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Between two worlds : how the English became Americans

Title
Between two worlds : how the English became Americans / Malcolm Gaskill.
ISBN
9780465011117 (hardcover : alk. paper)
046501111X (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780465080861 (ebook)
0465080863 (ebook)
Publication
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
Copyright Notice Date
©2014
Physical Description
xxiii, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Local Notes
BEIN 2024 820: Number line on title page verso indicates 2nd printing: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2. Dust jacket.
Summary
"In Between two worlds, historian Malcolm Gaskill tells the sweeping story of the English experience in America during the first century of colonization. Following a large and varied cast of visionaries and heretics, merchants and warriors, and slaves and rebels, Gaskill illuminates the often traumatic challenges the settlers faced. The first waves sought to re-create the English way of life, even to recover a society that was vanishing at home. But they were thwarted at every turn by the perils of a strange continent, unaided by monarchs who first ignored and then exploited them. As these colonists strove to leave their mark on the New World, they were forced -- by hardship and hunger, by illness and infighting, and by bloody and desperate battles with Indians -- to innovate and adapt, or perish. As later generations acclimated to the wilderness, they recognized that they had evolved into something distinct: no longer just English in America, they were perhaps not even English at all"--Publisher's description.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
December 17, 2014
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Planters, 1607-1640
Saints, 1640-1675
Warriors, 1675-1692.
Also listed under
Basic Books (Firm), publisher.
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