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The American Journey: A History of the United States, Combined Volume / Edition 5

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ISBN-13: 9780136032816
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 11/17/2008
Series: MyHistoryLab Series
Edition description: Combined
Pages: 1056
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About 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 GlobalMetropolis (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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Preface:

PREFACE

The journey that led us to The American Journey began in the classroom with our students. We wrote this book for them and we kept their needs foremost as we set about preparing this second edition.

Over the years we have subjected our students to many American history books—including the first edition of this one—and they have let us know what they liked and disliked, what they found difficult and what they grasped easily, what they skipped and what they devoured. Most important, they have told us what connects history to their own experience and brings it alive.

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—including outlines, key topics lists, chronologies, overview tables, highlighted key terms, review questions, and hundreds of maps, graphs, and illustrations—to help them absorb that story and put it in context. We introduce them to the concerns of the participants in history with primary source documents. And, in a new feature called "America's Journey: From Then to Now," we connect events and issues from the past to the concerns of the present.

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 thedebates 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.

COVERAGE OF THE SOUTH AND WEST The South and the West play significant roles in this text. American history is too often written from a Northeastern perspective, at least when it comes to discussing cities, economic development, and reform. But not only were the South and West developing in their own ways throughout American history, they were and remain important keys to the emerging character of the nation as a whole.

POINT OF VIEW The American Journey presents 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 students are not only our future historians, but more important, our future. Let their American journey begin.

Features of the Text

The American Journey includes an array of features and pedagogical tools designed to make American history accessible to students.

  • The Student Tool Kit that follows this preface helps students get the most out of the text and its features. It introduces students to key conventions of historical writing and it explains how to read maps, graphs, and tables.
  • A new feature, America's Journey: From Then to Now, relates important issues and events in each chapter to the issues and events of today, letting students see the relevance of history to their lives. Examples include "The American Revolution and the Teaching of American History" (Chapter 6), "From the Eaton Affair to Monicagate" (Chapter 10), "The Confederate Battle Flag" (Chapter 19), and "The Culture Wars" (Chapter 26).
  • An Outline and Key Topics list give students a succinct overview of each chapter.
  • Each chapter begins with an engaging opening story that highlights important themes.
  • The American Views box in each chapter contains a relevant primary source document. Taken from letters, diaries, newspapers, government papers, and other sources, these bring the people of the past and their concerns vividly alive. An introduction and prereading questions relate the documents to the text and direct students' attention to important issues.
  • Overview Tables in each chapter summarize complex issues.
  • Chapter chronologies help students build a framework of key events.
  • Key Terms are highlighted within each chapter and defined in an end-of-book Glossary.
  • Chapter Review Questions help students review the material in a chapter and relate it to broader themes.
  • A list of Key Readings and Additional Sources at the end of each chapter directs interested students to further information about the subject of the chapter.
  • Where To Learn More sections describe important historical sites students can visit to gain a deeper understanding of the events discussed in the chapter.
  • Abundant maps, charts, and graphs help students understand important events and trends. The topographical detail in many of the maps helps students understand the influence of geography on history.
  • Illustrations and photographs—tied to the text with detailed captions—provide a visual dimension to history.

Supplementary
Instructional Materials

The American Journey comes with an extensive package of supplementary print and multimedia materials for both instructors and students.

Print Supplements

Instructor's Resource Manual
The Instructor's Resource Manual contains chapter outlines, detailed chapter overviews, activities, discussion questions, readings, and information on audiovisual resources that are useful for preparing lectures and assignments.

Test Item File
The Test Item File includes over 1000 multiple-choice, true-false, essay, and map questions organized by chapter. A collection of blank maps can be photocopied and used for map testing or other class exercises.

Prentice Hall Custom Test
This commercial-quality computerized test management program, available for Windows and Macintosh environments, allows instructors to select items from the Test Item File and design their own exams.

Transparency Pack
This set of transparencies provides instructors with full-color acetates of all the maps, charts, and graphs in the text for use in the classroom.

Study Guide (Volumes I and II)
The Study Guide provides students with a brief overview of each chapter, a list of chapter objectives, study exercises, multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions. In addition, each chapter includes two to three pages of specific map questions and exercises.

Documents in U.S. History (Volumes 1 and II)
This set of documents, taken from the Retrieving the American Past customized reader, provides five additional primary and secondary source documents—with prereading and postreading questions—for each chapter of the textbook.

