Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts (Hardback)
  • Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts (Hardback)
zoom

Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts (Hardback)

(author)
£27.95
Hardback Published: 05/04/2011
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
America began, we are often told, with the Founding Fathers, the men who waged a revolution and created a unique place called the United States. We may acknowledge the early Jamestown and Puritan colonists and mourn the dispossession of Native Americans, but we rarely grapple with the complexity of the nation's pre-revolutionary past. In this pathbreaking revision, Daniel Richter shows that the United States has a much deeper history than is apparent--that far from beginning with a clean slate, it is a nation with multiple pasts that stretch back as far as the Middle Ages, pasts whose legacies continue to shape the present. Exploring a vast range of original sources, Before the Revolution spans more than seven centuries and ranges across North America, Europe, and Africa. Richter recovers the lives of a stunning array of peoples--Indians, Spaniards, French, Dutch, Africans, English--as they struggled with one another and with their own people for control of land and resources. Their struggles occurred in a global context and built upon the remains of what came before. Gradually and unpredictably, distinctive patterns of North American culture took shape on a continent where no one yet imagined there would be nations called the United States, Canada, or Mexico. By seeing these trajectories on their own dynamic terms, rather than merely as a prelude to independence, Richter's epic vision reveals the deepest origins of American history.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674055803
Weight: 1016 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 44 mm

You may also be interested in...

The American Civil War
Added to basket
Forgotten Fatherland
Added to basket
Cuba
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket
The Black Jacobins
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The American Civil War
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Paperback
The Passage of Power
Added to basket
Friday Night Lights
Added to basket
Hard Choices
Added to basket
Darien Disaster
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The American West
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How the Irish Became White
Added to basket
Che Guevara
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.