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Description - American Colonies by Alan Taylor

This volume starts with the earliest years of human colonization of the American continent and environs, as it follows the Siberian migrations across the Bering Strait 15,000 years ago. It ends in the period around 1800 when the rough outline of contemporary North America could be perceived. Dropping the usual Anglocentric description of North America's fate, Taylor conveys the far more vivid and startling story of the competing interests - Spanish, French, English, Native, Russian - that over the centuries shaped and reshaped both the continent and its "suburbs" in the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780142002100
ISBN-10: 0142002100
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 157mm x 31mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. His last book was WILLIAM COOPER'S TOWN which won both the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Bancroft Prize in American History.

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