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Colonial America : a very short introduction / by Taylor, Alan,1955-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-145) and index.Introduction : Maps -- Encounters -- New Spain -- New France -- Chesapeake colonies -- New England -- West Indies and Carolina -- British America -- Empires."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.
Subjects: Indians of North America; Indians of North America;
© ©2013., Oxford University Press,
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American colonies / by Taylor, Alan,1955-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-514) and index.pt. 1. Encounters -- Natives, 13,000 B.C.-A.D. 1492 -- Colonizers, 1400-1800 -- New Spain, 1500-1600 -- The Spanish frontier, 1530-1700 -- Canada and Iroquoia, 1500-1660 -- pt. 2. Colonies -- Virginia, 1570-1650 -- Chesapeake colonies, 1650-1750 -- New England, 1600-1700 -- Puritans and Indians, 1600-1700 -- The West Indies, 1600-1700 -- Carolina, 1670-1760 -- Middle colonies, 1600-1700 -- pt. 3. Empires -- Revolutions, 1685-1730 -- The Atlantic, 1700-80 -- Awakenings, 1700-75 -- French America, 1650-1750 -- The Great Plains, 1680-1800 -- Imperial wars and crisis, 1739-75 -- The Pacific, 1760-1820.With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. 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 Coloniesreveals 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.
© 2002, ©2001., Penguin Books,
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American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804 / by Taylor, Alan,1955-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-663) and index.Colonies -- Land -- Slaves -- Rebels -- Allies -- Loyalties -- Wests -- Oceans -- Shocks -- Republics -- Partisans -- Legacies."The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of "We the People," the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a western "empire of liberty" aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders."--Jacket flap.
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The hobbit [videorecording] : an unexpected journey / by Jackson, Peter,1961-director,screenwriter,producer.; Walsh, Fran,1959-screenwriter,producer.; Boyens, Philippa,screenwriter.; Toro, Guillermo del,1964-screenwriter.; Cunningham, Carolynne,producer.; Weiner, Zane,producer.; Emmerich, Toby,producer.; Kamins, Ken,producer.; McKellen, Ian,actor.; Freeman, Martin,1971-actor.; Armitage, Richard,1971-actor.; Nesbitt, James,1965-actor.; Stott, Ken,1955-actor.; McCoy, Sylvester,1943-actor.; Humphries, Barry,1934-actor.; Blanchett, Cate,1969-actor.; Holm, Ian,1931-actor.; Lee, Christopher,1922-2015,actor.; Weaving, Hugo,1960-actor.; Wood, Elijah,1981-actor.; Serkis, Andy,actor.; Turner, Aidan,1983-actor.; O'Gorman, Dean,actor.; McTavish, Graham,actor.; Brown, Adam,1980-actor.; Hambleton, Peter,1960-actor.; Callen, John,actor.; Hadlow, Mark,actor.; Brophy, Jed,actor.; Kircher, William,actor.; Hunter, Stephen(Actor),actor.; Pace, Lee,1979-actor.; Cumberbatch, Benedict,1976-actor.; Bennett, Manu,1969-actor.; Stevens, Conan,actor.; Thomas, Jeffrey,1945-actor.; Lesnie, Andrew,1956-2015,director of photography.; Hennah, Dan,production designer.; Olssen, Jabez,editor of moving image work.; Maskrey, Ann,costume designer.; Taylor, Richard(Special effects designer),costume designer.; Buck, Bob(Costume designer),costume designer.; Shore, Howard,composer (expression); Finn, Neil,1958-performer.; Motion picture adaptation of (work):Tolkien, J. R. R.(John Ronald Reuel),1892-1973.Hobbit.; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ),production company.; New Line Cinema Corporation,production company.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures,production company.; WingNut Films (Firm),production company.; Warner Home Video (Firm),publisher.;
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (16x9) presentation ; dual-layer format ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Humphries, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Manu Bennett, Conan Stevens, Jeffrey Thomas, Mike Mizrahi.Director of photography, Andrew Lesnie ; production designer, Dan Hennah ; edited by Jabez Olssen ; costume designers, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, Bob Buck ; music composed, orchestrated & conducted by Howard Shore ; armour, weapons, creatures and special makeup, Richard Taylor ; featuring "Song of the Lonely Mountain" performed by Neil Finn ; executive producers, Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins, Carolyn Blackwood.MPAA rating: PG-13; for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One ring.' Includes bonus features.Disc 1. The Hobbit -- disc. 2. Special features.
