America: A Narrative History (9th Edition)
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
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A book students love, now more streamlined and accessible.
America has sold more than 1.8 million copies over the past eight editions because it’s a book that students enjoy reading. Effective storytelling, colorful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative absorbing and the material more memorable. The Ninth Edition includes refreshed and updated coverage of African American history and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.
Note: This is the one-volume edition of the unabridged book, it is also distributed as a two-volume edition, a brief edition, and a two-volume brief edition.
During the sixteenth century, Spanish America gradually developed into a settled society. The conquistadores were succeeded by a second generation of bureaucrats, and the encomienda gave way to the hacienda (a great farm or ranch) as the claim to land became a more important source of wealth than the Spanish claim to labor. From the outset, in sharp contrast to the later English experience, the Spanish government regulated every detail of colonial administration. After 1524, the Council of the
Chesapeake Bay colonies but also to the West Indies: St. Christopher (first settled in 1624), Barbados (1625), Nevis (1632), Montserrat (1632), Antigua (1632), and Jamaica (1655). The West Indian islands started out to grow tobacco but ended up in the more profitable business of producing sugarcane. In seventeenthcentury Europe, sugar evolved from being a scarce luxury to a daily necessity, and its value as an import commodity soared. By the late eighteenth century, the value of commerce from
the whole eastern half of the continent, especially in the area from the Ohio River valley northward across the Great Lakes Basin. Besieged by the Iroquois League, the western tribes forged defensive alliances with the French. For over twenty years, warfare raged across the Great Lakes region. In the 1690s the French and their Indian allies gained the advantage over the Iroquois. They destroyed Iroquois crops and villages, infected them with smallpox, and reduced the male population by more than
Sc huy lkil L ON G ND I SL A New York EAST (New Amsterdam) JERSEY l Ri NEW SWEDEN (1638–1655) Newark Elizabethtown Perth Amboy v er Philadelphia NEW JERSEY Fort Christina (Wilmington) WEST JERSEY MARYLAND AT L A N T I C OCEAN Delaware Bay DELAWARE e apeak Ches VIRGINIA THE MIDDLE COLONIES Bay 0 0 50 50 100 Miles 100 Kilometers Why was New Jersey divided in half? Why did Quakers choose to settle in Pennsylvania? How did the relations between European settlers and Indians in
enterprises) and laborers. The mechanism of trade in New England and the middle colonies differed from that in the South in two respects: the lack of staple crops to exchange for English goods was a relative disadvantage, but the success of the region’s own shipping and commercial enterprises worked in their favor. After 1660, in order to protect England’s agriculture and fisheries, the British government placed prohibitive duties (taxes) on certain major colonial exports— fish, flour, wheat, and