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  History of the Americas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of the Americas is the collective history of North and South America, including Central America and the Caribbean.
The oldest known civilization of the Americas was established in the Caral Supe valley, dating from c.
It was the later voyage of Christopher Columbus that led to extensive European colonization of the Americas and the marginalization of its inhabitants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_Americas   (1612 words)

 History 4A home page
The history of the Americas is incredibly fascinating, and in our class, we will witness its unfolding drama, pitched against a backdrop of rich and varied cultures, and equally diverse environments.
Early on in Latin America’s history, European colonizers and exploiters, who were eager to establish and maintain their dominance over, and control of indigenous peoples, established tools of social control.
The history of the Americas is the story of the epic cultural struggles between the peoples and nations of the Western Hemisphere.
home.att.net /~history240/history4a.html   (1768 words)

 History of Americas' Sail
Americas' Sail was officially incorporated on September 10, 1992 in the old whaling community of Hudson, New York.
The inaugural Americas' Sail event was held in 1995 and was a great success with twenty-three ships participating.
The new Tim Pierce Trophy for Maritime Excellence was awarded to the Island of Curacao in recognition of its seamanship history.
www.americassail.com /history.html   (706 words)

HSTAA 221 Environmental History of the U.S. Survey of the relationship between nature and human history, including the impact of the non-human environment on American history and the environmental effects of colonization, urbanization, and consumerism; the cultural construction of nature in different eras and its social implications; the sources and limits of modern environmental politics.
History of science in the United States, including migration of European science, development in colonial America, growth of an American scientific community, and expansion of American science in the twentieth century.
History of Indigenous peoples and their descendants in the area that now constitutes the United States, from the eve of European discovery of the Americas to 1840.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/histam.html   (3882 words)

 Americas Cup history
History would repeat itself, seeing the trophy brought again to the Southern Hemisphere in 1995, when New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Cup and successively lifted the America's cup.
Such history behind the America's Cup makes it easy to understand why New Zealanders are so proud of their successive victories and sailing legend Sir Peter Blake, and why the museum sports such a display.
The exhibit displays the history of the legend, with films and stills on display to the sounds of retching hulls and commanding voices of the past and current races.
www.nzmaritime.org /ennewz/americas_cup_history.htm   (486 words)

 America's Wars - A Complete History
It was America's bloodiest war as brother fought brother.
America became a world power with its victory over the Spanish in this war.
The last war America took part in the 20th century took place when Kuwait was invaded by Iraq.
www.multied.com /wars.html   (349 words)

 Alinghi - America's Cup History
The America's Cup is a symbol of yachting supremacy.
Winning the America's Cup is one of the most difficult sporting accomplishments possible, and it took 132 years before the trophy was wrestled from the New York Yacht Club in 1983.
A syndicate of 5 members of the New York Yacht Club built and sailed a schooner they called America to Britain where it entered the Royal Yacht Squadron's race which was open to all nations but in fact was only raced by America and other yachts of the Royal Yacht Squadron.
www.alinghi.com /en/32ndac/history/index.php   (259 words)

In the history research seminar, majors conduct intensive research on a particular topic and present their findings to their classmates.
History majors become well acquainted with each other and the faculty in their years at the College.
Many students combine their history study with appropriate courses in the College’s graduate-level teacher education program and enter the teaching profession.
www.lclark.edu /COLLEGE/DEPAR/HIST/index.html   (955 words)

 BBC SPORT | Other Sports | Sailing | Americas Cup | History
The America's Cup has a rich tradition both on and off the water that has run for more than 150 years.
The America's Cup was born after the New York Yacht Club beat the British on their own waters in 1851.
America's dominance in the America's Cup grew as the 19th century gave way to the 20th.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/other_sports/sailing/americas_cup/history/default.stm   (189 words)

 Concept of the Americas and Bolton
The history of the Americas gradually evolved as a grand, comparative history of the Western Hemisphere.
The lack of a school of Americas history led to its decline.
By the late 1990s a new generation of historians has started a revival of comparative history and the history of the Americas is being studied and re-evaluated.
www.nmu.edu /upstudies/about/rmagn/americas/Bolton.htm   (755 words)

 | Book Review | Environmental History, 9.3 | The History Cooperative
Because college history students have a notorious lack of geographic knowledge, historical atlases are a most welcome complement to the teaching process.
Unfortunately, until 2003, no historical atlas of Central America existed and one was truly needed for serious students of the region.
Transportation history includes colonial roads, nineteenth-century rail lines and trans-isthmian routes, and highway networks from the 1920s.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/eh/9.3/br_3.html   (488 words)

