A comprehensive collection of primary documents for students of early American and Atlantic history, Colonial North America and the Atlantic World gives voice to the men and women¿Amerindian, African, and European¿who together forged a new world.These compelling narratives address the major themes of early modern colonialism from the perspective of the people who lived at the time: Spanish priests and English farmers, Indian diplomats and Dutch governors, French explorers and African abolitionists. Evoking the remarkable complexity created by the bridging of the Atlantic Ocean, Colonial North America and the Atlantic World suggests that the challenges of globalization¿and the growing reality of American diversity¿are among the most important legacies of the colonial world.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 NATIVE NORTH AMERICA; Chapter2 EUROPEANS AND THE NEW WORLD; Chapter 3 NEW SPAIN; Chapter 4 THE SPANISH FRONTIER; Chapter 5 CANADA AND IROQUOIA; Chapter 6 VIRGINIA; Chapter 7 CHESAPEAKE COLONIES; Chapter 8 NEW ENGLAND; Chapter 9 PURITANS AND INDIANS; Chapter 10 THE WEST INDIES; Chapter 11 CAROLINA; Chapter 12 MIDDLE COLONIES; Chapter 13 ATLANTIC REVOLUTIONS; Chapter 14 ATLANTIC WORLDS; Chapter 15 RELIGION AND SOCIETY; Chapter 16 FRENCH NORTH AMERICA; Chapter 17 INDIANS AND EMPIRES ON THE GREAT PLAINS; Chapter 18 IMPERIAL WARS AND CRISIS; Chapter 19 PACIFIC WORLDS
Brett Rushforth is Assistant Professor of History and director of Native American Studies at Brigham Young University, where he teaches courses on the history of early America, American Indians, and comparative slavery. A former fellow at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia, he is currently completing a book on the enslavement of American Indians in France’s American colonies.
Paul Mapp is an Assistant Professor of History at the College of William and Mary, where he teaches courses on colonial North America, the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolution, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A former fellow at the Omohundro Institute, he is currently completing a book manuscript on the role of the North American West in eighteenth-century international affairs.
"A lively array of revealing documents drawn from virtually every corner of the continent and across three centuries of time...These documents...recover a story of enduring and global importance."
-Alan S. Taylor, from the Foreword
"Rushforth and Mapp have have compiled the perfect set of documents to introduce students to the temporal and geographic breadth of North American colonial history. All of the documents have superb introductions, annotations, and follow-up questions."
- James Drake, Metropolitan State College of Denver