By George Brown Tindall

Utilized by over a million scholars, the US: A Narrative background is among the so much winning American background textbooks ever published.Maintaining the positive aspects that experience regularly amazing this vintage text—lively and obtainable narrative kind, a prepared stability of political with social and cultural heritage, and extraordinary value—the 7th version introduces a totally redesigned, full-color format complemented through crowd pleasing maps and greater pedagogy. The 7th variation additionally introduces the recent subject matter of environmental background. conscientiously built-in all through, this subject provides illuminating views on how american citizens have shaped—and been formed by—the flora and fauna.

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1) or other precious metals; and valuable spices he found in any new territories. The legend that the queen had to hock the crown jewels is as spurious as the fable that Columbus set out to prove the earth was round. Columbus chartered one seventyfive-foot ship, the Santa María, and the Spanish city of Palos supplied two smaller caravels, the Pinta and the Niña. From Palos this little squadron, with eighty-seven officers and men, set sail westward for what Columbus thought was Asia. The expedition stopped at the Canary Islands, the Christopher Columbus westernmost Spanish possessions, off A portrait by Sebastiano del Piombo, the west coast of Africa.

In central Mexico alone, some 8 million people, perhaps one third of the entire Indian population, died of smallpox within a decade of the arrival of the Spanish. Smallpox brought horrific suffering. The virus passes through the air on moisture droplets or dust particles that enter the lungs of its victims. After incubating for twelve days, the virus causes headaches, backache, fever, and nausea. Victims then develop sores in the mouth, nose, and throat. Within a few days gruesome skin eruptions cover the body.

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