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Gray, Edward G. 1964-

Works: 9 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 3,381 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference proceedings  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E187, 409.7
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Colonial America : a history in documents by Edward G Gray( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of documents that provide insights into the lives of American colonists, including letters, diaries, sermons, newspapers, and poems
New World Babel : languages and nations in early America by Edward G Gray( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: New World Babel is an innovative cultural and intellectual history of the languages spoken by the native peoples of North America from the earliest era of European conquest through the beginning of the nineteenth century. By focusing on different aspects of the Euro-American response to indigenous speech, Edward Gray illuminates the ways in which Europeans' changing understanding of "language" shaped their relations with Native Americans. The work also brings to light something no other historian has treated in any sustained fashion: early America was a place of enormous linguistic diversity, with acute social and cultural problems associated with multilingualism. Beginning with the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and using rarely seen first-hand accounts of colonial missionaries and administrators, the author shows that European explorers and colonists generally regarded American-Indian languages, like all languages, as a divine endowment that bore only a superficial relationship to the distinct cultures of speakers. By relating these accounts to thinkers like Locke, Adam Smith, Jefferson, and others who sought to incorporate their findings into a broader picture of human development, he demonstrates how, during the eighteenth century, this perception gave way to the notion that language was a human innovation, and, as such, reflected the apparent social and intellectual differences of the world's peoples. The book is divided into six chronological chapters, each focusing on different aspects of the Euro-American response to indigenous languages. New World Babel will fascinate historians, anthropologists, and linguists--anyone interested in the history of literacy, print culture, and early ethnological thought
The Language encounter in the Americas, 1492-1800 : a collection of essays ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
The making of John Ledyard : empire and ambition in the life of an early American traveler by Edward G Gray( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
"During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard (1751-1789) came in contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, American financier Robert Morris, Revolutionary naval commander John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and others. Ledyard lived and traveled in remarkable places as well, journeying from the New England backcountry to Tahiti, Hawaii, the American Northwest coast, Alaska, and the Russian Far East. In this engaging biography, the historian Edward Gray offers not only a full account of Ledyard's eventful life but also an illuminating view of the late eighteenth-century world in which he lived." "Ledyard was both a product of empire and an agent in its creation, Gray shows - and through this adventurer's life it is possible to discern the many ways empire shaped the lives of nations, peoples, and individuals in the era of the American Revolution - the world's first modern revolt against empire."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of the American Revolution ( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
"The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution draws on a wealth of new scholarship to create a vibrant dialogue among varied approaches to the revolution that made the United States. In thirty-three essays written by authorities on the period, the Handbook brings to life the diverse multitudes of colonial North America and their extraordinary struggles before, during, and after the eight-year-long civil war that secured the independence of thirteen rebel colonies from their erstwhile colonial parent. The chapters explore battles and diplomacy, economics and finance, law and culture, politics and society, gender, race, and religion. Its diverse cast of characters includes ordinary farmers and artisans, free and enslaved African Americans, Indians, and British and American statesmen and military leaders. In addition to expanding the Revolution's who, the Handbook broadens its where, portraying an event that far transcended the boundaries of what was to become the United States. It offers readers an American Revolution whose impact ranged far beyond the thirteen coloniesThe Handbook's range of interpretive and methodological approaches captures the full scope of current revolutionary-era scholarship. Its authors, British and American scholars spanning several generations, include social, cultural, military, and imperial historians, as well as those who study politics, diplomacy, literature, gender, and sexuality. Together and separately, these essays demonstrate that the American Revolution remains a vibrant and inviting a subject of inquiry. Nothing comparable has been published in decades."--Publisher's website
The language encounters in the Americas, 1492-1800 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
American beginnings, 1500-1900 ( serial )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The language encounter in the Americas, 1492-1800 : a collection of essays ( Article )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A teacher's guide to Colonial America a history in documents by Edward G Gray( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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