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

ISBN-10: 0142002100
ISBN-13: 9780142002100
Authors: Alan Taylor, Eric Foner
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Taylor challenges the traditional focus of colonial history by exploring the multitude of cultural influences out of which 'America' ultimately emerged.

Author bio:

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. He 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…    

Eric Foner is a professor of American history at Columbia University.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Number of pages: 544 Dimensions: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 1.26" tall Weight: 1.298 lbs.