Providing a survey of colonial American history both regionally broad and "Atlantic" in coverage, Converging Worlds presents the most recent research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students.
With chapters written by top-notch scholars, Converging Worlds is unique in providing not only a comprehensive chronological approach to colonial history with attention to thematic details, but a window into the relevant historiography. Each historian also selected several documents to accompany their chapter, found in the companion primary source reader.
Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America includes:
timelines tailored for every chapter
lists of further reading, introducing students to specialist literature
Key topics discussed include:
French, Spanish, and Native American experiences
regional areas such as the Midwest and Southwest
religion including missions, witchcraft, and Protestants
the experience of women and families.
With its synthesis of both broad time periods and specific themes, Converging Worlds is ideal for students of the colonial period, and provides a fascinating glimpse into the diverse foundations of America.
For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Converging Worlds companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415964999. 24 Halftones, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white