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The barbarous years: the peopling of British North America : the conflict of civilizations, 1600-1675

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Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.             They were a mixed multitude--from England, the Netherlands, the German and Italian states, France, Africa, Sweden, and Finland. They moved to the western hemisphere for different reasons, from different social backgrounds and cultures, and under different auspices and circumstances. Even the majority that came from England fit no distinct socioeconomic or cultural pattern. They came from all over the realm, from commercialized London and the southeast; from isolated farmlands in the north still close to their medieval origins; from towns in the Midlands, the south, and the west; from dales, fens, grasslands, and wolds. They represented the entire spectrum of religious communions from Counter-Reformation Catholicism to Puritan Calvinism and Quakerism.             They came hoping to re-create if not to improve these diverse lifeways in a remote and, to them, barbarous environment. But their stories are mostly of confusion, failure, violence, and the loss of civility as they sought to normalize abnormal situations and recapture lost worlds. And in the process they tore apart the normalities of the people whose world they had invaded.             Later generations, reading back into the past the outcomes they knew, often gentrified this passage in the peopling of British North America, but there was nothing genteel about it. Bailyn shows that it was a brutal encounter--brutal not only between the Europeans and native peoples and between Europeans and Africans, but among Europeans themselves. All, in their various ways, struggled for survival with outlandish aliens, rude people, uncultured people, and felt themselves threatened with descent into squalor and savagery. In these vivid stories of individual lives--some new, some familiar but rewritten with new details and contexts--Bailyn gives a fresh account of the history of the British North American population in its earliest, bitterly contested years.
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Full title barbarous years the peopling of british north america the conflict of civilizations 1600 1675
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subject_facet Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 17th century, Immigrants -- North America -- History -- 17th century, North America -- Civilization -- 17th century, United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
title_display The barbarous years : the peopling of British North America : the conflict of civilizations, 1600-1675
title_full The Barbarous Years The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675, The barbarous years : the peopling of British North America : the conflict of civilizations, 1600-1675 / Bernard Bailyn
title_short The barbarous years :
title_sub the peopling of British North America : the conflict of civilizations, 1600-1675
topic_facet Civilization, Colonies, History, Immigrants, Nonfiction, Sociology