Global Americans, Volume 1,
1st Edition

Maria Montoya, Laura A. Belmonte, Carl J. Guarneri, Steven Hackel, Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor, Lon Kurashige

ISBN-13: 9781337101110 | ISBN-10: 1337101117

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 512 pages

List Price USD $104.95


Maria Montoya | Laura A. Belmonte | Carl J. Guarneri | Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor | Steven Hackel | Lon Kurashige America’s national experience and collective history have always been subject to transnational forces and affected by global events and conditions. In recognition of this reality, GLOBAL AMERICANS presents a history of North America and then the United States in which world events and processes are central rather than colorful sidelights. In doing so, the text reflects the diverse experiences of you -- the students it speaks to -- and your families. You’ll be immersed in an accessible and inclusive American history in which a variety of social, cultural, economic, and geographic dynamics play key roles. The authors want you to see yourselves in the narrative, primary source documents, images, and other media they have assembled. GLOBAL AMERICANS reveals the long history of global events that have shaped -- and been shaped by -- the peoples who have come to constitute the United States.

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Maria E. Montoya earned her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1993 and her BA from Yale in 1986. She is an Associate Professor of History New York University, as well as the Dean of Arts and Science at New York University, Shanghai. She was previously an Associate Professor of History and Director of Latina/o Studies at the University of Michigan. Her specialties include western, labor, Latina/o and environmental history. She is the author of numerous articles as well as the book, TRANSLATING PROPERTY: THE MAXWELL LAND GRAND AND THE CONFLICT OVER LAND IN THE AMERICAN WEST, 1840–1900. She has taught the U.S. History Survey for more than 20 years and has worked on the AP U.S. History Development Committee and consulted to the College Board.

Laura A. Belmonte is Department Head and Professor of History at Oklahoma State University. A specialist in the history of U.S. foreign relations, she is author of SELLING THE AMERICAN WAY: U.S. PROPAGANDA AND THE COLD WAR (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) and numerous articles on cultural diplomacy. She is editor of SPEAKING OF AMERICA: READINGS IN U.S. HISTORY (Cengage, 2nd Edition, 2006). She is working on two additional major projects. The first examines U.S. global policy on HIV/AIDS. The second synthesizes the history of the international LGBT rights movement (Continuum, 2017). She is a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Historical Advisory Committee on Diplomatic Documentation. After participating in the 2005 National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar “Rethinking America in Global Perspective,” she began teaching undergraduate and graduate courses with a transnational focus including “America in International Perspective” and “HIV/AIDS in Transnational Perspective.”

Carl J. Guarneri is Professor of History at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. He has also been a visiting professor at Colgate University and the University of Paris. A historian of nineteenth-century America, Guarneri has won national fellowships for his research and published books and articles on reform movements, utopian socialism, the Civil War, and American cultural history. Among these are THE UTOPIAN ALTERNATIVE: FOURIERISM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA (Cornell University Press, 1991) and two edited collections: RELIGION AND SOCIETY IN THE AMERICAN WEST (University Press of America, 1987), and HANGING TOGETHER: UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN CULTURE (Yale University Press, 2001). He is currently writing a book on the Civil War career of Charles A. Dana. He has co-directed institutes for the National Endowment for the Humanities on “Rethinking America in Global Perspective” at the Library of Congress. His survey-course reader, AMERICA COMPARED: AMERICAN HISTORY IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (Cengage, 2nd Edition, 2005), and his brief textbook, AMERICA IN THE WORLD: UNITED STATES HISTORY IN GLOBAL CONTEXT (McGraw-Hill, 2007) are seminal undergraduate texts. His anthology, TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (M.E. Sharpe, 2008), offers a globalizing “toolkit” for U.S. history instructors. Through his publications and presentations, Dr. Guarneri has been a leading voice in the movement to globalize the study and teaching of U.S. history

Steven Hackel earned his B.A. at Stanford University and his Ph.D. in American History from Cornell University with specializations in early America and the American West. From 1994–1996 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and a visiting Assistant Professor at the College of William and Mary. He taught at Oregon State University from 1996 to 2007, and is now Professor of History at UC Riverside. Within the larger field of early American history, Dr. Hackel’s research specializes on the Spanish Borderlands, colonial California, and California Indians. He is especially interested in Indian responses to Spanish colonialism, the effects of disease on colonial encounters, and new ways of visualizing these processes through digital history. His first book, CHILDREN OF COYOTE, MISSIONARIES OF SAINT FRANCIS: INDIAN-SPANISH RELATIONS IN COLONIAL CALIFORNIA, 1769-1850 (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2005), garnered numerous national prizes. JUNÍPERO SERRA: CALIFORNIA’S FOUNDING FATHER (Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013) was named a top ten book for 2013 by Zócalo Public Square and the best book of the year on early California by the Historical Society of Southern California. Dr. Hackel has edited two volumes of essays and published nearly two dozen scholarly essays. He has also been awarded fellowships from National Endowment for the Humanities and many other agencies.

Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor is associate professor of history at the University of California at Davis, where she teaches courses on gender, American social and cultural history, and the histories of colonialism and capitalism. She is the author of THE TIES THAT BUY: WOMEN AND COMMERCE IN REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), as well as articles and book chapters on gender and economy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, she is currently completing a project on auctions and market culture in early America, tracing the economic and cultural power of a widespread but little-studied institution. Dr. Hartigan-O’Connor became interested in globalizing U.S. history through her expertise in Atlantic World and transnational women’s and gender histories. She is co-editor of the OXFORD HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN WOMEN’S AND GENDER HISTORY (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), and a board member of Women and Social Movements. A Founding and Standing Editor of Oxford Bibliographies Online: Atlantic History, Dr. Hartigan-O’Connor is also a speaker with the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureship Program.

Lon Kurashige is associate professor of History at the University of Southern California. He is author of PERFECT STORM OF EXCLUSION: ASIAN AMERICANS, POLITICAL DEBATE, AND THE MAKING OF A PACIFIC NATION (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016) and JAPANESE AMERICAN CELEBRATION AND CONFLICT: A HISTORY OF ETHNIC IDENTITY AND FESTIVAL, 1934–1990 (University of California Press, 2002), winner of the History Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies in 2004. He co-edited “Conversations in Transpacific History,” a special edition of Pacific Historical Review (2014). His article “Rethinking Anti-Immigrant Racism: Lessons from the Los Angeles Vote on the 1920 Alien Land Law” won the Carl I. Wheat prize for best publication to appear in the Southern California Quarterly between 2012 and 2014. His writings have appeared in Journal of American History, Pacific Historical Review, Reviews in American History, and other academic journals. Dr. Kurashige also has co-authored a college-level textbook: GLOBAL AMERICANS: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (Cengage, 2018).

  • Newly rendered data-based maps connect geography, economy, and culture for study and discussion.
  • This insightful new text presents a history of North America and the United States in which world events and processes are central rather than colorful sidelights. The text’s global integration is fully realized for both social and political history.
  • Striking primary-source images, including many contemporary ones, begin each section and focus students on the narrative and themes presented in the chapter.
  • Innovative web-based resources, including interactive timeline and map features, cater to both visual and text-based learners.
  • A Thinking Back/Looking Forward section at the end of each chapter promotes retention and critical thinking by asking students to reflect on what they have just read, as well as on the causes, consequences, and connections of events noted on the chapter timeline.
  • The book uses historical examples that reflect the diversity of the American people, highlighted in a Global Americans feature and in chapter-opening vignettes.
  • MindTap® History for Montoya et al’s Global Americans features an e-book, historical videos related to each chapter, zoomable and interactive maps, and new interactive tools never before included in a MindTap product.

Table of Contents

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First Peoples of the Americas. From the Archaic Period to the Dawn of Agriculture. Mesoamerica and Peru. The Agricultural Southwest and the Arid Interior. The Pacific West. The Woodlands.
Europe, the Mediterranean World, and Africa to 1500. Opening up the Ocean World. Spain’s Empire in America. Europe in the New World to 1585.
Spain and France in the Borderlands. New Netherland. English Settlement in Virginia. Formation of New England. African Slavery in the Americas.
English Civil War and Restoration Colonies. Expansion of Imperial Rivalries for Trade and Territory. Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery. Colonies in Crisis.
Peoples in Motion. Regional Cultures and Social Change. Colonial Economy in the Atlantic Age. Imperial Rivalries, Territorial Expansion, and Border Warfare. Politics, Religion, and Daily Life.
Seven Years’ War, Years of Global Warfare. Imperial Reorganization and Colonial Resistance. From Resistance to Revolution. War for Independence.
Institutional Experiments with Liberty. Political Experiments in the Politics of Alliance. Postwar Migrations. Power in Crisis. U.S. Constitution.
The Fragile Republic. Atlantic Revolutions and American Consequences. Membership and Participation in the Republic. Agrarian Republic or Empire of Liberty? Erosion and Expansion of Empires.
Industry and Labor. Time, Space, and Money. Global Markets and Regional Alliances. Democracy in Practice. Limits of Majority Rule.
American Communities. Religious Awakenings and Social Experiments. American Cultures. Ideologies of Race and Slavery. Individual Rights and Social Good.
11. A CONTINENTAL NATION, 1815–1853.
Pulled and Pushed West. National Destiny. Transcontinental Nation. The World Rushed In.
Continental Expansion, Conflict, and Compromise. The United States Overseas. Reemergence of the Slavery Controversy. The Politics of Sectionalism. Road to Disunion.
13. THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, 1861–1865.
Beginning of the War, 1861. The Seesaw War, 1862. Turning Points, 1863. War on Two Home Fronts. Union Success, 1864–1865. National and Global Impacts of the War.
Wartime Origins of Reconstruction. Postwar Conditions and Conflicting Agendas. Congressional Reconstruction. Reconstruction and Resistance in the South. Abandonment of Reconstruction.

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