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Author Gaskill, Malcolm.

Title Between two worlds : how the English became Americans / Malcolm Gaskill.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  973 GASKILL    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  973 GASKILL    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  973 GASKILL    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  973 GA    Check Shelf
Description xxiii, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Planters, 1607-1640 -- Saints, 1640-1675 -- Warriors, 1675-1692.
Summary "In Between two worlds, historian Malcolm Gaskill tells the sweeping story of the English experience in America during the first century of colonization. Following a large and varied cast of visionaries and heretics, merchants and warriors, and slaves and rebels, Gaskill illuminates the often traumatic challenges the settlers faced. The first waves sought to re-create the English way of life, even to recover a society that was vanishing at home. But they were thwarted at every turn by the perils of a strange continent, unaided by monarchs who first ignored and then exploited them. As these colonists strove to leave their mark on the New World, they were forced -- by hardship and hunger, by illness and infighting, and by bloody and desperate battles with Indians -- to innovate and adapt, or perish. As later generations acclimated to the wilderness, they recognized that they had evolved into something distinct: no longer just English in America, they were perhaps not even English at all" -- Publisher's description.
Subject United States -- Civilization -- To 1783.
United States -- Civilization -- English influences.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
ISBN 9780465011117 (hardcover: alkaline paper)
046501111X (hardcover: alkaline paper)
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