Colonial America: A History to 1763 / Edition 4

Colonial America: A History to 1763 / Edition 4

by Richard Middleton, Anne Lombard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405190043

ISBN-13: 9781405190046

Pub. Date: 05/10/2011

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405190046
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
1,078,617
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Maps.

List of Documents.

Preface to the Fourth Edition.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Old and New Worlds Meet:.

1. The Peoples of Eastern North America: Societies in Transition.

1 America Before Columbus and the Problem of History.

2 The Americas in Ancient Times.

3 The Eastern Woodlands, 1000–1300.

4 Eastern Woodlands Societies in Transition, 1300–1500.

5 Earliest Contacts with Europeans.

2. The Age of European Exploration.

1 Western Europe, 1300–1450.

2 The Portuguese in Africa.

3 Spain Encounters the New World.

4 Sixteenth-Century European Competitors.

5 England: The Elizabethan Prelude.

Part II: The Seventeenth-Century Settlements:.

3. The English Conquer Virginia, 1607–1660.

1 Virginia Before the English.

2 The Virginia Company: Early Settlement.

3 The Charter of Liberties.

4 The Massacre of 1622 and Fall of the Company.

5 Growth and Consolidation, 1625–1660.

4. The Conquest Continues: New England, 1620–1660.

1 New England Before the English.

2 The Pilgrims.

3 Massachusetts: A City on the Hill.

4 Establishing and Defending Order.

5 Challenges from England.

6 Stable Societies.

5. Diverse Colonies: New France, New Netherland, Maryland, and the West Indies.

1 New France.

2 New Netherland and Delaware: The Dutch and Swedish Beginnings.

3 Maryland: A Catholic Proprietary.

4 English Colonies in the West Indies.

6. The Restoration Era.

1 The Return of Charles II.

2 Mercantilism: The Navigation Laws.

3 New York Becomes an English Colony.

4 The Carolinas: Early Settlement.

7. The Later Years of Charles II.

1 Virginia: Bacon’s Rebellion and Its Aftermath.

2 Massachusetts: The Struggle to Remain Self-Governing.

3 New Jersey and Pennsylvania: The Beginnings.

8. James II and the Glorious Revolution.

1 The Dominion of New England.

2 Massachusetts Reclaims Control.

3 New York: Leisler’s Rebellion.

4 Maryland.

5 Aftermath.

9. The Eras of William and Mary, and Queen Anne.

1 William and Mary’s Colonial Policy.

2 The Salem Witchcraft Trials.

3 War on the Northern Frontier, 1689–1713.

4 War and Political Change in the Carolinas.

5 Proprietary Problems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Part III: The Eighteenth-Century Provinces in a Changing Continent:.

10. The Economy and Labor System in British North America.

1 The British Atlantic Economy.

2 The Southern Plantation System.

3 Northern Farming and Commerce.

4 The Mercantilist System.

5 Money and Taxation.

6 The Standard of Living: Poverty and Prosperity.

11. Settler Families and Society.

1 New World Families.

2 Children.

3 Patriarchal Authority.

4 Social Structure: Rank and Class.

12. White Women and Gender.

1 Gender and the Settler Experience in the Seventeenth Century.

2 Regional Variations.

3 Gender in a Commercializing Culture: The Eighteenth-Century Refined Lady.

4 Gender in a Commercializing Culture: Middling and Working White Women.

13. British North American Religion, Education, and Culture, 1689–1760.

1 Religion.

2 Education.

3 The Anglicization of Taste.

4 Libraries, Literature, and the Press.

5 Science and the Arts.

6 Popular Culture.

14. Slavery and the African American Experience, 1689–1760.

1 Slavery: An Evolving Institution.

2 Slaves’ Experiences.

3 The African American Family.

4 African American Culture.

5 Free African Americans.

6 Resistance to Slavery.

15. Expanding Spanish and French Empires in North America.

1 Florida.

2 New Mexico.

3 The Growth of New France.

4 The French Upper Country, or Pays d’en Haut.

5 Louisiana.

6 Texas.

7 Significance for the British Colonies.

16. Native American Societies and Cultures, 1689–1760.

1 Native American Societies in the Eighteenth Century.

2 The Nations of the Northern Frontier.

3 The Nations of the Southern Frontier.

4 Adaptation or Decline?.

17. Immigration and Expansion in British North America, 1714–1750.

1 The Germans and Scots-Irish.

2 The Founding of Georgia.

3 The Urban Frontier.

18. British North American Institutions of Government.

1 The Royal Framework.

2 Local Government: Town Meeting and County Court.

3 The Provincial Assembly: Crown versus People.

4 Parties and Factions in the Age of Walpole.

5 Toward a Republican Ideology.

19. Britain, France, and Spain: The Imperial Contest, 1739–1763.

1 The War of Jenkins’ Ear.

2 The Struggle for the Ohio.

3 The Conquest of Canada.

4 The War’s Consequences.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

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