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By Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff, Fredrik Logevall

ISBN-10: 0495916226

ISBN-13: 9780495916222

A humans AND A kingdom is a best-selling textual content supplying a lively narrative that tells the tales of everyone within the usa. The authors consciousness to race and racial identification and their inclusion of daily humans and pop culture brings background to lifestyles, attractive readers and inspiring them to visualize what lifestyles was once particularly like within the past.
Volume I To 1877
Maps xi
Figures xi
Tables xi
Preface xiii
1 3 outdated Worlds Create a brand new, 1492–1600 1
2 Europeans Colonize North the US, 1600–1650 28
3 North the US within the Atlantic global, 1650–1720 55
4 American Society remodeled, 1720–1770 79
5 Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754–1774 106
6 A Revolution, certainly, 1774-1783 131
9 Defi ning the country, 1801-1823 204
10 the increase of the South, 1815–1860 230
11 The stressed North, 1815–1860 260
12 Reform and Politics, 1824–1845 287
13 The Contested West, 1815–1860 314
14 Slavery and America’s destiny the line to conflict, 1845–1861 342
15 reworking fireplace The Civil warfare, 1861–1865 369
16 Reconstruction An Unfinished Revolution, 1865–1877 404
Appendix A-1
Index I-1
Volume II considering the fact that 1865
Maps ix
Figures xi
Tables xiii
Preface xv
16 Reconstruction An Unfinished Revolution, 1865–1877 404
17 the advance of the West, 1865–1900 432
18 The laptop Age, 1877–1920 458
19 The energy and Turmoil of city existence, 1877–1920 486
20 Gilded Age Politics, 1877–1900 514
21 The innovative period, 1895–1920 540
22 the search for Empire, 1865–1914 568
23 american citizens within the nice conflict, 1914–1920 593
24 the recent period, 1920–1929 620
25 the nice melancholy and the recent Deal, 1929–1941 649
26 the U.S. in a afflicted international, 1920–1941 678
27 the second one international battle at domestic and in a foreign country, 1941–1945 702
28 The chilly battle and American Globalism, 1945–1961 727
29 the USA at Midcentury, 1945–1960 755
30 The Tumultuous Sixties, 1960–1968 786
31 carrying on with Divisions and New Limits, 1969–1980 815
32 Conservatism Revived, 1980–1992 846
33 Into the worldwide Millennium, the US seeing that 1992 875
Appendix A-1
Index I-1

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The war interrupted overland trade routes connecting England and Antwerp (in modern Belgium) to Venice, a Christian trading center, and thence to India and China. Needing a new way to their northern trading partners, eastern Mediterranean merchants forged a maritime route to Antwerp. Using a triangular, or lateen, sail (rather than square rigging) improved a ship’s maneuverability, enabling vessels to sail from the Mediterranean and north around the European coast. After the Hundred Years’ War, European monarchs consolidated their political power and raised revenues by taxing an already hard-pressed peasantry.

The European demand for sugar—a luxury foodstuff—led Columbus to take Canary Island sugar canes to Hispaniola in 1493. By the 1520s, Greater Antilles plantations worked by African slaves regularly shipped sugar to Spain. Half a century later, Sugar, Horses, and Tobacco Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience.

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. Through the East African city-states passed the Spice Route, water-borne commerce between the eastern Mediterranean and East Asia; other trade traversed the Silk Road, the long land route across Central Asia.

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