Synopses & Reviews
This collection of documents gives twenty-first century readers a glimpse of the time when the possibility of colonizing North America was anything but certain. Pamphlets, accounts, and engravings from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century capture the process of English colonization from its origins in promotional propaganda to its realization on the shores of North America.
About the Author
Peter C. Mancall is a professor of history and anthropology at the University of Southern California. He is also Associate Vice Provost for Research Advancement at the university, and the director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. His scholarly work examines early American history with a particular focus on American Indians, the environment, and economic development. He has been a fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University and a Mellon Resident Research Fellow at the American Philosophical Society Library. He is the author of Valley of Opportunity: Economic Culture along the Upper Susquehanna, 1700-1800 (1991) and the forthcoming Deadly Medicine: Indians and Alcohol in Early America.
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