Indigenous people have played an incredibly important role in the history of the Americas. From their earliest encounters with Europeans, which helped shape the institutions of the colonial period, to recent mobilizations that have toppled regimes and put one of their own into power, the indigenous people of Latin America have profoundly molded political, economic, and social events throughout the region. A History of Indigenous Latin America, for the first time, attempts to tell the indigenous side of the story from the colonial period to the present. Ranging across countries, peoples, and themes, the book moves chronologically from the earliest native encounters with Europeans through themes of conquest, alliance, integration, urbanization, revolt, and many more to show the profound impact the movement and mixing of people has had on the development of Latin American nations and identity. With helpful key words, discussion questions, timelines, and lists of further reading, and bolstered by primary source documents and box features that highlight important people or events, this short text is perfect for anyone seeking to understand the broad picture of indigenous history throughout Latin America.
This volume of the Biblia Americana contains Cotton Mather's annotations on the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Canticles, Jeremiah, and Isaiah. A mixture of historical-textual criticism and pious explications, the commentaries are a treasure-trove for scholars interested in the development of Reformed theology and biblical interpretation during a decisive period of intellectual change in the early modern Atlantic world. Mather, an apologetically oriented, pastoral yet deeply learned exegete, confronts the early Enlightenment challenges to the Bible's authority. He engages with issues of translation and the difficult questions about authorship, provenance, and genre being asked in his day, especially about the three books traditionally ascribed to King Solomon. Who wrote Proverbs and Ecclesiastes? How can the worldly wisdom of these books be reconciled with the Christian gospel? Is Canticles only a royal wedding song celebrating human love? In turn, the annotations on Isaiah and Jeremiah are crucially concerned with the relevance and evidential value of the Hebrew prophets for the claims of Christian theology. If seen in their original contexts, in what ways can the oracles of Isaiah and Jeremiah be understood to speak of Christ, the gospel and the second coming? The volume shows the struggle of exegetes in Mather's generation to adjust traditional interpretations of the Old Testament to a growing awareness of the Scriptures' historicity. The annotations shift between detailed attention to this historical dimension of the texts and typological and allegorical readings. Moreover, many of the entries reveal a new "Baconian" concern with demonstrating the factual realism of the scriptural narratives by recourse to empirical evidence and the natural sciences.
The American Civil War: A Literary and Historical Anthology brings together a wide variety of important writings from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, including short fiction, poetry, public addresses, memoirs, and essays, accompanied by detailed annotations and concise introductions.
Now in a thoroughly revised second edition, this slimmer volume has been revamped to:
With selections from Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, Sidney Lanier, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Kate Chopin, and many more, Ian Finseth's careful arrangement of texts remains an indispensable resource for readers who seek to understand the impact of the Civil War on the culture of the United States. The American Civil War reaffirms the complex role that literature, poetry, and non-fiction played in shaping how the conflict is remembered.
To provide students with additional resources, the anthology is now accompanied by a companion website which you can find at [insert URL]. There you will find additional primary sources, a detailed timeline, and an extensive bibliography, among other materials.
The only way for vicar's daughter Phoebe Millbury to inherit a family fortune is to find herself a duke--just as her late grandfather demanded in his will. But Phoebe, who's still trying to make good after a romantic scandal, also has her two cousins to contend with. They're all competing for the same money, maybe even the same men. ..until Phoebe meets her match in the terribly handsome and charming Rafe Marbrook.
When she receives a marriage proposal from the Marquis of Brookhaven, Phoebe is thrilled to learn that Rafe is headed for dukedom...and accepts his offer. There's only one problem: It's from Rafe's older, less captivating brother, Calder. Now Phoebe finds herself on the verge of yet another scandal as she faces a desperate choice: Marry Calder for his money--or follow her own heart? Each way can only lead to trouble...
Teacher's edition The book contains 14 male and female African American inventors, firsts, and political leaders who are not widely seen in U.S. history books, but have made major contributions to not only the U.S., but to the world. Additionally, this book contains answers to educational assessments such as a glossary for vocabulary words, review/discussion questions, puzzles and tests. The volume set includes a student and a teacher's edition. This book is excellent for a classroom supplemental History Book. The reading level is suitable for 3rd to 7th grades students. "Creating an awareness of the contributions of African Americans."
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