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American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion to Revolutionary by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce

By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce

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Twelve hundred leagues are the equivalent of 3000 miles. " in the task of seizing control of an entire continent. man "It seems temerity," he few letters to attempt what others more learned have not undertaken, espe- cially says, "on the part of a of so being so occupied in matters of war; for often soldiers were when the other wearied myself in writing. " In 1540 he returned to Spain and died shortly afterward. But in his diary he has left us a vivid account of the Inca and their social and intolerable hungers and ings, those of writing political order:* Chapter Which xvii treats of the order places they made maintained by the Incas, and the waste places fertile, how in many by the arrangements they made for tJmt purpose.

Thus the Spaniards took over densely settled Mexico without much frontier difficulty; but the pacification of the northern where they encountered many small warlike tribes, each acting 30 on Tin; Human C'oxditiox in Latin n— very much its ()N\ Statt\s— took a ,<2;rc>at America like the Indians of the Great Plains of the United deal of both time and money. THE INCA is best described in the words some of the Spaniards who conquered them. One of these was Pedro de Cieza de Leon, born in 1520 in Extremadura, Spain.

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