Retrieving the American Past: A Customized U.S. History Reader
This collection of documents is an on-demand history database written and developed by leading historians and educators. It offers eighty compelling modules on topics in American history, such as "Women on the Frontier," "The Salem Witchcraft Scare," "The Age of Industrial Violence," and "Native American Societies, 1870-1995." Approximately thirty-five pages in length, each module includes an introduction, several primary documents and secondary sources, follow-up questions, and recommendations for further reading. By deciding which modules to include and the order in which they will appear, instructors can compile the reader they want to use. Instructor-originated material, including other readings and exercises, can be incorporated. Contact your local Prentice Hall representative for more information about this exciting custom publishing option.

Reading Critically about History
Prepared by Rose Wassman and Lee Rinsky, DeAnza College, this brief guide provides students with helpful strategies for reading a history textbook. It is available free to students when packaged with The American Journey.

Understanding and Answering Essay Questions
Prepared by Mary L. Kelley, San Antonio College, this helpful guide provides analytical tools for understanding different types of essay questions and for preparing well-crafted essay answers. It is available free to students when packaged with The American Journey.

Themes of the Times
This special newspaper supplement is prepared jointly for students by Prentice Hall and the premier news publication, The New York Times. Issued twice a year, it contains recent articles pertinent to American history. These articles connect the classroom to the world. For information about a reduced-rate subscription to The New York Times, call toll-free: (800) 631-1222.

Multimedia Supplements

History on the Internet: A Critical Thinking Guide
This guide focuses on developing the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate and use online sources. It provides a brief introduction to navigating the Internet with comprehensive references to History web sites. It also provides instruction on using the Companion Website available for The American Journey. This 96-page supplementary book is free to students with the purchase of the textbook.

Powerpoint Images CD ROM
Available in Windows and Mac formats for use with Microsoft PowerPoint, this CD ROM provides maps, charts and graphs, summary tables, and other useful material from The American ,journey. These resources can be used in lectures, for slide shows, printed as transparencies, or customized according to the instructor's lecture needs.

Companion Website and USHistory Place
Prentice Hall and Peregrine Publishers are proud to present a melding of two acclaimed interactive learning resources: Prentice Hall's Companion Website and Peregrine's USHistory Place.

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Table of Contents


16. Reconstruction, 1865-1877.

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

Disfranchisement

A National Consensus on Race

Response of the Black Community


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

Nativism

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.

Subjugating Native Americans

Tribes and Cultures

Federal Indian Policy

Warfare and Dispossession

Life onthe 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.

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.

The Ferment of Reform

The Context of Reform: Industrial and Urban Tensions

Church and Campus

Muckrakers

The Gospel of Efficiency

Labor Demands Its Rights

Extending the Woman’s Sphere

Transatlantic Influences

Socialism

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.

The Roots of Imperialism

Ideological and Religious Arguments

Strategic Concerns

Economic Designs

First Steps

Seward and Blaine

Hawaii

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.

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.

 


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

 Hard Times in Hooverville

Crash!

The Depression Spreads

“Women’s Jobs” and “Men’s Jobs”

Families in the Depression

“Last Hired, First Fired”

Protest

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.

Voices from the American Journey

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

9-11-01

Security and Conflict

Iraq and Conflicts in the Middle East

2004 and After

Preface

Preface:

PREFACE

The journey that led us to The American Journey began in the classroom with our students. We wrote this book for them and we kept their needs foremost as we set about preparing this second edition.

Over the years we have subjected our students to many American history books—including the first edition of this one—and they have let us know what they liked and disliked, what they found difficult and what they grasped easily, what they skipped and what they devoured. Most important, they have told us what connects history to their own experience and brings it alive.

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—including outlines, key topics lists, chronologies, overview tables, highlighted key terms, review questions, and hundreds of maps, graphs, and illustrations—to help them absorb that story and put it in context. We introduce them to the concerns of the participants in history with primary source documents. And, in a new feature called "America's Journey: From Then to Now," we connect events and issues from the past to the concerns of the present.

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 inthedebates 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.

COVERAGE OF THE SOUTH AND WEST The South and the West play significant roles in this text. American history is too often written from a Northeastern perspective, at least when it comes to discussing cities, economic development, and reform. But not only were the South and West developing in their own ways throughout American history, they were and remain important keys to the emerging character of the nation as a whole.

POINT OF VIEW The American Journey presents 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 students are not only our future historians, but more important, our future. Let their American journey begin.

Features of the Text

The American Journey includes an array of features and pedagogical tools designed to make American history accessible to students.

