In this third edition of the American History Series, Donald Wright works new interpretations into a narrative that provides a clear understanding of the scope and nature of the early African-American experience. Included are discussions of African Americans African origins; the Atlantic slave trade, the origins of slavery and race-based prejudice in the mainland colonies, the evolutionary formation of African-American culture, and the effects of the American Revolution on men and women of African descent.
At the Edge of Empire by Peter C. Mancall; Eric Hinderaker
The first book in a new Johns Hopkins series, Regional Perspectives on Early America, At the Edge of Empire explores one of British America's most intriguing regions, both widening and deepening our understanding of North America's colonial experience.
This book explores the legal and political development of forced migration of troublesome and deviant people in British society at the time, focusing on the British Atlantic world between 1600 and 1800.
The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America; The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 by Bernard Bailyn
Call Number: E191 .B35 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Bernard Bailyn presents a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the Eastern seaboard.
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.
Brings together the most recent scholarship on the colonial and revolutionary eras, Native Americans, slavery, politics, war, and the daily lives of ordinary people. Peter Charles Hoffer combines the Atlantic Rim scholarship with a Continental perspective, illuminating early America from all angles-from its first settlers to the Spanish Century, from African slavery to the Salem witchcraft cases, from prayer and drinking practices to the development of complex economies.
This collection of essays reveals the day-to-day lives of the British colonists who laid the foundation for what would become the United States. Each chapter is authored by an authority on the social aspects of life in colonial British America. A primary sources section includes travel diaries, newspaper articles, legislative documents, sermons, and other material that provides insight into the colonial experience
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