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Colonial America - Jerome R. Reich

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Published: 13th June 2010
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This brief, up-to-date examination of American colonial history draws connections between the colonial period and American life today by including formerly neglected areas of social and cultural history and the role of minorities (African-Americans, Native-Americans, women, and laboring classes). It summarizes and synthesizes recent studies and integrates them with earlier research. Key topics: European Backgrounds. The Native Americans. The Spanish Empire in America. The Portuguese, French, and Dutch Empires in America. The Background of English Colonization. The Tobacco Colonies: Virginia and Maryland. The New England Colonies. The Completion of Colonization. Seventeenth-Century Revolts and Eighteenth-Century Stabilization. Colonial Government. African-Americans in the English Colonies. Immigration. Colonial Agriculture. Colonial Commerce. Colonial Industry. Money and Social Status. The Colonial Town. The Colonial Family. Religion in Colonial America. Education in Colonial America. Language and Literature. Colonial Arts and Sciences. Everyday Life in Colonial America. The Second Hundred Years' War. The Road to Revolution. The Revolutionary War. Governments for a New Nation. Market: For anyone interested in Colonial History, American Revolution, or Early American Social History.

Chapter 1 European Backgrounds Norse Discoveries The Crusades The Renaissance Trade and the Nation-State Portuguese Exploration Spanish Exploration English and French Exploration Bibliography Chapter 2 The Native Americans Native Americans Settle the Americas Native Americans of Central and South America The Native Americans of the Southwest and West The Native Americans of the Plains The Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands Estimates of Native American Population Bibliography Chapter 3 The Spanish Empire in America Spanish Conquests The Exploration and Settlement of the Southwest The Government and Economy of the Spanish Empire Race Relations in the Spanish Empire Religious and Cultural Life in the Spanish Empire Bibliography Chapter 4 The Portuguese, French, and Dutch Empires in America The Portuguese in the New World The French in the New World The Dutch in the New World Comparing and Contrasting the Non-English Empires Bibliography Chapter 5 The Background of English Colonization Delay in English Colonization Economic Motives Religious Motives Political Motives Governmental Interest in Colonization The Beginnings of English Colonization Bibliography Chapter 6 The Tobacco Colonies: Virginia and Maryland The London and Plymouth Companies The Founding of Jamestown Virginia Proves a Success Virginia Survives Native American Attacks Maryland Is Founded The Economic Growth of the Tobacco Colonies Bibliography Chapter 7 The New England Colonies The Founding of the Plymouth Colony The Founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Other New England Colonies Native American Relations in New England Bibliography Chapter 8 The Control and Completion of Colonization The Colonies Under the Commonwealth The West Indies Colonial Policy under Charles II The Founding of the Carolinas The Founding of New York and the Jerseys The Founding of Pennsylvania The Founding of Georgia Bibliography Chapter 9 Seventeenth-Century Revolts and Eighteenth-Century Stabilization The Effects of the Navigation Acts Bacon's Rebellion The Dominion of New England The Glorious Revolution in New York The Glorious Revolution in Maryland Comparing and Contrasting the 1689 Revolutions in America Eighteenth-Century Stabilization Bibliography Chapter 10 Colonial Government English Agencies of Colonial Government Government in the American Colonies A Federal Empire? Local Government Taxation Bibliography Chapter 11 African-Americans in the English Colonies The Slave Trade The Development of Slavery The Black Population Black Opposition to Slavery White Reaction to Slave Discontent Family and Religious Life Slavery in the Northern Colonies Free African-Americans Bibliography Chapter 12 Immigration Push and Pull Factors Immigration Statistics The Huguenots The Germans The Scotch-Irish and Scots The Irish and the Jews The Naturalization Process Immigrants on the Frontier East-West Friction Bibliography Chapter 13 Colonial Agriculture The Beginnings Farm Implements Agriculture in the New England Colonies Agriculture in the Middle Colonies Agriculture in the Southern Colonies Bibliography Chapter 14 Colonial Commerce The Colonies as Suppliers and Markets Triangular Trade Routes? Anglo-American Trade Relations Domestic Trade Piracy Land Transportation and Communication The Fur Trade Bibliography Chapter 15 Colonial Industry Obstacles to the Growth of Industry Forest-Based Industries Sea-Based Industries Earth-Based Industries Other Colonial Industries Workers and Wages Bibliography Chapter 16 Money and Social Status Hard Money Monetary Experiments Paper Money and Land Banks Wealth and Social Class Social Mobility Bibliography Chapter 17 The Colonial Town Characteristics of Colonial Towns Urban Problems The Urban Economy Urban Culture Bibliography Chapter 18 The Colonial Family Marriage Premarital and Extramarital Affairs Characteristics of the Family The Legal Status of Women The Concept of Childhood Bibliography Chapter 19 Religion in Colonial America The Anglican Church The Congregational Church Religious Groups in the Middle Colonies The Presbyterian Church The Great Awakening and Its Results Bibliography Chapter 20 Education in Colonial America Education in the Southern Colonies Education in the Middle Colonies Education in the New England Colonies Higher Education Bibliography Chapter 21 Language and Literature The Growth of American English The Development of American Literature Literary Tastes of Colonial Americans Newspapers and Magazines Bibliography Chapter 22 Colonial Arts and Sciences American Scientists Medicine Art Crafts Bibliography Chapter 23 Everyday Life in Colonial America Demographic Characteristics Homes and Furnishings Dress Sports and Amusements Bibliography Chapter 24 The Colonial Wars King William's War Queen Anne's War King George's War The Background of the French and Indian War The French and Indian War The Results of the French and Indian War Bibliography Chapter 25 The Road to Revolution The Constitutional Background The Anglican Bishop Controversy The Proclamation of 1763 The Sugar Act The Stamp Act The Townshend Acts The Tea Act and Its Repercussions The First Continental Congress and the Outbreak of Violence The Second Continental Congress and Independence Bibliography Chapter 26 The Revolutionary War Military Advantages and Disadvantages The Campaigns of 1776--1777 The Campaigns of 1778--1781 Peace Negotiations Domestic Effects of the Revolution Bibliography Chapter 27 Governments for a New Nation State Constitution Making The Articles of Confederation Western Land Laws Economic Problems The Constitutional Convention The Ratification Struggle Bibliography

ISBN: 9780205743162
ISBN-10: 0205743161
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 13th June 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: New edition