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America's History in the Making

Mapping Initial Encounters

Unit Resources

Unit Resource Materials
de Icaza, Francisco. Diccionario autobiográfico de conquistadores y pobladores de la Nueva España vols. Madrid: Imprenta "El Adelanto de Segovia," 1923.
Kamakau, Samuel. Ruling Chiefs of Hawai'i. Translated by Mary Kawena Pukui, Thomas G. Thrum, Lahilahi Webb, Emma Davidson Taylor, and John Wise. Honolulu: Kamehameha Schools Press, 1921.
Mancall, Peter C. and James Merrell. American Encounters: Natives and Newcomers from European Contact to Indian Removal, 1500–1850. London: Routledge, 1999.
Marquette, Father Jacques "Unfinished Journal Addressed to the Reverend Father Claude Dablon, Superior of the Missions," in The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents. Edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites. Originally published 1975. New York: Pagent. Available at www.archive.org/.
Nash, Gary B., Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe, Peter J. Frederick, Allen F. Davis, and Allan M. Winkler. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Education, 2004. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Norton, Marcy. "Conquests of Chocolate" Magazine of History: Atlantic World, vol. 18, no. 3 (April 2004).
Ramsey, Jarold, comp. Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Old Oregon Country, 4th ed. Seattle: Univ. Washington Press, 1980.
Restall, Matthew. "Black Conquistadors: Armed Africans in Early Spanish America," in The Americas, vol. 57, no. 2 (October 2000).
Wood, Peter, Jacqueline Jones, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, and Vicki Ruiz. Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States. New York: Pearson Education, 2003. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Further Reading
Calloway, Colin G. First Peoples: A Documentary Survey Of American Indian History. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004.
Crosby, Alfred W. The Columbian Exchange, Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1972.
DeVoto, Bernard ed. The Journals of Lewis and Clark. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Harris, Jessica B. Beyond Gumbo. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.
Nash, Gary B. Red, White & Black: The Peoples Of Early North America, 5th ed. New York: Pearson Education, 2004. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Nash, Gary B., "African Americans in the Early Republic." Magazine of History: The Early Republic, vol. 14 no. 2 (Winter 2000).http://www.oah.org/
Shepherd, Elizabeth. The Discoveries of Esteban the Black. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1970.
Thornton, Russell. American Indian Holocaust and Survival: A Population History Since 1492. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.
Encyclopedia of American History, Vol. I–III. New York: Facts on File, 2003.
National Center for History in the Schools Teaching Units
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Three Worlds Meet: The Columbian Encounter and Its Legacy (PDF)
Magazine of History Articles
Conquests of Chocolate by Marcy Norton
Organization of American Historians: Talking History Radio Program
Chocolate
In this season of feasting and overindulgence what better topic to discuss than chocolate? Marcy Norton joins host Bryan Le Beau to discuss the history of chocolate, specifically its transformation from a sacred good to a secular commodity. Marcy Norton is Assistant Professor of History at George Washington University.

Airdate: December 26, 2005.
Listen now: MP3 Format
Running time: 29 minutes

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