Experience History, Volume 1: To 1877

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Connect students to thestoriesof history. Connect students to theexperienceof history. Connect students tosuccessin history.At McGraw-Hill, we have spent the past few years deepening our understanding of the student and instructor experience. Employing a wide array of research tools including surveys, focus groups, and ethnographic studies, we've identified areas in need of improvement to provide an opportunity for greater learning and teaching experiences.Experience Historyis a direct result of this.Experience Historyis also a first in American History. Its groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic and interactive exercises paired with its lively narrative and engaging visuals creates a unique teaching and learning environment propelling greater student success and better course results. Instructors gain better insight into students' engagement and understanding as students develop a base of knowledge and construct critical thinking skills. Gripping stories keep students turning the page while the adaptive diagnostics for each chapter and a personalized study plan for each individual student help students prepare for class discussions and course work while enjoying increased course success.Experience Historyemphasizes that history is not just a collection of proven facts, but is "created" from the detective work of historians examining evidence from the past. Providing the interactive environment that only an integrated solution can provide,Experience Historygives students the opportunity to examine primary sources and explore specific periods and events. This leads to greater understanding as well as the building and practicing of critical thinking skills. As students uniquely experience American History,Experience Historypropels students to greater understanding while achieving greater course success.Give students an experience. Improve course participation and performance.Experience History, and experience success.

Table of Contents

The First Civilizations of North America
An American Story: The Power of a Hidden Past
A Continent of Cultures
A Cultures of Ancient Mexico
Daily Lives: Play Ball
Cultures of the Southwest
Cultures of the Eastern Woodlands
Cultures of the Great Plains
Cultures of the Great Basin
Cultures of the Pacific Northwest
Cultures of the Subarctic and Arctic
Innovations and Limitations
America's Agricultural Gifts
The Shape of a Problem
Historian's Toolbox: An Ancient Calendar
Animals and Illness
Crisis and Transformation
Enduring Cultures
North America on the Eve of Contact
Dueling Documents: How Many People Lived in Hispaniola in 1492?
Review Chart: A Continent of Cultures
Conclusion: The World At Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: Tracking the First Americans
Old Worlds, New Worlds, 1400-1600
An American Story: Fishing Nets and Far Horizons
Eurasia and Africa in the Fifteenth Century
Europe's Place in the World
Historian's Toolbox: A Witch Bottle
Africa and the Portuguese Wave
Sugar and the Origins of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Spain in the Americas
The Spanish Beachhead in the Caribbean
Daily Lives: "Barbaric Dress"--Indian and European
Conquest of the Aztecs
Dueling Documents: How Did Spaniards and Aztecs Remember First Contact?
The Columbian Exchange
The Crown Steps In
The Search for North America's Indian Empires
Religious Reform Divides Europe
The Teachings of Martin Luther
The Contribution of John Calvin
French Huguenots and the Birth of Spanish Florida
The English Reformation
England's Entry into America
The Ambitions of Gilbert, Raleigh, and Wingina
A Second Roanoke--and Croatoan
Review Chart: European Explorations
Conclusion: The World At Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
Colonization and Conflict in the South, 1600-1750
An American Story: Outlandish Strangers
Spain's North American Colonies
The Founding of a "New" Mexico
The Growth of Spanish Florida
Pope and the Pueblo Revolt
Dueling Documents: What Caused the Pueblo Revolt?
