America: A Narrative History (9th Edition) by George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi

By George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi

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America has bought greater than 1.8 million copies during the last 8 variants simply because it’s a ebook that scholars get pleasure from studying. powerful storytelling, colourful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative soaking up and the cloth extra memorable. The 9th version contains refreshed and up to date assurance of African American background and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.

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To the end of his life, Columbus insisted that he had discovered the outlying parts of Asia, not a new continent. By one of history’s greatest ironies, this lag led Europeans to name the “New World” not for Columbus but for another Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci, who sailed across the Atlantic in 1499. Vespucci landed on the coast of South America and reported that it was so large it must be a “new” continent. European mapmakers thereafter began to label the “New World” using a variant of Vespucci’s first name: America.

Columbus and his men would repeatedly defy this order. The Spanish monarchs also sought to solidify their legal claim against Portugal’s threats to the newly discovered lands in the Americas. With the help of the pope (a Spaniard), rivals Spain and Portugal reached a compromise, called the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494), which drew an imaginary line west of the Cape Verde Islands (off the west coast of Africa) and stipulated that the area to its west—which included most of the Americas—would be a Spanish sphere of exploration and settlement.

1050 and 1250, the Cahokia metropolis hosted thousands of people on some 3,200 acres. Outlying towns and farming settlements ranged up to fifty miles in all directions. For some unknown reason, the residents of Cahokia dispersed Mississippian artifact after 1400. The arid Southwest (in what is A ceramic human head effigy from the Mississippian culture. The Mississippians now Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, disappeared by 1500. and Utah) spawned irrigation- Pre-Columbian Indian Civilizations • 13 Cliff dwellings Ruins of Anasazi cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.

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