Their cities flourished across Central America, complete with remarkable pyramids, temples, observatories and libraries, and their scholars produced works of literature, philosophy, art and architecture.
A study of their history shows that in every generation since the invasion of the Spaniards, the Mayans have risen up in rebellion, armed only with rocks and machetes.
The School of the Americas continued to train and graduate Guatemalan officers who became notorious for their human rights violations.
www.globalexchange.org /countries/americas/guatemala/history.html   (1614 words)

 Amazon.com: History's Memory: Writing Americas Past, 1880-1980: Books: Ellen Fitzpatrick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In a fair and even handed manner, she notes the accomplishments of the "new" history, carefully locating it within a long, complex, and diverse historical tradition of writing and memory.
History's Memory is a fresh view of the history of American historical writing.
A History of the Right/Conservatism in 20th Century America.
www.amazon.com /Historys-Memory-Writing-Americas-1880-1980/dp/067400731X   (1207 words)

 Invensys Controls Americas History
Invensys Climate Controls Americas was founded in 1974 after successfully designing and manufacturing a line of top quality smoke alarms for the residential smoke alarm market.
Invensys Climate Controls Americas has continued to focus its efforts toward serving contractors and trade professionals through the electrical wholesale market, a market that it is proud to lead today.
The Invensys Climate Controls Americas heat alarm is useful for environments that could trigger nuisance alarms in smoke alarms.
www.icca.invensys.com /about/history.htm   (543 words)

 Monthly Review April 2006 Richard Peet ¦ The Hidden History of the Americas
The small number of people that initially populated the Americas made for a genetic homogeneity that left their descendents remarkably free of some diseases (the Indians were the healthiest people on earth), yet terribly vulnerable to other diseases, carried along trade routes far in advance of actual, physical contact with the Europeans.
The mere discovery of the Americas caused intellectual ferment in Europe (though not, we might add, with the explorers—a more crass, careless, and greedy bunch is difficult to imagine).
But in the case of the Americas we have not so much the invention of mythology as a refusal of the collective mind even to think deep history, for what it would reveal, and what this might mean.
www.monthlyreview.org /0406peet.htm   (1375 words)

 History of the Americas Courses
A comparative study of the exploration, conquest, and settlement of the Americas by the Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English nations through the 18th century.
History 141 - History of the Americas 1800 to Present
A comparative history of the American nations in the 19th and 20th centuries with emphasis on themes of political development and social and economic change.
daphne.palomar.edu /marguello/americas.htm   (158 words)

 Climate and Cultural History in the Americas Workshop Agenda
In its short history of 675 years, the population of Mexico City and the valley went through several calamitous periods of high mortality due to famines and epidemics.
Reconstructing climate histories and investigating the impacts of and social responses to extreme weather events in the past should thus be seen as critical steps if we are to understand and anticipate the potential repercussions of future events.
The study is concerned with four case study regions in Mexico, covering a range of climatic, environmental, socio-economic, and political contexts and histories: Chihuahua in the north, Oaxaca in the south, Michoacán, in the central highlands and Guanajuato in the Bajío (‘lowlands’) of the north central highlands.
www.uark.edu /misc/dendro/climate/agenda.htm   (9606 words)

 British colonization of the Americas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colonies were established in North, Central and South America and in the Caribbean, and a protectorate was established in Hawaii.
The British were one of the most important colonizers of the Americas and their American empire came to rival the Spanish American colonies in extent.
The Kingdom of England established colonies along the east coast of North America, from Newfoundland in the north, to as far as Florida in the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_colonization_of_the_Americas   (2038 words)

 Online Exhibition: The Cultures and History of the Americas: The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress (A ...
As Surveyor-General of Lands for the newly created Southern District of North America and the recently established colony of East Florida, William [Gerard] de Brahm (1717-ca.1799), an immigrant from Germany, was ordered to undertake a detailed geographic survey of Florida--a land virtually unknown to the British at that time.
The Americas are clearly depicted, based partly on the world as configured by the Johann Schöner globes or on Peter Apian's map of 1520, and showing the influence of the ideas of Copernicus.
The map's claim to immortality is contained in the simple word "America," based on Waldseemüller's recognition that Amerigo Vespucci had identified the newly found lands as a new part of the world.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/kislak/kislak-exhibit.html   (4649 words)