English Society on the Chesapeake
The Virginia Company
Reform and a Boom in Tobacco
The Founding of Maryland and the Renewal of Indian Wars
Changes in English Policy in the Chesapeake
Chesapeake Society in Crisis
Bacon's Rebellion and Coode's Rebellion
From Servitude to Slavery
Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade
Historian's Toolbox: Hip Mask from Benin
A Changing Chesapeake Society
From the Caribbean to the Carolinas
Paradise Lost
Daily Lives: A Taste for Sugar
The Founding of the Carolinas
Carolina, Florida, and the Southeastern Slave Wars
White, Red, and Black: The Search for Order
The Founding of Georgia
Review Chart: Southern Colonies
Conclusion: The World At Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
Colonization and Conflict in the North, 1600-1700
An American Story: Bears on Floating Islands
France in North America
The Origins of New France
New Netherlands, the Iroquois, and the Beaver Wars
The Lure of the Mississippi
Historian's Toolbox: A French Map
The Founding of New England
The Puritan Movement
The Pilgrim Settlement of Plymouth Colony
The Puritan Settlement at Massachusetts Bay
Stability and Order in Early New England
Communities in Conflict
Goodwives and Witches
Daily Lives: A World of Wonders and Witchcraft
Dueling Documents: Accusations and Defenses in the Salem Witchcraft Trials
The People in the Way
Metacom's War
The Mid-Atlantic Colonies
English Rule in New York
The Founding of New Jersey
Quaker Odysseys
Patterns of Growth
Quakers and Politics
Adjustment to Empire
The Dominion of New England
Royal Authority in America in 1700
Review Chart: Northern Colonies
Conclusion: The World At Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The Mosaic of Eighteenth-Century America, 1689-1768
An American Story: The Tale of a Tattooed Traveler
Crisis and Transformation in Northern New Spain
Defensive Expansion into Texas
Crisis and Rebirth in New Mexico
Spanish California
Dueling Documents: The Founders of Spanish California
Women and the Law in New Spain and British North America
Eighteenth-Century New France
Colonial Compromise
France on the Gulf Coast
Slavery and Colonial Society in French Louisiana
Forces of Division in British North America
Immigration and Natural Increase
Daily Lives: Transatlantic Trials
Moving into the Backcountry
Social Conflict on the Frontier
Eighteenth-Century Seaports
Historian's Toolbox: A Woman's Cupboard
Social Tension in Seaports
Slave Societies in the Eighteenth-Century South
The Slave Family and Community
Slavery and Colonial Society in French Louisiana
Slave Resistance in Eighteenth-Century British
North America
Enlightenment and Awakening in America
The Enlightenment in America
The First Great Awakening
The Aftermath of the Great Awakening
Anglo-American Worlds of the Eighteenth Century
English Economic and Social Development
The Consumer Revolution
Inequality in England and America
Politics in England and America
The Imperial System Before 1760
Review Chart: Eighteenth-Century North America
Conclusion: The World At Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
Toward the War for American Independence, 1754-1776
An American Story: The General, the Trader, and the Missing Allies
The Seven Years' War
Years of Defeat
A Shift in Policy
Years of Victory
Historian's Toolbox: John Singleton Copley's Watson and the Shark
Postwar Expectations
The Imperial Crisis
Pontiac's Rebellion
George Grenville's New Measures
The Beginning of Colonial Resistance
Riots and Resolves
Repeal of the Stamp Act
The Townshend Acts
The Resistance Organizes
Daily Lives: Street Theater
The International Sons of Liberty
The Boston Massacre
Dueling Documents: Who Was to Blame for the Boston Massacre?
Resistance Revived
The Empire Strikes Back
Toward the Revolution
The First Continental Congress
The Last Days of the British Empire in America
The Fighting Begins
Common Sense
Review Chart: Parliament and The Road To Revolution
Conclusion: The World At Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The American People: The American Revolution, 1775-1783
An American Story: "Will He Fight?"
The Decision for Independence
The Second Continental Congress
The Declaration
Dueling Documents: Abigail and John Adams Spar on Women's Rights
American Loyalists
The Fighting in the North
The Two Armies at Bay
Daily Lives: Radical Chic and Revolutionary Women
Laying Strategies
Capturing Philadelphia
Disaster at Saratoga
The Turning Point
The American Revolution Becomes a Global War
Winding Down the War in the North
War in the West
The Home Front in the North
The Struggle in the South
The Siege of Charleston
The Partisan Struggle in the South
Greene Takes Command
African Americans in the Age of Revolution
Historian's Toolbox: Runaways
The World Turned Upside Down
Surrender at Yorktown
Review Chart: British and American Forces Compared
Conclusion: The World At Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
Crisis and Constitution, 1776-1789
An American Story: "These United States"
Republican Experiments
The State Constitutions
From Congress to Confederation
The Temptations of Peace
The Temptations of the West
Foreign Intrigues
Disputes among the States
The More Democratic West
The Northwest Territory
Slavery and Sectionalism
Wartime Economic Disruption
Republican Society
The New Men of the Revolution
The New Women of the Revolution
Historian's Toolbox: A Woman's Compass
Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication
Republican Motherhood and Education
The Attack on Aristocracy
Daily Lives: The Spirits of Independence
From Confederation to Constitutions
The Jay-Gardoqui Treaty
Shays's Rebellion
Framing a Federal Constitution
The Virginia and New Jersey Plans
The Deadlock Broken
Dueling Documents: Republican Remedy?
