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The Resource A new world : an epic of colonial America from the founding of Jamestown to the fall of Quebec, Arthur Quinn

A new world : an epic of colonial America from the founding of Jamestown to the fall of Quebec, Arthur Quinn

Label
A new world : an epic of colonial America from the founding of Jamestown to the fall of Quebec
Title
A new world
Title remainder
an epic of colonial America from the founding of Jamestown to the fall of Quebec
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Quinn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"I write of peoples and of a struggle." So begins A New World, an ambitious and extraordinary book that challenges conventional historical narrative by presenting episodes in North America's history through the eyes and voices of the Europeans who established the first colonial outposts here. Beginning with the swaggering John Smith at Jamestown and ending with the beleaguered Montcalm at Quebec, Arthur Quinn allows towering historical figures to emerge from an often beautiful, sometimes forbidding early American landscape and speak. An elderly William Bradford looks back with growing despair at the early promise of the Pilgrim colony at Plymouth. Governor John Winthrop tries to administer a dose of practicality to the Puritans of Massachusetts. Jesuit missionaries bring Christianity and disaster to the Huron Confederacy. A blustering Peter Stuyvesant watches Manhattan slip from Dutch grasp. William Penn's Holy Experiment in Pennsylvania goes increasingly awry. And, finally, the British and the French fight history's first world war for supremacy in the New World. Telling each story using the literary conventions of the day, Quinn casts North America's colonial beginnings as a multicultural epic, gripping the reader throughout with his uncanny eye and storytelling skill. The result is a history not just for scholars, but for all citizens of a nation whose birth came only through long struggle, and at a terrible cost to Europeans and Native Americans alike
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.2
Index
index present
LC call number
E188
LC item number
.Q56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A new world : an epic of colonial America from the founding of Jamestown to the fall of Quebec, Arthur Quinn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-519) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Smith's Virginia -- II. Champlain at Quebec -- III. Pilgrim Separatists -- IV. Godly Covenant -- V.A Society of Jesus -- VI. Director General of Babel -- VII. Bacon's Virginia -- VIII. Sun King of the Wilderness -- IX. A Society of Friends -- X. Acadian Neutrality -- XI. Worldly War -- XII. Montcalm at Quebec
Control code
ocm29517509
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 534 pages
Isbn
9780571198375
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
93046455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)29517509
Label
A new world : an epic of colonial America from the founding of Jamestown to the fall of Quebec, Arthur Quinn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-519) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Smith's Virginia -- II. Champlain at Quebec -- III. Pilgrim Separatists -- IV. Godly Covenant -- V.A Society of Jesus -- VI. Director General of Babel -- VII. Bacon's Virginia -- VIII. Sun King of the Wilderness -- IX. A Society of Friends -- X. Acadian Neutrality -- XI. Worldly War -- XII. Montcalm at Quebec
Control code
ocm29517509
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 534 pages
Isbn
9780571198375
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
93046455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)29517509

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