Cultures and Identities in Colonial British America

Cultures and Identities in Colonial British America Never truly a new world entirely detached from the home countries of its immigrants colonial America over the generations became a model of transatlantic culture Colonial society was shaped by the

  • Title: Cultures and Identities in Colonial British America
  • Author: Robert Olwell Alan Tully
  • ISBN: 9780801882517
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Never truly a new world entirely detached from the home countries of its immigrants, colonial America, over the generations, became a model of transatlantic culture Colonial society was shaped by the conflict between colonists need to adapt to the American environment and their desire to perpetuate old world traditions or to imitate the charismatic model of the BritishNever truly a new world entirely detached from the home countries of its immigrants, colonial America, over the generations, became a model of transatlantic culture Colonial society was shaped by the conflict between colonists need to adapt to the American environment and their desire to perpetuate old world traditions or to imitate the charismatic model of the British establishment In the course of colonial history, these contrasting impulses produced a host of distinctive cultures and identities.In this impressive new collection, prominent scholars of early American history explore this complex dynamic of accommodation and replication to demonstrate how early American societies developed from the intersection of American and Atlantic influences The volume, edited by Robert Olwell and Alan Tully, offers fresh perspectives on colonial history and on early American attitudes toward slavery and ethnicity, native Americans, and the environment, as well as colonial social, economic, and political development It reveals the myriad ways in which American colonists were the inhabitants and subjects of a wider Atlantic world.Cultures and Identities in Colonial British America, one of a three volume series under the editorship of Jack P Greene, aims to give students of Atlantic history a state of the field survey by pursuing interesting lines of research and raising new questions The entire series, Anglo America in the Transatlantic World, engages the major organizing themes of the subject through a collection of high level, debate inspiring essays, inviting readers to think anew about the complex ways in which the Atlantic experience shaped both American societies and the Atlantic world itself.

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    1. This is an academic look at life and culture in Britain's North American colonies. Culture, society, and lifestyles are examined. Also covered is attitudes toward slavery. The book includes maps and a good bibliography.

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