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Historical dictionary of colonial America

Author: William Pencak
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press, ©2011.
Series: Historical dictionaries of U.S. history and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The years between 1450 and 1550 marked the end of one era in world history and the beginning of another. Most importantly, the focus of global commerce and power shifted from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, largely because of the discovery of a new continent. The New World was more than a geographic novelty. It opened the way for human endeavors, first fulfilled by the British colonies of North America  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Pencak
ISBN: 9780810855878 0810855879 9780810875272 0810875276
OCLC Number: 704907678
Description: xxix, 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of U.S. history and politics.
Responsibility: William Pencak.

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"The years between 1450 and 1550 marked the end of one era in world history and the beginning of another. Most importantly, the focus of global commerce and power shifted from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, largely because of the discovery of a new continent. The New World was more than a geographic novelty. It opened the way for human endeavors, first fulfilled by the British colonies of North America nearly 100 years after Columbus landed in the Bahamas. This Historical Dictionary of Colonial America covers America's history from its first settlements to the immediate aftermath of the French and Indian War. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the various colonies--how and by whom they were founded, as well as when and how they declared independence. Religious, political, economic, and family life; important people; warfare; and relations between British, French, Spanish, and Dutch colonies are also among the topics covered."--Page 4 of cover.

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