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  History by continent . History of South America . History of Australia . History of Antarctica . History of South Asia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The history of present-day territories in South America History of Argentina Argentina : History of Bolivia Bolivia : History of Brazil Brazil : History of Chile Chile :...
History of the Caribbean History of New England History of the west coast of North America History of Central America History of the U.S. South...
Letronne is the lava-flooded remnant of a lunar crater.
www.uk.fraquisanto.net /History_by_continent   (446 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of African History
African history as a modern academic discipline came of age in the 1950s, the decade of African nationalism that saw the parallel emergence of African institutions of higher education on the continent.
Covering the history of the continent as a diverse whole-with complementary and competing cultural forces from north to south and east to west-reflects the direction toward which contemporary scholarship of African history has moved in recent years.
The encyclopedia takes a broadly African viewpoint of the history of the continent, where this is appropriate, and as far as possible provides the reader with a reliable, up-to-date view of the current state of scholarship on the full range of African history.
www.routledge-ny.com /ref/africanhist/introduction.html   (1608 words)

  
 continent - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Continent, one of the earth's largest continuous units of landmass.
Africa, second largest of Earth’s seven continents, covering 23 percent of the world’s total land area and containing 13 percent of the world’s...
Asia : history of the continent : colonialism and imperialism: Bandung Conference
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=continent   (183 words)

  
 Eat Healthy. Live Happy. - Africans: The History of a Continent (African Studies)
This history of Africa from the origins of mankind to the South African general election of 1994 refocuses African history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent.
The social, economic and political institutions of the African continent were designed to ensure survival and maximize numbers, but in the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations these institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen.
The history of the continent is thus a single story binding living Africans to the earliest human ancestors.
www.valuerecipes.com /index.php/trade/productinfo/ASIN/0521484227   (571 words)

  
 USGS Geology in the Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Continents can grow when two plates collide, welding, or accreting, the two pieces together.
Continents also grow when oceanic crust is scraped off oceanic plates as they sink in subduction zones.
The purple area fringing the stable continental core is made up of older Precambrian basement that was deformed during plate collisions that occurred within the last 600 million years.
geology.wr.usgs.gov /docs/usgsnps/pltec/nacraton.html   (182 words)

  
 North America. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The continent is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the west by the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
There are numerous islands off the continent’s coasts; Greenland and the Arctic Archipelago, the Greater and Lesser Antilles, the Alexander Archipelago, and the Aleutian Islands are the principal groups.
Of greater impact on the subsequent history of the continent were Christopher Columbus’s exploration of the Bahamas in 1492 and later landings in the West Indies and Central America, and John Cabot’s explorations of E Canada (1497), which established English claims to the continent.
www.bartleby.com /65/na/NAmer.html   (896 words)

  
 History in Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Although no one is certain, it is generally agreed that Aboriginal people first arrived on the continent from southeast or eastern Asia at least 50000 years ago.
They were the sole inhabitants of the island continent until 1788, when a boat from England arrived at what is Sydney Harbour.
The boat was full of convicts and many of the first white settlers were prisoners who had been banished from Britain and sent to the "the side of the world" for the rest of their lives.
www.freehomepages.com /megan/history.htm   (158 words)

  
 Welcome to Oklahoma City University - History Department
Hooper is the newcomer to the OCU History Department, arriving only in the fall of 1999.
As the resident "non-Americanist" she has the enviable task of covering the world, although she is strongest in European history and the various "isms" associated with that fascinating sub-continent.
Within European history, her primary interests center on the modern period (after 1789) with special focus on the Balkans and France.
www.okcu.edu /history/fac/hooper.html   (654 words)

  
 Reviews in History: Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century
Mazower's geopolitical coverage of the European continent is remarkably wide-ranging, reaching to countries which are often neglected in general surveys but without sacrificing necessary concentration on the major international players.
Neither is the book popular history, since it implicitly presupposes at least a basic knowledge of the events and developments of twentieth-century Europe yet plays down the historical elements of personality and drama.
In this respect, Dark Continent could not, for example, be recommended as a first-year student textbook, though its value to brighter students later in their undergraduate careers is indisputable.
www.history.ac.uk /reviews/paper/mazower.html   (2392 words)

  
 History culturally tailored to white deeds - Opinion
You can only add so much filler in history books to complement the declared heroes before the book starts turning into a perfect example of what is wrong with our celebrated American history.
Thousands of schools don't have history classes that focus on Mexican, African-American or Native American culture - three of several minority groups that had a significant impact on the shaping of this country.
However, history books could squeeze a chapter or two in about the thousands of minorities who managed to battle racism at home while defending this country overseas.
media.www.thedailyaztec.com /media/storage/paper741/news/2006/10/16/Opinion/History.Culturally.Tailored.To.White.Deeds-2350557.shtml?sourcedomain=www.thedailyaztec.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com   (672 words)

