The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America--The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675

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$17.92
UPC:
9780375703461
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Vintage; 1 edition (August 13, 2013)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
640
Shipping Weight:
1.2 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
6.1 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
ISBN-10:
0375703462
ISBN-13:
978-0375703461
Author:
Bernard Bailyn

Product Overview

Finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeAcompelling, fresh account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.The immigrants were a mixed multitude. They came from England, the Netherlands, the German and Italian states, France, Africa, Sweden, and Finland, and they moved to the western hemisphere for different reasons, from different social backgrounds and cultures. They represented a spectrum of religious attachments. In the early years, their stories are not mainly of triumph but of confusion, failure, violence, and the loss of civility as they sought to normalize situations and recapture lost worlds. It was a thoroughly brutal encounternot only between the Europeans and native peoples and between Europeans and Africans, but among Europeans themselves, as they sought to control and prosper in the new configurations of life that were emerging around them.

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