The Americas

Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 1588363023
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The Americas from the Author: Felipe Fern├índez-Armesto. From food to the spread of political ideas, the landmass from northern Canada to the southern tip of Argentina is complexly bound together, yet these connections are generally ignored. In this groundbreaking and vividly rendered work, leading historian Felipe Fern├índez-Armesto tells, for the first time, the story of our hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation, and looking instead to the intricate and common forces that continue to shape the region. With his trademark erudition, imagination, and thematic breadth, Fern├índez-Armesto ranges over commerce, religion, agriculture, the environment, the slave trade, culture, and politics. He takes us from manÔÇÖs arrival in North America to the Colonial and Independence periods, to the ÔÇťAmerican CenturyÔÇŁ and beyond. For most of human history, the south dominated the north: as Fern├índez-Armesto argues in his provocative conclusion, it might well again. A panoramic yet richly textured story that embodies fresh ways of looking at cross-cultural exchange, conflict, and interaction, The Americas demolishes our traditional ways of looking at the hemisphere, putting in place a compelling and fruitful new vision. From the Hardcover edition.

The Myth Of Continents

Author: Martin W. Lewis
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520207431
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The Myth Of Continents from the Author: Martin W. Lewis. In a thoughtful and engaging critique, geographer Martin W. Lewis and historian Karen Wigen re-examine the basic geographical divisions we take for granted. Their up-to-the-minute study reflects both on the global scale and its relation to the specific continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa actually part of one contiguous landmass. Photos. maps.

Stolen Continents

Author: Ronald Wright
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618492404
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Stolen Continents from the Author: Ronald Wright. Powerful and passionate, Stolen Continents is a history of the Americas unlike any other. This incisive single-volume report tells the stories of the conquest and survival of ´Čüve great American cultures ÔÇö Aztec, Maya, Inca, Cherokee, and Iroquois. Through their eloquent words, we relive their strange, tragic experiences ÔÇö including, in a new epilogue, incidents that bring us up to the twenty-´Čürst century.

Pioneering History On Two Continents

Author: Bruce Pauley
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612346960
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Pioneering History On Two Continents from the Author: Bruce Pauley. Bruce F. Pauley draws on his family and personal history to tell a story that examines the lives of Volga Germans during the eighteenth century, the pioneering experiences of his family in late-nineteenth-century Nebraska, and the dramatic transformations influencing the history profession during the second half of the twentieth century. An award-winning historian of antisemitism, Nazism, and totalitarianism, Pauley helped shape historical interpretation from the 1970s to the '90s both in the United States and Central Europe. Pioneering History on Two Continents provides an intimate look at the shifting approaches to the historian's craft during a volatile period of world history, with an emphasis on twentieth-century Central European political, social, and diplomatic developments. It also examines the greater sweep of history through the author's firsthand experiences as well as those of his ancestors, who participated in these global currents through their migration from Germany to the steppes of Russia to the Great Plains of the United States.

U S History Maps Grades 5 8

Author: Don Blattner
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 1580378137
Size: 60.96 MB
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U S History Maps Grades 5 8 from the Author: Don Blattner. Bring the action and adventure of U.S. history into the classroom with U.S. History Maps for grades 5 and up! From the ice age to the admission of the 50th state, this fascinating 96-page book enhances the study of any era in U.S. history! The maps can be easily reproduced, projected, and scanned, and each map includes classroom activities and brief explanations of historical events. This book covers topics such as the discovery of America, Spanish conquistadors, the New England colonies, wars and conflicts, westward expansion, slavery, and transportation. The book includes answer keys.

An Atlas And Survey Of Latin American History

Author: Michael LaRosa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317476840
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An Atlas And Survey Of Latin American History from the Author: Michael LaRosa. An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History makes the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of the region easily accessible in clearly drawn black-and-white maps and accompanying text. Fully up to date, it provides a topical overview of Latin American development from earliest times to the present day, bringing to light patterns of continuity and change. The Atlas is ideal for beginning through advanced college students, area specialists, and secondary school AP students. It demonstrates the close linkages between Latin American history, culture, economic development, and geographic realities. Each entry and map is accompanied by a brief, carefully selected bibliography.

The Cambridge History Of The Native Peoples Of The Americas

Author: Frank Salomon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521630757
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The Cambridge History Of The Native Peoples Of The Americas from the Author: Frank Salomon. This volume, part of the *Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas*, is the first major survey of research on the indigenous peoples of South America from the earliest peopling of the continent to the present since Julian Steward's *Handbook of South American Indians* was published half a century ago. Although this volume concentrates on continental South America, peoples in the Caribbean and lower Central America who were linguistically or culturally connected are also discussed. The volume's emphasis is on self-perceptions of the indigenous peoples of South America at various times and under differing situations.

Open Veins Of Latin America

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0853459916
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Open Veins Of Latin America from the Author: Eduardo Galeano. Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

Hannah Arendt And The Uses Of History

Author: Richard H. King
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857455443
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Hannah Arendt And The Uses Of History from the Author: Richard H. King. Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) first argued that there were continuities between the age of European imperialism and the age of fascism in Europe in The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951). She claimed that theories of race, notions of racial and cultural superiority, and the right of 'superior races' to expand territorially were themes that connected the white settler colonies, the other imperial possessions, and the fascist ideologies of post-Great War Europe. These claims have rarely been taken up by historians. Only in recent years has the work of scholars such as J├╝rgen Zimmerer and A. Dirk Moses begun to show in some detail that Arendt was correct. This collection does not seek merely to expound Arendt's opinions on these subjects; rather, it seeks to use her insights as the jumping-off point for further investigations ÔÇô including ones critical of Arendt ÔÇô into the ways in which race, imperialism, slavery and genocide are linked, and the ways in which these terms have affected the United States, Europe, and the colonised world.