American Odysseys: A History of Colonial North America

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/books/26
ISBN:
9780199781829
Author(s):
Shannon, Timothy J.; Gellman, David N.
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
Tags:
Colonial America; Indians; servants; slaves; explorers; planters; History; United States History
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book description
Written in an engaging and student-friendly style, American Odysseys examines the entire period between 1492 and 1763, covering important topics that shaped the colonial experience across time and in a variety of places. Authors Timothy J. Shannon and David N. Gellman use a thematic approach, focusing on colonial development and integration within a wider Atlantic world. Each chapter begins with the story of an individual who experienced the wonder and terror of colonization firsthand, so that students can feel a human connection to each of these topics and themes. Taken together, these figures--Indians, servants, slaves, explorers, planters--embody the full array of peoples and cultures that gave the colonial era a trans-Atlantic, multicultural character. Each chapter also features a chronology of events described in that chapter. Maps and images throughout the book help visually orient readers to the stories that comprise this concise yet broad-ranging narrative. [From the publisher]