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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. The Teaching & Learning Classroom Edition of the highly successful The American Journey provides 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 to The American Journey began 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205739172
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Retrieving the American Past Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

David Goldfield received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Maryland. Since 1982 he has been Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. He is the author or editor of thirteen books on various aspects of southern and urban history. Two of his works—Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers: Southern City and Region, 1607-1980 (1982) and Black, White, and Southern: Race Relations and Southern Culture, 1940 to the Present (1990)—received the Mayflower Award for nonfiction and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in history. His most recent book is Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History (2002). When he is not writing history, Dr. Goldfield applies his historical craft to history museum exhibits, voting rights cases, and local planning and policy issues.

Carl Abbott is a professor of Urban Studies and planning at Portland State University. He taught previously in the history departments at the University of Denver and Old Dominion University, and held visiting appointments at Mesa College in Colorado and George Washington University. He holds degrees in history from Swarthmore College and the University of Chicago. He specializes in the history of cities and the American West and serves as co-editor of the Pacific Historical Review. His books include The New Urban America: Growth and Politics in Sunbelt Cities (1981, 1987), The Metropolitan Frontier: Cities in the Modern American West (1993), Planning a New West: The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (1997), and Political Terrain: Washington, D.C. from Tidewater Town to Global Metropolis (1999). He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the role of urbanization and urban culture in the history of western North America.

Virginia DeJohn Anderson is Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her B.A. from the University of Connecticut. As the recipient of a Marshall Scholarship, she earned an M.A. degree at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Returning to the United States, she received her A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. She is the author of New England’s Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century (1991) and several articles on colonial history, which have appeared in such journals as the William and Mary Quarterly and the New England Quarterly. She is currently finishing a book entitled Creatures of Empire: People and Animals in Early America.

Jo Ann E. Argersinger received her Ph.D. from George Washington University and is Professor of History at Southern Illinois University. A recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, she is a historian of social, labor, and business policy. Her publications include Toward a New Deal in Baltimore: People and Government in the Great Depression (1988) and Making the Amalgamated: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Baltimore Clothing Industry (1999).

Peter H. Argersinger received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is Professor of History at Southern Illinois University. He has won several fellowships as well as the Binkley-Stephenson Award from the Organization of American Historians. Among his books on American political and rural history are Populism and Politics (1974), Structure, Process, and Party (1992), and The Limits of Agrarian Radicalism (1995). His current research focuses on the political crisis of the 1890s.

William L. Barney is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Pennsylvania, he received his B.A. from Cornell University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has published extensively on nineteenth century U.S. history and has a particular interest in the Old South and the coming of the Civil War. Among his publications are The Road to Secession (1972), The Secessionist Impulse (1974), Flawed Victory (1975), The Passage of the Republic (1987), and Battleground for the Union (1989). He is currently finishing an edited collection of essays on nineteenth-century America and a book on the Civil War. Most recently, he has edited A Companion to 19th-Century America (2001) and finished The Civil War and Reconstruction: A Student Companion (2001).

Robert M. Weir is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. He received his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He has taught at the University of Houston and, as a visiting professor, at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. His articles have won prizes from the Southeastern Society for the Study of the Eighteenth Century and the William and Mary Quarterly. Among his publications are Colonial South Carolina: A History, “The Last of American Freemen”: Studies in the Political Culture of the Colonial and Revolutionary South, and, more recently, a chapter on the Carolinas in the new Oxford History of the British Empire (1998).

