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By George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi

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America has offered greater than 1.8 million copies over the last 8 variants simply because it’s a publication that scholars take pleasure in studying. potent storytelling, colourful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative soaking up and the cloth extra memorable. The 9th variation contains refreshed and up to date insurance of African American background and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.

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During the sixteenth century, thousands of priests fanned out across New Spain (and, later, New France). The missionaries ventured into the remotest areas to spread the gospel. Many of them decided that the Indians of Mexico could be converted only by force. “Though they seem to be a simple people,” a Spanish friar declared in 1562, “they are up to all sorts of mischief, and are obstinately attached to the rituals and ceremonies of their forefathers. ” By the end of the sixteenth century, there were over 300 monasteries or missions in New Spain, and Catholicism had become a major instrument of Spanish imperialism.

By the fifteenth century, European traders traveled by sea and land all the way to east Asia, where they acquired herbal medicines, silk, jewels, perfumes, and rugs. They also purchased the much-coveted Asian spices—pepper, nutmeg, clove—so essential for preserving food and enhancing its flavor. The growing trade between Europe and Asia spawned a growing class of wealthy merchants and led to 18 • THE COLLISION OF CULTURES (CH. 1) the creation of the first modern corporations, through which stockholders shared risks and profits.

Over the centuries, the native North Americans had adapted to the necessity of warfare, changing climate, and varying environments. They would also do so in the face of the unprecedented changes wrought by the arrival of Europeans. In the process of changing and adapting to new realities in accordance with their own traditions, the Indians played a significant role in shaping America and the origins of the United States. EUROPEAN VISIONS OF AMERICA The European invasion of the Western Hemisphere was fueled by curiosity and enabled by advances in nautical technology.

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