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By Mary Beth Norton, Jane Kamensky, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff

The short variation of A humans AND A kingdom preserves the text's method of American heritage as a narrative of all American humans. identified for a few strengths, together with its well-respected writer crew and fascinating narrative, the publication emphasizes social historical past, giving specific cognizance to race and racial identification. Like its full-length counterpart, the short 8th variation makes a speciality of tales of daily humans, cultural range, paintings, and pop culture. a brand new layout makes for simpler analyzing and note-taking. occasions as much as and together with the election of 2008 are up-to-date and incorporated, and new bankruptcy has been written on "The Contested West." to be had within the following cut up concepts: A humans AND A state, short 8th version whole (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; quantity I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; quantity II: seeing that 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604.

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The Pueblo peoples defined agricultural labor as men’s work. In the east, clusters of peoples speaking Algonquian, Iroquoian, and Muskogean languages allocated most agricultural chores to women, although men cleared the land. In farming societies, women gathered wild foods and prepared food for consumption or storage, where men were responsible for hunting. Almost universally, women cared for young children, while older youths learned adult skills from their same-sex parent. Children enjoyed a lot of freedom.

Today China is second only to the United States in corn production, and corn is more widely grown in Africa than any other crop. Still, the United States produces 45 percent of the world’s corn, and it is the nation’s single largest crop. More than half of American corn is consumed by livestock. Much of the rest is processed into syrup used as a sweetener or into ethanol, a gasoline additive that reduces both pollution and dependence on fossil fuels. Of the ten thousand products in a modern American grocery store, about one-fourth rely on corn.

The exchange of diseases, however, had severe consequences. Europeans brought many diseases from typhus to malaria to hepatitis, all of which devastated tribal populations, but none as much as small pox. Dramatic Indian depopulation in what became New England enabled settlers to claim land and establish colonies almost uncontested. Europeans, meanwhile acquired syphilis from Native Americans, which was debilitating, but not usually fatal. CHAPTER REVIEW 27 Europeans in North America What were the reasons behind the failure of England’s, Portugal’s, and France’s initial attempts at colonization?

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