A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, 8th by Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David M. Katzman, David W.

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

A humans and a kingdom bargains a lively narrative that demanding situations scholars to contemplate American heritage. The authors' consciousness to race and racial id and their inclusion of daily humans and pop culture brings heritage to existence, enticing pupil readers and inspiring them to visualize what lifestyles was once particularly like long ago. The 8th version bargains hugely readable tales and the most recent scholarship all through.

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I believe that there are many plants and trees here that could be worth a lot in Spain for use as dyes, spices, and medicines,” he observed, adding that he was carrying home to Europe “a sample of everything I can,” so that experts could examine them. Third, Columbus also described the islands’ human residents, and he seized some to take back to Spain. The Taínos were, he said, very handsome, gentle, and friendly, though they told him of fierce people who lived on other nearby islands and raided their villages.

1 Native Cultures of North America The natives of the North American continent effectively used the resources of the regions in which they lived. As this map shows, coastal groups relied on fishing, residents of fertile areas engaged in agriculture, and other peoples employed hunting (often combined with gathering) as a primary mode of subsistence. North America in 1492 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ▲ Jacques Le Moyne, an artist accompanying the French settlement in Florida in the 1560s (see page 35), produced some of the first European images of North American peoples.

They managed the extensive local and regional networks through which families, villages, and small kingdoms exchanged goods. Despite their different economies and the rivalries among states, the peoples of Lower Guinea had similar social systems organized on the basis of what anthropologists have called the dual-sex principle. In Lower Guinea, each sex handled its own affairs: just as male political and religious leaders governed men, so females ruled women. In the Dahomean kingdom, for example, every male official had his female counterpart; in the thirty little Akan states on the Gold Coast, chiefs inherited their status through the female line, and each male chief had a female assistant who supervised other women.

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