  • The Student Tool Kit that follows this preface helps students get the most out of the text and its features. It introduces students to key conventions of historical writing and it explains how to read maps, graphs, and tables.
  • A new feature, America's Journey: From Then to Now, relates important issues and events in each chapter to the issues and events of today, letting students see the relevance of history to their lives. Examples include "The American Revolution and the Teaching of American History" (Chapter 6), "From the Eaton Affair to Monicagate" (Chapter 10), "The Confederate Battle Flag" (Chapter 19), and "The Culture Wars" (Chapter 26).
  • An Outline and Key Topics list give students a succinct overview of each chapter.
  • Each chapter begins with an engaging opening story that highlights important themes.
  • The American Views box in each chapter contains a relevant primary source document. Taken from letters, diaries, newspapers, government papers, and other sources, these bring the people of the past and their concerns vividly alive. An introduction and prereading questions relate the documents to the text and direct students' attention to important issues.
  • Overview Tables in each chapter summarize complex issues.
  • Chapter chronologies help students build a framework of key events.
  • Key Terms are highlighted within each chapter and defined in an end-of-book Glossary.
  • Chapter Review Questions help students review the material in a chapter and relate it to broader themes.
  • A list of Key Readings and Additional Sources at the end of each chapter directs interested students to further information about the subject of the chapter.
  • Where To Learn More sections describe important historical sites students can visit to gain a deeper understanding of the events discussed in the chapter.
  • Abundant maps, charts, and graphs help students understand important events and trends. The topographical detail in many of the maps helps students understand the influence of geography on history.
  • Illustrations and photographs—tied to the text with detailed captions—provide a visual dimension to history.

Supplementary
Instructional Materials

The American Journey comes with an extensive package of supplementary print and multimedia materials for both instructors and students.

Print Supplements

Instructor's Resource Manual
The Instructor's Resource Manual contains chapter outlines, detailed chapter overviews, activities, discussion questions, readings, and information on audiovisual resources that are useful for preparing lectures and assignments.

Test Item File
The Test Item File includes over 1000 multiple-choice, true-false, essay, and map questions organized by chapter. A collection of blank maps can be photocopied and used for map testing or other class exercises.

Prentice Hall Custom Test
This commercial-quality computerized test management program, available for Windows and Macintosh environments, allows instructors to select items from the Test Item File and design their own exams.

Transparency Pack
This set of transparencies provides instructors with full-color acetates of all the maps, charts, and graphs in the text for use in the classroom.

Study Guide (Volumes I and II)
The Study Guide provides students with a brief overview of each chapter, a list of chapter objectives, study exercises, multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions. In addition, each chapter includes two to three pages of specific map questions and exercises.

Documents in U.S. History (Volumes 1 and II)
This set of documents, taken from the Retrieving the American Past customized reader, provides five additional primary and secondary source documents—with prereading and postreading questions—for each chapter of the textbook.

Retrieving the American Past: A Customized U.S. History Reader
This collection of documents is an on-demand history database written and developed by leading historians and educators. It offers eighty compelling modules on topics in American history, such as "Women on the Frontier," "The Salem Witchcraft Scare," "The Age of Industrial Violence," and "Native American Societies, 1870-1995." Approximately thirty-five pages in length, each module includes an introduction, several primary documents and secondary sources, follow-up questions, and recommendations for further reading. By deciding which modules to include and the order in which they will appear, instructors can compile the reader they want to use. Instructor-originated material, including other readings and exercises, can be incorporated. Contact your local Prentice Hall representative for more information about this exciting custom publishing option.

Reading Critically about History
Prepared by Rose Wassman and Lee Rinsky, DeAnza College, this brief guide provides students with helpful strategies for reading a history textbook. It is available free to students when packaged with The American Journey.

Understanding and Answering Essay Questions
Prepared by Mary L. Kelley, San Antonio College, this helpful guide provides analytical tools for understanding different types of essay questions and for preparing well-crafted essay answers. It is available free to students when packaged with The American Journey.

Themes of the Times
This special newspaper supplement is prepared jointly for students by Prentice Hall and the premier news publication, The New York Times. Issued twice a year, it contains recent articles pertinent to American history. These articles connect the classroom to the world. For information about a reduced-rate subscription to The New York Times, call toll-free: (800) 631-1222.

Multimedia Supplements

History on the Internet: A Critical Thinking Guide
This guide focuses on developing the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate and use online sources. It provides a brief introduction to navigating the Internet with comprehensive references to History web sites. It also provides instruction on using the Companion Website available for The American Journey. This 96-page supplementary book is free to students with the purchase of the textbook.

Powerpoint Images CD ROM
Available in Windows and Mac formats for use with Microsoft PowerPoint, this CD ROM provides maps, charts and graphs, summary tables, and other useful material from The American ,journey. These resources can be used in lectures, for slide shows, printed as transparencies, or customized according to the instructor's lecture needs.

Companion Website and USHistory Place
Prentice Hall and Peregrine Publishers are proud to present a melding of two acclaimed interactive learning resources: Prentice Hall's Companion Website and Peregrine's USHistory Place.

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