America: a narrative history (brief edition) by David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall

By David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall

A publication scholars love, in a extra concise format.
America has bought greater than 1.8 million copies over the last 8 variations simply because it’s a ebook that scholars take pleasure in analyzing. potent storytelling, colourful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative soaking up and the cloth extra memorable. The short 9th variation is 20% shorter, and comprises refreshed and up-to-date insurance of African American background, and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.

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In that search, the Spanish demanded goods and labor from their new subjects. As the Indian population declined, the Spanish began to “import” enslaved Africans. • Spanish Legacy Spain left a lasting legacy in the borderlands from California to Florida. Catholic missionaries contributed to the destruction of the old ways of life by actively exterminating “heathen” beliefs in the Southwest, a practice that led to open rebellion in 1598 and 1680. • Protestant Reformation The Protestant Reformation shattered the unity of Catholic Europe.

Missionaries, particularly Franciscans and Jesuits, established isolated Catholic missions, where they imposed Christianity on the indigenous people. After about ten years a mission would be secularized: its lands would be divided among the converted Indians, the mission chapel would become a parish church, and the inhabitants would be given full Spanish citizenship— including the privilege of paying taxes. The soldiers who were sent to protect the missions were housed in presidios, or forts; their families and the merchants accompanying them lived in adjacent villages.

Still others saw no alternative but to submit. The Indians living in Spanish New Mexico were required to pay tribute to their encomenderos and perform personal tasks for them, including sexual favors. Soldiers and priests flogged disobedient Indians. Before the end of the province’s first year, in December 1598, the Pueblos revolted, killing several soldiers and incurring Oñate’s wrath. During three days of relentless fighting, Spanish soldiers killed 500 Pueblo men and 300 women and children. Survivors were enslaved.

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