American Passages: A History in the United States, Volume I: by Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R.

By Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R. Soderlund

With a distinct consciousness to time because the defining nature of background, AMERICAN PASSAGES bargains scholars a view of yank historical past as an entire, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of 3 key features of time--sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With readability and objective, the authors show how occasions develop from different occasions, people's activities, and large structural alterations (sequence), how it sounds as if disconnected occasions happened in shut chronological proximity to each other and have been located in better, shared contexts (simultaneity), and the way heritage abruptly pivoted due to occasions, personalities, and unforeseen results (contingency).

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The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings (New York: Penguin Books, 1995), 47–48. slaved people in the former Portuguese colony of Brazil obtained their freedom. As in the United States and other slaveholding nations, after emancipation Brazilians still grappled with the legacies of colonialism, racism, and oppression that slavery left behind—and they still face these challenges in the early twenty-first century. QUESTIONS for REFLECTION 1. Why was Portugal the first European country to engage in transatlantic trade for enslaved African people?

Ancient Americans began cultivating crops and developing settled societies in Mesoamerica—present-day Mexico and northern Central America—and in Peru. Of greatest importance was the development of maize, or Indian corn, probably from the grass teosinte, which grew in dry areas of Mexico and Guatemala. Mesoamericans also domesticated beans, squash, chili peppers, and avocado. Higher yields spurred population growth, a greater division of labor, and the emergence of cities. C. and Columbus’s arrival, a series of great civilizations emerged in Mesoamerica and the central Andes.

D. D. D. c. 1000: Leif Eriksson’s colony on Newfoundland 1420: Prince Henry of Portugal begins exploration 1492: Christopher Columbus crosses Atlantic Ocean 1513: Juan Ponce de León explores Florida for Spain 1519: Magellan’s expedition to circumnavigate world 1521: Hernán Cortés defeats Aztecs 1528: Cabeza de Vaca to Florida and Texas 1540: Coronado explores American Southwest c. 1550: Iroquois form confederacy 1565: Spanish found St. Augustine, Florida 1585: English colony at Roanoke Island 1599: Spanish destroy Ácoma 1607: English colony at Jamestown 1608: French establish Quebec 1620: Separatists found Plymouth 1630: Puritans establish Massachusetts Bay colony 1634: The Ark and the Dove arrive in Maryland 1642: English Civil War begins 1643: New England Confederation 1663: Carolina proprietors receive character 1664: English forces conquer New Netherland 1324: Gonga-Mussa’s pilgrimage to Mecca 1507: Martin Waldseemüller names New World after Amerigo Vespucci 1517: Martin Luther challenges the Church of Rome 1534: English Act of Supremacy 1536: John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion 1542: Bartolomé de las Casas’s A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies 1585: John White’s drawings of Roanoke 1590: Theodor de Bry’s America 1636: Harvard College established; Roger Williams’s exile to Rhode Island 1637: Anne Hutchinson tried for heresy 1638: First printing press in the English colonies 1639: French establish first hospital in North America 1647: Massachusetts requires town schools 1649: Maryland’s act for religious toleration 1650: Anne Bradstreet’s The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America c.

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