Colonial America : a very short introduction
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|Kirtland Community College Library||E 45 .T39 2013||30775305484975||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780199766239 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
- ISBN: 0199766231 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
xv, 151 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
- Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-145) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction : Maps -- Encounters -- New Spain -- New France -- Chesapeake colonies -- New England -- West Indies and Carolina -- British America -- Empires.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Over the last generation, historians have broadened our understanding of colonial America by examining the interplay of Europe, Africa, and the Americans through the flow of goods, people, plants, animals, capital, and ideas. Alan Taylor presents an engaging overview of this new scholarship, showing that American colonization derived from a global expansion of European exploration and commerce that began in the fifteenth century. The English had to share the stage with French, Spanish, Dutch, and Russians, each of whom created alternative Americas. Taylor also focuses on slavery as central to the economy, culture, and political thought of the colonists and on the importance of native peoples to the colonial story. This book describes an intermingling of cultures and of microbes, plants, and animals from different continents that was unparalleled in global history."--Jacket.|
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Colonial America: a Very Short Introduction
Alan Shaw Taylor was born in 1955 in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1977. He went on to earn his PhD. from Brandeis University in 1986. He has become a professor of history at the University of California. Taylor is best known for his contributions to microhistory which he demonstrated in his Pulitzer Prize winning history of William Cooper and the settlement of Cooperstown, New York. In this work, Alan Taylor uses court records, land records, letters and diaries to reconstruct the economic, political and socila history of New England and the settlement of New York. He is also a regular contributor of book reviews and essays to The New Republic. His books include William Cooper's Town: Power & Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for history and the Bancroft Prize in American History. In 2014, he once again won the Pulitzer Prize for History in his title: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832. (Bowker Author Biography)