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American Colonies: The Settling of North America (The Penguin History of the United States, Volume1)

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    'Anglocentric' ?

    I find it laughable that thw overview of this book proudly notes how Taylor avoids an 'Anglocentric' perspective with respect to the coloniation of America. The implication being tht the Native American perspective is more salient, apparently. It is of course important. However, when one considers that the true 'colonization' of America began around 20,000 years or more, this becomes a near absurdity. Worse yet, given the mounting evidence for the Soloutrean theory (i.e. that Eastern America was inhabited 20k years ago or more by seaborn migrants from Europe who traveled along the then existing Atlantic ice cap) it becomes all the more absurd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2006

    very interesting

    I enjoyed reading this book. The author strandles the line between a traditional interpretation and the 'peripheral-centric' interpretations of history to explore the heart of the exchange of materials and ideas between cultures. His thoughts on what the colonial period actually consisted of with respect to time-frame were also thought provoking.

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