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Between two worlds : how the English became Americans

Author: Malcolm Gaskill
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between Two Worlds is a story teeming with people on the move, making decisions, indulging or resisting their desires and dreams. In the seventeenth century a quarter of a million men, women, and children left England's shores for America. Some were explorers and merchants, others soldiers and missionaries; many were fugitives from poverty and persecution. All, in their own way, were adventurers, risking their lives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gaskill, Malcolm.
Between two worlds
(OCoLC)890393141
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Gaskill
ISBN: 9780191653827 0191653829
OCLC Number: 897379014
Notes: Includes index.
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Contents: Cover; BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: How the English Became Americans; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; PREFACE; PROLOGUE: Worlds Collide; I: PLANTERS 1607-1640; CHAPTER 1: Brave Heroic Minds; CHAPTER 2: Earth's Only Paradise; CHAPTER 3: Each Man Shall Have His Share; CHAPTER 4: The Vast and Furious Ocean; CHAPTER 5: Full of Wild Beasts and Wild Men; CHAPTER 6: Projects of No Fantasy; CHAPTER 7: To Clearer Light and More Liberty; CHAPTER 8: In Darkness and the Shadow of Death; I I: SAINTS 1640-1675; CHAPTER 9: The Distracted Condition of My Dear Native Soil; CHAPTER 10: Marching Manfully On. CHAPTER 11: Devouring Caterpillars and Gnawing WormsCHAPTER 12: A Heap of Troubles and Confusion; CHAPTER 13: How Is Your Beauty Become Ashes?; CHAPTER 14: Remembrance of an Exile in a Remote Wilderness; CHAPTER 15: The Day of Trouble Is Near; I I I: WARRIORS 1675-1692; CHAPTER 16: Exquisite Torments and MostIn humane Barbarities; CHAPTER 17: A People Bred Up in This Country; CHAPTER 18: Being a Constitution Within Themselves; CHAPTER 19: Strange Creatures in America; CHAPTER 20: These Dark Territories; EPILOGUE: New Worlds; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTES; PREFACE. PROLOGUE: WORLDS COLLIDECHAPTER 1: BRAVE HEROIC MINDS; CHAPTER 2: EARTH'S ONLY PARADISE; CHAPTER 3: EACH MAN SHALL HAVE HIS SHARE; CHAPTER 4: THE VAST AND FURIOUS OCEAN; CHAPTER 5: FULL OF WILD BEASTS AND WILD MEN; CHAPTER 6: PROJECTS OF NO FANTASY; CHAPTER 7: TO CLEARER LIGHT AND MORE LIBERTY; CHAPTER 8: IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH; CHAPTER 9: THE DISTRACTED CONDITION OF MY DEAR NATIVE SOIL; CHAPTER 10: MARCHING MANFULLY ON; CHAPTER 11: DEVOURING CATERPILLARS AND GNAWING WORMS; CHAPTER 12: A HEAP OF TROUBLES AND CONFUSION; CHAPTER 13: HOW IS YOUR BEAUTY BECOME ASHES? CHAPTER 14: REMEMBRANCE OF AN EXILE IN A REMOTE WILDERNESSCHAPTER 15: THE DAY OF TROUBLE IS NEAR; CHAPTER 16: EXQUISITE TORMENTS; CHAPTER 17: A PEOPLE BRED UP IN THIS COUNTRY; CHAPTER 18: BEING A CONSTITUTION WITHIN THEMSELVES; CHAPTER 19: STRANGE CREATURES IN AMERICA; CHAPTER 20: THESE DARK TERRITORIES; EPILOGUE: NEW WORLDS; FURTHER READING; ILLUSTRATION CREDITS; INDEX.
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The transatlantic story of how the English settlers of seventeenth century North America became Americans - from the near-calamitous first settlement at Jamestown in 1607 to the drama of the Salem  Read more...

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