America: A Concise History, 4th edition (Volumes I & II by James A. Henretta

By James A. Henretta

Short and cheap, but cautious to not sacrifice parts very important to pupil studying, the US supplies scholars and teachers every little thing they wish, and not anything they don’t. The authors’ personal abridgement preserves the hallmark explanatory powerof the guardian textual content, aiding scholars to appreciate not just what occurred, yet why — so they’re by no means left puzzling over what’s vital. a different seven-part narrative constitution highlights the an important turning issues in American heritage and explores the dynamic forces shaping each one interval, facilitating scholars’ knowing of continuity and alter. The narrative is enriched and strengthened by way of brilliant full-color artwork, conscientiously crafted maps, and primary-source positive factors in each bankruptcy. the result's a quick publication that, as well as being an outstanding cost, is a superb worth.

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Prophets who spread heresies — doctrines that were inconsistent with the teachings of the Church — were seen as the tools of Satan. Suppressing false doctrines became an obligation of Christian rulers. So did combating Islam, a religion that, like Christianity, proclaimed a single god. d. 632 of the prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam, the newly converted Arab peoples of the Mediterranean used force and persuasion to spread the Muslim faith into sub-Saharan Africa, India, Indonesia, and deep into Spain and the Balkan regions of Europe.

5 CHAPTER 1 The Emergence of an Atlantic World: Europe, Africa, and America 1450–1620 Soon there will come from the rising sun a different kind of man from any you have yet seen. . [After that,] the world will fall to pieces. B efore the French came among us,” an elder of the Natchez people of Mississippi explained, “we were men . . and we walked with boldness every road, but now we walk like slaves, which we shall soon be, since the French already treat us . . ” Before the 1490s, the Natchez and the other native peoples of the Western Hemisphere knew nothing about the light-skinned inhabitants of Europe and the dark-complexioned peoples of Africa.

Our story focuses on the Europeans who settled in the English mainland colonies. 3 They expected to transplant their traditional societies, cultures, and religious beliefs in the soil of the New World. But things did not work out exactly as planned. In learning to live in the new land, English, Germans, and Scots-Irish created societies that differed from those of their homelands in their economies, social character, political systems, religions, and cultures. Here, in brief, is the story of that transformation as we explain it in Part One.

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