American Journey, Concise Edition, Volume 1

American Journey, Concise Edition, Volume 1

by David H. Goldfield
     
 

Engages students by tracing the individual and collective journeys of Americans.

For introductory-level survey courses in American history.

Offering a blend of political and social histories, The American Journey shows that living up to American ideals is an ongoing voyage—one that has become increasingly more inclusive of

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Overview

Engages students by tracing the individual and collective journeys of Americans.

For introductory-level survey courses in American history.

Offering a blend of political and social histories, The American Journey shows that living up to American ideals is an ongoing voyage—one that has become increasingly more inclusive of different groups and ideas. With the goal of making American history accessible, the authors use a strong, chronologically-organized narrative, with an emphasis on regional balance, and provide students with the tools they need to understand history. The concise edition concentrates on the journey of individuals and groups that shape America with a trade-like, full color narrative format.

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Engage Students- A Voices from the American Journey feature opens each chapter and includes brief primary source excerpts from letters, diary entries and other first-hand accounts to highlight the personal dimension of the American journey and show students the wealth and variety of experiences that make up America’s history. This feature sets the stage for key themes explored in each chapter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205214951
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

Preface

U.S. History Documents CD-Rom

About the Authors

CHAPTER 1 WORLDS APART

Native American Societies before 1492

West African Societies

Western Europe on the Eve of Exploration

Contact

Competition for a Continent

CHAPTER 2 TRANSPLANTATION AND ADAPTATION, 1600–1685

The French in North America

The Dutch Overseas Empire

English Settlement in the Chesapeake

The Founding of New England

Competition in the Caribbean

The Restoration Colonies

CHAPTER 3 A MEETING OF CULTURES

Indians and Europeans

Africans and Europeans

European Laborers in Early America

CHAPTER 4 ENGLISH COLONIES IN AN AGE OF EMPIRE 1660S–1763

Economic Development and Imperial Trade in the British Colonies

The Transformation of Culture

The Colonial Political World

Expanding Empires

A Century of Warfare

CHAPTER 5 IMPERIAL BREAKDOWN 1763–1774

The Crisis of Imperial Authority

Republican Ideology and Colonial Protest

The Stamp Act Crisis

The Townshend Crisis

Domestic Divisions

The Final Imperial Crisis

CHAPTER 6 THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE 1774–1783

From Rebellion to War

The Continental Congress Becomes a National Government

The Combatants

The War in the North, 1776–1777

The War Widens, 1778–1781

The War and Society, 1775–1783

The American Victory, 1782–1783

CHAPTER 7 THE FIRST REPUBLIC 1776–1789

The New Order of Republicanism

Problems at Home

Diplomatic Weaknesses

Toward a New Union

CHAPTER 8 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

CHAPTER 9 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

CHAPTER 10 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

CHAPTER 11 SLAVERY AND THE OLD SOUTH 1800–1860

The Lower South

The Upper South

Slave Life and Culture

Free Society

The Proslavery Argument

CHAPTER 12 THE MARKET REVOLUTION AND SOCIAL REFORM 1815–1850

Industrial Change and Urbanization

Reform and Moral Order

Institutions and Social Improvement

Abolitionism and Women’s Rights

CHAPTER 13 THE WAY WEST 1815–1850

The Agricultural Frontier

The Frontier of the Plains Indians

The Mexican Borderlands

Politics, Expansion, and War

CHAPTER 14 THE POLITICS OF SECTIONALISM 1846–1861

Slavery in the Territories

Political Realignment

The Road to Disunion

CHAPTER 15 BATTLE CRIES AND FREEDOM SONGS THE CIVIL WAR 1861–1865

Mobilization, North and South

The Early War, 1861–1862

Turning Points, 1862–1863

The War Transforms the North

The Confederacy Disintegrates

The Union Prevails, 1864–1865

CHAPTER 16 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

Appendix

Glossary

Credits

Index

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