Western History: An American Fixation
Western history is a period of history that has shaped much of the world into what it is today. Western history also contains the dark ages in Europe and the Roman Empire. Western history is the history written by Europeans during the period of the Dark Ages.
Western history can be divided into three parts. These are Early, Middle, and Early New World. The Early part of western history covers the years before the birth of Christ up until around the 3rd century AD. This is known as the Ancient Mediterranean World. It is heavily influenced by ancient Greece, Rome and with Medieval Christendom that emerged in the Middle Ages from the Crisis of the 3rd Century AD.
The middle part of American history covers the years immediately following the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Latin empires. This is called the Early America. During this period the Native Americans lived among the Europeans. They made up for their lack of development by hunting and gathering. The outcome was the creation of the United States.
The last part of American history is known as the Early American Nation. This formed the boundaries between the States, when the compact states were created after the Revolutionary War. This period of western history is also the dawn of the national movement and the start of the first slave trade. The first Americans were a group of African slaves who escaped from the Mississippi river in a small school known as The Boat House.
With the coming of the Civil War, the ranks of the enslaved African-Americans were reduced drastically and many became the laborers in the textile mills. These former slaves helped establish the black communities along the border of United States. Many of the frontier historians and researchers believe that these black communities served as the model for the later development of Jim Crow laws and racism. The historians of the American history believe that the black population in the southern United States played an important role in the development of the country as a whole.
When one studies the new history of the United States one can see that it is a very diversified country which has many shades of civilization, a lot of which do not show in the written word of the old America. The new history of the United States has presented a very interesting snapshot of a very diverse society. In order to appreciate this new history one should read as many books on the subjects as possible. The most popular modern western authors are those who wrote about the Old West, which includes such authors as Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Elbert Hubbard, John Steinbeck, Stephen King, and many others. Some of these authors’ works are still being read by the general public today.