American Colonies

Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101075814
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A multicultural, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American Revolutions In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, from the native inhabitants from milennia past, through the decades of Western colonization and conquest, and across the entire continent, all the way to the Pacific coast. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in the colonization of North America. Moving beyond the Atlantic seaboard to examine the entire continent, American Colonies reveals a pivotal period in the global interaction of peoples, cultures, plants, animals, and microbes. In a vivid narrative, Taylor draws upon cutting-edge scholarship to create a timely picture of the colonial world characterized by an interplay of freedom and slavery, opportunity and loss. "Formidable . . . provokes us to contemplate the ways in which residents of North America have dealt with diversity." -The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

American Colonies

Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142002100
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An acclaimed historian challenges the traditional Anglocentric focus of colonial history by examining the various cultural influences from which "America" emerged and documenting the intricate ecological, ethnic, and economic history of the New World, from the Canadian north to the Pacific rim. Reprint.

North America In Colonial Times

Author: Jacob Ernest Cooke
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780684805368
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An encyclopedia of the history of the American colonies and Canada, including Native Americans, Spanish missions, English and Dutch exploration, the slave trade, and the French and Indian War.

Encyclopedia Of The North American Colonies

Author: Jacob Ernest Cooke
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada
ISBN: 9780684192697
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A three-volume set that discusses various aspects of the European colonies in North America including labor systems, technology, religion, and racial interaction.

America For Americans

Author: Erika Lee
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1541672593
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An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange and foreign ways." Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement. Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Latinos, and the so-called browning of America. Forcing us to confront this history, America for Americans explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America. It is a necessary corrective and spur to action for any concerned citizen.

The Divided Ground

Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428427
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of William Cooper's Town comes a dramatic and illuminating portrait of white and Native American relations in the aftermath of the American Revolution. The Divided Ground tells the story of two friends, a Mohawk Indian and the son of a colonial clergyman, whose relationship helped redefine North America. As one served American expansion by promoting Indian dispossession and religious conversion, and the other struggled to defend and strengthen Indian territories, the two friends became bitter enemies. Their battle over control of the Indian borderland, that divided ground between the British Empire and the nascent United States, would come to define nationhood in North America. Taylor tells a fascinating story of the far-reaching effects of the American Revolution and the struggle of American Indians to preserve a land of their own. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Colonial America

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Publisher: UXL
ISBN: 9780787637644
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Examines the colonial period in America, concentrating on the settlement, wars, government, and the economy.

Colonial America

Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199766231
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In this Very Short Introduction, Alan Taylor presents the current scholarly understanding of colonial America to a broader audience. He focuses on the transatlantic and a transcontinental perspective, examining the interplay of Europe, Africa, and the Americas through the flows of goods, people, plants, animals, capital, and ideas.

Pecadores En Las Manos De Un Dios Airado

Author: felipe Chavarro Polanía
Publisher: Scribl
ISBN: 1633484157
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Edwards y el Gran Despertar Según una tradición, no estaba programado que Edwards predicara en la capilla de Enfield el 8 de Julio [1741], pero lo hizo en sustitución de otro predicador. Aparentemente, el Gran Despertar no había llegado aún al distrito y reinaba allí una total indiferencia de que sucediera o no, tanto que cristianos de distritos vecinos habían dedicado casi toda la noche anterior a la oración, no fuera que “mientras las lluvias divinas sucedían todo alrededor”, no las hubiera en Enfield. Edwards tomó como su texto Deuteronomio 32:35: “A su tiempo su pie resbalará”, repitiendo un sermón que había predicado en su propia iglesia poco antes sobre el tema: “Pecadores en manos de un Dios airado”. [Eleazer] Wheelock reportó a [Benjamín] Trumbull cómo los presentes, que había caracterizado como “indiferente y presumida”, tanto habían cambiado antes de finalizado el sermón que se habían “humillado con una convicción tremenda de su pecado y peligro”. –Iain Murray, Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography (Edinburgo, Banner of Truth, 1987), 168. La predicación por medio de la cual el espíritu de estupor fue abatido en la década de 1730, era escrutadora y convincente. Se estaba levantando un grupo de hombres para quienes la gravedad del pecado, la posibilidad de una profesión falsa de fe en Cristo y la indiferencia de un mundo perdido les era una carga apremiante. Detrás de sus declaraciones públicas estaba su visión de Dios y de la eternidad. Sus valles de humillación personal se habían convertido en valles de visión y, como dijera alguien que siguió en los pasos de Edwards siglos después: “Cuando los pastores captan una vista del valle de visión, y del abismo sin fondo en el cual cada hueso se va hundiendo, sienten que es importante advertir y alarmar a los pecadores, y solo entonces predican para muerte, predican para la eternidad, predican para el tribunal de Dios, predican para el cielo y predican también para el infierno”.—Ibid, 133. Autor: Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)