Colonial America : A History to 1763

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-02
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Colonial America: A History to 1763, 4th Edition provides updated and revised coverage of the background, founding, and development of the thirteen English North American colonies. Fully revised and expanded fourth edition, with updated bibliography Includes new coverage of the simultaneous development of French, Spanish, and Dutch colonies in North America, and extensively re-written and updated chapters on families and women Features enhanced coverage of the English colony of Barbados and trans-Atlantic influences on colonial development Provides a greater focus on the perspectives of Native Americans and their influences in shaping the development of the colonies

Author Biography

Richard Middleton was for many years head of the American Studies department at Queens University, Belfast. He is the author of several books, including The Bells of Victory: The Pitt-Newcastle Ministry and the Conduct of the Seven Years War, 1757-1762 (1985) and Pontiacs War. Its Causes, Course and Consequences, 1763-1765 (2007). Now retired, Middleton is currently working on a book about the American War of Independence. Anne Lombard is Associate Professor of History at California State University, San Marcos. She is the author of Making Manhood Growing Up Male in Colonial New England (2003). Her current research examines riots and other forms of collective violence by white men in British America during the eighteenth century.

Table of Contents

Old and New Worlds Meet
The Peoples of Eastern North America: Societies in Transition
The Age of European Exploration
The Seventeenth-century Settlements
The English Conquer Virginia, 1607-60
The Conquest Continues: New England, 1620-60
Diverse Colonies: New France, New Netherland, Maryland, and the West Indies
The Restoration Era
The Later Years of Charles II
James II and the Glorious Revolution
The Eras of William and Mary, and Queen Anne
The Eighteenth-century: Provinces in a Changing Continent
The Economy and Labor System in British North America
Settler Families and Society
White Women and Gender
British North American Religion, Education, and Culture, 1689-1760
Slavery and the African American Experience, 1689-1760
Expanding Spanish and French Empires in North America
Native American Societies and Cultures, 1689-1760
Immigration and Expansion in British North America, 1714-50
British North American Institutions of Government
Britain, France, and Spain: The Imperial Contest, 1739-63
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