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The Barbarous Years free pdf Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling, 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 encounter--not 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.

About Bernard Bailyn

Bernard Bailyn did his undergraduate work at Williams College and his graduate work at Harvard, where he is currently Adams University Professor and James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History Emeritus. His previous books include "The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century"- "Education in the Forming of American Society"- "The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution," which received the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes- "The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson," which won the National Book Award for History- "Voyagers to the West," which won the Pulitzer Prize- "Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence"- "To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders"- and "Atlantic History: Concept and Contours." In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal.

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Author : Bernard Bailyn
Publisher : Vintage Books
Data Published : 13 August 2013
ISBN : 0375703462
EAN : 9780375703461
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 640 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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