America: A Narrative History (9th Edition) by George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi

By George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi

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America has bought greater than 1.8 million copies over the last 8 variations simply because it’s a publication that scholars take pleasure in studying. potent storytelling, colourful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative soaking up and the fabric extra memorable. The 9th variation contains refreshed and up-to-date assurance of African American heritage and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.

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This first of many transactions involving enslaved people in British America would transform American society in complex, multilayered ways that no one at the time envisioned. Few Europeans during the colonial era saw the contradiction between the promise of freedom in America for themselves and the expanding institution of race-based slavery. Nor did they reckon with the problems associated with introducing into the colonies people deemed alien and inferior. Thus began the two great social injustices that have come to haunt American history: the conquest and displacement of the Indians and the enslavement of Africans.

Montezuma acquiesced in part because he mistook Cortés for a god. After taking the Aztecs’ gold and silver, the Spanish forced Montezuma to provide laborers to mine more of the precious metals. This state of affairs lasted until the spring of 1520, when disgruntled Aztecs, regarding Montezuma as a traitor, rebelled, stoned him to death, and attacked Cortés’s forces. The Spaniards lost about a third of their men as they retreated. Their 20,000 indigenous allies remained loyal, however, and Cortés gradually regrouped his forces.

The Europeans enjoyed other cultural advantages. For example, before the arrival of Europeans the only domesticated four-legged animals in North America were dogs and llamas. The Spanish, on the other hand, brought with them horses, pigs, and cattle. Horses provided greater speed in battle A C L A S H O F C U LT U R E S 28 • THE COLLISION OF CULTURES (CH. 1) Cortés in Mexico Page from the Lienzo de Tlaxcala, a historical narrative from the sixteenth century. The scene, in which Cortés is shown seated on a throne, depicts the arrival of the Spanish in Tlaxcala.

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