American Colonies

American Colonies
Author: Alan Taylor
Pages: 526
ISBN: 0142002100
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Penguin History of the United States of America

The Penguin History of the United States of America
Author: Hugh Brogan
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780141937458
Available:
Release: 2001-03-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features of 'the American character' - both the good and the bad. He provides a masterly synthesis of all the latest research illustrating America's rapid growth from humble beginnings to global dominance.

Indian Education in the American Colonies 1607 1783

Indian Education in the American Colonies  1607 1783
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0803233833
Available:
Release: 2007-07-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Armed with Bible and primer, missionaries and teachers in colonial America sought, in their words, “to Christianize and civilize the native heathen.” Both the attempts to transform Indians via schooling and the Indians' reaction to such efforts are closely studied for the first time in Indian Education in the American Colonies, 1607–1783. Margaret Connell Szasz’s remarkable synthesis of archival and published materials is a detailed and engaging story told from both Indian and European perspectives. Szasz argues that the most intriguing dimension of colonial Indian education came with the individuals who tried to work across cultures. We learn of the remarkable accomplishments of two Algonquian students at Harvard, of the Creek woman Mary Musgrove who enabled James Oglethorpe and the Georgians to establish peaceful relations with the Creek Nation, and of Algonquian minister Samson Occom, whose intermediary skills led to the founding of Dartmouth College. The story of these individuals and their compatriots plus the numerous experiments in Indian schooling provide a new way of looking at Indian-white relations and colonial Indian education.

Establishing the American Colonies

Establishing the American Colonies
Author: Tyler Omoth
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781635174403
Available:
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: North Star Editions, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the establishment of the American colonies. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies

Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies
Author: Jacob E. Cooke,Jacob Ernest Cooke
Pages: 865
ISBN: UOM:39015032434212
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Release: 1993
Editor: New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Children in Colonial America

Children in Colonial America
Author: James Alan Marten
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9780814757161
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the recent explosion of high-profile court cases and staggering jury awards, America's justice system has moved to the forefront of our nation's consciousness. Yet while the average citizen is bombarded with information about a few sensational cases--such as the multi-million dollar damages awarded a woman who burned herself with McDonald's coffee-- most Americans are unaware of the truly dramatic transformation our courts and judicial system have undergone over the past three decades, and of the need to reform the system to adapt to that transformation. In Reforming the Civil Justice System, Larry Kramer has compiled a work that charts these revolutionary changes and offers solutions to the problems they present. Organized into three parts, the book investigates such topics as settlement incentives and joint tortfeasors, substance and form in the treatment of scientific evidence after Daubert v. Merrell Dow, and guiding jurors in valuing pain and suffering damages. Reforming the Civil Justice System offers feasible solutions that can realistically be adopted as our civil justice system continues to be refined and improved.

The Professions in Early Modern England 1450 1800

The Professions in Early Modern England  1450 1800
Author: Rosemary O'Day
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781317887089
Available:
Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new history examines the development of the professions in England, centering on churchmen, lawyers, physicians, and teachers. Rosemary O'Day also offers a comparative perspective looking at the experience of Scotland and Ireland and Colonial Virginia.

Developing the American Colonies 1607 1783

Developing the American Colonies  1607 1783
Author: Robert E. Gallman
Pages: 64
ISBN: IND:32000009110984
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Release: 1964
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A short history of the economic development of the American colonies, including a chronology of early British settlements in North America, charts of trade routes, lists of colonial products and their trade value during the period.

How to Hide an Empire

How to Hide an Empire
Author: Daniel Immerwahr
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780374715120
Available:
Release: 2019-02-19
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Named one of the ten best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune A Publishers Weekly best book of 2019 | A 2019 NPR Staff Pick A pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories—the islands, atolls, and archipelagos—this country has governed and inhabited? In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. We travel to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U.S. Congress. In the years after World War II, Immerwahr notes, the United States moved away from colonialism. Instead, it put innovations in electronics, transportation, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies. Rich with absorbing vignettes, full of surprises, and driven by an original conception of what empire and globalization mean today, How to Hide an Empire is a major and compulsively readable work of history.

The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century The chartered colonies Beginnings of self government

The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century  The chartered colonies  Beginnings of self government
Author: Herbert Levi Osgood
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105117036843
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Release: 1904
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thorough history of legal, institutional and administrative aspects of life in the colonies.

The Canadian Crisis and Lord Durham s Mission to the North American Colonies

The Canadian Crisis and Lord Durham s Mission to the North American Colonies
Author: M. N. O.
Pages: 56
ISBN: BL:A0018530265
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Release: 1838
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Canada

Canada
Author: David Anderson (of London.)
Pages: 355
ISBN: OXFORD:N10543446
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Release: 1814
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The American Colonies

The American Colonies
Author: Richard C. Simmons
Pages: 438
ISBN: UOM:39015010203183
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Release: 1976
Editor: New York : D. McKay Company
Language: en

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The American Colonies and the British Empire 1607 1763

The American Colonies and the British Empire  1607 1763
Author: Carl Ubbelohde
Pages: 119
ISBN: UOM:39015040081948
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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American Colonies

American Colonies
Author: Alan Taylor
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781101075814
Available:
Release: 2002-07-30
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Cultural Life of the American Colonies

The Cultural Life of the American Colonies
Author: Louis B. Wright,Henry Steele Commager,Richard Brandon Morris
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9780486422237
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Release: 2002-05-03
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sweeping survey of 150 years of colonial history (1607-1763) offers authoritative views on agrarian society and leadership, non-English influences, religion, education, literature, music, architecture, and much more. 33 black-and-white illustrations.

Smuggling in the American Colonies at the Outbreak of the Revolution

Smuggling in the American Colonies at the Outbreak of the Revolution
Author: William Smith McClellan
Pages: 105
ISBN: HARVARD:32044044469336
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Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Women s Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Colonies

Women s Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Colonies
Author: Rosemary O'Day
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781317886310
Available:
Release: 2014-06-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women in early modern Britain and colonial America were not the weak husband- and father-dominated characters of popular myth. Quite the reverse, strong women were the norm. They exercised considerable influence as important agents in the social, economic, religious and cultural life of their societies. This book shows how women on both sides of the Atlantic, while accepting a patriarchal system with all its advantages and disadvantages, contrived to carve out for themselves meaningful lives. Unusually it concentrates not only on the making and meaning of marriage, but also upon the partnership between men and women. It also looks at the varied roles – cultural, religious and educational – that women played both inside and outside marriage during the key period 1500-1760. Women emerge as partners, patrons, matchmakers, investors and network builders.

Burke s Speech on Conciliation with the American Colonies

Burke s Speech on Conciliation with the American Colonies
Author: Edmund Burke
Pages: 112
ISBN: UIUC:30112074964195
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Release: 1907
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The American Colonies and the British Empire 1607 1783 Part I Vol 1

The American Colonies and the British Empire  1607 1783  Part I Vol 1
Author: Steven Sarson
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 9781000161885
Available:
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This first part of an eight-volume reset edition, traces the evolution of imperial and colonial ideologies during the British colonization of America. It covers the period from the founding of the Jamestown colony in Virginia in 1607 to 1764.