The Americas That Might Have Been

The Americas That Might Have Been

Imagines the development of the Western Hemisphere without European contact and colonization This work answers the hypothetical question: What would the Americas be like today—politically, economically, culturally—if Columbus and the ...

Author: Julian Granberry

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817351823

Category: History

Page: 204

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Imagines the development of the Western Hemisphere without European contact and colonization. This work answers the hypothetical question: What would the Americas be like today—politically, economically, culturally—if Columbus and the Europeans had never found them, and how would American peoples interact with the world's other societies? It assumes that Columbus did not embark from Spain in 1492 and that no Europeans found or settled the New World afterward, leaving the peoples of the two American continents free to follow the natural course of their Native lives. The Americas That Might Have Been is a professional but layman-accessible, fact-based, nonfiction account of the major Native American political states that were thriving in the New World in 1492. Granberry considers a contemporary New World in which the glories of Aztec Mexico, Maya Middle America, and Inca Peru survived intact. He imagines the roles that the Iroquois Confederacy of the American Northeast, the powerful city-states along the Mississippi River in the Midwest and Southeast, the Navajo Nation and the Pueblo culture of the Southwest, the Eskimo Nation in the Far North, and the Taino/Arawak chiefdoms of the Caribbean would play in American and world politics in the 21st Century. Following a critical examination of the data using empirical archaeology, linguistics, and ethnohistory, Granberry presents a reasoned and compelling discussion of native cultures and the paths they would have logically taken over the past five centuries. He reveals the spectacular futures these brilliant pre-Columbian societies might have had, if not for one epochal meeting that set off a chain of events so overwhelming to them that the course of human history was forever changed. Julian Granberry is Language Coordinator with Native American Language Services in Florida and author of numerous publications, including A Grammar and Dictionary of the Timucua Language. Additional reviews: "Offers the latitude to explain a model of cultural evolution based on kinship categories while speculating about hjow several Indian nations might have developed sans colonialism."—North Dakota Quarterly "Granberry offers scenarios that should have us thinking of the innumerable possible trajectories that these societies might have followed had they not been impacted by Europeans."—Journal of Anthropological Research
Categories: History

Democracy and the Americas

Democracy and the Americas

American Academy of Political and Social Science Ernest Minor Patterson,
Samuel Guy Inman ... If in helphave been enraged and rightly so , since ing Latin
America we should ease ecothis would have been the negation of nomic
conditions ...

Author: American Academy of Political and Social Science

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU68080379

Category: America

Page: 237

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Categories: America

Salt in Eastern North America and the Caribbean

Salt in Eastern North America and the Caribbean

interpretations of Paleoindian life (Anderson 1996:36–37). All models, however,
focus on the availability of resources that Paleoindian peoples might have
needed to survive, and one of the most important of these would have been
knappable ...

Author: Ashley A. Dumas

Publisher: Archaeology of Food

ISBN: 9780817320768

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Case studies examining the archaeological record of an overlooked mineral Salt, once a highly prized trade commodity essential for human survival, is often overlooked in research because it is invisible in the archaeological record. Salt in Eastern North America and the Caribbean: History and Archaeology brings salt back into archaeology, showing that it was valued as a dietary additive, had curative powers, and was a substance of political power and religious significance for Native Americans. Major salines were embedded in collective memories and oral traditions for thousands of years as places where physical and spiritual needs could be met. Ethnohistoric documents for many Indian cultures describe the uses of and taboos and other beliefs about salt. The volume is organized into two parts: Salt Histories and Salt in Society. Case studies from prehistory to post-Contact and from New York to Jamaica address what techniques were used to make salt, who was responsible for producing it, how it was used, the impact it had on settlement patterns and sociopolitical complexity, and how economies of salt changed after European contact. Noted salt archaeologist Heather McKillop provides commentary to conclude the volume. .
Categories: Social Science

The Americas

The Americas

This could be an alliance for the dismemberment of Paraguay . Having been
unable to settle their boundary disputes to Paraguay ' s major disadvantage ,
Asunción ' s two traditional enemies might have decided to co - operate in
eliminating ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006707181

Category: America

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A quarterly review of inter-American cultural history.
Categories: America

The Calusa

The Calusa

In The Calusa: Linguistic and Cultural Origins and Relationships, Dr. Granberry presents a full phonological and morphological analysis of the total corpus of surviving Calusa language data left by a literate Spanish captive held by the ...

Author: Julian Granberry

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817317515

Category: History

Page: 86

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In The Calusa: Linguistic and Cultural Origins and Relationships, Dr. Granberry presents a full phonological and morphological analysis of the total corpus of surviving Calusa language data left by a literate Spanish captive held by the Calusa from his early youth to adulthood.
Categories: History

Defense of the Americas

Defense of the Americas

village to sabotaga the street have won German ad Everywhere I went ces to rally
and regroup roce long enough servations . They allow us to be certain that
guerrilla warfare could have been successfully organized in France even after
the ...

Author: André Chéradame

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran

ISBN: UCAL:B3045423

Category: America

Page: 307

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Categories: America

The Americas Review

The Americas Review

Was it because I had run away from my karma? Was the Great Spirit angry? I
tried to shrug it off. I had found new spiritual substitutes. They were less
demanding. But contentment evaded me. What might have I accomplished ifI had
been true ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018675748

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Globalizing American History

Globalizing American History

Long before we can benefit from comparative analysis , we might have a better
idea of what we are talking about and ... ( though the development of courses in
the Americas or North America might have been a more interesting correction ) .

Author: Noralee Frankel

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131633369

Category: Education and globalization

Page: 116

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Designed to contribute to the discussion of repositioning the American history survey course in light of the nations global context, Globalizing American History serves as an overview to the issues involved in internationalizing this staple of the school and college history curriculum in light of earlier, exploratory inquires.
Categories: Education and globalization

Jefferson s America Napoleon s France

Jefferson s America   Napoleon s France

Louisiana is today a part of America's manifest destiny , an inalienable part of a
nation that links sea to shining sea . And yet , Louisiana's history — and
America's as well — might have unfolded very differently . Had Napoleon been of
a ...

Author: Gail Feigenbaum

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: UOM:39076002303167

Category: History

Page: 286

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Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte, brilliant and complicated men, are among history's most fascinating figures. In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase brought the worlds of Jefferson and Napoleon together for a transforming moment in history. This work discusses the complicated cultural politics and special relationship between France and America.
Categories: History

Asia and the Americas

Asia and the Americas

Then overwhelming might has been thrown upon the shores of Saipan, Guam,
Palau, and other places the names of which will be shrined in history. All these
military operations have highlighted the strategic importance of the Pacific
islands, ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015020175421

Category: Asia

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Categories: Asia

America

America

They would have been overrun long ago were it not for two factors: first, that
Canada is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations; and Second that
she is a member of the American hemisphere as defined by the Monroe Doctrine.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007805687

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Scientific American

Scientific American

Correlation of Peoples and Languages GENETICS lier dates for sites in South
America . ... Europe has been swept by many migratory waves , but vestiges of
the earliest settlement remain . A key to the ... There might have been failures ,
too .

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ISBN: UOM:39015081547880

Category: Science

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Monthly magazine devoted to topics of general scientific interest.
Categories: Science

Beyond the Americas

Beyond the Americas

Now , where do you think each of these pictures might have been taken ? What
are your reasons ? 7. Find magazine pictures of Europe with something in them
that would help identify their location and cut them out . Bring the pictures to ...

Author: Paul Robert Hanna

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105049185361

Category: Geography

Page: 504

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Categories: Geography

America

America

Possible answers : The economic growth of the colonies might have been
hampered by the need to pay duties in England , as well as to transport all goods
there first . For example , the triangular trade would have been much more
difficult if ...

Author: Andrew Robert Lee Cayton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0134324021

Category: United States

Page: 1218

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Categories: United States

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

By the time Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro reached Peru , the Inca
empire had already been decimated . Without the disease factor , the situation in
the Americas might have been much like that in Java . Europeans would not have
 ...

Author: Serena Nanda

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534506372

Category: Ethnologie

Page: 429

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This text provides an overview of the core cultural anthropology topics while instilling into the student a full sense of the world's diversity.
Categories: Ethnologie

We of the Americas

We of the Americas

It was the Order of Jesus that brought back to the Catholic Church that militant
mysticism which she badly needed in the sixteenth century , and without which
she might have been wiped out by the Reformation . In this twentieth - century ...

Author: Carlos G. Dávila

Publisher: Chicago : Ziff-Davis Publishing Company

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023495348

Category: America

Page: 264

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Categories: America

Documents Relative to Central American Affairs and the Enlistment Question

Documents Relative to Central American Affairs  and the Enlistment Question

Captain Bonnycastle , as well as the Spaniards , would have been greatly
surprised had they been informed that this port was a part of the dominions of his
majesty the king of the Mosquitos , and that the cities and cultivated territories of ...

Author: United States. Department of State

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001178547

Category: Belize

Page: 485

View: 322

Categories: Belize

Midcontinent American Studies Journal

Midcontinent American Studies Journal

early life would be well - advised to turn first to the Link edition of Wilson ' s
papers , and to use Osborn ' s study as a ... Nazi subversion failed , but Frye ,
concerned with " what might have been , ” concludes that America had to
respond as and ...

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ISBN: IND:30000117818389

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

The Jewish Week and the American Examiner

The Jewish Week and the American Examiner

Through the JEWISH States will participate in the resettlement of categorically
denied the allegations . He told AGENCY they would have been flown to 123 of
the 1 . 000 Cambodian refugees arriving The Jewish Week " there is absolutely ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015042850332

Category: Jews

Page:

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Categories: Jews

Myth and the American Experience

Myth and the American Experience

The process of forging additional nations would reach out , within another century
, from Europe and the Americas to Asia ... Nationalism today seems something of
a curse because of the paradox that while the people of the earth have been ...

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