocietyThe Restoration ColoniesEarly Carolina: Colonial Aristocracy and Slave LaborPennsylvania: The Dream of Toleration and PeaceNew Netherland Becomes New York 3. The Creation of New Worlds.Indians and EuropeansIndian Workers in the Spanish BorderlandsThe Web of TradeDisplacing Native Americans in the English ColoniesBringing Christianity to Native PeoplesAfter the First Hundred Years: Conflict and WarAfricans and EuropeansLabor Needs and the Turn to SlaveryThe Shock of EnslavementAfrican Slaves in the New WorldAfrican American Families and CommunitiesResistance and RebellionEuropean Laborers in Early AmericaA Spectrum of ControlNew European Immigrants 4. Convergence and Conflict, 1660s-1763.Economic Development and Imperial Trade in the British ColoniesThe Regulation of TradeThe Colonial Export Trade and the Spirit of EnterpriseThe Import Trade and Ties of CreditBecoming More Like Britain: The Growth of Cities and InequalityThe Transformation of CultureGoods and HousesShaping Minds and MannersColonial Religion and the Great AwakeningThe Colonial Political WorldThe Dominion of New England and the Limits of British ControlThe Legacy of the Glorious RevolutionDiverging Politics in the Colonies and Great BritainExpanding EmpiresBritish Colonists in the BackcountryThe Spanish in Texas and CaliforniaThe French along the Mississippi and in LouisianaA Century of WarfareImperial Conflict and the Establishment of an American Balance of Power, 1689 1738King George's War Shifts the Balance, 1739 1754The French and Indian War, 1754 1760: A Decisive VictoryThe Triumph of the British Empire, 1763 5. Imperial Breakdown, 1763-1774.Imperial ReorganizationBritish ProblemsDealing with the New TerritoriesThe Status of Native AmericansCurbing the AssembliesThe Sugar and Stamp ActsAmerican Reactions