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Table of Contents

16. Reconstruction, 1865-1877.

White Southerners and the Ghosts of the Confederacy, 1865

More than Freedom: African-American Aspirations in 1865


Forty Acres and a Mule”

Migration to Cities

Faith and Freedom

Federal Reconstruction, 1865–1870

Presidential Reconstruction, 1865–1867

Congressional Reconstruction, 1867–1870

Southern Republican Governments 1867–1870

Counter-Reconstruction, 1870–1874

The Uses of Violence

Northern Indifference

Liberal Republicans and the Election of 1872

Economic Transformation

Redemption, 1874–1877

The Democrats’ Violent Resurgence

The Weak Federal Response

The Election of 1876 and the Compromise of 1877

The Memory of Reconstruction

The Failed Promise of Reconstruction

Modest Gains and Future Victories

17. A New South: Economic Progress and Social Tradition, 1877-1900.
The Newness of the New South

An Industrial and Urban South

The Limits of Industrial and Urban Growth

Farms to Cities: Impact on Southern Society

The Southern Agrarian Revolt

Cotton and Credit

Southern Farmers Organize, 1877–1892

Women in the New South

Church Work and Preserving Memories

Women’s Clubs

Settling the Race Issue

The Fluidity of Southern Race Relations, 1877–1890

The White Backlash

Lynch Law

Segregation by Law


A National Consensus on Race

Response of the Black Community

18. Industry, Immigrants, and Cities, 1870-1900.
Mary Antin

New Industry

Inventing Technology: The Electric Age

The Corporation and Its Impact

The Changing Nature of Work

Child Labor

Working Women

Responses to Poverty and Wealth

Workers Organize

New Immigrants

Old World Backgrounds

Cultural Connections in a New World

The Job


Roots of the Great Migration

New Cities

Centers and Suburbs

The New Middle Class

A Consumer Society

The Growth of Leisure Activities

The Ideal City

19. Transforming the West, 1865-1890.

Andrew J. Russell

Subjugating Native Americans

Tribes and Cultures

Federal Indian Policy

Warfare and Dispossession

Life on the Reservation: Americanization

Exploiting the Mountains: The Mining Bonanza

Rushes and Mining Camps

Labor and Capital

Using the Grass: The Cattle Kingdom

Cattle Drives and Cow Towns

Rise and Fall of Open-Range Ranching

Cowhands and Capitalists

Working the Earth: Homesteaders and Agricultural Expansion

Settling the Land

Home on the Range

Farming the Land

20. Politics and Government, 1877-1900.

Horace and William H. Taft

The Structure and Style of Politics

Campaigns and Elections

Partisan Politics

Associational Politics

The Limits of Government

The Weak Presidency

The Inefficient Congress

The Federal Bureaucracy and the Spoils System

Inconsistent State Government

Public Policies and National Elections

Civil Service Reform

The Political Life of the Tariff

The Beginnings of Federal Regulation

The Money Question

The Crisis of the 1890s

Farmers Protest Inequities

The People’s Party

The Challenge of the Depression

The Battle of the Standards and the Election of 1896

21. The Progressive Era, 1900-1917.

General Rosalie Jones

The Ferment of Reform

The Context of Reform: Industrial and Urban Tensions

Church and Campus


The Gospel of Efficiency

Labor Demands Its Rights

Extending the Woman’s Sphere

Transatlantic Influences


Opponents of Reform

Reforming Society

Settlement Houses and Urban Reform

Protective Legislation for Women and Children

Reshaping Public Education

Challenging Gender Restrictions

Reforming Country Life

Moral Crusades and Social Control

For Whites Only?

