American Horizons U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume I

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Pub. Date: 2017-09-15
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American Horizons, Third Edition, presents the traditional narrative of U.S. history in a global context. The authors use the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history.

Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons, Third Edition, illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touchstone themes include population movements and growth, the evolving definition of citizenship, cultural change and continuity, people's relationship to and impact upon the environment, political and ideological contests and their consequences, and Americans' five centuries of engagement with regional, national, and global institutions, forces, and events. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than 100 maps.

Author Biography

Michael Schaller, University of Arizona

Janette Thomas Greenwood, Clark University

Andrew Kirk, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Sarah J. Purcell, Grinnell College

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Louisiana State University

Christina Snyder, The Pennsylvania State University

Table of Contents

About the Authors

Chapter 1: The Origins of the Atlantic World, Ancient Times to 1565
North America to 1500
- The First Americans
- Hunters, Gatherers, and Farmers
- Trade and the Rise of Native Cities
- North America on the Eve of Colonization
Early Colonialism, 1000-1513
- European Expansion Across the Atlantic
- Iberians, Africans, and the Creation of an Eastern Atlantic World
- Columbus Invades the Caribbean
- Violence, Disease, and Cultural Exchange
The Invasion of North America, 1513-1565
- The Fall of Mexica
- Global Passages: Chocolate
- Early Encounters
- Religious Reformation and European Rivalries
- The Founding of florida

Chapter 2: Colonists on the Margins, 1565-1640
Imperial Inroads and the Expansion of Trade, 1565-1607
- Spain Stakes Claim to Florida
- New Spain into the Southwest
- England Enters Eastern North America
- The Fur Trade in the Northeast
European Islands in a Native American Ocean, 1607-1625
- Tsenacomoco and Virginia
- New France, New Netherland, New Indian Northeast
- Pilgrims and Northeastern Natives
- Global Passages: Angela's Ordeal, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the Creation of African North American Cultures
Seeking God, Seizing Land, Reaping Conflict, 1625 to c. 1640
- Missionaries and Indians in New France and New Mexico
- Migration and the Expansion on Dutch and English North America
- Dissent in the "City Upon a Hill"
- Early Wars between Colonists and Indians

Chapter 3: Forging Tighter Bonds, 1640-1700
Uncivil Wars, 1640-1660
- Smallpox and War Plauge the Great Lakes
- English Civil Wars and the Remaking of English America
- Planters and Slaves of the Caribbean
- Missionaries and Indians in the Southeast and Southwest
New Imperial Orders, 1660-1680
- The English Colonial Empire and the Conquest of New Netherland
- Quebec and the Expansion of French America
- Servitude and Slavery in the Chesapeake
- The Creation of South Carolina
- Metacom and the Battle for New England
- Global Passages: Global Catholicism, Indian Christianity, and Catherine/Kateri Tekakwitha
Victorious Pueblos, A New Mid-Atlantic, and "Glorious" Revolutions, 1680 to the 1690s
- The Pueblo War for Independence
- Royal Charters for New Jersey and Pennsylvania
- English North America's "Glorious" Revolutions
- North America's Hundred Years' War Begins

Chatper 4: Accelerating the Pace of Change, c. 1690-1730
Trade and Power
- An Economic Revolution on the Plains
- Accommodation in Tejas and the Southwest
- Indians, the French, and the Making of Louisiana
- Slaving Raids, Expansion, and War in the Carolinas
- Iroquois Hegemony and Concessions in the Northeast
Migration, Religion, and Empires
- The Africanization of North America
- The "Naturalization" of Slavery and Racism
- European Immigrants and imperial Expansion
- Pietism and Atlantic Protestantism
- Imperial Authority and Colonial Resistance
- Global Passages: New York, Madagascar, and Indian Ocean Piracy
Laying Foundations in British North America
- An Industrious Revolution
- A Creole Elite Pursues Gentility
- Improved Communications

Chapter 5: Battling for Souls, Minds, and the Heart of North America, 1730-1763
Immigrants and Indians
- The Arrival of Immigrants in China
- The Impact of Irish and German Immigration
- Slave Resistance and the Creation of Georgia
- Settler Colonialism and Eastern Indians
Minds, Souls, and Wallets
- North Americans Engage the Enlightenment
- Becoming a Consumer Society
- Global Passages: The Deerskin Trade and Indian Consumers
- Revivals and the Rise of Evangelical Christianity
- African, African American, and Indian Awakenings
North America and the French and Indian War, 1754-1763
- The Struggle for the Ohio Valley
- The War in North America and Europe
- Britain Gains Control of Eastern North America