  
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This reference guide to African history provides substantive entries on 36 watershed events that shaped the history of the continent from the prehistoric past to the dawn of the 21st century.
Noted African scholar Toyin Falola clearly and articulately chronicles the growth and change of the continent from the agricultural revolution through colonial rule to African independence and the end of apartheid, examining the powerful moments at which Africa became drawn into the global world.
A narrative introduction to the history of the continent and a timeline of events place the events in historical and global context.
www.lycos.com /info/african-history.html   (606 words)

  
 Europe: A history
In tackling the history of the continent, Davies brings to bear his own expertise in Polish history, to forcibly drag the center of gravity of his subject East.
The intended reader is obviously someone who has some knowledge of history of the traditional kind, and this is most obvious in the post-period sections where his coverage is obviously directed against historiographical controversies that have raged in modern newspapers.
In fact, in some ways, the whole coverage of history is spotty, due to Davies' attempts to portray history in all its messiness and to make an engaging storyline with minimal imposition of theoretical perspectives on the subject.
www.gallowglass.org /jadwiga/SCA/reviews/europereview.htm   (475 words)

  
 World History Connected | Vol. 2 No. 1 | Candice L. Goucher: Connecting African History to the Major Themes of World ...
Eventually, the teaching and practice of African history did lead to major contributions to the discipline of history, making the reliance on cultural contextualization, oral evidence, and archaeology much more routinely acceptable since the last third of the twentieth century.
The entire history of a continent is still often taught in one or two semesters.
Recent scholarship in African history demonstrates that it is often necessary to weave together the work of several scholars, writers, or artists in order to achieve the goal of chronological depth.
worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu /2.1/goucher.html   (3979 words)

  
 Know Southern History :: Main
So this collection of biographies of a unique breed of stalwarts is in the hopes it will enrich the lives of all who pause to review the records of these people.
These individuals, regardless of their life pursuits, have had an impact on not just the American continent, but on the world, and they are one and all Southerners.
Much of the history of the United States is particularly a history of the South.
www.knowsouthernhistory.net   (145 words)

  
 Homeschool History & Geography Curriculum
The student learns about the major countries on each continent, as well as the basics of the continent’s history, geography, and culture.
K-12 social studies objectives—in American and world history, geography, government, and economics—are incorporated into an easy-to-use question guide for the study of any period or culture....
Organized by continent, this K - 4th grade book is an excellent reference resource as well.
www.gatewaytoknowledge.com /homeschoolhistory.html   (157 words)

  
 History of Himalayas, Formation History of Himalayan Ranges, Himalaya Geographical History - India Travelog
History of Himalayas - Stretch your mind and comprehend the events that led to the formation of the Himalayan ranges.
Over the next several million years this giant southern continent proceeded to break up, forming the continent we know today.
To my astonishment Pangea essentially turned inside out, the edges of the old continent becoming the collision zones of the new continents Africa, South America and Antartica began to fragment.
www.indiatravelog.com /himalayas/history-of-himalayas.html   (303 words)

  
 Captain James Cook - Courtesy of: The Antarctic Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
He plan was to search for the continent and circumnavigate the globe.
Too much ice blocked Cook's way to find the continent of Antarctica and eventually his ships headed for warmer waters to the east.
A history of the Antarctic in the second half of the nineteenth century.
www.antarcticconnection.com /antarctic/history/cook.shtml   (380 words)

  
 African History & Politics - Books for Sale
This is a history of Africa from the origins of mankind right up to the South African general election of 1994.
Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.
From the formation of the continent to the present, Reader's informative narrative tells the story of the earliest dwellers and the natural obstacles of desert, jungle, and animals they faced, expertly entwining the development of humanity with the ecological and geographical evolution of the continent.
www.africaguide.com /shop/books/books_history.htm   (1205 words)

  
 Protecting the Center of the Universe
Such travesties happen because few people anywhere are taught the history of the continent.
It is preserved by virtually all of the continent's maize-based cultures in diet, song, dance, ceremony, art and stories.
Of note, the continent's maize-based cultures and peoples -- like other native peoples and cultures -- are alive, not sequestered away in a warehouse or museum.
www.commondreams.org /views04/0917-13.htm   (989 words)

