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Colonial America : a history, 1565-1776

Author: Richard Middleton
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The 13 North American colonies established by Great Britain eventually formed the nucleus of the United States. This volume describes the history of these colonies, both individually and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Middleton
ISBN: 0631221417 9780631221418
OCLC Number: 48533502
Notes: Previous edition: 1996.
Description: xiii, 558 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Maps. Preface. Part I: Europeans Encounter Another World: 1. The Age of European Exploration: Spain and Portugal. England: The Elizabethan Prelude. 2. The Peoples of Eastern North America: The Precontact Background. The Columbian Impact. Eastern North America, Circa 1600. Part II: The Seventeenth-Century Settlements: 3. The English Arrive: Virginia, 1607-60: The Virginia Company: Early Settlement. The Charter of Liberties. The Massacre of 1622 and Fall of the Company. Growth and Consolidation, 1625-60. 4. The Conquest Continues: New England, 1620-60: The Pilgrim Fathers. Massachusetts: A City on the Hill. The Struggle for Orthodoxy. The Commonwealth Secured. Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. 5. Maryland and New York, 1624-60: Maryland: A Catholic Proprietary. New York and Delaware: The Dutch and Swedish Beginnings. 6. The Restoration Era: The Return of Charles II. Mercantilism: The Navigation Years. New York Becomes an English Colony. The Carolinas: Early Settlement. 7. The Later Years of Charles II: Virginia: Bacon's Rebellion and Its Aftermath. Massachusetts: The Struggle to Remain Self-governing. New Jersey and Pennsylvania: The Beginnings. 8. James II and the Glorious Revolution: The Dominion of New England. Massachusetts Reclaims Control. New York: Leisler's Rebellion. Maryland. Aftermath. 9. The Era of William and Anne: William III's Colonial Policy. The Salem Witchcraft Trials. Proprietary Problems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The End of Proprietary Government in the Carolinas. War and the American Colonies, 1689-1713. Part III: The Eighteenth-Century Provinces: 10. The Provincial Economy and Labor System: The Southern Plantation System. Northern Farming and Commerce. The Mercantilist System. Money and Taxation. The Standard of Living: Poverty and Prosperity. 11. European-American Family and Society: The Family Structure. Children. Social Structure: Rank and Class. 12. European-American Women: Old World Legacies: New World Opportunities? Life Cycles. Household Enterprises, Business, and the Professions. 13. European-American Religion, Education, and Culture, 1689-1760: Religion. Education. Libraries, Literature, and the Press. Science and the Arts. Popular Culture. Architecture: The Anglicization of Taste. 14. African-American Society and Culture, 1689-1760: Coming to America: The Middle Passage. The African-American Family. Work and Culture. White Over Black: The Slave Codes. Free African-Americans. 15. American Indian Society and Culture, 1689-1760: The Coastal Reservations. The Nations of the Northern Frontier. The Nations of the Southern Frontier. 16. The Institutions of Government: The Royal Framework. Local Government: Town Meeting and Country Court. The Provincial Assembly: Crown Versus People. Parties and Factions in the Age of Walpole. Toward a Republican Ideology. 17. Immigration and Expansion, 1714-50: The Germans and Scots-Irish. The Founding of Georgia. The Urban Frontier. 18. Imperial Neighbors: Spain and France in Florida, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana: Florida. New Mexico. Texas. Louisiana. 19. Britain, France, and Spain: The Imperial Contest, 1739-60: The War of Jenkins'Ear. The Struggle for the Ohio. The Conquest of Canada. Part IV: The Path To Independence: 20. The Rights of British America, 1760-66: The Empire in 1760. The Grenville Ministry and Imperial Reform. The American Response: The Rights of British Subjects Internal Conflict. 21. Revolution and Independence, 1767-76: The Struggle Renewed: The Townshend Duties. Interlude, 1770-73. The Intolerable Acts. War and Independence. Select Bibliography. Index.
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