The American Journey, Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition, Combined Volume

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  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
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For freshman- and sophomore-level survey courses in U.S. History. To know history is to love historyThis highly visual brief survey of U.S. History introduces students to the key features of American political, social, and economic history in a exciting new format designed to ignite in students a passion to know and love history the way that their professors do. The Teaching & Learning Classroom edition of the highly successful The American Journey, provides your 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 makes this text the perfect choice for those looking to make history come alive for their students.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Volume I includes Chapters 1-18 and Volume II includes Chapters 18-33.)(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Conclusion, Review Questions, Recommended Reading, Where to Learn More, and Web Resources.)
Worlds Apart
Different Worlds
Competition for a Continent
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
The Creation of New Worlds
Indians and Europeans
Africans and Europeans
Non-Slave Labor in Early America
Convergence and Conflict
Economic Development and Imperial Trade in the British Colonies
The Transformation of Culture
The Colonial Political World
Expanding Empires
A Century of Warfare
Imperial Breakdown, 1763-1774
Imperial Reorganization
American Reactions
The Aftermath of Crisis
The Townshend Crisis
The Road to Revolution
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
War and Society, 1775-1783
The First Republic, 1776-1789
The New Order of Republicanism
Problems at Home
Diplomatic Weaknesses
Toward a New Union
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
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
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
Slavery and the Old South, 1800-1860
The Lower South
The Upper South
Slave Life and Culture
Free Society
The Proslavery Argument
The Market Revolution and Social Reform, 1815-1850
The Way West, 1815-1850
The Agricultural Frontier
The Frontier of the Plains Indians
The Mexican Borderlands
Politics, Expansion, and War
The Politics of Sectionalism, 1846-1861
Slavery in the Territories
Political Realignment
The Road to Disunion
Battle Cries and Freedom Songs: The Civil War, 1861-1863
Mobilization, North and South
The Early War, 1861-1862
Turning Points, 1862-1863
Reconstruction, 1865-1877
White Southerners 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
A New South, 1877-1900
The Newness of the New South
The Southern Agrarian Revolt
Women in the New South
Settling the Race Issue
Industry, Immigrants, and Cities, 1870-1900
New Industry
New Immigrants
New Cities
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
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
The Progressive Era, 1900-1917
The Ferment of Reform
Reforming Society
Reforming Politics and Government
Roosevelt and the Progressive Presidency
Woodrow Wilson and Progressive Reform
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
America and the Great War, 1914-1920
Waging Neutrality
Waging War in America
Waging War and Peace Abroad
Waging Peace at Home
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
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
World War II, 1939-1945
The Dilemmas of Neutrality
Holding the Line
Mobilizing the Home Front
War and Peace
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
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
ldquo;Let Us Continue.rdquo;
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
The Reagan Revolution and a Changing World
Complacency and Crisis, 1993-2003
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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, but 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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