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American Colonies Vol. 1

The Settling of North America (the Penguin History of the United States, Volume 1)

American Colonies( )
Author: Taylor, Alan
Series edited by: Foner, Eric
Series title:The Penguin History of the United States Ser.
ISBN:978-0-14-200210-0
Publication Date:Jul 2002
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.00
Book Description:

A multicultural, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American Revolutions In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, from the native inhabitants from milennia past, through the decades of Western colonization and...
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Book Details
Pages:544
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.14 x 9.2 x 1.15 Inches
Book Weight:1.175 Pounds
Author Biography
Taylor, Alan (Author)
Alan Shaw Taylor was born in 1955 in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1977. He went on to earn his PhD. from Brandeis University in 1986. He has become a professor of history at the University of California.

Taylor is best known for his contributions to microhistory which he demonstrated in his Pulitzer Prize winning history of William Cooper and the settlement of Cooperstown, New York. In this work, Alan Taylor uses court records, land records, letters and diaries to reconstruct the economic, political and socila history of New England and the settlement of New York. He is also a regular contributor of book reviews and essays to The New Republic. His books include William Cooper's Town: Power & Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for history and the Bancroft Prize in American History. In 2014, he once again won the Pulitzer Prize for History in his title: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832.

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