  
 Table of Contents: Writing Early American History
They also breached the too-common distinction between social and political history: among Taylor's noteworthy contributions to his field has been his success at casting conventional political history in its wider social context and, by the same token, demonstrating the political dimensions of social processes and conflicts.
Instead, Taylor provided a sweeping history of the North American continent, its adjacent oceans and islands, its arrays of indigenous, settler, and enslaved peoples, and its subjection between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries to a succession of imperial ventures — Spanish, Dutch, French, and Russian, as well as English, and ultimately American also.
Good history, in Taylor's book (as in Taylor's other books), must make room for the perspectives of the men and women whose stories are being told: there must be some indication that the argument being advanced might have made sense to people in the past.
www.upenn.edu /pennpress/book/toc/14162.html   (2166 words)

  
 HistoryOrb.com - Articles, Papers & Today in History
Our today in history archives are comprised of 200,000+ important events, famous birthdays and famous deaths from the past two thousand years.
Asia, the most populous continent on earth gave birth to some of the world's first and most stable civilizations.
Since European settlement began in Latin America its history has been littered with attempts by its indigenous people and the poor to improve their standards of living.
www.historyorb.com   (246 words)

  
 LIBRERIAS MARCIAL PONS: Detalle del libro: Postwar a history of Europe since 1945
Tracing the story of post-war Europe and its changing role in the world, Judt's magnificent history of the continent of our times investigates the political, social and cultural history of Europe from the wreckage of post-war Europe to the expansion of the EU into the former Soviet empire.
Judt's stress is on the continent as a whole, from Greece to Norway, from Portugal to Russia.
This, uniquely, is a history that pays due attention to both Western and Eastern Europe, to cultural and social developments as to political and diplomatic events.
www.marcialpons.es /fichalibro.php?id=100763421   (162 words)

  
 Chicano History:History
The Indigenous/Native history of Anahuac and the "Western Hemisphere".
But they are not our “core history.” You see, we have 4,000 years of history that predates all of the above-mentioned individuals, and that’s not including the 50,000 years of history on this continent.
The cruel truth is that we have been taught to ignore our true history and accept a counterfeit history crafted by Europeans/Euroamericans who control the education system and the images we see on television.
www.geocities.com /chicanohistory/history.htm   (1340 words)

  
 World History Connected | Vol. 2 No. 1 | David Northrup: Suggested Readings in African History for Non-specialists: An ...
Lucid history of the continent from pre-historic times to the present with lots of maps and pictures.
A fair-minded exposé of the historiographical roots and fallacies of the group of ideologies that have a strong hold on a segment of African-American visions of Africa.
This early modern African life, not of a slave but of a young woman in Angola who believed she was possessed by St. Anthony, illuminates Africa from within and draws the reader into a world not in the textbooks.
worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu /2.1/northrup.html   (1175 words)

  
 Douglas Mawson - Courtesy of: The Antarctic Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
For young Douglas, the deserts and rugged coastline of this ancient continent sparked a fascination for nature and a keenness to learn how the earth was formed.
These ranges were partly sculpted by glaciers millions of years ago and he began to wonder about the unexplored frozen land known as Antarctica where glaciers still existed.
His first chance to visit this cold continent came when he was twenty-six.
www.antarcticconnection.com /antarctic/history/mawson.shtml   (861 words)

  
 Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The text illustrates how Africans have influenced regions beyond the continent's borders, how they have been influenced from outside, and how internal African developments can be compared and contrasted to those elsewhere in the world.
Identifying and presenting key debates within the field of African history, this volume encourages students to address the many oversimplified myths regarding the continent and its people.
Provides students with a realistic view of the challenges facing the continent and allows students to develop a view of the continent based on historical research rather than popular mythology.
africainworldhistory.org /index.html   (247 words)

  
 Lecture 23: Medieval Society: The Three Orders
I think that an understanding of this tripartite division of European society is important both for our understanding of medieval European history, but also for the subsequent history of the Continent, especially in the 18th century.
Throughout the long history of medieval serfdom, the serf was required to perform labor services for his lord.
Just the same, this tripartite division of society predominated European history right down to the 18th and 19th centuries when the French and Industrial Revolutions changed all social relationships for good.
www.historyguide.org /ancient/lecture23b.html   (2382 words)

  
 European Voyages of Exploration: The Sugar & Slave Trades
Slavery is the holding of human beings as property and it has been a practice that has flourished from the earliest recorded history until the early twentieth century.
Slavery also has had a long history on the continent of Africa.
In fact it was their skill as agricultural labourers and their adaptability to tropical climates that were sorely needed in the agricultural economy of the European colonies, an economy based upon the plantation system.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/Trade.html   (1860 words)

  
 Homework Help - History
History of countries in the continent of Europe e.g.
History of countries in the continent of Asia e.g.
History of countries in the continent of Africa e.g.
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