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By Mary Beth Norton, Jane Kamensky, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff

ISBN-10: 0547175582

ISBN-13: 9780547175584

The short version of A humans AND A state preserves the text's method of American background as a narrative of all American humans. identified for a few strengths, together with its well-respected writer staff and fascinating narrative, the publication emphasizes social heritage, giving specific recognition to race and racial id. Like its full-length counterpart, the short 8th version makes a speciality of tales of daily humans, cultural range, paintings, and pop culture. a brand new layout makes for simpler analyzing 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 suggestions: 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: due to the fact that 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604.

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Second, men made up the majority of early colonists, taking first Indian, and later African, women as wives or concubines. Third, the development of the colonies and its subsequent wealth was based on exploiting native people and African slaves as labor. The Columbian Exchange What were the results of contact between native populations and European settlers and explorers? Native Americans and Europeans exchanged diseases, plants, and animals when they came into contact on the North American continent in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Marcellus did not try to estimate the extent of the ocean separating the west coast of Europe from the east coast of Asia. (© British Library Board. All Rights Reserved, Add. com/history/norton/peoplenationbrief8e 16 CHAPTER 1 THREE OLD WORLDS CREATE A NEW, 1492–1600 labeled the land America in his map (reproduced on page 00). By then, Spain, Portugal, and Pope Alexander VI had signed the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494), confirming Portugal’s dominance in Africa—and later Brazil—in exchange for Spanish preeminence in the rest of the Americas.

Both men and women enjoyed an egalitarian relationship and worked communally in family groups or with members of their sex. Carried as captives to the Americas, they became essential laborers for European settlers who showed little respect for their traditions. EUROPEAN SOCIETIES In the fifteenth century, European society was also largely agricultural. In the hierarchical European societies, a few families wielded autocratic power over the majority. English society was organized as a series of interlocking hierarchies; that is, each person (except those at the very top or bottom) was superior to some, inferior to others.

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