American Colonies by Alan Taylor audiobook

American Colonies: The Settling of North America

By Alan Taylor
Read by Bob Souer

Tantor Audio 9780670872824

The Penguin History of the United States Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799984566

  • ISBN: 9781799984559

  • ISBN: 9781799984573

Runtime: 21.92 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States series, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, from the native inhabitants from millennia past, through the decades of Western colonization and conquest, and across the entire continent, all the way to the Pacific coast.

Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in the colonization of North America. Moving beyond the Atlantic seaboard to examine the entire continent, American Colonies reveals a pivotal period in the global interaction of peoples, cultures, plants, animals, and microbes. In a vivid narrative, Taylor draws upon cutting-edge scholarship to create a timely picture of the colonial world characterized by an interplay of freedom and slavery, opportunity and loss.

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[A] work of history colored by our age of diversity. Booklist Starred Review

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Author Bio: Alan Taylor

Author Bio: Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor has won the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes for his histories of early America. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize in history, most recently for The Internal Enemy, which was also a finalist for the National Book Award. He is the Thomas Jefferson Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 21.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English