Colonial and Revolutionary America takes a regional approach to understanding the peoples and colonies of early America. It places early America into an Atlantic and comparative context, with emphasis on the impact of trade, warfare, migration, and the vast cultural exchange that took place among American Indians, Africans, and Europeans. Political, social, economic, and cultural history are interwoven to provide a holistic picture that connects local developments to the larger historical forces that shaped the lives of all.
Table of Contents
Preface;Chapter One The Regions and Peoples of North America; Chapter Two Spain in America: The Sixteenth Century; Chapter Three Early Stages of English Overseas Expansion, 1508-1622; Chapter Four Europeans and Indians in the Northeast, 1620-1670; Chapter Five Africans and the African Slave Trade; Chapter Six Bound Labor in Early America; Chapter Seven The Evolution of New England, 1670-1730; Chapter Eight Indians, Africans, and English in New England, 1670-1730; Chapter Nine The Middle Colonies and the Wars for Empire, 1670-1730; Chapter Ten On the Periphery of Empires; Chapter Eleven Problems
Alan Gallay holds the Warner R. Woodring Chair in Atlantic World and Early American history at The Ohio State University, where he is director of The Center for Historical Research. He has authored and edited five books, including the Bancroft Prize winning, The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 and The Colonial Wars of North America, 1512-1763: An Encyclopedia.