Cengage Advantage Books: American Passages: A History of the 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

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Kinship in West Africa varied from one culture to another; extended families could be either patrilineal or matrilineal. In all cases, however, a child belonged to only one kin group. In patrilineal societies, descent flowed from father to child. In matrilineal groups, descent proceeded from mother to child, but it was the mother’s brother, not the mother, who assumed responsibility for her children. When a woman married, she usually went to live with her husband’s family. The husband compensated her family for the loss of her services with a payment called bride wealth.

Barker Centennial Professor in American History emeritus at the University of Texas, where he won awards for both undergraduate and graduate teaching. He is currently the editor of the Modern First Ladies series with the University Press of Kansas and the general editor of the Documentary History of the John F. Kennedy Presidency with LexisNexis. His recent books include The Modern American Presidency (2003); Grand Old Party: A History of the Republicans (2003); The Most Exclusive Club: A History of the Modern United States Senate (2005); and Four Hats in the Ring: The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics (2008).

Circumnavigated to reach Asia. In recognition of his insight, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller applied Vespucci’s first name, Amerigo, not that of Columbus, to the newly “discovered” continents. An Expanding World Europeans continued to search for a western sea route to Asia. Ferdinand Magellan convinced King Charles I of Spain that he could sail around the cape of South America and claim the Molucca Islands. Magellan was Portuguese, but his own country gave him no support because it already had a profitable sea route to the East.

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