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Opening Up North America, 1497-1800, Revised Edition
  • Authored by: Caroline Cox and Ken Albala, General Editors: John S. Bowman and Maurice Isserman
  • From the Series: Discovery and Exploration
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604131969
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-196-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 917
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 144


Opening Up North America, 1497–1800, Revised Edition integrates in a chronological narrative the voyages taken from Florida to Newfoundland, covering the first recorded contact of John Cabot in 1497 through Alexander Mackenzie's journey across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific in 1793. Through these stories, the geography of northeastern North America is pieced together and the impact European exploration had on Native American society continues to be felt today.

 Coverage includes:

  • The importance of cod fishing in the North Atlantic
  • Beaver hats and the role played by the fur trade in exploration of the continent's interior
  • Spanish, French, and English claims to territory in the southeast in the 16th century
  • Exploration by Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Henry Hudson, Étienne Brûlé, René-Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle, and others.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps. Chronology and timeline. Sidebars. Bibliography. Glossary. Further resources. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Caroline Cox is an associate professor of history at the University of the Pacific. Cox has taught courses on subjects ranging from colonial and revolutionary America to American cultures and U.S. military history.

Ken Albala is an associate professor and chair of the history department at the University of the Pacific. He is the author of three books and more than 15 book chapters and articles.

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