American Eras: Primary Sources: Early American Civilizations and Exploration to 1600, 1st Edition

  • Volume 8
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  • ISBN-10: 1414498403
  • ISBN-13: 9781414498409
  • DDC: 970.01
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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The diversity of life in the period of first European exploration of North America and even earlier is represented in this student-friendly volume. Abundant full or excerpted primary sources depict a multiplicity of views of an era characterized by exploration, discovery, and conquest. Primary sources include documents written by such well-known explorers as Christopher Columbus, Samuel de Champlain, and Francisco Vazquez de Coronado and artifacts of the indigenous people they encountered. Such sources include the Iroquois constitution, a drawing depicting the Green Corn Ceremony conducted by Native American tribes in the Southeast, and an image of a handmade hoe used by Native Americans. This volume features letters, personal narratives, maps, illustrations, treaties, works of literature, and many other primary source types.

Features and Benefits

  • Chronology of world events.
  • Era overview.
  • Chapter overviews and chronologies.
  • Annotated primary documents.
  • 125 photographs.
  • Resources for further study.
  • Index by primary source type.
  • Subject index.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414498314 | ISBN-13: 9781414498317

Table of Contents

World Events.
Americas: The People.
The Arts.
Government & Law.
Lifestyles, Social Trends & Recreation.
Science, Medicine & Technology.
Trade & Commerce.