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By George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi

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America has offered greater than 1.8 million copies during the last 8 variations simply because it’s a ebook that scholars get pleasure from studying. powerful storytelling, colourful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative soaking up and the fabric extra memorable. The 9th version contains refreshed and up-to-date assurance of African American background and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.

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The Indians experienced catastrophic cultural change: they were exploited, infected, enslaved, displaced, and exterminated. Millions of acres of tribal lands were taken or bought for a pittance. Yet this conventional tale of tragic conquest oversimplifies the complex process by which the Indians, Europeans, and Africans interacted in the Western Hemisphere. The Indians were more than passive victims of European power; they were also trading partners and often allies as well as rivals of the transatlantic newcomers.

The Spanish invaders seized the Inca palaces and country estates, took royal women as mistresses and wives, and looted the empire of its gold and silver. From Peru, Spain extended its control southward through Chile by about 1553 and north, to present-day Colombia, by 1538. ” AMERICA As the sixteenth century unfolded, Spain expanded its settlements in the “New World” and established far-flung governmental and economic centers in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. The crusading conquistadores transferred to America a socioeconomic system known as the encomienda, whereby favored officers became privileged landowners who controlled Indian villages.

Spain established by force a Christian empire in the Western Hemisphere. Through the various Catholic evangelical orders—Augustinians, Benedictines, Dominicans, Franciscans, and Jesuits—the Spanish (and later the French) launched a massive effort to convert the Indians (“heathens”). 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.

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