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Colonial America

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9780130895653

ISBN10:
0130895652
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2011
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

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.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.For anyone interested in Colonial History, American Revolution, or Early American Social History.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
European Backgrounds
1(12)
Norse Discoveries
1(1)
The Crusades
2(2)
The Renaissance
4(1)
Trade and the Nation-State
5(2)
Portuguese Exploration
7(1)
Spanish Exploration
8(3)
English and French Exploration
11(1)
Bibliography
12(1)
The Native Americans
13(14)
Native Americans Settle the Americas
13(2)
Native Americans of Central and South America
15(4)
The Native Americans of the Southwest and West
19(1)
The Native Americans of the Plains
20(1)
The Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands
21(4)
Estimates of Native American Population
25(1)
Bibliography
26(1)
The Spanish Empire in America
27(10)
Spanish Conquests
27(2)
The Exploration and Settlement of the Southwest
29(2)
The Government of the Spanish Empire
31(1)
Race Relations in the Spanish Empire
32(2)
Religious and Cultural Life in the Spanish Empire
34(2)
Bibliography
36(1)
The Portuguese, French, and Dutch Empires in America
37(13)
The Portuguese in the New World
37(3)
The French in the New World
40(5)
The Dutch in the New World
45(2)
Comparing and Contrasting the Non-English Empires
47(2)
Bibliography
49(1)
The Background of English Colonization
50(12)
Delay in English Colonization
50(1)
Economic Motives
51(1)
Religious Motives
52(2)
Political Motives
54(2)
Governmental Interest in Colonization
56(2)
The Beginnings of English Colonization
58(3)
Bibliography
61(1)
The Tobacco Colonies: Virginia and Maryland
62(12)
The London and Plymouth Companies
62(1)
The Founding of Jamestown
63(3)
Virginia Proves a Success
66(2)
Virginia Survives Native American Attacks
68(1)
Maryland Is Founded
69(2)
The Economic Growth of the Tobacco Colonies
71(2)
Bibliography
73(1)
The New England Colonies
74(13)
The Founding of the Plymouth Colony
74(2)
The Founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
76(4)
Other New England Colonies
80(4)
Native American Relations in New England
84(2)
Bibliography
86(1)
The Completion of Colonization
87(13)
The Colonies Under the Commonwealth
87(2)
The West Indies
89(1)
Colonial Policy Under Charles II
89(2)
The Founding of the Carolinas
91(2)
New York and the Jerseys
93(1)
The Founding of Pennsylvania
94(4)
The Founding of Georgia
98(1)
Bibliography
99(1)
Seventeenth-Century Revolts and Eighteenth-Century Stabilization
100(11)
The Effects of the Navigation Acts
100(1)
Bacon's Rebellion
101(3)
The Dominion of New England
104(2)
The Glorious Revolution in New York
106(2)
The Glorious Revolution in Maryland
108(1)
Comparing and Contrasting the 1689 Revolutions in America
109(1)
Eighteenth-Century Stabilization
109(1)
Bibliography
110(1)
Colonial Government
111(11)
English Agencies of Colonial Government
111(2)
Government in the American Colonies
113(5)
A Federal Empire?
118(2)
Local Government
120(1)
Taxation
120(1)
Bibliography
121(1)
African-Americans in the English Colonies
122(14)
The Slave Trade
122(2)
The Development of Slavery
124(2)
The Black Population
126(1)
Black Opposition to Slavery
127(2)
White Reaction to Slave Discontent
129(2)
Family and Religious Life
131(1)
Slavery in the Northern Colonies
132(2)
Free African-Americans
134(1)
Bibliography
135(1)
Immigration
136(11)
Push and Pull Factors
