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The European Struggle to Settle North America

The European Struggle to Settle North America

Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521-1608

  • Author: Margaret F. Pickett,Dwayne W. Pickett
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786462216
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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This history of early European colonial efforts in North America (specifically, the portion north of Mexico and the Caribbean) examines why three colonies-St. Augustine, Jamestown and Québec-succeeded where many before them had failed. Chapters cover Columbus' exploration and the Treaty of Tordesillas; other Spanish explorers and settlements in the New World; French attempts at settlement prior to Québec; early English settlements, including Roanoke; failed settlements dating to the Norse enclaves on Greenland; and in-depth studies of the three colonies that survived.

Colonization, Piracy, and Trade in Early Modern Europe

Colonization, Piracy, and Trade in Early Modern Europe

The Roles of Powerful Women and Queens

  • Author: Estelle Paranque,Nate Probasco,Claire Jowitt
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319571591
  • Category: History
  • Page: 255
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This collection brings together essays examining the international influence of queens, other female rulers, and their representatives from 1450 through 1700, an era of expanding colonial activity and sea trade. As Europe rose in prominence geopolitically, a number of important women—such as Queen Elizabeth I of England, Catherine de Medici, Caterina Cornaro of Cyprus, and Isabel Clara Eugenia of Austria—exerted influence over foreign affairs. Traditionally male-dominated spheres such as trade, colonization, warfare, and espionage were, sometimes for the first time, under the control of powerful women. This interdisciplinary volume examines how they navigated these activities, and how they are represented in literature. By highlighting the links between female power and foreign affairs, Colonization, Piracy, and Trade in Early Modern Europe contributes to a fuller understanding of early modern queenship.

Gateways to Empire

Gateways to Empire

Quebec and New Amsterdam to 1664

  • Author: Daniel J. Weeks
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1611462800
  • Category: History
  • Page: 472
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Gateways to Empire: Quebec and New Amsterdam to 1664 by Daniel Weeks is the first comprehensive comparative study of the North American fur-trading colonies New France and New Netherland. Weeks traces the evolution of Quebec and New Amsterdam from hubs for trade with the Indians to gateways for European settlement.

Fort Caroline, the Search for America's Lost Heritage

Fort Caroline, the Search for America's Lost Heritage

  • Author: Richard Thornton
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1312344431
  • Category:
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A History of Western Public Law

A History of Western Public Law

Between Nation and State

  • Author: Bruno Aguilera-Barchet
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 331911803X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 775
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The book outlines the historical development of Public Law and the state from ancient times to the modern day, offering an account of relevant events in parallel with a general historical background, establishing and explaining the relationships between political, religious, and economic events.

FREEDOM ROAD

FREEDOM ROAD

An American Family Saga from Jamestown to World War

  • Author: Ric Murphy
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1496920503
  • Category: History
  • Page: 430
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FREEDOM ROAD is an historic account of America’s oldest recorded African American family, and their participation and rich contributions to American history over a four hundred year period. FREEDOM ROAD is a compilation of well-documented individual stories that begins in Africa in 1483, and from there, spans over fifteen generations and three continents, and definitively changes our understanding of American history, showcasing the significant role that one African American family has played from colonial American history to present day. This book is an exciting and compelling American saga that captivates readers with the story of the enslavement of John Gowen, one of the first Africans brought to America, and the first to be set free; the story of Thomas and Rebecca Cornell, forced to leave England because of their religious beliefs, and how they became known as the family of Presidents; and the story of the daring escape of Othello and Thomas Fraction from their cruel, vindictive slave master, himself the brother of a Confederacy Senator and the son of a Virginia governor. FREEDOM ROAD is enthralling, resounding, and evocative; it challenges the reader to have a better understanding of American history, and inspires them to learn about their own family history.

Food in Colonial and Federal America

Food in Colonial and Federal America

  • Author: Sandra Louise Oliver
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313329883
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 230
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The success of the new settlements in what is now the United States depended on food. This book tells about the bounty that was here and how Europeans forged a society and culture, beginning with help from the Indians and eventually incorporating influences from African slaves. They developed regional food habits with the food they brought with them, what they found here, and what they traded for all around the globe. Their daily life is illuminated through descriptions of the typical meals, holidays, and special occasions, as well as their kitchens, cooking utensils, and cooking methods over an open hearth. Readers will also learn how they kept healthy and how their food choices reflected their spiritual beliefs. This thorough overview endeavors to cover all the regions settled during the Colonial and Federal. It also discusses each immigrant group in turn, with attention also given to Indian and slave contributions. The content is integral for U.S. history standards in many ways, such as illuminating the settlement and adaptation of the European settlers, the European struggle for control of North America, relations between the settlers from different European countries, and changes in Native American society resulting from settlements.

Struggle for a Continent

Struggle for a Continent

The Wars of Early America

  • Author: John Ferling
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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America's origins are inextricably linked to warfare. In Struggle for a Continent, John Ferling tells the complex story of conquest and survival not only in the encounters between European settlers and the native peoples of North America, but also the North American wars among the great powers of Europe to win hegemony in America. While Professor Ferling's unflinching narrative recounts the heroism, anguish, terror, treachery, and barbarism of early American warfare, it also carefully addresses questions such as: the difference between the nature of warfare in America and that in Europe; who in the colonies soldiered in these wars; the changing role of the militia; and how warfare affected civilians. The author assesses the capabilities of America's amateur soldiers and Europe's professionals and examines the nature of Indian warfare. Finally Professor Ferling links the warfare of the colonial era to the American Revolution itself.

500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

  • Author: Gord Hill
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1604861061
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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Much more than a history of European colonisation of the Americas. In this slim volume, Gord Hill chronicles the resistance by Indigenous peoples, which limited and shaped the forms and extent of colonialism. This history encompasses North and South America, the development of nation-states, and the resurgence of Indigenous resistance in the post-WWII era.

Our Rights

Our Rights

  • Author: David J. Bodenhamer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195325672
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 253
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Designed for high school students and motivated lay readers, this book will be an introduction to the rights held by American citizens under the U.S. Constitution as explored through a series of historical case studies. Each chapter will use dramatic narrative to illustrate a right in action. Most examples, but not all, will use U.S. Supreme Court cases to focus on a time when the right in question received its modern interpretation. The aim, however, will be to use each chapter to discuss how the right applies today and how courts and other interpreters seek to balance this right with important societal concerns, such as the need for order and public safety. The book will begin with a 20-page chapter on how we arrived at our modern concept of rights. The major interpretive thread will be the continual struggle to define limits on the power of the state. The chapter will introduce several key themes: our understanding of rights has emerged from history (experience); our definition and interpretation of rights is always evolving; concepts of rights are always under contention; and various actors-legislatures, executives, and courts-compete to be the final interpreter of our rights. American constitutional rights generally fall into one of three groups-rights of democracy, that is, rights required for American democracy to work effectively; rights of the accused, or due process rights that assure a fair trial for individuals accused of crimes; and other rights of persons, including the right to privacy. A fourth category of rights are not constitutional per se, but often we conceive of them as such even though often they are statutory rights, such as the right to education... A concluding chapter will discuss other rights that may evolve as a result of current political and social movements, such as the right to health care. Along with Our Constitution and Pivotal Supreme Court Cases (working title), this book has the potential to become a core text for the annual observance of Constitution Day on September 17, which is mandated by Congress for all educational institutions receiving federal funds.