Reforming Politics and Government

Woman Suffrage

Electoral Reform

Municipal Reform

Progressive State Government

Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Presidency

TR and the Modern Presidency

Roosevelt and Labor

Managing Natural Resources

Corporate Regulation

Taft and the Insurgents

Woodrow Wilson and Progressive Reform

The Election of 1912

Implementing the New Freedom

The Expansion of Reform

22. Creating an Empire, 1865-1917.

Major-General Leonard Wood

The Roots of Imperialism

Ideological and Religious Arguments

Strategic Concerns

Economic Designs

First Steps

Seward and Blaine


Chile and Venezuela

The Spanish-American War

The Cuban Revolution

Growing Tensions

War and Empire

The Treaty of Paris

Imperial Ambitions: The United States and East Asia, 1899—1917

The Filipino-American War

China and the Open Door

Rivalry with Japan and Russia

Imperial Power: The United States and Latin America, 1899—1917

U.S. Rule in Puerto Rico

Cuba as a U.S. Protectorate

The Panama Canal

The Roosevelt Corollary

Dollar Diplomacy

Wilsonian Interventions

23. America and the Great War, 1914-1920.

Ray Stannard Baker

Waging Neutrality

The Origins of Conflict

American Attitudes

The Economy of War

The Diplomacy of Neutrality

The Battle over Preparedness

The Election of 1916

Descent into War

Waging War in America

Managing the War Economy

Women and Minorities: New Opportunities, Old Inequities

Financing the War

Conquering Minds

Suppressing Dissent

Waging War and Peace Abroad

The War to End All Wars

The Fourteen Points

The Paris Peace Conference

Waging Peace at Home

Battle over the League

Economic Readjustment and Social Conflict

Red Scare

The Election of 1920

24. Toward a Modern America: The 1920s.

The Economy That Roared

Boom Industries

Corporate Consolidation

Open Shops and Welfare Capitalism

Sick Industries

The Business of Government

Republican Ascendancy

Government Corruption

Coolidge Prosperity

The Fate of Reform

Cities and Suburbs

Expanding Cities

The Great Black Migration


The Road to Suburbia

Mass Culture in the Jazz Age

Advertising the Consumer Society

Leisure and Entertainment

The New Morality

The Searching Twenties

Culture Wars

Nativism and Immigration Restriction

The Ku Klux Klan

Prohibition and Crime

Old-Time Religion and the Scopes Trial

A New Era in the World?

War Debts and Economic Expansion

Rejecting War

Managing the Hemisphere

Herbert Hoover and the Final Triumph of the New Era

25. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939.

Hard Times in Hooverville


The Depression Spreads

“Women’s Jobs” and “Men’s Jobs”

Families in the Depression

“Last Hired, First Fired”


Herbert Hoover and the Depression

The Failure of Voluntarism

Repudiating Hoover: The 1932 Election

Launching the New Deal

Action Now!

