Summary: This edition of a ground-breaking book weaves together the complex interaction of social, political, and historical forces that have shaped the United States and from which ldquo;the American peoplerdquo; have evolved. It tells stories of people and of the nation and emphasizes that American history has never been the preserve of any particular region.Traditional turning points and watershed events are integrated with the stories of the nation's many diverse communities. The book's t
rademark ldquo;continentalrdquo; approach incorporates great hemispheric perspective, while a strong theme of community and memory analyzes the role-and the conflicts-of historical memory in shaping communities' understanding of the past.For American history buffs.
Summary: This edition of a ground-breaking book weaves together the complex interaction of social, political, and historical forces that have shaped the United States and from which ldquo;the American peoplerdquo; have evolved. It tells stories of people and of the nation and emphasizes that American history has never been the preserve of any particular region.Traditional turning points and watershed events are integrated with the stories of the nation's many diverse communities. The book's trademark ldquo;continentalrdquo; approach incorporates great hemispheric perspective, while a strong theme of community and memory analyzes the role-and the conflicts-of historical memory in shaping communities' understanding of the past.For American history buffs. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Year Published: 2009 International: No
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Volume 1: Chapters 1-16
Chapter 1 A CONTINENT OF VILLAGES TO 1500 6/e AMERICAN COMMUNITIES Cahokia:Thirteenth-Century Life on the Mississippi THE FIRST AMERICAN SETTLERS Who Are the Indian People? Migration from Asia The Clovis Culture:The First Environmental Adaptation New Ways of Living on the Land THE DEVELOPMENT OF FARMING Origins in Mexico Increasing Social Complexity The Resisted Revolution FARMING IN NORTH AMERICA Farmers of the Southwest The Anasazis Farmers of the Eastern Woodlands Mississippian Society The Politics of Warfare and Violence CULTURAL REGIONS OF NORTH AMERICAON THE EVE OF COLONIZATION The Population of Indian America The Southwest The South The Northeast
Chapter 2WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE6/e AMERICAN COMMUNITIES The English at Roanoke THE EXPANSION OF EUROPE Western Europe Before Columbus The Merchant Class and the Renaissance The New Monarchies The Portuguese Voyages Columbus Reaches the Americas THE SPANISH IN THE AMERICAS The Invasion of America The Destruction of the Indies The Virgin Soil Epidemics The Columbian Exchange The Spanish in North America The Spanish New World Empire NORTHERN EXPLORATIONS AND ENCOUNTERS Trade Not Conquest: Fish and Furs The Protestant Reformation and the First French Colonies Social Change in Sixteenth-Century England Early English Efforts in the Americas
Chapter 3 PLANTING COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA6/e AMERICAN COMMUNITIES Communities and Diversity in Seventeenth- Century Santa Feacute; THE SPANISH, THE FRENCH, AND THE DUTCH IN NORTH AMERICA New Mexico New France New Netherland THE CHESAPEAKE: VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND
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