Chapter 6: Empire and Resistance, 1763-1776
English and Spanish Imperial Reform
- Transatlantic Trade as an Engine of Conflict
- Grenville's Program
- Pontiac's Rebellion
- Bourbon Reforms
- The Enlightenment and Colonial Identity
Stamp Act and Resistance
- Parliamentary Action
- Protest and Repeal
- Empire and Authority
Consumer Resistance
- Townshend Duties
- The Non-Importation Movement
- Men and Women: Tea and Politics
- The Boston Massacre
Resistance Becomes Revolution
- Boston Tea Party and Coercive Acts
- Empire, Control, and the Language of Slavery
- Mobilization
- War Begins
- Lord Dunmore's Proclamation
- Global Passages: Independence: Transatlantic Roots, Global Influence
Declaring Independence
- The World's First Declaration of Independence
- Spanish Imperial Consolidation
- Ideology and Resistance
- Taking Stock of Empire

Chapter 7: A Revolutionary Nation, 1776-1789
The Revolution Takes Root
- Ideology and Transatlantic Politics
- Trying Times: War Continues
- Alliance with France
The Structure of Authority
- State Governments
- Articles of Confederation
- Military Organization
- Diplomacy and International Finance
- Global Passages: Phillis Wheatley, Revolutionary Transatlantic Poet
Securing Independence
- War at Sea
- War in the South
- Loyalists: Resistance and Migration
- Indian Warfare
- African Americans at War
- Peace and Shifting Empires
Restructuring Political and Social Authority
- Power in the States
- Economic Change
- Women and Revolution
- Racial Ideology and Questioning Slavery
A Federal Nation
- Debt and Discontent
- Constitutional Convention
- Ratification

Chapter 8: A New Nation Facing a Revolutionary World, 1789-1815
The United States in the Age of the French Revolution
- The New Nation and the New Revolution
- The Rise of Party Tensions
- Neutrality and Jay's Treaty
- The Popular Politics of Rebellion
- Indian Warfare and European Power
Party Conflict Intensifies
- Adams in Power
- Quasi-War with France
- Alien and Sedition Acts
- Slave Rebellions: Saint Domingue and Virginia
The "Revolution" of 1800 and the Revolution of 1804
- Jefferson Elected
- Democracy: Limits and Conflicts
- Haitian Revolution
- Global Passages: Revolutionary Migrations
- The Louisiana Purchase
Trade, Conflict, Warfare
- Transatlantic and Caribbean Trade
- Mediterranean Trade: Barbary Wars
- Western Discontents
- European Wars and Commercial Sanctions
The War of 1812
- War Declared
- Opposition
- U.S. Offensives in Canada
- Tecumseh and Pan-Indian Resistance
- Naval War
- British Offensive
- The War Ends

Chapter 9: American Peoples on the Move, 1789-1824
Exploration and Encounter
- Lewis and Clark Expedition
- Zebulon Pike
- Plains Indian Peoples
- Astor and the Fur Trade
- Asian Trade
Shifting Borders
- Jeffersonian Agrarianism
- Northwest, Southwest, and New States
- The Missouri Compromise
- African American Migration and Colonization
- Spanish Expansion in California
Social and Cultural Shifts
- Native Americans and Civilization Policy
- Gender in Early Republican Society
- Literature and Popular Society
- African American Culture: Slaves and Free People
- Roots of the Second Great Awakening
Financial Expansion
- Banks and Panics
- Corporations and the Supreme Court
Politics and Hemisphere Change
- First Seminole War
- Transcontinental (Adams-OnĂ­s) Treaty
- The United States and Latin American Revolutions
- Global Passages: Francisco de Miranda, the United States, and Latin American Independence
- The Monroe Doctrine

