The Penguin History of the United States of America Book
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The Penguin History of the United States of America


  • Author : Hugh Brogan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 737
  • ISBN 10 : 1442097418

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The Penguin History of the United States of America Excerpt :

Hugh Brogan's The Penguin History of the USA has established itself as the definitive and most readable work available on America. It brilliantly captures the dynamic events and personalities that shaped the nation's triumphant progress to global superpower: in Brogan's words, "for good and evil, a power and civilization that surpasses . . . all empires of the past." In this new edition, Brogan makes numerous revisions to earlier chapters, taking into account the most up-to-date research into American history.

American Colonies Book
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American Colonies


  • Author : Alan Taylor
  • Publisher : Allen Lane
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: USA - Geschichte
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 0713995882

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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.

American Colonies Book
Score: 3.5
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American Colonies


  • Author : Alan Taylor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002-07-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 548
  • ISBN 10 : 0142002100

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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

American Colonies Book
Score: 3
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American Colonies


  • Author : Alan Taylor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002-07-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101075814

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American Colonies Excerpt :

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

Founding the American Colonies  1583 1660 Book

Founding the American Colonies 1583 1660


  • Author : John Edwin Pomfret
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre: America
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015001978512

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History of the colonizing of British America from Newfoundland to the West Indies.

How to Hide an Empire Book
Score: 4.5
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How to Hide an Empire


  • Author : Daniel Immerwahr
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374715120

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Named one of the ten best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune A Publishers Weekly best book of 2019 | A 2019 NPR Staff Pick A pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories—the islands, atolls, and archipelagos—this country has governed and inhabited? In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. We travel to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U.S. Congress. In the years after World War II, Immerwahr notes, the United States moved away from colonialism. Instead, it put innovations in electronics, transportation, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies. Rich with absorbing vignettes, full of surprises, and driven by an original conception of what empire and globalization mean today, How to Hide an Empire is a major and compulsively readable work of history.

The American Colonies Declare Independence Book

The American Colonies Declare Independence


  • Author : Dale Anderson
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release Date : 2005-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 083685926X

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Discusses the atmosphere in the American colonies before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, and the battles and conflicts that led to its development.

American Colonies  eBook  Book

American Colonies eBook


  • Author : Tim McNeese
  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Release Date : 2002-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9780787781958

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American Colonies eBook Excerpt :

"The American Colonies" provides a detailed and richly illustrated overview of the trials of Europeans in the New World. From the earliest primitive encampments on the Atlantic seacoast to the settled societies of the later colonial period, this book vividly describes the disastrous first years, the strained reliance on native peoples, the horrors of the African slave trade, and deteriorating relations with England, which stand in marked contrast to the hope, strength, resilience, and determination with which colonialists carved a nation out of the North American wilderness. Challenging review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Maps, tests, answer key, and extensive bibliography are included.

American Colonial Government 1696 1765 Book

American Colonial Government 1696 1765


  • Author : Oliver Morton Dickerson
  • Publisher : Cleveland : A.C. Clark Company
  • Release Date : 1912
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015001576902

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The British North American Colonies Book

The British North American Colonies


  • Author : George Renny Young
  • Publisher : London : J. Ridgway and sons
  • Release Date : 1834
  • Genre: Fisheries
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433009064712

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The 13 American Colonies to Learn Their Names and Shapes with Jokes and Facts Book

The 13 American Colonies to Learn Their Names and Shapes with Jokes and Facts


  • Author : Rich Linville
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : 1726099563

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The 13 American Colonies to Learn Their Names and Shapes with Jokes and Facts Excerpt :

Learn the shape and name of each of the 13 colonies using puns that have more than one meaning. For example: This colony looks like a new leg of ham hung on the wall, for sure! What's it called? Look inside to find the answer. Information and jokes about the colonies are also included.

The American Colonies and the British Empire  1607 1783  Part II vol 5 Book

The American Colonies and the British Empire 1607 1783 Part II vol 5


  • Author : Steven Sarson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 944
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000161922

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The American Colonies and the British Empire 1607 1783 Part II vol 5 Excerpt :

This second part of an eight-volume reset edition, traces the evolution of imperial and colonial ideologies during the British colonization of America. It covers the period from 1764 to the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783.