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By Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David M. Katzman, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff

ISBN-10: 0547175590

ISBN-13: 9780547175591

The short version of A humans AND A state preserves the text's method of American heritage as a narrative of all American humans. identified for a couple of strengths, together with its well-respected writer group and fascinating narrative, the e-book emphasizes social heritage, giving specific cognizance to race and racial id. Like its full-length counterpart, the short 8th version makes a speciality of tales of daily humans, cultural range, 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 strategies: A humans AND A state, short 8th version whole (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; quantity I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; quantity II: seeing that 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604.

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After acquiring horses, their mode of subsistence shifted from hunting various animals, combined with gathering and agriculture, to one based almost entirely on buffalo hunting. In America, Europeans encountered tobacco, which at first they believed to be medicinal. Smoking and chewing the “Indian weed” became a European fad after it was planted in Turkey in the sixteenth century. Despite the efforts of King James I of England, who in 1604 pronounced smoking “hatefull to the Nose, harmfull to the brain, [and] dangerous to the Lungs,” tobacco’s popularity climbed.

English society was organized as a series of interlocking hierarchies; that is, each person (except those at the very top or bottom) was superior to some, inferior to others. At the bottom were people held in bondage. Although Europeans were not subjected to perpetual slavery, Christian doctrine permitted the enslavement of “heathens” (nonChristians) and serfdom, which tied some Europeans to the land or to specific owners. In short, Europe’s kingdoms resembled those of Africa or Mesoamerica but differed from the more egalitarian societies found in America north of Mexico.

Indians were exposed to European customs and religious rituals designed to assimilate Catholic and pagan beliefs. Friars juxtaposed the cult of the Virgin Mary with that of the corn goddess, and the Indians melded aspects of their world-view with Christianity, in a process called syncretism. Thousands of Indians embraced Catholicism, at least partly because it was the religion of their new rulers. The New World’s gold and silver, initially a boon, ultimately brought about the decline of Spain as a major power.

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