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Colonial New York : a history

Author: Michael G Kammen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite its importance, New York has attracted very few historians of its colonial period. Michael Kammen offers a clear, comprehensive study of this previously neglected century by making skilful  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Kammen
ISBN: 0195107799 9780195107791
OCLC Number: 34114261
Notes: Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1975, in series: A history of the American colonies.
Description: xix, 426 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Carracks and Canoes --
2. Commerce and Colonization --
3. The Stamp of Peter Stuyvesant --
4. The Anglo-Dutch Proprietary --
5. Politics and the Perils of Instability --
6. Anglicization and Social Change --
7. Economic Growth and Problems of Intergroup Relations --
8. Political Changes and Constitutional Challenges --
9. Sects and the State in a Secular Society --
10. A Utilitarian Culture and the Uses of Leisure --
11. Expansion, Urbanization, and the Problem of Community --
12. War, Trade, and Empire --
13. "Liberty and Property": From Resistance to Independence.
Responsibility: Michael Kammen.
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"Certainly the best available one-volume history of the colony and as good a one-volume account as exists for any of Britain's American colonies."-Jack P. Greene, Times Literary Supplement "An Read more...

 
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