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Encounters in the New World : a history in documents

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002, ©2000.
Series: Pages from history.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of documents illustrating encounters between Native American peoples and a variety of European newcomers from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Includes maps, journals, advertisements, and letters.
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Genre/Form: History
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Sources Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Lepore
ISBN: 0195154916 9780195154917
OCLC Number: 56721918
Description: 175 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: What is a document? --
How to read a document --
Introduction --
On the turtle's back ; Why Europe? ; Dealing with the documents --
Mapping the world --
Ptolemy's revolution ; Christian world ; Expanding world ; America emerges ; Vanishing maps ; Lines and circles --
First encounters --
Prophecies, plans, and fantasies ; First impressions ; Gods? Savages? ; Dividing the sexes ; Catalog of nature ; Indians abroad --
Conquest and resistance --
Montezuma, Quetzalcoatl, and Cortes ; Eight-year journey ; Invading the interior ; Great debate ; Missions and presidios --
Furs, rivers, and black robes --
Peoples of the Longhouse ; New France ; Society of Jesus ; New worlds, new women ; Covenants of war and peace --
English arrive --
Go west ; Roanoke, the lost colony ; Powhatan and his people ; Founding Jamestown ; Pocahontas and her legacy --
Africans in America --
Kidnapped ; Tips for slave traders ; Ships of death ; For sale ; Africans' new worlds ; Two views ; Runaways and rebels --
Planting New England --
Metacom's Rebellion ; Manitou and the city on a hill ; Marking the landscape ; Praying Indians.
Series Title: Pages from history.
Responsibility: [edited by] Jill Lepore.

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A collection of documents illustrating encounters between Native American peoples and a variety of European newcomers from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Includes maps, journals, advertisements, and letters.

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