New PDF release: A People and a Nation: A History of the United States,

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

ISBN-10: 0547175590

ISBN-13: 9780547175591

The short variation of A humans AND A country preserves the text's method of American heritage as a narrative of all American humans. recognized for a couple of strengths, together with its well-respected writer group and fascinating narrative, the booklet emphasizes social heritage, giving specific awareness to race and racial id. Like its full-length counterpart, the short 8th version specializes in tales of daily humans, cultural range, paintings, and pop culture. a brand new layout makes for less complicated studying 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." to be had within the following break up thoughts: A humans AND A kingdom, short 8th version whole (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; quantity I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; quantity II: when you consider that 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604.

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Fifty years later, there were fewer than two thousand native inhabitants. Although measles, typhus, influenza, malaria, and other illnesses severely afflicted native peoples, the greatest killer was smallpox. Historians estimate that over time, alien diseases could have reduced the precontact American population by as much as 90 percent. The epidemics recurred at twenty- to thirty-year intervals, appearing either in tandem or in quick succession. Large numbers of deaths further strained native societies, rendering them more vulnerable to droughts, crop failures or other challenges.

Dramatic Indian depopulation in what became New England enabled settlers to claim land and establish colonies almost uncontested. Europeans, meanwhile acquired syphilis from Native Americans, which was debilitating, but not usually fatal. CHAPTER REVIEW 27 Europeans in North America What were the reasons behind the failure of England’s, Portugal’s, and France’s initial attempts at colonization? In a nutshell, all three failed because colonists were unable to be selfsustaining and at the same time, did little to diminish the hostility of native peoples.

In farming societies, women gathered wild foods and prepared food for consumption or storage, where men were responsible for hunting. Almost universally, women cared for young children, while older youths learned adult skills from their same-sex parent. Children enjoyed a lot of freedom. Young people chose their own marital partners, and in most societies couples could easily divorce. Infants and toddlers were nursed until the age of two or older, and taboos prevented couples from having sexual intercourse during that period.

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