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Colonial America: A History, 1565 - 1776, 3rd Edition,9780631221418
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Colonial America: A History, 1565 - 1776, 3rd Edition

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3rd
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9780631221418

ISBN10:
0631221417
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/1991
Publisher(s):
Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

The thirteen North American colonies established by Great Britain eventually formed the nucleus of the United States. This outstanding book describes the history of these colonies, both individually and collectively. Since its first publication in 1992 it has become the established textbook for students of this period in American history. The third edition, revised throughout and substantially expanded, now includes a chapter on the Spanish in Florida, New Mexico, and Texas, together with an account of the French settlements in Louisiana. Accompanied by maps, contemporary illustrations, chronologies, documents, and a fully updated and expanded bibliography, this comprehensive and readable history of the colonial period offers a fascinating analysis of the evolution of a new and distinctive society.

Author Biography


Richard Middleton is Reader in American History at The Queen's University, Belfast. He is the author of The Bells of Victory: The Pitt-Newcastle Ministry and the Conduct of the Seven Years' War: 1757–1762 (1985).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
List of Maps
xi
List of Documents
xii
Preface to the Third Edition xiv
Acknowledgments xv
PART I Europeans Encounter Another World 1(44)
The Age of European Exploration
3(12)
Chronology
3(3)
Spain and Portugal
6(2)
England: The Elizabethan Prelude
8(7)
The Peoples of Eastern North America
15(30)
Chronology
15(3)
The Precontact Background
18(7)
The Columbian Impact
25(3)
Eastern North America, circa 1600
28(17)
PART II The Seventeenth-century Settlements 45(148)
The English Arrive: Virginia, 1607-60
47(20)
Chronology
47(1)
The Virginia Company: Early Settlement
48(6)
The Charter of Liberties
54(4)
The Massacre of 1622 and Fall of the Company
58(3)
Growth and Consolidation, 1625-60
61(6)
The Conquest Continues: New England, 1620-60
67(27)
Chronology
67(1)
The Pilgrim Fathers
68(5)
Massachusetts: A City on the Hill
73(5)
The Struggle for Orthodoxy
78(9)
The Commonwealth Secured
87(4)
Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire
91(3)
Maryland and New York, 1624-60
94(16)
Chronology
94(1)
Maryland: A Catholic Proprietary
95(8)
New York and Delaware: The Dutch and Swedish Beginnings
103(7)
The Restoration Era
110(19)
Chronology
110(1)
The Return of Charles II
111(3)
Mercantilism: The Navigation Laws
114(1)
New York Becomes an English Colony
115(7)
The Carolinas: Early Settlement
122(7)
The Later Years of Charles II
129(24)
Chronology
129(1)
Virginia: Bacon's Rebellion and its Aftermath
130(10)
Massachusetts: The Struggle to Remain Self-governing
140(5)
New Jersey and Pennsylvania: The Beginnings
145(8)
James II and the Glorious Revolution
153(19)
Chronology
153(1)
The Dominion of New England
154(5)
Massachusetts Reclaims Control
159(2)
New York: Leisler's Rebellion
161(5)
Maryland
166(3)
Aftermath
169(3)
The Era of William and Anne
172(21)
Chronology
172(1)
William III's Colonial Policy
173(1)
The Salem Witchcraft Trials
173(8)
Proprietary Problems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
181(3)
The End of Proprietary Government in the Carolinas
184(5)
War and the American Colonies, 1689-1713
189(4)
PART III The Eighteenth-century Provinces 193(244)
The Provincial Economy and Labor System
195(29)
Chronology
195(2)
The Southern Plantation System
197(8)
Northern Farming and Commerce
205(7)
The Mercantilist System
212(4)
Money and Taxation
216(4)
The Standard of Living: Poverty and Prosperity
220(4)
European-American Family and Society
224(15)
Chronology
224(1)
The Family Structure
225(6)
Children
231(5)
Social Structure: Rank and Class
236(3)
European-American Women
239(19)
Chronology
239(1)
Old World Legacies: New World Opportunities?
240(2)
Life Cycles
242(10)
Household Enterprises, Business, and the Professions
252(6)
European-American Religion, Education, and Culture, 1689-1760
258(27)
Chronology
258(1)
Religion
259(8)
Education
267(6)
Libraries, Literature, and the Press
273(2)
Science and the Arts
275(3)
Popular Culture
278(2)
Architecture: The Anglicization of Taste
280(5)
African-American Society and Culture, 1689-1760
285(28)
Chronology
285(1)
Coming to America: The Middle Passage
286(6)
The African-American Family
292(2)
Work and Culture
294(8)
White over Black: The Slave Codes
302(8)
Free African-Americans
310(3)
American Indian Society and Culture, 1689-1760
313(29)
Chronology
313(1)
The Coastal Reservations
314(7)
The Nations of the Northern Frontier
321(12)
The Nations of the Southern Frontier
333(9)
The Institutions of Government
342(24)
Chronology
342(2)
The Royal Framework
344(1)
Local Government: Town Meeting and County Court
345(3)
The Provincial Assembly: Crown versus People
348(11)
Parties and Factions in the Age of Walpole
359(4)
Toward a Republican Ideology
363(3)
Immigration and Expansion, 174-50
366(20)
Chronology
366(1)
The Germans and Scots-Irish
367(9)
The Founding of Georgia
376(4)
The Urban Frontier
380(6)
Imperial Neighbors: Spain and France in Florida, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana
386(29)
Chronology
386(1)
Florida
387(8)
New Mexico
395(9)
Texas
404(2)
Louisiana
406(9)
Britain, France, and Spain: The Imperial Contest, 1739-60
415(22)
Chronology
415(1)
The War of Jenkins' Ear
416(1)
The Struggle for the Ohio
417(9)
The Conquest of Canada
426(11)
PART IV The Path to Independence 437(50)
The Rights of British America, 1760-66
439(22)
Chronology
439(2)
The Empire in 1760
441(4)
The Grenville Ministry and Imperial Reform
445(4)
The American Response: The Rights of British Subjects
449(6)
Internal Conflict
455(6)
Revolution and Independence, 1767-76
461(26)
Chronology
461(1)
The Struggle Renewed: The Townshend Duties
462(5)
Interlude, 1770-1773
467(2)
The Intolerable Acts
469(8)
War and Independence
477(10)
Select Bibliography 487(56)
Index 543


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