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Taylor, Intro; Kelso podcast
How does Taylor define early America?
Why did Taylor pick his end date(s)?
Who is the audience for this book and how do we know?
Why does Taylor reject American exceptionalism and teleology?
Why does Taylor argue that Native people and enslaved people are central?
What does "reading history backwards" mean?
Africa, Europe, and North America - 1450
This group was mainly supported by large scale agriculture, with fields stretching miles around fortified towns. They practiced long distance trade in valuable commodities and worshipped a supreme divine being.
This group was primarily non-urban and was organized according to a strict social hierarchy. Rulers claimed the right to rule by descent from mythical ancestors and favor from a supreme divine being, and competing groups often engaged in small scale violence vying for control of fertile lands.
This group maintained and exported to their trade partners a complex system of banking, savings, and long term loans that form the basis of modern banking. They domesticated many plant species which would become the backbone of the plantation slave economy and lived in villages of extended family clans.