By George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
A ebook scholars love, in a extra concise format.
America has bought greater than 1.8 million copies over the last 8 variants simply because it’s a ebook that scholars take pleasure in analyzing. potent storytelling, colourful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative soaking up and the fabric extra memorable. The short 9th version is 20% shorter, and comprises refreshed and up-to-date insurance of African American historical past, and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.
Note: this is often the one-volume short variation of the ebook, it's also allotted as a two-volume short version, a one-volume unabridged version, and a two-volume unabridged version.
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Most of northern Germany, along with Scandinavia, became Lutheran. The Protestant Reformation spread rapidly across Europe during the sixteenth century. It was in part a theological dispute, in part a political movement, and in part a catalyst for social change, civil strife, colonial expansion, and imperial warfare. Martin Luther’s bold ideas shattered the unity of Catholic Europe and ignited civil wars and societal upheavals. Once unleashed, the flood of Protestant rebellion flowed in directions unexpected and unwanted by Luther and his allies.
They became neighbors and advisers, converts and spouses. As such they participated creatively and powerfully in the creation of the new society known as America. The Europeans who risked their lives to settle in the Western Hemisphere were a diverse lot. Young and old, men and women, they came from Spain, Portugal, France, the British Isles, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Italy, and the German states (Germany would not become a united nation until the mid–nineteenth century). A variety of motives inspired them to undertake the often-harrowing transatlantic voyage.
America: A Narrative History (Brief 9th Edition) by George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi