Cover of: Peoples and nations of the Americas | Sheila Fairfield Read Online

Peoples and nations of the Americas a short history of each country in North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean Sea by Sheila Fairfield

  • 783 Want to read
  • ·
  • 0 Currently reading

Published by Gareth Stevens Pub. in Milwaukee .
Written in English



  • America


  • America -- History -- Juvenile literature.,
  • America -- History.

Book details:

About the Edition

Presents a brief history of each country in North, Central, and South America and the adjoining Caribbean area, from Anguilla to Venezuela.

Edition Notes

Other titlesAmericas
StatementSheila Fairfield.
LC ClassificationsE18.7 .F34 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2061409M
ISBN 101555329047
LC Control Number88042921

Download Peoples and nations of the Americas


• A New Republic Best Book of the Year • The Globalist Top Books of the Year • Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Non-fiction • Particularly relevant in understanding who voted for who in this presidential election year, this is an endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven “nations” that continue to shape North AmericaCited by: A nation of peoples: a sourcebook on America's multicultural heritage User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. The dramatic multicultural changes this country has undergone during the past two decades necessitate this update to the Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups (LJ 12/1/80). Indigenous Peoples United Ap This book speaks about conquering paper genocide, racism in Indian country and the first inhabitants of the Americas who are of the Negroid stock, citing evidence found by many archaeologists and first-hand accounts of what the Conquistadors saw when they arrived in the Americas, this book deals with Followers: K. Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious /5(7).

The third edition of Native Nations is an outstanding thought-provoking compilation of case studies of indigenous peoples and their struggles for cultural survival. Neely and Hume include examples from around the world, including the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Pakistan, South Africa, and Western Europe. Scope. The Indigenous peoples of the Americas are the aboriginal peoples of North and South America from ancient times to the present day. They include the Precolumbian peoples who lived in the Americas before African and European contact and the descendants of these peoples, including mixed-raced Indigenous peoples, such as the Mestizo, Métis, and ry: Indigenous peoples of the Americas. The prehistory of the Americas (North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean) begins with people migrating to these areas from Asia during the height of an Ice groups are generally believed to have been isolated from the people of the "Old World" until the coming of Europeans in the 10th century from Iceland led by Leif Erikson and with the voyages of Christopher Columbus in. Get this from a library! Peoples and nations of the Americas: a short history of each country in North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean Sea. [Sheila Fairfield] -- Gives a history of each nation in North, Central, and South America, and in the Caribbean Sea. Each entry explains where the people came from, and tells what religion, language, culture, and.

Indigenous Peoples Resources sell books that cover the culture, traditions, stories and history of First Nations. Many of our titles are multi-volume reference sets, such as encyclopedias or biographical dictionaries, and are great for use in classrooms of all education levels. We also feature books written by . An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since/5. The word “Indian” was an invention of Christopher Columbus, who erroneously thought that he had arrived in the East Indies. The misnomer remains, and has served to imagine a kind of racial or cultural unity for the autochthonous peoples of the Americas. [2] The unitary idea of “Indians” was not one shared by most indigenous peoples, who saw themselves as diverse.   A New History of the First Peoples in the Americas The miracle of modern genetics has revolutionized the story anthropologists tell about how humans spread out .