Review Chart: Crises of The 1780s--and Consequences
Conclusion: The World At Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: White and Black Southerners Worshiping Together
The Early Republic, 1789-1824
An American Story: "I Felt Myself Mad with Passion"
1789: A Social and Political Portrait of the New Republic
Semisubsistence and Commercial Economies
The Constitution and Commerce
Washington Organizes the Government
Hamilton's Financial Program
The Emergence of Political Parties
Americans and the French Revolution
Washington's Neutral Course
The Federalists and the Republicans Organize
The 1796 Election
Federalist and Republican Ideologies
The Presidency of John Adams
Suppression at Home
The Election of 1800
John Marshall and Judicial Review
The Political Culture of the Early Republic
African-American Celebrations
Women's Education and Civic Participation
Dueling Documents: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
The Republicans in Power
The New Capital City
Jefferson's Philosophy
Jefferson's Economic Policies
The Miami Confederacy Resists
Doubling the Size of the Nation
Pressure on Indian Lands and Culture
White Frontier Society
The Beginnings of the Second Great Awakening
Daily Lives: The Frontier Camp Meeting
The Prophet, Tecumseh, and the Pan-Indian Movement
The Second War for American Independence
The Barbary Pirates and Cultural Identities
The Embargo
Madison and the Young Republicans
The Decision for War
The British Invasion
Monroe's Presidency
Historian's Toolbox: Remembering Lafayette
Review Chart: Federalists and Republicans
Conclusion: The World At Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson
The Opening of America, 1815-1850
An American Story: From Boom to Bust with One-Day Clocks
The National Market Economy
The New Nationalism
The Cotton Trade
The Transportation Revolution
Daily Lives: Floating Palaces of the West
The Communications Revolution
The Transformation of Agriculture
John Marshall and the Promotion of Enterprise
A People in Motion
Population Growth
Geographic Mobility
The Rise of Factories
Technological Advances
Textile Factories
Lowell and the Environment
Industrial Work
The Labor Movement
Sam Patch and a Worker's "Art"
Social Structures of the Market Society
Household Production and Consumption
Dueling Documents: The Market and Equality: He Said, She Said
The Emerging Middle Class
The Distribution of Wealth
Social Mobility
A New Sensitivity to Time
Historian's Toolbox: The Clock's Two Faces
The Market at Work: Three Examples
Prosperity and Anxiety
The Panic of 1819
Review Chart: Early Industrialization in The North
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The Rise of Democracy, 1824-1840
An American Story: "Wanted: Curling Tongs, Cologne, and Silk Stockings ..."
Equality, Opportunity, and the New Political Culture of Democracy
The Tension between Equality and Opportunity
Daily Lives: The Plain Dark Democracy of Broadcloth
The New Political Culture of Democracy
The Election of 1824
Social Sources of the New Politics
The Acceptance of Parties
The Politics of the Common Man
Jackson's Rise to Power
John Quincy Adam's Presidency
President of the People
The Political Agenda in the Market Economy
Democracy and Race
Accommodate or Resist?
Trail of Tears
Removal and Epidemics in the West
Free Blacks in the North
Dueling Documents: African Colonization: Hoping for the Best and Suspecting the Worst
The African American Community
Racism Strikes a Deeper Root
The Nullification Crisis
The Growing Crisis in South Carolina
Calhoun's Theory of Nullification
The Nullifiers Nullified
The Bank War
The National Bank and the Panic of 1819
Biddle's Bank
The Clash between Jackson and Biddle
Historian's Toolbox: Biddle and Jackson Take the Gloves Off
The Bank Destroyed
Jackson's Impact on the Presidency
Van Buren and Depression
"Van Ruin's" Depression
The Whigs' Triumph
The Jacksonian Party System
Democrats, Whigs, and the Market
The Social Bases of the Two Parties
Review Chart: Winners and Losers in Jacksonian America
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The Fires of Perfection, 1820-1850
An American Story: The Beechers and the Kingdom of God
The Transformation of American Evangelism
Charles Grandison Finney and Modern Revivalism
The Appeal of Evangelism
Dueling Documents: Pleas for and Against Foreign Missions
The Significance of the Second Great Awakening
Revivalism and the Social Order
The Temperance Movement
The Ideals of Women and the Family
The Middle Class Family in Transition
Daily Lives: Privacy Begins at Home
Protestants and Catholics
Historian's Toolbox: The Printer's Angel
The Unitarian Contribution
From Unitarianism to Transcendentalism
The American Renaissance
Secular Utopian Communities
Religious Utopian Communities
The Mormon Experience
Radical Reform
The Beginnings of the Abolitionist Movement
The Spread of Abolitionism
Opponents and Divisions
The Women's Rights Movement
The Schism of 1840
Reform Shakes the Party System
The Turn Toward Politics
The Maine Law
Abolitionism and the Party System
Review Chart: Varieties of Antebellum Reform
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The Old South, 1820-1860
An American Story: Where Is the Real South?
