American Passages: A History in the United States, Volume I: by Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R.

By Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R. Soderlund

With a different consciousness to time because the defining nature of heritage, AMERICAN PASSAGES bargains scholars a view of yankee background as a whole, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of 3 key features of time--sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With readability and function, the authors show how occasions develop from different occasions, people's activities, and wide structural alterations (sequence), how it appears disconnected occasions happened in shut chronological proximity to each other and have been positioned in greater, shared contexts (simultaneity), and the way background without notice pivoted due to occasions, personalities, and unforeseen results (contingency).

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Slaved people in the former Portuguese colony of Brazil obtained their freedom. As in the United States and other slaveholding nations, after emancipation Brazilians still grappled with the legacies of colonialism, racism, and oppression that slavery left behind—and they still face these challenges in the early twenty-first century. QUESTIONS for REFLECTION 1. Why was Portugal the first European country to engage in transatlantic trade for enslaved African people? 2. Why did Spanish colonizers in the Americas purchase Africans from the Portuguese?

Before his death, the patriarch had been the extended family’s priest; he communicated with its ancestors through prayer and the sacrifice of animals such as chickens and sheep. The patriarch also served as political leader. Thus, in many African societies, the state, religion, and family united under a single hierarchical structure. Kinship in West Africa varied from one culture to another; extended families could be either patrilineal or matrilineal. In all cases, however, a child belonged to only one kin group.

1450: European fishermen at Grand Banks off Newfoundland c. 1452: Portugal begins sugar production on Madeira c. 1460: European improvements in navigation and ships 1478: Abraham Zacuto calculates latitude using sun 1502: Enslaved Africans imported in Spanish America 1503: Spanish Casa de Contratación to supervise trade 1540s: Silver mines at Zacatecas and Potosí 1562: John Hawkins interlopes in slave trade c. 1585: Growth of Amsterdam as mercantile center 1602: Dutch East India Company 1617: Tobacco successful staple crop in Virginia c.

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