A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, by Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David M. Katzman, David W.

By Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David M. Katzman, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff

The short variation of A humans AND A kingdom preserves the text's method of American background as a narrative of all American humans. recognized for a few strengths, together with its well-respected writer workforce and fascinating narrative, the booklet emphasizes social heritage, giving specific cognizance to race and racial id. Like its full-length counterpart, the short 8th variation makes a speciality of tales of daily humans, cultural range, paintings, and pop culture. a brand new layout makes for simpler studying and note-taking. occasions as much as and together with the election of 2008 are up to date and incorporated, and new bankruptcy has been written on "The Contested West." on hand within the following break up ideas: A humans AND A country, short 8th version entire (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; quantity I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; quantity II: considering that 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604.

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The exchange of diseases, however, had severe consequences. Europeans brought many diseases from typhus to malaria to hepatitis, all of which devastated tribal populations, but none as much as small pox. Dramatic Indian depopulation in what became New England enabled settlers to claim land and establish colonies almost uncontested. Europeans, meanwhile acquired syphilis from Native Americans, which was debilitating, but not usually fatal. CHAPTER REVIEW 27 Europeans in North America What were the reasons behind the failure of England’s, Portugal’s, and France’s initial attempts at colonization?

Late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century monarchs repudiated the state debt, wreaking havoc on national finances. When the South American gold and silver mines faltered in the mid-seventeenth century, Spain’s economy crumbled, ending its international importance. 1) resulted directly from the European voyages of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and Spanish colonization. Many large mammals, such as cattle and horses, were native to the connected continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa, but the Americas had no domesticated beasts larger than llamas.

Initially, Europeans traded from ships along the coast. Later, male adventurers set up outposts on the mainland. Indians similarly desired European goods that could make their lives easier and establish their tribal superiority. Some bands concentrated entirely on trapping for the European market and abandoned their traditional economies. The Abenakis of Maine, for example, trapped beaver to sell to French traders and became partially dependent on food supplied by their southern neighbors, the Massachusett tribe.

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