ISBN-10:
0137495730
ISBN-13:
9780137495733
Pub. Date:
01/28/1998
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Colonial America / Edition 4

Colonial America / Edition 4

by Jerome R. Reich

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ISBN-13: 9780137495733
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jerome R. Reich is an American historian whose specialty is the search for democracy
in American life. His writings include "Leisler's Rebellion: A Study of Democracy in Colonial New York,"
"Coodes's Rebellion in Maryland," the "Dorr War: A Substudy of Jacksonian Democracy,"
and "The Black American Experience." Dr. Reich is an emeritus professor of history at Chicago State University
and is the author of several standard text books in American history.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1European Backgrounds1
Norse Discoveries1
The Crusades2
The Renaissance4
Trade and the Nation-State5
Portuguese Exploration7
Spanish Exploration8
English and French Exploration11
Bibliography12
2The Native Americans13
Native Americans Settle the Americas13
Native Americans of Central and South America15
The Native Americans of the Southwest and West19
The Native Americans of the Plains20
The Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands21
Estimates of Native American Population25
Bibliography26
3The Spanish Empire in America27
Spanish Conquests27
The Exploration and Settlement of the Southwest29
The Government of the Spanish Empire31
Race Relations in the Spanish Empire32
Religious and Cultural Life in the Spanish Empire34
Bibliography36
4The Portuguese, French, and Dutch Empires in America37
The Portuguese in the New World37
The French in the New World40
The Dutch in the New World45
Comparing and Contrasting the Non-English Empires47
Bibliography49
5The Background of English Colonization50
Delay in English Colonization50
Economic Motives51
Religious Motives52
Political Motives54
Governmental Interest in Colonization56
The Beginnings of English Colonization58
Bibliography61
6The Tobacco Colonies: Virginia and Maryland62
The London and Plymouth Companies62
The Founding of Jamestown63
Virginia Proves a Success66
Virginia Survives Native American Attacks68
Maryland Is Founded69
The Economic Growth of the Tobacco Colonies71
Bibliography73
7The New England Colonies74
The Founding of the Plymouth Colony74
The Founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony76
Other New England Colonies80
Native American Relations in New England84
Bibliography86
8The Completion of Colonization87
The Colonies Under the Commonwealth87
The West Indies89
Colonial Policy Under Charles II89
The Founding of the Carolinas91
New York and the Jerseys93
The Founding of Pennsylvania94
The Founding of Georgia98
Bibliography99
9Seventeenth-Century Revolts and Eighteenth-Century Stabilization100
The Effects of the Navigation Acts100
Bacon's Rebellion101
The Dominion of New England104
The Glorious Revolution in New York106
The Glorious Revolution in Maryland108
Comparing and Contrasting the 1689 Revolutions in America109
Eighteenth-Century Stabilization109
Bibliography110
10Colonial Government111
English Agencies of Colonial Government111
Government in the American Colonies113
A Federal Empire?118
Local Government120
Taxation120
Bibliography121
11African-Americans in the English Colonies122
The Slave Trade122
The Development of Slavery124
The Black Population126
Black Opposition to Slavery127
White Reaction to Slave Discontent129
Family and Religious Life131
Slavery in the Northern Colonies132
Free African-Americans134
Bibliography135
12Immigration136
Push and Pull Factors136
Immigration Statistics137
The Huguenots137
The Germans138
The Scotch-Irish and Scots139
The Irish and the Jews141
The Naturalization Process141
Immigrants on the Frontier142
East-West Friction143
Bibliography146
13Colonial Agriculture147
The Beginnings147
Farm Implements149
Agriculture in the New England Colonies149
Agriculture in the Middle Colonies151
Agriculture in the Southern Colonies151
Bibliography154
14Colonial Commerce155
The Colonies as Suppliers and Markets155
Triangular Trade Routes?158
Anglo-American Trade Relations158
Domestic Trade160
Piracy161
Land Transportation and Communication162
The Fur Trade164
Bibliography165
15Colonial Industry166
Obstacles to the Growth of Industry166
Forest-Based Industries168
Sea-Based Industries170
Earth-Based Industries171
Other Colonial Industries173
Workers and Wages174
Bibliography176
16Money and Social Status177
Hard Money177
Monetary Experiments178
Paper Money and Land Banks179
Wealth and Social Class181
Social Mobility184
Bibliography186
17The Colonial Town187
Characteristics of Colonial Towns187
Urban Problems191
The Urban Economy195
Urban Culture197
Bibliography198
18The Colonial Family199
Marriage199
Premarital and Extramarital Affairs201
Characteristics of the Family202
The Legal Status of Women204
The Concept of Childhood206
Bibliography207
19Religion in Colonial America209
The Anglican Church209
The Congregational Church211
Religious Groups in the Middle Colonies216
The Presbyterian Church217
The Great Awakening and Its Results218
Bibliography222
20Education in Colonial America224
Education in the Southern Colonies224
Education in the Middle Colonies225
Education in the New England Colonies226
Higher Education230
Bibliography234
21Language and Literature235
The Growth of American English235
The Development of American Literature236
Literary Tastes of Colonial Americans241
Newspapers and Magazines242
Bibliography244
22Colonial Arts and Sciences245
American Scientists245
Medicine247
Art250
Crafts251
Bibliography254
23Everyday Life in Colonial America255
Demographic Characteristics255
Homes and Furnishings257
Dress261
Amusements261
Bibliography265
24The Second Hundred Years' War266
King William's War266
Queen Anne's War267
King George's War268
The Background of the French and Indian War269
The French and Indian War270
The Results of the French and Indian War272
Bibliography275
25The Road to Revolution276
The Constitutional Background276
The Anglican Bishop Controversy277
The Proclamation of 1763278
The Sugar Act279
The Stamp Act280
The Townshend Acts283
The Tea Act and Its Repercussions285
The First Continental Congress and the Outbreak of Violence287
The Second Continental Congress and Independence288
Bibliography292
26The Revolutionary War293
Military Advantages and Disadvantages293
The Campaigns of 1776-1777296
The Campaigns of 1778-1781297
Peace Negotiations298
Domestic Effects of the Revolution299
Bibliography303
27Governments for a New Nation304
State Constitution Making304
The Articles of Confederation306
Western Land Laws307
Economic Problems309
The Constitutional Convention310
The Ratification Struggle314
Bibliography316
Index319

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