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By James A. Henretta, David Brody

ISBN-10: 0312485425

ISBN-13: 9780312485429

Short and cheap, but cautious to not sacrifice components important to pupil studying, the United States provides scholars and teachers every thing they need — and not anything they don’t. The authors’ personal abridgement preserves the hallmark explanatory strength of the dad or mum textual content, aiding scholars to appreciate not just what occurred yet why — so they’re by no means left pondering what’s very important. a special seven-part narrative constitution highlights the the most important turning issues in American historical past and explores the dynamic forces shaping each one interval, facilitating scholars’ figuring out of continuity and alter. The narrative is enriched and strengthened through bright full-color artwork and punctiliously crafted maps, which offer beneficial instruments for scholar comprehension and enrichment. primary-source good points in each bankruptcy make sure that scholars comprehend ancient occasions as they have been seen nationally and the world over. the result's a quick publication that, as well as being an exceptional expense, is a wonderful worth.

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Buoyed by the natives’ stories of rivers of gold lying “to the west,” Columbus left forty men on the island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic) and returned triumphantly to Spain. Although Columbus brought back no gold, the Spanish monarchs supported three more voyages. During those expeditions, Columbus began the colonization of the West Indies, transporting more than a thousand Spanish settlers — all men — and hundreds of domestic animals. He also began the transatlantic trade in slaves, carrying Indians to bondage in Europe and Africans to work as artisans and farmers in the new Spanish settlements.

2 West Africa and the Mediterranean in the Fifteenth Century Trade routes across the Sahara Desert had long connected West Africa with the Mediterranean. Gold, ivory, and slaves moved north and east; fine textiles, spices, and the Muslim faith traveled south and west. Beginning in the 1430s, the Portuguese opened up maritime trade with the coastal regions of West Africa, which were home to many peoples and dozens of large and small states. Within a decade, they would join in the slave trade there.

But after the Glorious Revolution of 1688, white settlers in the English mainland colonies devised an increasingly free and competitive political system. Thereafter, local governments and representative assemblies became more powerful and created a tradition of self-rule that would spark demands for political independence from Britain after the Great War for Empire ended in 1763. 4 RELIGION The American experience profoundly changed religious institutions and values. Many migrants fled from Europe because of conflicts among rival Christian churches and persecution by government officials.

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