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Americas : Hemispheric History

Americas : Hemispheric History - 03 edition

Americas : Hemispheric History - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780375504761

ISBN10: 0375504761

Americas : Hemispheric History by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto - ISBN 9780375504761
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Modern Library
Published: 2003
International: No
Americas : Hemispheric History by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto - ISBN 9780375504761

ISBN13: 9780375504761

ISBN10: 0375504761

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03

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Summary

From food to the spread of political ideas, the landmass from northern Canada to the southern tip of Argentina is complexly bound together, yet these connections are generally ignored. In this groundbreaking and vividly rendered work, leading historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells, for the first time, the story of the American hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation, and looking instead to the intricate and common forces that continue to shape the region.

With his trademark research, imagination, and thematic breadth, Fernández-Armesto ranges over commerce, religion, agriculture, the environment, the slave trade, culture, and politics. He takes us from man's arrival in North America to the Colonial and Independence periods, to the "American Century" and beyond. For most of human history, the south dominated the north: as Fernández-Armesto argues in his provocative conclusion, it might well again.

A panoramic yet richly textured story that embodies fresh ways of looking at cross-cultural exchange, conflict, and interaction, The Americas demolishes the traditional ways of looking at the hemisphere, putting in place a compelling and fruitful new vision.

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