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Barbarous Years The Peopling of British North America - The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675

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ISBN-10: 0394515706

ISBN-13: 9780394515700

Edition: 2012

Authors: Bernard Bailyn

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From an acclaimed historian of early America, a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to the British colonies of North America and their involvements with each other and the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.The immigrants were a mixed multitude—coming from England, the Netherlands, German and Italian states, France, Africa, Sweden and Finland. They moved to the western hemisphere for different reasons, from different social backgrounds and cultures. Even the majority that came from England fitted no distinct socioeconomic or cultural pattern. They came bearing their diverse life styles: from commercialized London and southeast;…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Bernard Bailyn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1922, and did his undergraduate work at Williams College. He began his teaching career at Harvard University immediately after the university granted him a Ph.D. in 1953, and he remained there until he retired in 1991. During his tenure at Harvard, he was Winthrop Professor, Adams University Professor, and James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History. For years Bailyn was editor in chief of the Harvard Library and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. An innovative and influential historian of early America, Bernard Bailyn has written quantitative studies of the colonial New England economy,…    

List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction
Foundations
The Americans
Conquest: The Europeans
Death on a Coastal Fringe
The "Hammerours'" Regime
Recruitment, Expansion, and Transformation
"A Flood, a Flood of Bloud"
Terra-Maria
The Chesapeake's New World
The Dutch Farrago
Carnage and Civility in a Developing Hub of Commerce
Swedes, Finns, and the Passion of Pieter Plockhoy
God's Conventicle, Bradford's Lamentation
The New-English Sionists: Fault Lines, Diversity, and Persecution
Abrasions, Utopians, and Holy War
Defiance and Disarray
Emergence
The British Americans
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index