American Colonies: The Settling of North America (the Penguin History of the United States, Volume 1)

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$21.00  $19.32
Publisher
Penguin Books
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Pages
544
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780142002100

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About the Author

Alan Taylor's books include William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for history and the Bancroft Prize in American History; The Internal Enemy, also awarded the Pultizer Prize; The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution. Taylor holds the Thomas Jefferson Chair in American History at the University of Virginia.

Reviews

"Formidable...provokes us to contemplate the ways in which residents of North America have dealt with diversity." -The New York Times Book Review

"A superb overview of colonial America." -Christian Science Monitor

"Compelling, readable, and fresh, American Colonies is perhaps the most brilliant piece of synthesis in recent American historical writing." --Phillip J. Deloria, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of American Culture and History at the University of Michigan

"Even the serious student of history will find a great deal of previously obscure information. The book offers a balanced understanding of the diverse peoples and forces that converged on this continent and influenced the course of American history." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Crammed full of fascinating material uncovered by historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists in the past half-century." --Newsday