Volume I: Pre-1492 to 1877For one and two-semester, freshman/sophomore-level survey courses in U.S. History.Get the book that gets your students. The authors of The American Journey get your students with the best storyline, the best pedagogy, the best maps, the best in-text documents and the most inspiring student-oriented material available in a U.S. History text. Written in a clear, engaging style with a straightforward chronological organization, The American Journey motivates students to learn more about the key features of American political, social, and economic history. Prominent coverage is given to the West and the South, and the text highlights the importance of religion in American history.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. American history is a compelling story and the authors tell it 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 experiences of particular groups into the broader perspective of the American past, and to give voice to minor and major players alike in the story this text tells.Abbott, Carl is the author of 'American Journey A History of the United States', published 2006 under ISBN 9780132217408 and ISBN 0132217406.