Jerome Reich Colonial America

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Colonial America

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his 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.

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A comprehensive exploration of all facets of life in colonial America -- based on the most recent scholarship.

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In this history of colonial America, author Jerome R. Reich brings modern scholarly interpretation to bear upon classic research. Offering more than a political history of the American colonies, Reich covers the economic, social, and cultural aspects of colonial life, paying special attention to the roles of Native Americans, African Americans, and women.

Now in its Fifth Edition, COLONIAL AMERICA provides an overview of the following major topics:

  • European and Native American backgrounds
  • Colonization
  • African Americans in the colonies
  • Immigration
  • Colonial agriculture, commerce, and industry
  • Colonial society
  • Colonial culture
  • The Revolutionary War
  • The Constitution

This excellent historical presentation also includes maps, graphics, and updated bibliographies at the end of each chapter, which will prove invaluable to instructors who wish to elaborate on specific topic areas.

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