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.
"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
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