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A multicultural, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American Revolutions In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, from the native inhabitants from milennia past, through the decades of Western colonization and conquest, and across the entire continent, all the way to the Pacific coast. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he…mehr

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A multicultural, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American Revolutions In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, from the native inhabitants from milennia past, through the decades of Western colonization and conquest, and across the entire continent, all the way to the Pacific coast. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in the colonization of North America. Moving beyond the Atlantic seaboard to examine the entire continent, American Colonies reveals a pivotal period in the global interaction of peoples, cultures, plants, animals, and microbes. In a vivid narrative, Taylor draws upon cutting-edge scholarship to create a timely picture of the colonial world characterized by an interplay of freedom and slavery, opportunity and loss. "Formidable . . . provokes us to contemplate the ways in which residents of North America have dealt with diversity." -The New York Times Book Review

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  • Verlag: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seitenzahl: 544
  • Erscheinungstermin: 30.07.2002
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781101075814
  • Artikelnr.: 42971379
Autorenporträt
Alan Taylor's books include William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for history and the Bancroft Prize in American History; The Internal Enemy, also awarded the Pultizer Prize; The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution. Taylor holds the Thomas Jefferson Chair in American History at the University of Virginia.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction Part I. Encounters 1. Natives
13
000 B.C.-A.D. 1492 2. Colonizers
1400-1800 3. New Spain
1500-1600 4. The Spanish Frontier
1530-1700 5. Canada and Iroquoia
1500-1660 Part II. Encounters 6. Virginia
1570-1650 7. Chesapeake Colonies
1650-1750 8. New England
1600-1700 9. Puritans and Indians
1600-1700 10. The West Indies
1600-1700 11. Carolina
1670-1760 12. Middle Colonies
1600-1700 Part III. Empires 13. Revolutions
1685-1730 14. The Atlantic
1700-80 15. Awakenings
1700-75 16. French America
1650-1750 17. The Great Plains
1680-1800 18. Imperial Wars and Crisis
1739-75 19. The Pacific
1760-1820 Acknowledgments Bibliography Index