By Mary Beth Norton
A humans and a country deals a lively narrative that demanding situations scholars to consider American background. The authors' awareness to race and racial id and their inclusion of daily humans and pop culture brings background to lifestyles, attractive scholar readers and inspiring them to visualize what existence used to be quite like some time past. The 8th version deals hugely readable tales and the most recent scholarship all through.
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Other scenes show male laborers clearing land and hunting birds (left) and chopping wood (right), while at bottom a woman plants seeds in a prepared bed and in the top background female servants work in the kitchen. (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, Portugal) workers had died—as did severe social, political, and religious disruption because of the deaths of clergymen and other leading figures. As plague ravaged the population, England and France waged the Hundred Years’ War (1337–1453), initiated because English monarchs had claimed the French throne.
Calculating that England—which traded with Asia only through a long series of intermediaries stretching from Antwerp to Venice to the Muslim world—would be eager to sponsor exploratory voyages, he gained financial backing from King Henry VII. He set sail from Bristol in late May 1497 in the Mathew, reaching his destination about a month later. Scholars disagree about the location of Cabot’s landfall, but all recognize the importance of his month-long exploration of the coast of modern Newfoundland.
Europeans reached all three sets of islands during the fourteenth century—first the Canaries in the 1330s, then the Madeiras and the Azores. The Canaries proved a popular destination for mariners from Iberia, the peninsula that includes Spain and Portugal. Sailing to the Canaries from Europe was easy because strong winds known as the Northeast Trades blow southward along the Iberian and African coastlines. The voyage took about a week, and the volcanic peaks on the islands made them difficult to miss even with navigational instruments that were less than precise.
A People and a Nation: A History of the United States (8th Edition) by Mary Beth Norton