American Colonies

Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142002100
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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.

The Penguin History Of The United States Of America

Author: Hugh Brogan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141937459
Size: 66.78 MB
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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.

Writing Early American History

Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812219104
Size: 58.46 MB
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How is American history written? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alan Taylor answers this question in this collection of his essays from The New Republic, where he explores the writing of early American history.

Colonial America

Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199766231
Size: 17.43 MB
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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.

Slavery And Servitude In Colonial North America

Author: Kenneth Morgan
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814756706
Size: 27.56 MB
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White by Law was published in 1996 to immense critical acclaim, and established Ian Haney López as one of the most exciting and talented young minds in the legal academy. The first book to fully explore the social and specifically legal construction of race, White by Law inspired a generation of critical race theorists and others interested in the intersection of race and law in American society. Today, it is used and cited widely by not only legal scholars but many others interested in race, ethnicity, culture, politics, gender, and similar socially fabricated facets of American society. In the first edition of White by Law, Haney López traced the reasoning employed by the courts in their efforts to justify the whiteness of some and the non-whiteness of others, and revealed the criteria that were used, often arbitrarily, to determine whiteness, and thus citizenship: skin color, facial features, national origin, language, culture, ancestry, scientific opinion, and, most importantly, popular opinion. Ten years later, Haney López revisits the legal construction of race, and argues that current race law has spawned a troubling racial ideology that perpetuates inequality under a new guise: colorblind white dominance. In a new, original essay written specifically for the 10th anniversary edition, he explores this racial paradigm and explains how it contributes to a system of white racial privilege socially and legally defended by restrictive definitions of what counts as race and as racism, and what doesn't, in the eyes of the law. The book also includes a new preface, in which Haney Lopez considers how his own personal experiences with white racial privilege helped engender White by Law.

Before The Revolution

Author: Daniel K. Richter
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674061241
Size: 54.60 MB
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In this epic synthesis, Richter reveals a new America. Surveying many centuries prior to the American Revolution, we discover the tumultuous encounters between the peoples of North America, Africa, and Europe and see how the present is the accumulation of the ancient layers of the past.

The Colonial Wars

Author: Howard H. Peckham
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226653145
Size: 37.67 MB
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A review of the main events in the wars preceding the Revolution in which France, England, and Spain struggled for dominance

Colonial America In An Atlantic World

Author: T. H. Breen
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0205968724
Size: 55.37 MB
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Colonial American History A story of interaction and adaptation in the Atlantic world. Colonial America in an Atlantic World presents the story of interaction and adaptation among the peoples of four continents that resulted in the development of the North American region that became the United States. Authors T.H. Breen and Timothy Hall discuss the social, political, environmental, and cultural processes set in motion by European exploration and settlement, and cover the sometimes-overlooked contributions of Native Americans and Africans to Atlantic history. Expanded to include a new, three-chapter section on the American Revolution, the second edition traces Atlantic history right up through the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788.

Colonial American History

Author: Kirsten Fischer
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631218548
Size: 17.23 MB
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This carefully collected volume of eight essays and 24 supporting documents allows access to the best and latest scholarship on mainland British North America. This book demonstrates how differences in race, ethnicity, gender, and social status were continuously negotiated throughout England's North American colonies.

The European Settlement Of North America 1492 1763

Author: George Edward Stanley
Publisher: Gareth Stevens
ISBN: 9780836858242
Size: 77.71 MB
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Presents a variety of primary source documents, including newspaper articles, speeches, diary entries, letters, and acts of legislation, to describe events of the era.