Before the Revolution America's Ancient Pasts

ISBN-10: 0674072367
ISBN-13: 9780674072367
Edition: 2011
List price: $16.95 Buy it from $11.20
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: America began, we are often told, with the Founding Fathers, the men who waged a revolution and created a unique place called the United States. We may acknowledge the early Jamestown and Puritan colonists and mourn the dispossession of Native  More...

New Starting from $17.51
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134

America began, we are often told, with the Founding Fathers, the men who waged a revolution and created a unique place called the United States. We may acknowledge the early Jamestown and Puritan colonists and mourn the dispossession of Native Americans, but we rarely grapple with the complexity of the nation’s pre-revolutionary past. In this pathbreaking revision, Daniel Richter shows that the United States has a much deeper history than is apparent—that far from beginning with a clean slate, it is a nation with multiple pasts that stretch back as far as the Middle Ages, pasts whose legacies continue to shape the present.Exploring a vast range of original sources, Before the Revolution spans more than seven centuries and ranges across North America, Europe, and Africa. Richter recovers the lives of a stunning array of peoples—Indians, Spaniards, French, Dutch, Africans, English—as they struggled with one another and with their own people for control of land and resources. Their struggles occurred in a global context and built upon the remains of what came before. Gradually and unpredictably, distinctive patterns of North American culture took shape on a continent where no one yet imagined there would be nations called the United States, Canada, or Mexico.By seeing these trajectories on their own dynamic terms, rather than merely as a prelude to independence, Richter’s epic vision reveals the deepest origins of American history.

Daniel K. Richter is Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History and the Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Prologue: Layered Pasts
Progenitors
Legacies of Power from Medieval North America
Legacies of Conquest from Medieval Europe
Conquistadores
Crusades of the Christ-Bearers to the Americas
Crusades of the Protestants to New Worlds
Traders
Native Americans and the Power of Trade
Epidemics, War, and the Remapping of a Continent
Planters
Searching for Order in New and Old England
Planting Patriarchy in New England and Virginia
Dutch, French, Spanish, and English Counterpoints
Imperialists
Monarchical Power Reborn
Planters Besieged
Revolution, War, and a New Transatlantic Order
Atlanteans
Producing and Consuming in an Atlantic Empire
People in Motion, Enslaved and Free
Contending for a Continent
Gloomy and Dark Days
Epilogue: Present Pasts
Notes
Further Reading
Credits
Acknowledgments
Index

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×