American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Alan Taylor
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American Colonies: The Settling of North America

Author: Alan Taylor

Series: Penguin History of the United States #1

Narrator: Bob Souer

Unabridged: 21 hr 55 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 04/26/2016

Genre: History

Synopsis

In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States series, 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 millennia past, through the decades of Western colonization and conquest, and across the entire continent, all the way to the Pacific coast. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in the colonization of North America. Moving beyond the Atlantic seaboard to examine the entire continent, American Colonies reveals a pivotal period in the global interaction of peoples, cultures, plants, animals, and microbes. In a vivid narrative, Taylor draws upon cutting-edge scholarship to create a timely picture of the colonial world characterized by an interplay of freedom and slavery, opportunity and loss.

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