Comment on any points of difference between the native peoples of South and North America.
Other than the use of English, what other features of English economic and social life do you notice in nineteenth-century USA?
What did the ‘frontier’ mean to the Americans?
Why was the history of the Australian native peoples left out of history books?
How satisfactory is a museum gallery display in explaining the culture of a people? Give examples from your own experience of a museum.
Imagine an encounter in California in about 1880 between four people: a former African slave, a Chinese labourer, a German who had come out in the Gold Rush, and a native of the Hopi tribe, and narrate their conversation.