American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Vol. 1

By | June 18, 2019
American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Vol. 1 Author Alan Taylor
ISBN-10 0142002100
ISBN-13 9780142002100
Year 2002-07-30
Pages 544
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A multicultural multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Internal Enemy and American RevolutionsIn 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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