 History of the Americas Course Description
Over the next year we will be looking at not only the major events that have shaped the region's history, but also the peoples of the Americas and their struggles to achieve such goals as freedom, equality, and economic opportunity.
While the history of the United States (including the Constitution and key Supreme Court cases) will be a major emphasis, the class will also look extensively at Latin America.
This is an IB class, and as such it is designed to successfully prepare students for paper 3 of the higher level IB History exam (papers 1 and 2 correspond to the 20th Century World History class, which is taught in the senior year).
www.4j.lane.edu /~hamill/americas/coursesyllabus.htm   (806 words)

 Interactive Teaching Resources: History and Social Sciences
American History to 1877: This course offers an interpretive overview of American history from the European invasion of North America, beginning in the late fifteenth century, through the American Civil War and Reconstruction in the mid-nineteenth century.
Civil War to the Present: History 102, American History: Civil War to the Present, taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by Professor Stanley K. Schultz, is survey course in American history.
The World History Center at Northeastern University: The mission of the World History Center is to create a nexus of sustained and collaborative work on research and curriculum in world history, in order to coordinate and consolidate work in this new, growing and important area of historical scholarship and teaching.
www.h-net.msu.edu /teaching/interact/history.html   (1680 words)

 IB 30 History - The Americas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
History Reviews-Historiography - Reviews of a number of historical sources and books with feedback from the authors.
Cold War History Project - Up-to-date analysis of the history of the Cold War.
America and the Holocaust - Primary Documents, Interviews, and transcript of the PBS Documentary.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/fil/pages/listhistoryjk.html   (374 words)

 Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! Hispanic History in the Americas
The attacks stem from a fight between sailors and a group of Mexican Americans occurring on June 3, during which a sailor is seriously injured.
The attacks on the Mexican-American population are widely reported by the Mexican and Latin American press and strain war-time relations between the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America.
Press coverage raises the awareness among Americans and Latin Americans of the prejudice and injustices that Mexican Americans face in the United States.
teacher.scholastic.com /activities/hispanic/calhistory.htm   (541 words)

 Americas Historical Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
"Natural History Map of New Brunswick" from Field and Forest Rambles with Notes and Observations on the Natural History of Eastern Canada, by A. Leith Adams, 1873.
"A New Map of North America Shewing all the New Discoveries 1797", "Engraved for Morses Gazetteer of America", From "A Century of Population Growth", U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1909.
This is an exhibit of eleven maps from the holdings of the Benson Latin American Collection.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/historical/history_americas.html   (1157 words)

 History 245 Home Page
An area larger than the combined territories of Europe and the United States, Latin America is again becoming a major player on the international world scene, and its participation in an international free market economy reflects its emerging autonomy from persistent colonialism, yet continuing its dependence on foreign investment at the same time.
Its importance and relevance to Americans and southern Californians cannot be over-emphasized, as we experience the day-to-day legacy of this history, and as we together enter the twenty-first century.
Additionally, you will be assigned to write a précis on one of the assigned or suggested books, or on another book of your own choosing (subject to my approval), relative to the history of Latin America.
home.att.net /~history240/history245homepage.html   (1328 words)

 EDUCATION PLANET: 4359 History sites
World History Archives: The Americas as a whole - Documents for the history of Native Americans Documents for the retrospective history of the Americas as a whole Documents for the contemporary political history of the Americas as a whole Documents for the economic history of the Americas as
The history of Native Americans in North America as a whole The history of Native Americans in Canada as a whole The history of Native Americans in the United States as a whole The history of Native Americans
World History Archives: History of Iraq - The retrospective history of the Republic of Iraq The contemporary political history of the Republic of Iraq The economic history of the Republic of Iraq The working-class history of the Republic of Iraq The social history of the Republic of I
www.educationplanet.com /search/Social_Studies/History   (435 words)

 History Department | UNC Charlotte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Justice Policy and the history of crime and punishment in postwar America.
Black Power history and the history of radical movements in the 1960s and 1970s.
Thompson is also completing three new articles that she plans to submit to: Labor: Studies in the Working Class History of the Americas, The Journal of American History, and the Journal of Urban History.
www.history.uncc.edu /thompson.htm   (381 words)

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