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By Hutton Webster

ISBN-10: 1465533788

ISBN-13: 9781465533784

This e-book goals to provide a concise and hooked up account of human development in the course of historic, medieval, and early sleek occasions. it's going to meet the necessities of these excessive faculties and preparatory colleges the place historic historical past, as a separate self-discipline, is being supplanted via a extra prolonged direction introductory to the learn of contemporary occasions and modern difficulties. this sort of path used to be first defined by way of the Regents of the collage of the country of recent York of their Syllabus for Secondary colleges, issued in 1910. because the visual appeal of the Regents' Syllabus the Committee of 5 of the yank old organization has made its document (1911), suggesting a rearrangement of the curriculum which might let a year's paintings in English and Continental background. nonetheless extra lately the Committee on Social experiences of the fee at the Reorganization of Secondary schooling, in its document (1916) to the nationwide schooling organization has certainly suggested the department of ecu background into elements, of which the 1st should still comprise historic and Oriental civilization, English and Continental historical past to nearly the tip of the 17th century, and the interval of yank exploration. the 1st twelve chapters of the current paintings are established upon the author's historic heritage, released 4 years in the past. inspite of many omissions, it's been attainable to stick to with out crucial amendment the plan of the sooner quantity. a few new maps and illustrations were extra to those chapters. the choice of collateral interpreting, continuously a tricky challenge within the secondary tuition, is doubly tricky while rather a lot flooring has to be lined in one direction. the writer ventures, for this reason, to name consciousness to his Readings in old heritage. Its goal, within the phrases of the preface, is "to supply immature students with numerous prolonged, unified, and fascinating extracts on issues which a textbook treats with worthwhile, although none the fewer deplorable, condensation." A better half quantity, entitled Readings in Medieval and glossy heritage, may be released almost immediately. References to either books are inserted in footnotes [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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The natives used many stone implements, besides those of copper and bronze. The Indians got most of their copper from the mines in the Lake Superior region, whence it was carried far and wide. [3] See the illustration, page 45. [4] See the illustration, page 14. [5] In the New World, the only important domestic animal was the llama of the Andes. The natives used it as a beast of burden, ate its flesh, and clothed themselves with its wool. CHAPTER II 32 [6] The plants domesticated in the New World were not numerous.

10. How does the presence of few tameable animals in the New World help to account for its tardier development as compared with the Old World? 11. What examples of pastoral and agricultural life among the North American Indians are familiar to you? 12. Give examples of peoples widely different in blood who nevertheless speak the same language. 13. In the classification of mankind, where do the Arabs belong? the Persians? the Germans? the inhabitants of the United States? 14. Enumerate the most important contributions to civilization made in prehistoric times.

Farming was the chief occupation. Working people, whether slaves or freemen, were generally cultivators of the soil. All the methods of agriculture are pictured for us on the monuments. We mark the peasant as he breaks up the earth with a hoe or plows a shallow furrow with a sharp-pointed stick. We see the sheep being driven across sown fields to trample the seed into the moist soil. We watch the patient laborers as with hand sickles they gather in the harvest and then with heavy flails separate the chaff from the grain.

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