Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History, Volume 1

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James Ciment
Sharpe Reference, 2006 - History - 5 pages
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No era in American history has been more fascinating to Americans, or more critical to the ultimate destiny of the United States, than the colonial era. Between the time the first European settlers established a colony at Jamestown in 1607 through the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the outlines of America's distinctive political culture, economic system, social life, and cultural patterns had begun to emerge.

Designed to complement the high school American history curriculum as well as undergraduate survey courses, Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History captures it all: the people, institutions, ideas, events, and the creation of the first three hundred years of American history. While it focuses on the thirteen British colonies stretching along the Atlantic, Colonial America sets this history in its larger contexts. Entries also cover Canada, the American Southwest and Mexico, and the Caribbean and Atlantic world directly impacting the history of the thirteen colonies. This encyclopedia explores the complete early history of what would become the United States, including portraits of Native American life in the immediate pre-contact period, early Spanish exploration, and the first settlements by Spanish, French, Dutch, Swedish, and English colonists.

Including major thematic essays, hundreds of easy-to-reference entries, thematic and regional chronologies, numerous primary documents, plus hundreds of illustrations, this monumental five-volume set brings America's colonial heritage vibrantly to life for today's readers.

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Contents

List of Maps
xiii
Franklin Benjamin 349
xv
Massachusetts 526
xvii
Women 912
xix
Proclamation of 1763 698
xxii
Acknowledgments
xxvii
Religion 973
xxxiv
Free Blacks 354
xxxvi
Coronado Francisco Vazquez de
242
Caribbean 986
244
Gambling 368
248
Glossary 1269
262
Dartmouth Lord
263
De Soto Hernando
276
Dulany Daniel Sr
289
372
1-4

Massachusetts Bay Colony 532
5
Volume
12
Military and Diplomatic Affairs
31
Furnishings 363
45
Race and Ethnicity
49
Furs 366
60
AZ Entries
73
Agriculture
89
Anglican Church
102
Bacon Nathaniel
130
Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges 1701 1172
137
Bathing and Hygiene
143
The Trial of Peter Zenger 1735 1200
144
Boston Port Bill
157
Gage Thomas 367
169
Cabot John
170
Calvert Cecilius
174
Carteret Sir George
187
Cherokee
201
Class
216
Science and Technology 977
220
Common Sense 1116
229
Geographic
235
East India Company
1-8
Connecticut 992
1-16
Indexes
1-22
Georgia 374
1-23
French Colonies on Mainland North America 1000
1-24
Exploration 323
1-34
Massasoit 533
1-36
New York and New Netherland 1028
1-40
Of Plymouth Plantation 627
1-43
Ferdinand and Isabella 333
1-47
Prostitution 702
1-48
Ships Stores 778
1-54
Tuscarora 861
1-60
522
1-61
Biographical Index 165
1-65
Planters 673
1-66
Pocahontas 679
1-76
Geographical Index 183
1-83
John Claytons Report on Virginia 1688 1134
1-89
Poor Richards Almanack 683
1-91
Florida 337
1-94
Copyright

About the author (2006)

James Ciment holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Los Angeles & a Ph.D. from City University of New York, Graduate Center. He has written & edited a number of books on American & world history. He lives in New York City.

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