The Social Structure of the Cotton Kingdom
The Boom Country Economy
The Upper South's New Orientation
The Rural South
Distribution of Slavery
Slavery as a Labor System
Class Structure of the White South
The Slaveowners
Tidewater and Frontier
The Master at Home
The Plantation Mistress
Dueling Documents: Mistresses and House Servants
Yeoman Farmers
Poor Whites
The Peculiar Institution
Work and Discipline
Slave Maintenance
Daily Lives: A Slave's Daily Bread Resistance
Slave Culture
The Slave Family
Slave Songs and Stories
Steal Away to Jesus
The Slave Community
Free Black Southerners
Southern Society and the Defense of Slavery
The Virginia Debate of 1832
The Proslavery Argument
Historian's Toolbox: George Washington, Slaveholder Closing Ranks
Review Chart: Pivotal Moments For The Old South
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
Western Expansion and the Rise of Slavery, 1820-1850
An American Story: Strangers on the Great Plains
Manifest (and Not So Manifest) Destiny
The Roots of the Doctrine
The Mexican Borderlands
The Texas Revolution
The Texas Republic
The Trek West
The Overland Trail
Women on the Overland Trail
Indians and the Trail Experience
Daily Lives: Seeing the Elephant on the Overland Trail
The Political Origins of Expansion
Tyler's Texas Ploy
Van Overboard
To the Pacific
Provoking a War
Indians and Mexicans
Historian's Toolbox: Set'an Annual Calendar of the Kiowa
Opposition to the War
Dueling Documents: In What Country Did the U.S.-Mexican War Begin?
The Price of Victory
The Rise of the Slavery Issue
New Societies in the West
Farming in the West
The Gold Rush
Instant City: San Francisco
The Migration from China
The Mormons in Utah
Temple City: Salt Lake City
Shadows on the Moving Frontier
Escape from Crisis
A Two-Faced Campaign
The Compromise of 1850
Away from the Brink
Review Chart: Territorial Transformations in The American West, 1819-1850
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The Union Broken, 1850-1861
An American Story: The Sacking of a Town in Kansas
Sectional Changes in American Society
The Growth of a Railroad Economy
Historian's Toolbox: Brandied Cherries and Buttons
Railroads and the Prairie Environment
Railroads and the Urban Environment
Rising Industrialization
Southern Complaints
The Political Realignment of the 1850s
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
The Collapse of the Second American Party System
The Know-Nothings
The Republicans and Bleeding Kansas
Daily Lives: Uncle Tom by Footlights
The Caning of Charles Sumner
The Election of 1856
The Worsening Crisis
The Dred Scott Decision
The Panic of 1857
The Lecompton Constitution
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
The Beleaguered South
The Road to War
A Sectional Election
The Outbreak of War
Dueling Documents: Slavery and Secession
The Roots of a Divided Society
Review Chart: The Road to Disunion
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
Total War and the Republic, 1861-1865
An American Story: The Rout at Bull Run
Opening Moves
Political Leadership
The Border States
Blockade and Isolate
Grant in the West
Eastern Stalement
The Logic of Events
The Emancipation Proclamation
African Americans' Civil War
Black Soldiers
The Confederate Home Front
The New Economy
New Opportunities for Southern Women
Confederate Finance and Government
Hardship and Suffering
The Union Home Front
Government Finances and the Economy
Historian's Toolbox: Face Value?
A Rich Man's War
Women and the Workforce
Civil Liberties and Dissent
Gone to Be a Soldier
Camp Life
Daily Lives: Hardtack, Salt Horse, and Coffee
The Changing Face of Battle
Hardening Attitudes
The Union's Triumph
Confederate High Tide
Lincoln Finds His General
Dueling Documents: Invaders and Defenders
War in the Balance
The Twilight of the Confederacy
Review Chart: Pivot Points Along The Union's Road to Victory
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: What Caused the New York Draft Riot?
Reconstructing the Union, 1865-1877
An American Story: The Secret Sale at Davis Bend
Presidential Reconstruction
Lincoln's 10 Percent Plan
The Mood of the South
Johnson's Program of Reconstruction
The Failure of Johnson's Program
Johnson's Break with Congress
Dueling Documents: Equality and the Vote in Reconstruction
The Fourteenth Amendment
The Elections of 1866
Congressional Reconstruction
Post-Emancipation Societies in the Americas
The Land Issue
Reconstruction in the South
Black Office Holding
White Republicans in the South
The New State Governments
Economic Issues and Corruption
Black Aspirations
Experiencing Freedom
The Black Family
Daily Lives: The Black Sharecropper's Cabin
The Schoolhouse and the Church
New Working Conditions
The Freedmen's Bureau
Planters and a New Way of Life
The Abandonment of Reconstruction
The Election of Grant
The Grant Administration
Growing Northern Disillusionment
The Triumph of White Supremacy
Historian's Toolbox: Dressed to Kill
The Disputed Election of 1876
The Failure of Reconstruction
Review Chart: Major Players in Reconstruction
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
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