This history begins with the earliest years of human colonization of the American continent, with the Siberian migrations across the Bering Strait 15,000 years ago. It ends in around 1800 when the rough outline of modern North America could be perceived. The author conveys the story of competing interests that shaped and reshaped the continent and its "suburbs" in the Caribbean and the Pacific over the centuries. North America's fate is viewed through the eyes of the Spanish, French, English, Natives and Russians.
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Alan Taylor is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. His last book was William Cooper's Town which won both the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Bancroft Prize in American History.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
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Book Description Allen Lane, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110713995882