Chapter 10: Market Revolutions and the Rise of Democracy, 1789-1832
The Market System
- Internal and External Markets
- Technology: Domestic Invention and Global Appropriation
- Water and Steam Power
- Transportation and Communication
Markets and Social Relationships
- Manufacturing and the Factory System
- Slavery and Markets
- Class
- Urban and Rural Life
Democracy and the Public Sphere
- Voting and Politics
- Election of 1824
- John Quincy Adams
- Andrew Jackson, "The People," and the Election of 1828
- Jackson and the Veto
Economic Opportunity and Territorial Expansion
- Texas Colonization
- Santa Fe Trail
- The Black Hawk War
Expanding Markets
- Global Passages: Whaling
- The Legal Structures of Capitalism
- The Erie Canal
- The Industrial Revolution

Chapter 11: New Boundaries, New Roles, 1820-1856
An Expanding Nation
- The Trail of Tears
- Settler Colonialism in the West
- Latin American Filibustering and the Texas Independence Movement
- Pacific Explorations
- Global Passages: Middlemen Abroad
The New Challenge of Labor
- White Workers, Unions, and Class Consciousness
- Foreign-Born Workers
- The New Middle Class
- The Expansion of Slavery and Slaves as Workers
Men and Women in Antebellum America
- Gender and Economic Change
- Ladies, Women, and Working Girls
- Masculinity on the Trail, in the Cities, and on the Farm
Freedom for Some
- The Nature of Democracy in the Atlantic World
- The Second Party System
- Democracy in the South
- Conflicts Over Slavery

Chapter 12: Religion and Reform, 1820-1850
The Second Great Awakening
- Spreading the Word
- Building a Christian Nation
- Interpreting the Message
Norther Reform
- The Temperance Crusade
- The Rising Power of American Abolition
- Women's Rights
- Love and Sex in the Age of Reform
Southern Reform
- Sin, Salvation, and Honor
- Pro-Slavery Reform
- Nat Turner and Afro-Christianity
- Southern Antislavery Reformers
- Global Passages: Celebrating the Black Atlantic
Challenges to the Spirit of the Age
- Emerson, Thoreau, and the American Soul
- The First Mass Culture
- The American Renaissance
- Politics as Gospel

Chapter 13: A House Dividing, 1844-1860
The Expansion of America
- The American Invasion and Conquest of Mexico
- Global Passages: Making Boundaries
- The Emergence of the New American West
- Conestogas, Comanches, and Californios
Contested Citizenship
- The Patters of Migration
- New Immigrants and the Invention of Americanism
- The Know-Nothing Movement
Slavery and Antebellum Life
- The Paradox of Slavery and Modernity
- The West Indies, Brazil, adn the Future of Slavery
- Inside the Quarter
- The Creation of African America
The Rise of the Republicans
- Free Soil and Free Labor
- The Politics of Slave Catching
- Western Expansion and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
- Rising Sectionalism

Chapter 14: The Civil War, 1860-1865
Secession, 1860-1861
- The Secession of the Lower South
- Fort Sumter and the Secession of the Upper South
- Mobilization for War
- From the Ballot to the Bullet
War in Earnest, 1862-1863
- The North Advances
- Stalemate in the East
- Southern and Northern Home Fronts
- The Struggle for European Support
- Global Passages: A Global War for Democracy
New Birth of Freedom
- Slaves Take Flight
- From Confiscation to Emancipation
- Government Centralizatoni in Wartime
The Hard War, 1863-1864
- Invasion and Occupation
- Black Soldiers, Black Flags
- The Campaigns of Grant and Sherman
Victory and Defeat, 1865
- American Nationalism, Southern Nationalism
- The New Challenge of Race
- Environmental and Economic Scars of War
- The Last Best Hope of Man?

Chapter 15: Reconstructing America, 1865-1877
The Year of Jubilee, 1865
- African American Families
- Southern Whites and the Problem of Defeat
- Emancipation in Comparative Perspective
Shaping Reconstruction, 1865-1868
- Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction
- The Fight over Reconstruction
- The Civil War Amendments and American Citizenship
- Global Passages: Irish Americans and the Fenian Struggle
- Congressional Reconstruction
Reconstruction in the South, 1866-1877
- African American Life in the Postwar South
- Republican Governments in the Postwar South
- Cotton, Merchants, and the Lien
The End of Reconstruction, 1877
- The Ku Klux Klan and Reconstruction Violence
- Northern Weariness and Northern Conservatism
- Legacies of Reconstruction

Appendix A: Historical Documents
Appendix B: Historical Facts and Data

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