American Colonies

American Colonies : The Settlement of North America to 1800

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This history begins with the earliest years of human colonization of the American continent, with the Siberian migrations across the Bering Strait 15,000 years ago. It ends in around 1800 when the rough outline of modern North America could be perceived. The author conveys the story of competing interests that shaped and reshaped the continent and its "suburbs" in the Caribbean and the Pacific over the centuries. North America's fate is viewed through the eyes of the Spanish, French, English, Natives and Russians.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 167 x 243 x 34mm | 922g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • ALLEN LANE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • illustrations facsimiles, maps, portraits
  • 0713995882
  • 9780713995886

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Alan Taylor is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. His last book was William Cooper's Town which won both the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Bancroft Prize in American History.show more

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