Explores how the most diverse society in the Atlantic world was shaped through two centuries of development
Written by highly acclaimed historian Gary B. Nash, this text presents an interpretive account of the interactions between Native Americans, African Americans, and Euroamericans during the colonial and revolutionary eras. It reveals the crucial interconnections between North America's many peoples, illustrating the ease of their interactions in the first two centuries of European and African presence to develop a fuller, deeper understanding of the nation's underpinnings.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Before Columbus
Chapter 2. Europeans Reach North America
Chapter 3. Cultures Meet on the Chesapeake
Chapter 4. Cultures Meet in the Northeast
Chapter 5. The Coastal Societies: Resistance, Accommodation, and Defeat
Chapter 6. Europe, Africa, and the Americas
Chapter 7. The African Ordeal Under Slavery
Chapter 8. The Transformation of Euro-American Society
Chapter 9. Wars for Empire and Indian Strategies for Survival
Chapter 10. The Seven Years’ War and Its Aftermath
Chapter 11. The Tricolored American Revolution
Chapter 12. The Mixing of Peoples