American Colonies

The Settling of North America
Product Number: EB00389508
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101075814
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 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...?rovokes 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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Author(s): Alan Taylor
Original Publish Date: Jul 30, 2002

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Author(s): Alan Taylor
Narrator(s): Bob Souer
Genre: History
Product Number DD25446
Released: Apr 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515905400
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Author(s): Alan Taylor
Narrator(s): Bob Souer
Genre: History
Product Number Z100116076
Released: Apr 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515925408

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