Creating Jobs

Helping Some Farmers

The Flight of the Blue Eagle

Critics Right and Left

Consolidating the New Deal

Weeding Out and Lifting Up

Expanding Relief

The Roosevelt Coalition and the Election of 1936

The New Deal and American Life

Labor on the March

Women and the New Deal

Minorities and the New Deal

The New Deal: North, South, East, and West

The New Deal and Public Activism

Ebbing of the New Deal

Challenging the Court

More Hard Times

Political Stalemate

Good Neighbors and Hostile Forces

Neutrality and Fascism

Edging Toward Involvement

26. World War II, 1939-1945.
The Dilemmas of Neutrality

The Roots of War

Hitler’s War in Europe

Trying to Keep Out

Edging Toward Intervention

The Brink of War

December 7, 1941

Holding the Line

Stopping Germany

The Survival of Britain

Retreat and Stabilization in the Pacific

Mobilizing for Victory

Organizing the Economy

The Enlistment of Science

Men and Women in the Military

The Home Front

Families in Wartime

Learning about the War

Women in the Workforce

Ethnic Minorities in the War Effort

Clashing Cultures

Internment of Japanese Americans

The End of the New Deal

War and Peace

Turning the Tide in Europe

Operation OVERLORD

Victory and Tragedy in Europe

The Pacific War

Searching for Peace

How the Allies Won

27. The Cold War at Home and Abroad, 1946-1952.

Launching the Great Boom

Reconversion Chaos

Economic Policy

The GI Bill

Assembly-Line Neighborhoods

Steps Toward Civil Rights

Consumer Boom and Baby Boom

Truman, Republicans, and the Fair Deal

Truman’s Opposition

Whistle-Stopping across America

Truman’s Fair Deal

Confronting the Soviet Union

The End of the Grand Alliance

The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan

Soviet Reactions

American Rearmament

Cold War and Hot War

The Nuclear Shadow

The Cold War in Asia

NSC-68 and Aggressive Containment

War in Korea, 1950—1953

The Politics of War

The Second Red Scare

The Communist Party and the Loyalty Program

Naming Names to Congress

Subversion Trials

Senator McCarthy on Stage

Understanding McCarthyism

28. The Confident Years, 1953-1964.

A Decade of Affluence

What’s Good for General Motors

Reshaping Urban America

Comfort on Credit

The New Fifties Family

Inventing Teenagers

Turning to Religion

The Gospel of Prosperity

The Underside of Affluence

Facing Off with the Soviet Union

Why We Liked Ike

A Balance of Terror

Containment in Action

Global Standoff

John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

The Kennedy Mystique

Kennedy’s Mistakes

Getting into Vietnam

Missile Crisis: A Line Drawn in the Waves

Science and Foreign Affairs

Righteousness Like a Mighty Stream: The Struggle for Civil Rights

Getting to the Supreme Court

Deliberate Speed

Public Accommodations

The March on Washington, 1963

“Let Us Continue”

Dallas, 1963

War on Poverty

Civil Rights, 1964–1965

War, Peace, and the Landslide of 1964

29. Shaken to the Roots, 1965-1980.

The End of Consensus

Deeper into Vietnam

Voices of Dissent

New Left and Community Activism

Youth Culture and Counterculture

Sounds of Change

Communes and Cults

The Feminist Critique

Coming Out

Cities under Stress

Diagnosing an Urban Crisis

Conflict in the Streets

Minority Self-Determination

Suburban Independence: The Outer City

The Year of the Gun, 1968

The Tet Offensive

LBJ’s Exit

Violence and Politics: King, Kennedy, and Chicago

Nixon, Watergate, and the Crisis of the Early 1970s

Getting Out of Vietnam, 1969—1975

Nixon and the Wider World

Courting Middle America

Oil, OPEC, and Stagflation

Americans as Environmentalists

From Dirty Tricks to Watergate

The Ford Footnote

Jimmy Carter: Idealism and Frustration in the White House

Carter, Energy, and the Economy

Closed Factories and Failing Farms

Building a Cooperative World

New Crises Abroad

30. The Reagan Revolution and a Changing World, 1981-1992.

Reagan’s Domestic Revolution

Reagan’s Majority

The New Conservatism

Reaganomics: Deficits and Deregulation

Crisis for Organized Labor

An Acquisitive Society

Mass Media and Fragmented Culture

Poverty amid Prosperity

Consolidating the Revolution: George Bush

The Second (Short) Cold War

Confronting the Soviet Union

Risky Business: Foreign Policy Adventures

Embracing Perestroika

Crisis and Democracy in Eastern Europe

The Persian Gulf War

Growth in the Sunbelt

The Defense Economy

Americans from around the World

Old Gateways and New

The Graying of America

Values in Collision

Women’s Rights and Public Policy

AIDS and Gay Activism

Churches in Change

Culture Wars

31. Complacency, Crisis, and Global Reengagement,1993—2007.

Politics of the Center

The Election of 1992: A New Generation

Policing the World

Clinton’s Neoliberalism

Contract with America and the Election of 1996

The Dangers of Everyday Life

Morality and Partisanship

A New Economy?

The Prosperous 1990s

The Service Economy

The High-Tech Sector

An Instant Society

In the World Market

Broadening Democracy

Americans in 2000

Women from the Grassroots to Congress

Minorities at the Ballot Box

Rights and Opportunities

Illegal Immigration and Bilingual Education Affirmative Action

Edging into a New Century

The 2000 Election

Reaganomics Revisited

Downsized Diplomacy

Paradoxes of Power


Security and Conflict

Iraq and Conflicts in the Middle East

2004 and After

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