Subjects: Fantasy films.; Action and adventure films.; Feature films.; Film adaptations.; Fiction films.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973; Middle Earth (Imaginary place); Hobbits (Fictitious characters); Baggins, Bilbo; Gandalf; Treasure troves; Wizards; Dwarfs;
© [2013], Warner Home Video,
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The Norton anthology of American literature / by Levine, Robert S.(Robert Steven),1953-editor.; Gustafson, Sandra M.,editor.; Siraganian, Lisa,editor.; Hungerford, Amy,editor.; Avilez, GerShun,1980-editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.v. 1. Beginnings to 1865. Preface -- Beginnings to 1820. Introduction -- Timeline -- Native American oral literature. Stories of the begging of the world ; Trickster tales ; Oratory ; Poetry -- Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) -- Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (c. 1490-1558) -- John Smith (1580-1631) -- William Bradford (1590-1657) -- John Winthrop (1588-1649) -- Roger Williams (c. 1603-1683) -- Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672) -- Mary Rowlandson (c. 1647-1711) -- Edward Taylor (c. 1642-1729) -- Cotton Mather (1663-1728) -- Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) -- Samson Occom (1723-1792) -- Ethnographic and naturalist writings. Sarah Kemble Knight ; Samson Occom ; William Bartram -- J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur (1735-1813) -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809) -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) -- The Federalist -- Olaudah Equiano (1745?-1797) -- Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820) -- Philip Freneau (1752-1832) -- Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784) -- Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) -- Native American eloquence : negotiation and resistance. Canassatego ; Pontiac ; Logan ; Cherokee women ; Tecumseh --American literature, 1820-1865. Introduction ; Timeline -- Washington Irving (1783-1859) -- James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) -- William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) -- William Apess (1798-1839) -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) -- Native Americans : removal and resistance. Petalsharo ; Elias Boudinot ; The Cherokee memorials ; Black Hawk ; Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) -- Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) -- Women's rights and women writing. Sarah Louisa Forten Purvis ; Catharine E. Beecher ; Elizabeth Cady Stanton ; Sojourner Truth ; Caroline Stansbury Kirkland ; Harriet Farley ; Fanny Fern (Sarah Willis Parton) -- Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) -- Slavery, race, and the making of American literature. Thomas Jefferson ; David Walker ; Samuel E. Cornish and John B. Russwurm l William Lloyd Garrison ; Sarah Louisa Forten Purvis ; Angelina E. Grimké ; James M. Whitfield ; Martin B. Delany -- Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) -- Harriet Jacobs (c. 1813-1897) -- Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910) -- Songs and poems from the Civil War. Anonymous folk song ; Julia Ward Howe ; Ethelinda Eliot Beers l John Greenleaf Whittier ; George Moses Horton ; Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt ; Frances Ellen Watkins Harper --v. 2. 1865 to the present. Preface -- American literature, 1865-1914. Introduction ; Timeline -- Walt Whitman (1819-1892) -- Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) -- Reconstruction. Jourdon Anderson ; Frances E. W. Harper ; Frederick Douglass ; Albion W. Tourgée ; Robert Brown Elliott -- Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) -- Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) (1835-1910) -- Critical controversy : race and the ending of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Julius Lester ; David L. Smith ; Toni Morrison ; Alan Gribben ; Michiko Kakutani -- William Dean Howells (1837-1920) -- Ambrose Bierce (1842-c. 1914) -- Realism and naturalism. William Dean Howells ; Henry James ; Frank Norris ; Jack London ; Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- Henry James (1843-1916) -- Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) -- Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) -- Kate Chopin (1850-1904) -- Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930) -- Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) -- Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) -- Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins (1859-1930) -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) -- Edith Wharton (1862-1937) -- Sui Sin Far (Edith Maud Eaton) (1865-1914) -- W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) -- Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) -- Stephen Crane (1871-1900) -- Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) -- Jack London (1876-1916) -- Zitkala-S̈a, (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin) (1876-1938) --American literature, 1914-1945. Introduction ; Timeline -- Willa Cather (1873-1947) -- Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) -- Robert Frost (1874-1963) -- Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) -- Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) -- Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) -- Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) -- William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) -- Ezra Pound (1885-1972) -- Modernist manifestos. Mina Loy ; Ezra Pound ; T. S. Eliot ; Willa Cather ; Gertrude Stein -- H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961) -- Marianne Moore (1887-1972) -- T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) -- Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) -- Claude McKay (1889-1948) -- Debating black art. Langston Hughes ; George S. Schuyler ; Zora Neale Hurston ; W. E. B. Du Bois -- Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) -- Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) -- E. E. Cummings (1894-1963) -- Jean Toomer (1894-1967) -- F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) -- William Faulkner (1897-1962) -- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) -- Langston Hughes (1902-1967) -- John Steinbeck (1902-1968) -- Countee Cullen (1903-1946) -- Richard Wright (1908-1960) -- Ann Petry (1908-1997) -- Philip Roth (1933-2018) -- Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) -- Audre Lorde (1934-1992) -- Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) -- Raymond Carver (1938-1988) -- Maxine Hong Kingston (b. 1940) -- Billy Collins (b. 1941) -- Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004) -- Louise Glũck (b. 1943) -- Alice Walker (b. 1944) -- Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947) -- Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948) -- Art Spiegelman (b. 1948) -- Juan Felipe Herrera (b. 1948) -- Joy Harjo (b. 1951) -- Rita Dove (b. 1952) -- Sandra Cisneros (b. 1954) -- Louise Erdrich (b. 1954) -- Li-Young Lee (b. 1957) -- George Saunders (b. 1958) -- Alison Bechdel (b. 1960) -- Claudia Rankine (b. 1963) -- Sherman Alexie (b. 1966) -- Natasha Trethewey (b. 1966) -- Jhumpa Lahiri (b. 1967) -- Viet Thanh Nguyen (b. 1971) -- Junot Díaz (b. 1968).The Shorter Tenth Edition introduces diverse, compelling, relevant texts--from Civil War songs to The Turn of the Screw to The Great Gatsby to poems by Claudia Rankine to a science fiction cluster featuring Octavia Butler and N. K. Jemisin. And continuing its course of innovative and market-responsive changes, the anthology now offers resources to help instructors meet today's teaching challenges. Chief among these resources is InQuizitive, Norton's awarding-winning learning tool, which includes interactive questions on the period introductions and often-taught works in the anthology. In addition, the Shorter Tenth Edition maintains the anthology's exceptional editorial apparatus and generous and diverse slate of texts overall. Available in print and as an annotatable ebook, the Shorter Tenth Edition is ideal for online, hybrid, or in-person teaching. -- Provided by publisher.
Subjects: American literature.;
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