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Author Richter, Daniel K

Title Before the Revolution : America's ancient pasts / Daniel K. Richter

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
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Descript viii, 502 pages, 14 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Prologue : layered pasts -- Progenitors. Legacies of power from medieval North America -- Legacies of conquest from medieval Europe -- Conquistadores. Crusades of the Christ-bearers to the Americas -- Crusades of the protestants to new worlds -- Traders. Native Americans and the power of trade -- Epidemics, war, and the remapping of a continent -- Planters. Searching for order in new and old England -- Planting patriarchy in New England and Virginia -- Dutch, French, Spanish, and English counterpoints -- Imperialists. Monarchical power reborn -- Planters besieged -- Revolution, war, and a new transatlantic order -- Atlanteans. Producing and consuming in an Atlantic empire -- People in motion, enslaved and free -- Contending for a continent -- Gloomy and dark days -- Epilogue : present pasts
LC subject United States -- Civilization
United States -- Civilization -- Indian influences
United States -- Civilization -- European influences
United States -- Civilization -- African influences
America -- History -- To 1810
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
ISBN 9780674055803 (alk. paper)
0674055802 (alk. paper)