Ancient North America

Author: Brian M. Fagan
ISBN: 0500285322
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

An authoritative synthesis of North American archaeology provides coverage of every major culture area, placing the continent in a wider context of human prehistory while providing in the revised fourth edition ethnographic illustrations of key sites and artifacts. Original.

Atlas of the North American Indian

Author: Carl Waldman
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438126715
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Presents an illustrated reference that covers the history, culture and tribal distribution of North American Indians.

A History of the Indians of the United States

Author: Angie Debo
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806118881
Release Date: 1984
Genre: History

Traces the history of the American Indians as a distinct social and cultural group in the United States, providing the basis for a critical reappraisal of government Indian policy

Born in Blood and Fire

Author: John Charles Chasteen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393283051
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: History

Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten emphasis on current cultural analyses of Latin American society and facilitate meaningful connections between the Encounter and the present. Throughout the Fourth Edition, a new full-color design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration program. This, along with new quizzing and assessment options and a new edition of the companion reader, offers students and instructors more support than ever before.

Changing Ones

Author: Will Roscoe
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0312175396
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

Documents alternative genders in Native American cultures and explores the contributions to tribal society made by the berdaches--men and women who chose to live as members of the opposite sex

Race in North America

Author: Audrey Smedley
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 9780813345543
Release Date: 2012

In Race in North America, Audrey Smedley shows that “race” is a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century. Race, in its origin, was not a product of science but of a folk ideology reflecting a new form of social stratification and a rationalization for inequality among the peoples of North America. New coauthor Brian Smedley joins Audrey Smedley in updating this renowned and groundbreaking text. The fourth edition includes a compelling new chapter on the health impacts of the racial worldview, as well as a thoroughly rewritten chapter that explores the election of Barack Obama and the evolving role of race in American political history. This edition also incorporates recent findings on the human genome and the implications of genomics. Drawing on new understandings of DNA expression, the authors scrutinize the positions of contemporary race scientists who maintain that race is a valid biological concept.

The Moundbuilders

Author: George R. Milner
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500284687
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Hailed by Bruce D. Smith, Curator of North American Archaeology at the Smithsonian Institution, as without question the best available book on the pre-Columbian Indian societies of eastern North America, this wide-ranging and copiously illustrated volume covers the entire sweep of Eastern Woodlands prehistory, with an emphasis on how these societies developed from hunter-gatherers to village farmers and town-dwellers.

Philosophical Problems and Arguments

Author: James W. Cornman
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 0872201244
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Philosophy

Widely used by instructors who emphasize the logical structure of philosophical theories and the dialectical play of argument, this popular work provides clear, reliable, and up-to-date discussions of central philosophical debates. The fourth edition incorporates major revisions--the first since 1982--and features an extensive change in content. Every chapter has been reworked to improve its organization, to make it more accessible and engaging to the student, and to reflect recent discussions.

A History of American Economic Thought

Author: Samuel Barbour
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351703598
Release Date: 2017-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics

This vital addition to the Routledge History of Economic Thought series surveys arguably the most important country in the development of economics as we know it today – the United States of America. A History of American Economic Thought is a comprehensive study of American economics as it has evolved over time, with several singularly unique features including: a thorough examination of the economics of American aboriginals prior to 1492; a detailed discussion of American economics as it has developed during the last fifty years; and a generous dose of non-mainstream American economics under the rubrics "Other Voices" and "Crosscurrents." It is far from being a native American community, and numerous social reformers and those with alternative points of view are given as much weight as the established figures who dominate the mainstream of the profession. Generous doses of American economic history are presented where appropriate to give context to the story of American economics as it proceeds through the ages, from seventeenth-century pre-independence into the twentieth-first century packed full of influential figures including John Bates Clark, Thorstein Veblen, Irving Fisher, Paul Samuelson, and John Kenneth Galbraith, to name but a few. This volume has something for everyone interested in the history of economic thought, the nexus of American economic thought and American economic history, the fusion of American economics and philosophy, and the history of science.

Indigenous Peoples of North America

Author: Robert James Muckle
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442603561
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

In this thoughtful book, Robert J. Muckle provides a brief, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America from prehistory to the present.

The Foragers of Point Hope

Author: Charles E. Hilton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107022508
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Genre: History

Sixty years after their discovery, this is the first anthropological synthesis of the ancient Arctic foragers of Point Hope, Alaska.

Climate Change and the Course of Global History

Author: John L. Brooke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521871648
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: History

Climate Change and the Course of Global History presents the first global study by a historian to fully integrate the earth-system approach of the new climate science with the material history of humanity. Part I argues that geological, environmental, and climatic history explain the pattern and pace of biological and human evolution. Part II explores the environmental circumstances of the rise of agriculture and the state in the Early and Mid-Holocene, and presents an analysis of human health from the Paleolithic through the rise of the state, including the Neolithic Demographic Transition. Part III introduces the problem of economic growth and examines the human condition in the Late Holocene from the Bronze Age through the Black Death, assessing the relationships among human technologies, climatic change, and epidemic disease. Part IV explores the move to modernity, stressing the emerging role of human economic and energy systems as earth-system agents in the Anthropocene. Supported by climatic, demographic, and economic data with forty-nine figures and tables custom-made for this book, A Rough Journey provides a pathbreaking model for historians of the environment, the world, and science, among many others.

The First North Americans

Author: Brian M. Fagan
ISBN: 0500021201
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Presents a history of North American settlement, from the first settlers over 15,000 years ago to the arrival of the Europeans in the fifthteenth century.

Indians of the Great Plains

Author: Daniel J. Gelo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317347651
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Social Science

Plains Societies and Cultures Indians of the Great Plains, written by Daniel J. Gelo of The University of Texas at San Antonio, is a text that emphasizes that Plains societies and cultures are continuing, living entities. Through a topical exploration, it provides a contemporary view of recent scholarship on the classic Horse Culture Period while also bringing readers up-to-date with historical and cultural developments of the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition, it contains wide and balanced coverage of the many different tribal groups, including Canadian and southern populations. Teaching & Learning Experience: Improve Critical Thinking - Indians of the Great Plains provides recent scholarship and up-to-date historical and cultural developments of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to see the Plains societies and cultures as continuing, living entities — including charts showing tribal organization and kinship systems. Engage Students — Indians of the Great Plains features excerpts of Native poetry, songs, and ethnographic accounts, as well as Chapter Summaries and End-of-Chapter Review Questions.