136(1)
Immigration Statistics
137(1)
The Huguenots
137(1)
The Germans
138(1)
The Scotch-Irish and Scots
139(2)
The Irish and the Jews
141(1)
The Naturalization Process
141(1)
Immigrants on the Frontier
142(1)
East-West Friction
143(3)
Bibliography
146(1)
Colonial Agriculture
147(8)
The Beginnings
147(2)
Farm Implements
149(1)
Agriculture in the New England Colonies
149(2)
Agriculture in the Middle Colonies
151(1)
Agriculture in the Southern Colonies
151(3)
Bibliography
154(1)
Colonial Commerce
155(11)
The Colonies as Suppliers and Markets
155(3)
Triangular Trade Routes?
158(1)
Anglo-American Trade Relations
158(2)
Domestic Trade
160(1)
Piracy
161(1)
Land Transportation and Communication
162(2)
The Fur Trade
164(1)
Bibliography
165(1)
Colonial Industry
166(11)
Obstacles to the Growth of Industry
166(2)
Forest-Based Industries
168(2)
Sea-Based Industries
170(1)
Earth-Based Industries
171(2)
Other Colonial Industries
173(1)
Workers and Wages
174(2)
Bibliography
176(1)
Money and Social Status
177(10)
Hard Money
177(1)
Monetary Experiments
178(1)
Paper Money and Land Banks
179(2)
Wealth and Social Class
181(3)
Social Mobility
184(2)
Bibliography
186(1)
The Colonial Town
187(12)
Characteristics of Colonial Towns
187(4)
Urban Problems
191(4)
The Urban Economy
195(2)
Urban Culture
197(1)
Bibliography
198(1)
The Colonial Family
199(10)
Marriage
199(2)
Premarital and Extramarital Affairs
201(1)
Characteristics of the Family
202(2)
The Legal Status of Women
204(2)
The Concept of Childhood
206(1)
Bibliography
207(2)
Religion in Colonial America
209(15)
The Anglican Church
209(2)
The Congregational Church
211(5)
Religious Groups in the Middle Colonies
216(1)
The Presbyterian Church
217(1)
The Great Awakening and Its Results
218(4)
Bibliography
222(2)
Education in Colonial America
224(11)
Education in the Southern Colonies
224(1)
Education in the Middle Colonies
225(1)
Education in the New England Colonies
226(4)
Higher Education
230(4)
Bibliography
234(1)
Language and Literature
235(10)
The Growth of American English
235(1)
The Development of American Literature
236(5)
Literary Tastes of Colonial Americans
241(1)
Newspapers and Magazines
242(2)
Bibliography
244(1)
Colonial Arts and Sciences
245(10)
American Scientists
245(2)
Medicine
247(3)
Art
250(1)
Crafts
251(3)
Bibliography
254(1)
Everyday Life in Colonial America
255(11)
Demographic Characteristics
255(2)
Homes and Furnishings
257(4)
Dress
261(1)
Amusements
261(4)
Bibliography
265(1)
The Second Hundred Years' War
266(10)
King William's War
266(1)
Queen Anne's War
267(1)
King George's War
268(1)
The Background of the French and Indian War
269(1)
The French and Indian War
270(2)
The Results of the French and Indian War
272(3)
Bibliography
275(1)
The Road to Revolution
276(17)
The Constitutional Background
276(1)
The Anglican Bishop Controversy
277(1)
The Proclamation of 1763
278(1)
The Sugar Act
279(1)
The Stamp Act
280(3)
The Townshend Acts
283(2)
The Tea Act and Its Repercussions
285(2)
The First Continental Congress and the Outbreak of Violence
287(1)
The Second Continental Congress and Independence
288(4)
Bibliography
292(1)
The Revolutionary War
293(11)
Military Advantages and Disadvantages
293(3)
The Campaigns of 1776--1777
296(1)
The Campaigns of 1778--1781
297(1)
Peace Negotiations
298(1)
Domestic Effects of the Revolution
299(4)
Bibliography
303(1)
Governments for a New Nation
304(15)
State Constitution Making
304(2)
The Articles of Confederation
306(1)
Western Land Laws
307(2)
Economic Problems
309(1)
The Constitutional Convention
310(4)
The Ratification Struggle
314(2)
Bibliography
316(3)
Index 319


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