American Colonies

The Settling of North America (The Penguin History of the United States, Volume 1)

Author: Alan Taylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101075814

Category: History

Page: 544

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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 From the Trade Paperback edition.
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American Colonies

Author: Alan Taylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142002100

Category: History

Page: 526

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An acclaimed historian challenges the traditional Anglocentric focus of colonial history by examining the various cultural influences from which "America" emerged and documenting the intricate ecological, ethnic, and economic history of the New World, from the Canadian north to the Pacific rim. Reprint.
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Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies

Author: Jacob E. Cooke

Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 865

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A three-volume set that discusses various aspects of the European colonies in North America including labor systems, technology, religion, and racial interaction.
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The Divided Ground

Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution

Author: Alan Taylor

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307428427

Category: History

Page: 560

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of William Cooper's Town comes a dramatic and illuminating portrait of white and Native American relations in the aftermath of the American Revolution. The Divided Ground tells the story of two friends, a Mohawk Indian and the son of a colonial clergyman, whose relationship helped redefine North America. As one served American expansion by promoting Indian dispossession and religious conversion, and the other struggled to defend and strengthen Indian territories, the two friends became bitter enemies. Their battle over control of the Indian borderland, that divided ground between the British Empire and the nascent United States, would come to define nationhood in North America. Taylor tells a fascinating story of the far-reaching effects of the American Revolution and the struggle of American Indians to preserve a land of their own. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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North America in Colonial Times

An Encyclopedia for Students

Author: Jacob Ernest Cooke,Milton Martin Klein

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780684805368

Category: Europe

Page: 229

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An encyclopedia of the history of the American colonies and Canada, including Native Americans, Spanish missions, English and Dutch exploration, the slave trade, and the French and Indian War.
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Colonial America

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Alan Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199766231

Category: History

Page: 151

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In this Very Short Introduction, Alan Taylor presents the current scholarly understanding of colonial America to a broader audience. He focuses on the transatlantic and a transcontinental perspective, examining the interplay of Europe, Africa, and the Americas through the flows of goods, people, plants, animals, capital, and ideas.
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Forces of Nature

Our Quest to Conquer the Planet

Author: Barry A. Vann

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616146028

Category: Science

Page: 342

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As long as the human species has existed, men and women have had to contend with the unpredictable forces of nature. Geographer Barry A. Vann brings a unique perspective to this age-old struggle in this illuminating overview of human population shifts and their precarious relationship with climate change and geography. Vann takes us on a journey along the migration routes of the earliest modern humans and tells why our ancestors chose to settle down in places that can be best described as natural utopias. In the religiously oriented worldview of ancient peoples, such places took on a sacred aura of divine favor. Similarly, destructive events such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes were interpreted as expressions of divine wrath. Vann shows how the ancient texts of the Bible and the Qur’an offer glimpses of past climates that were distinctly different from the climate of our time. He also discusses the rise of technology as a means of controlling the threatening features of the natural world. Though technology has enabled humanity to cope with hostile climates, it has also created a false sense of security. Vann notes that population clusters are increasing in dangerous areas and that no technology can protect vulnerable groups from major-category hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes. Finally, he considers our current anxieties regarding global warming, pointing out that this focus has obscured a good deal of historical and geological evidence for a return of another ice age. The Forces of Nature offers a challenging perspective on the precarious balance between fragile human communities and their often-threatening environments.
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Colonial America

Almanac

Author: N.A

Publisher: UXL

ISBN: 9780787637644

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 409

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Examines the colonial period in America, concentrating on the settlement, wars, government, and the economy.
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American Husbandry

Containing an Account of the Soil, Climate, Production and Agriculture, Of The British Colonies In North-America and the West-Indies; With Observations on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Settling in Them, Compared with Great Britain and Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 472

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The Cambridge Economic History of the United States

Author: John H Munro Professor of Economics and Professor of History Stanley L Engerman,Stanley L. Engerman,Robert E. Gallman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521394420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

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Surveys the economic history of British North America and the early United States to the end of the 18th cenutry
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