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British colonial America [electronic resource] : people and perspectives /
John A. Grigg, editor.
imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008.
description
xxxv, 276 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
1598840258 (alk. paper), 9781598840254 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008.
isbn
1598840258 (alk. paper)
9781598840254 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
A lost world and a world of loss: Native Americans and British colonists before 1700 / Martha Robinson Squanto -- "A mean and brutal business": indentured servitude in early America / Matthew Harris -- Puritan life / Michael S. Carter -- "A loving mother and obedient wife": white women in colonial America / Kirsten E. Phimister -- Slave life in colonial America / Kathryn S. Koo -- Urban workers / Karen O'Brien -- "A variety of peoples": the non-English composition of British America / Ian J. Aebel -- Native America, 1700-1775 / Dixie Haggard -- "Great multitudes flocking after him" : the great awakening among common people / John Howard Smith -- The margins of empire : Anglo-American westward migration and settlement in the colonial period / David P. Dewar -- Primary documents.
catalogue key
8155110
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-263) and index.
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"Numerous illustrations from contemporary sources enliven the text. The editor provides sidebars throughout the chapters, many of them bibliographies of individuals which exemplify the life and the changes described. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography. A general index, a glossary, and a general bibliography make up the other additional material. A list of primary sources, with substantial excerpts from each, presents contemporary support for the themes examined. High school libraries, and colleges that support survey courses in American History, will find this a useful supplement." - ARBA
"Serious effort was made to match the coverage of these volumes to high school curriculum standards. This set is perfect historical analysis beyond the textbook. Each volume is carefully researched and documented. The thoughtful essays, presenting content unavailable in other sources, are ripe for analysis by upper level students. Our AP US History teacher was thrilled to see them! Books contain black and white illustrations. Brief biographies are scattered through the text. Highly recommended.' Reviewed Together Cheathem, Mark R., ed. Jacksonian and Antebellum Age: People and Perspectives. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008. 978-1-59884-017-9. 234p. $85.00. Gr. 10+. Goloboy, Jennifer L., ed. Industrial Revolution: People and Perspectives. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc. 2008. 978-1-59884-065-0. 315p. $85.00. Gr. 10+. Frank, Andrew K., ed. Early Republic: People and Perspectives. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc. 2009. 978-1-59884-019-3. 300p. $85.00. Gr. 10+. Grigg, John A., ed. British Colonial America: People and Perspectives. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc. 2008. 978-1-59884-025-4. 276p. $85.00. Gr. 10+." - Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
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Summaries
Long Description
British Colonial America: People and Perspectives shifts the spotlight away from the famous political and religious leaders of the time to focus on colonial residents across the full spectrum of American society from the early-17th to the late-18th century. In narrative chapters filled with biographical sketches, British Colonial America explores the day-to-day world of the religious groups, entrepreneurs, women and children, laborers, farmers, and others who made up the vast majority of the colonial population. Coverage also includes those not afforded citizenship, such as African slaves and Native Americans. It is a revealing examination of life at ground level in colonial America, one that finds the people of that time confronting issues that appear throughout the American experience.
Main Description
This insightful set of essays reveals the day-to-day lives of the British colonists who laid the foundation for what became the United States.
Description for Reader
Combines general essays and specific biographies in each chapter to place a personal face on the broader story of colonial history Challenges some commonly held historical notions by focusing on the "average" people of the colonial era Compares and contrasts the colonial experience across the 13 colonies, revealing some surprising commonalities and distinctions
Long Description
British Colonial America: People and PerspectiveS≪/i> shifts the spotlight away from the famous political and religious leaders of the time to focus on colonial residents across the full spectrum of American society from the early-17th to the late-18th century. In narrative chapters filled with biographical sketches, British Colonial America explores the day-to-day world of the religious groups, entrepreneurs, women and children, laborers, farmers, and others who made up the vast majority of the colonial population. Coverage also includes those not afforded citizenship, such as African slaves and Native Americans. It is a revealing examination of life at ground level in colonial America, one that finds the people of that time confronting issues that appear throughout the American experience.
Description for Reader
. Each chapter is authored by a published expert on the social aspects of life in colonial British America . A primary sources section includes travel diaries, newspaper articles, legislative documents, sermons, and other material that provides insight into the colonial experience
Bowker Data Service Summary
This set of essays reveals the day-to-day lives of the British colonists who laid the foundation for what became the United States. It also covers those not afforded citizenship such as African slaves and Native Americans.
Description for Reader
'¢ Combines general essays and specific biographies in each chapter to place a personal face on the broader story of colonial history '¢ Challenges some commonly held historical notions by focusing on the "average" people of the colonial era '¢ Compares and contrasts the colonial experience across the 13 colonies, revealing some surprising commonalities and distinctions
Main Description
In the century-and-a-half after the first group of British settlers landed at Jamestown, the eastern seaboard of North America changed radically and irrevocably. Portrayed by Europeans as a single new world, the region became a myriad of new worlds; created, shattered, and recreated by thousands of nameless women, men, and children. Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans from hundreds of different cultures adapted to the land and to each other to build new societies. British Colonial America: People and Perspectives shifts the spotlight to colonial residents across the full spectrum of American society.
Table of Contents
Series Introductionp. vii
Introductionp. xi
About the Editor and Contributorsp. xxiii
Chronologyp. xxv
A Lost World and a World of Loss: Native Americans and British Colonists before 1700p. 1
"A Mean and Brutal Business": Indentured Servitude in Early Americap. 21
Puritan Lifep. 41
"A Loving Mother and Obedient Wife": White Women in Colonial Americap. 59
Slave Life in Colonial Americap. 81
Urban Workersp. 99
"A Variety of Peoples": The Non-English Composition of British Americap. 119
Native America, 1700-1775p. 143
"Great Multitudes Flocking after Him": The Great Awakening among Common Peoplep. 163
The Margins of Empire: Anglo-American Westward Migration and Settlement in the Colonial Periodp. 187
Primary Documentsp. 207
Referencep. 235
Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 265
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