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 ...

The Americas That Might Have Been

Author: Julian Granberry

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817351825

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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

Asia and the Americas

What a difference in popular sentiment might have occurred , and might still occur
, if the true facts had been promptly and widely made known to the public ! If our
government would spend half the energy in disseminating this healing kind of ...

Asia and the Americas

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Indian Conditions and Affairs

It would have been possible for man to cross from Asia to America by this route .
There is a reason for thinking that he did so . We know that the large mammals
crossed , because many relics of them are found both in northern Asia , in Alaska
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Indian Conditions and Affairs

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Indian Affairs. Subcommittee on General Bills

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The Department of State Bulletin

Two manifestations of this determination might be mentioned . It is well known
that certain non - American powers have been endeavoring openly and covertly
to subvert the internal institutions of the countries of this hemisphere . Through ...

The Department of State Bulletin

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The official monthly record of United States foreign policy.

The American

And all the while Americas writers before hearing what the respondent had to say
in explanation of must suffer the ... same kind might have been painted in Spain
had not the Spanish Inquisition the usual large audience may nevertheless be ...

The American

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The Living Age

No one acquainted with the country can doubt that the inhabitants of the
mountainous region caHed Little Wallachia would at once have been found,
even without previous training, very useful auxiliaries, and that the other parts of
Wallachia ...

The Living Age

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The Omaha Clinic

It has been said that a “ man is just as old as his arteries . " Many a strong man
has verified the truth of this to his cost . At 45 . Sandow will be in the prime of his
strength ; his arteries and heart , however , will not be in the prime of their
elasticity ...

The Omaha Clinic

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Asia and the Americas

Beyond that she would not go. Nor would she go geographically further than she
herself had been. What is in this story, therefore, really happened. Of course
other things happened, too, but this is how it all was in one Russian village, and
all ...

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A Digest of the International Law of the United States Taken from Documents Issued by Presidents and Secretaries of State and from Decisions of Federal Courts and Opinions of Attorneys general

This respectable author certainly never could have imagined that it extended
south to San Juan de Nicaragua , because he ... the Americas , and with the
possession of it and Realejo , on the other side of the lake , the Spanish colonies
might be paralyzed by the enemy ... Captain Bonnycastle , as well as the
Spaniards , would have been greatly surprised had they been informed that this
port was a part of ...

A Digest of the International Law of the United States  Taken from Documents Issued by Presidents and Secretaries of State  and from Decisions of Federal Courts and Opinions of Attorneys general

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The Two Americas

... and the government of the in land so general as in North America , might have
duty on all tobacco exported from , and on all emigrants state , belonged to one
or more proprietaries . This been expected to have proved eminently favorable to
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The Two Americas

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The Americas

It is hard to pay the $ 7,000,000,000 of new bank indebtedness contracted since
the war with commodities at lower prices , but it might have been $
15,000,000,000 if the bankers had not drawn the rein . far enough , but the
banker is pledging ...

The Americas

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Fossil Vertebrates in the American Museum of Natural History

Some paleogeogra work is carried o might have been brought about in part by
phers and paleontologists do indicate such a Cretaceous fauna the existence of
a land connection between separation , in which case a South Atlan this country .

Fossil Vertebrates in the American Museum of Natural History

Author: American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Vertebrate Palaeontology

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Literary Digest

No just objection can be made to a vigorous effort on the part of the
Administration to keep American citizens from mixing up in the Cuban ... Many of
these nations could never have won independence had it not been for the United
States .

Literary Digest

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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 ...

The Calusa

Author: Julian Granberry

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817317511

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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.

Alternate Americas

Fourteen of science fiction's most popular writers--including L. Sprague de Camp, Robert Silverberg, and Kim Stanley Robinson--offer their visions of an America that might have been. Original.

Alternate Americas

Author: Gregory Benford

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553290073

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Fourteen of science fiction's most popular writers--including L. Sprague de Camp, Robert Silverberg, and Kim Stanley Robinson--offer their visions of an America that might have been. Original.