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By George Brown Tindall

Utilized by over a million scholars, the US: A Narrative historical past is among the so much winning American heritage textbooks ever published.Maintaining the positive factors that experience continually exceptional this vintage text—lively and available narrative kind, a prepared stability of political with social and cultural heritage, and unheard of value—the 7th version introduces a totally redesigned, full-color format complemented via attention-grabbing maps and stronger pedagogy. The 7th variation additionally introduces the recent topic of environmental background. rigorously built-in all through, this subject matter provides illuminating views on how american citizens have shaped—and been formed by—the flora and fauna.

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The rubber ball and the game of lacrosse have Indian origins. qxd 09/27/2006 12:02 PM Page 20 PMAC-131 27A:GRBQ096:Chapter:Chapter-01: Techbooks 20 • THE COLLISION OF CULTURES (CH. 1) hickory, pecan, and hundreds of others. And new terms appeared in translation: warpath, war paint, paleface, medicine man, firewater. The natives also left the map dotted with place-names of Indian origin long after they were gone, from Miami to Yakima, from Penobscot to Yuma. There were still other New World contributions: tobacco and a number of other drugs, including coca (for cocaine), curare (a muscle relaxant), and cinchona bark (for quinine).

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The ruthless Cortés had participated in the Spanish occupation of Cuba and had acquired his own plantations and gold mines. But he yearned for even more wealth and glory. Against the wishes of the Spanish governor in Cuba, who wanted the Aztec Empire for himself, Cortés launched the daring invasion of Mexico. The 200-mile march from Vera Cruz through difficult mountain passes to the magnificent Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán (north of present-day Mexico City) and the subjugation of the Aztecs, who thought themselves “masters of the world,” constituted one of the most remarkable feats in history.

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