By David M. Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen, Thomas Bailey

The yank competition enjoys a name as the most renowned, powerful, and interesting texts in American heritage. the colourful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit carry American background to existence. The 14th variation locations a fair better emphasis at the worldwide context of yankee heritage via a brand new function, "Thinking Globally." Revised basic resource positive factors excite scholar curiosity and aid them learn how to study files the best way historians do. extra pedagogical positive aspects make the yankee competition available to scholars: half openers and chapter-ending chronologies supply a context for the most important sessions in American heritage, whereas different positive factors current basic assets, scholarly debates, and key old figures for research.

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Slave trading became a big business. Some forty thousand Africans were carried away to the Atlantic sugar islands in the last half of the fi fteenth century. Millions European Trade and Exploration 13 Marco Polo Passing Through the Strait of Hormuz This illustration, from the first printed edition of The Travels of Marco Polo in 1477, shows the traveler crossing the Persian Gulf between the Arabian Peninsula and Persia (presentday Iran). more were to be wrenched from their home continent after the discovery of the Americas.

He intermarried with the surviving Indians, creating a distinctive culture of mestizos, people of mixed Indian and European heritage. To this day Mexican civilization remains a unique blend of the Old World and the New, producing both ambivalence and pride among people of Mexican heritage. ” But Mexicans also celebrate Columbus Day as the Dia de la Raza—the birthday of a wholly new race of people. The Spread of Spanish America Spain’s colonial empire grew swiftly and impressively. Within about half a century of Columbus’s landfall, Artists’ Rendering of Tenochtitlán Amid tribal strife in the fourteenth century, the Aztecs built a capital on a small island in a lake in the central Valley of Mexico.

250 Balboa, 1513 500 Mi. Pizarro, 1531–1533 100°W 90°W 70°W 10°N SOUTH AMERICA To Peru Interactive Map Bartolomé de Las Casas (1474–1566), a reformminded Dominican friar, wrote The Destruction of the Indies in 1542 to chronicle the awful fate of the Native Americans and to protest Spanish policies in the New World. He was especially horrified at the catastrophic effects of disease on the native peoples: “ Who of those in future centuries will believe this? I myself who am writing this and saw it and know the most about it can hardly believe that such was possible.

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