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

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 couple of strengths, together with its well-respected writer group and fascinating narrative, the booklet emphasizes social historical past, giving specific consciousness to race and racial id. Like its full-length counterpart, the short 8th variation makes a speciality of tales of daily humans, cultural variety, paintings, and pop culture. a brand new layout makes for simpler interpreting and note-taking. occasions as much as and together with the election of 2008 are up-to-date and integrated, and new bankruptcy has been written on "The Contested West." on hand within the following cut up thoughts: A humans AND A country, short 8th variation entire (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; quantity I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; quantity II: in view that 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604.

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In the north, along the Mediterranean Sea, lived the Berbers, who were Muslims, or followers of the Islamic religion. On the east coast of Africa, Muslim city-states engaged in extensive trade with India, the Moluccas (part of modern Indonesia), and China. Sustained contact and intermarriage among Arabs and Africans created the Swahili language and culture. Waterborne commerce passed between the eastern Mediterranean and East Asian city-states; land commerce followed the Silk Road, the long land route across Central Asia.

Providence Island, founded by Puritan adventurers in 1630— the same year as the Massachusetts Bay colony—sought to establish an English beachhead in the tropics as an entrée to colonizing the Central American mainland. Yet its perilous location amid Spanish settlements, failure to establish a local economy, and, ultimately, its desperate attempts to stay afloat by serving as a base for English privateers caused its downfall. The latter riled the Spaniards, who attacked in 1635 and 1640. com/history/norton/ peoplenationbrief8e EUROPEANS COLONIZE NORTH AMERICA, 1600–1650 29 C h ro n o lo g y 1533 Henry VIII divorces Catherine of Aragón.

Com/history/norton/peoplenationbrief8e 14 THREE OLD WORLDS CREATE A NEW, 1492–1600 Hu dso n 16 0 9 CHAPTER 1 Hudson Bay 09 0 Hudson 161 n so 16 d Hu ENGLAND Cabot 1497 NORTH AMERICA Cartier 1534 ip pi M ississ FRANCE NEWFOUNDLAND R. 2 European Explorations in America In the century following Columbus’s voyages, European adventurers explored the coasts and parts of the interior of North and South America. Jealous of Portugal’s successes in Africa, Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain agreed to finance Columbus’s risky voyage.

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