American Journey, The: Teaching and Learning Classroom Update Edition, Volume 1

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This highly visual survey of U.S. 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

Worlds Apart
Native American Societies before 1492
Paleo-Indians and the Archaic Period
The Development of Agriculture
Nonfarming Societies
Mesoamerican Civilizations
North Americarsquo;s Diverse Cultures
The Caribbean Islanders
West African Societies
Geographical and Political Differences
Family Structure and Religion
European Merchants in West Africa and theSlave Trade
Western Europe on the Eve of Exploration
The Consolidation of Political and MilitaryAuthority
Religious Conflict and the Protestant
Reformation Contact
The Lure of Discovery
Christopher Columbus and the Westward Routeto Asia
The Spanish Conquest and Colonization
The Columbian Exchange
Cultural Perceptions and Misperceptions
Competition for a Continent
Early French Efforts in North America
English Attempts in the New World
Transplantation, 1600-1685
The French in North America
The Quest for Furs and Converts
The Development of New France
The Dutch Overseas Empire
The Dutch East India Company
The West India Company and New Netherland
English Settlement in the Chesapeake
The Ordeal of Early Virginia
The Importance of Tobacco
Maryland: A Refuge for Catholics Life in the Chesapeake Colonies
The Founding of New England
The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony
Massachusetts Bay Colony and Its Offshoots
Families, Farms, and Communities in Early New England
Competition in the Caribbean Sugar and Slaves
A Biracial Society
The Restoration Colonies
Early Carolina: Colonial Aristocracy and Slave
Labor Pennsylvania: The Dream of Toleration andPeace
New Netherland Becomes New York
The Creation of New Worlds
Indians and Europeans
Indian Workers in the Spanish Borderlands
The Web of Trade
Displacing Native Americans in the English Colonies
Bringing Christianity to Native Peoples
After the First Hundred Years: Conflict and War
Africans and Europeans Labor Needs and the Turn to Slavery
The Shock of Enslavement
African Slaves in the New World
African American Families and Communities
Resistance and Rebellion
European Laborers in Early America
A Spectrum of Control
New European Immigrants
Convergence and Conflict
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