eBook Colonial America (1492-1793), 1st Edition

  • James Ciment
  • Michael Zuckerman
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682508
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682505
  • DDC: 973.203
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1968 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

No era in American history has been more fascinating to Americans, or more critical to the ultimate destiny of the United States, than the colonial era. Between the time the first European settlers established a colony at Jamestown in 1607 and the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the outlines of America's distinctive political culture, economic system, social life, and cultural patterns began to emerge. Designed to complement the high-school American history curriculum as well as undergraduate survey courses, Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History captures it all: the people, institutions, ideas, and events that helped establish and define the United States of America. While it focuses on the thirteen British colonies along the Atlantic Coast, Colonial America sets this history in a larger context. Entries also cover Canada, the American Southwest and Mexico, and the Caribbean and Atlantic world as they impacted the history of the thirteen colonies. This encyclopedia explores the complete early history of what would become the United States, including portraits of Native American life in the immediate pre-contact period, early Spanish exploration, and the first settlements by Spanish, French, Dutch, Swedish, and English colonists. Including major thematic essays, hundreds of easy-to-reference entries, thematic and regional chronologies, an extensive collection of primary documents, and hundreds of illustrations and maps, this monumental reference work brings America's colonial heritage vibrantly to life for today's readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction: Studying the Colonial Era.
A-Z Entries.
1: Abenaki.
2: Acadia, Nova Scotia.
3: Acadians.
4: Acapulco.
5: Adams, Abigail (1744–1818).
6: Adams, John (1735–1826).
7: Adams, Samuel (1722–1803).
8: African Americans.
9: Agriculture.
10: Albany Congress (1754).
11: Alcohol.
12: Alexander, Mary Spratt Provoost (1693–1760).
13: American Philosophical Society.
14: Anabaptists.
15: Andros, Sir Edmund (1637–1714).
16: Anglican Church.
17: Anne, Queen (1665–1714).
18: Antigua.
19: Appalachia.
20: Arawak.
21: Armada, Spanish.
22: Army, British.
23: Art, Cartoons, and Broadsides.
24: Art, Fine.
25: Art, Folk.
26: Artisans.
27: Arts, Culture, and Intellectual Life.
28: Assemblies, Colonial.
29: Atlantic Ocean.
30: Azores and Madeira.
31: Aztec.
32: Bacon, Nathaniel (1647–1676).
33: Bacon's Rebellion.
34: Baltimore.
35: Banks and Banking.
36: Baptists.
37: Barbados.
38: Bartram Family.
39: Bathing and Hygiene.
40: Beaver Wars.
41: Berkeley, Sir William (c. 1605–1677).
42: Bermuda.
43: Bible.
44: Board of Trade.
45: Boone, Daniel (1734–1820).
46: Borderlands, Spanish.
47: Boston.
48: Boston Massacre.
49: Boston Port Bill.
50: Boston Tea Party.
51: Braddock, Edward (1695–1755).
52: Bradford, William (1590–1657).
53: Bradstreet, Anne (1612–1672).
54: Brant, Joseph (1743–1807).
55: Brant, Mary Molly (c. 1736–1796).
56: Brent, Margaret (c. 1601–c. 1671).
57: Bunker Hill, Battle of.
58: Cabot, John (c. 1450–c. 1498).
59: Cabrillo, Juan Rodríguez (c. 1498–c. 1543).
60: California.
61: Calvert, Cecilius (1605–1675).
62: Calvert, George (First Lord Baltimore; c. 1580–1632).
63: Calvinism.
64: Canada.
65: Canary Islands.
66: Cape Cod.
67: Captivity (by Native Americans).
68: Carib.
69: Caribbean Sea.
70: Carteret, Sir George (d. 1680).
71: Cartier, Jacques (1491–1557).
72: Catholic Church.
73: Cayuga.
74: Champlain, Samuel de (c. 1570–1635).
75: Charles I (1600–1649).
76: Charles II (1630–1685).
77: Charles V (1500–1558).
78: Charleston.
79: Cherokee.
80: Chesapeake.
81: Chickasaw.
82: Child Rearing.
83: Children.
84: Choctaw.
85: Christ and Christianity.
86: Cities.
87: Class.
88: Clocks and Timekeeping.
89: Clothing.
90: Coercive Acts (1774).
91: Coffee.
92: Columbian Exchange.
93: Columbus, Christopher (1451–1506).
94: Committees of Correspondence.
95: Common Sense (1776).
96: Connecticut.
97: Connecticut River.
98: Constantinople, Fall of.
99: Continental Congress, First.
100: Continental Congress, Second.
101: Coode's Rebellion.
102: Copley, John Singleton (1738–1815).
103: Corn.
104: Coronado, Francisco Vázquez de (1510–1554).
105: Cortéz, Hernando (1485–1547).
106: Cotton.
107: Cotton, John (1584–1652).
108: Covenants.
109: Creek.
110: Crime.
111: Cromwell, Oliver (1599–1658).
112: Cuba.
113: Cumberland Gap.
114: Currency.
115: Currency Act (1764).
116: Dartmouth, Lord (1731–1801).
117: Daughters of Liberty.
118: Death and Dying.
119: Debt and Debtor's Prison.
120: Deism.
121: Delaware.
122: Delaware River.
123: De Soto, Hernando (c. 1500–1542).
124: Detroit.
125: Dickinson, John (1732–1808).
126: Diplomacy (Foreign Affairs).
127: Disease.
128: Dominicans.
129: Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596).
130: Dulany, Daniel, Jr. (1722–1797).
131: Dulany, Daniel, Sr. (1685–1753).
132: Dunmore, Lord (1732–1809).
133: Dutch.
134: Dutch West India Company.
135: East India Company.
136: Economy, Business, and Labor.
137: Edict of Nantes, Revocation of.
138: Education.
139: Education, Higher.
140: Edwards, Jonathan (1703–1758).
141: Elizabeth I (1533–1603).
142: English.
143: English Civil War.
144: Enlightenment.
145: Environment and Nature.
146: Equiano, Olaudah (1745–1797).
147: Erie.
148: Exploration.
149: Family.
150: Ferdinand (1452–1516) and Isabella (1451–1504).
151: Fish and Fisheries.
152: Florida.
153: Food and Diet.
154: Fort Duquesne.
155: Fort Orange.
156: Fortifications.
157: Franciscans.
158: Franklin, Benjamin (1706–1790).
159: Franklin, William (c. 1730–1814).
160: Free Blacks.
161: French.
162: French and Indian War.
163: Furnishings.
164: Furs.
165: Gage, Thomas (c. 1719–1787).
166: Gambling.
167: Gender Issues.
168: George I (1660–1727).
169: George II (1683–1760).
170: George III (1738–1820).
171: Georgia.
172: Germans.
173: Glorious Revolution.
174: God.
175: Gorges, Ferdinando (1566–1647).
176: Government, Spanish Colonial.
177: Grain.
178: Great Awakening.
179: Great Lakes.
180: Green Mountain Boys.
181: Grenville, George (1712–1770).
182: Hakluyt, Richard (c. 1551–1616).
183: Halifax.
184: Hamilton, Alexander (c. 1755–1804).
185: Hancock, John (1737–1793).
186: Harriot, Thomas (1560–1621).
187: Harvard College.
188: Henry, Patrick (1736–1799).
189: Hispaniola.
190: Hooker, Thomas (1586–1647).
191: Hopi.
192: Horses.
193: House of Burgesses.
194: Housing.