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Author Gaskill, Malcolm, author

Title Between two worlds : how the English became Americans / Malcolm Gaskill
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Contents Cover; BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: How the English Became Americans; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; PREFACE; PROLOGUE: Worlds Collide; I: PLANTERS 1607-1640; CHAPTER 1: Brave Heroic Minds; CHAPTER 2: Earth's Only Paradise; CHAPTER 3: Each Man Shall Have His Share; CHAPTER 4: The Vast and Furious Ocean; CHAPTER 5: Full of Wild Beasts and Wild Men; CHAPTER 6: Projects of No Fantasy; CHAPTER 7: To Clearer Light and More Liberty; CHAPTER 8: In Darkness and the Shadow of Death; I I: SAINTS 1640-1675; CHAPTER 9: The Distracted Condition of My Dear Native Soil; CHAPTER 10: Marching Manfully On
CHAPTER 11: Devouring Caterpillars and Gnawing WormsCHAPTER 12: A Heap of Troubles and Confusion; CHAPTER 13: How Is Your Beauty Become Ashes?; CHAPTER 14: Remembrance of an Exile in a Remote Wilderness; CHAPTER 15: The Day of Trouble Is Near; I I I: WARRIORS 1675-1692; CHAPTER 16: Exquisite Torments and MostIn humane Barbarities; CHAPTER 17: A People Bred Up in This Country; CHAPTER 18: Being a Constitution Within Themselves; CHAPTER 19: Strange Creatures in America; CHAPTER 20: These Dark Territories; EPILOGUE: New Worlds; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTES; PREFACE
CHAPTER 14: REMEMBRANCE OF AN EXILE IN A REMOTE WILDERNESSCHAPTER 15: THE DAY OF TROUBLE IS NEAR; CHAPTER 16: EXQUISITE TORMENTS; CHAPTER 17: A PEOPLE BRED UP IN THIS COUNTRY; CHAPTER 18: BEING A CONSTITUTION WITHIN THEMSELVES; CHAPTER 19: STRANGE CREATURES IN AMERICA; CHAPTER 20: THESE DARK TERRITORIES; EPILOGUE: NEW WORLDS; FURTHER READING; ILLUSTRATION CREDITS; INDEX
PROLOGUE: WORLDS COLLIDECHAPTER 1: BRAVE HEROIC MINDS; CHAPTER 2: EARTH'S ONLY PARADISE; CHAPTER 3: EACH MAN SHALL HAVE HIS SHARE; CHAPTER 4: THE VAST AND FURIOUS OCEAN; CHAPTER 5: FULL OF WILD BEASTS AND WILD MEN; CHAPTER 6: PROJECTS OF NO FANTASY; CHAPTER 7: TO CLEARER LIGHT AND MORE LIBERTY; CHAPTER 8: IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH; CHAPTER 9: THE DISTRACTED CONDITION OF MY DEAR NATIVE SOIL; CHAPTER 10: MARCHING MANFULLY ON; CHAPTER 11: DEVOURING CATERPILLARS AND GNAWING WORMS; CHAPTER 12: A HEAP OF TROUBLES AND CONFUSION; CHAPTER 13: HOW IS YOUR BEAUTY BECOME ASHES?
Summary Between Two Worlds is a story teeming with people on the move, making decisions, indulging or resisting their desires and dreams. In the seventeenth century a quarter of a million men, women, and children left England's shores for America. Some were explorers and merchants, others soldiers and missionaries; many were fugitives from poverty and persecution. All, in their own way, were adventurers, risking their lives and fortunes to make something of themselves overseas. They irrevocably changed the land and indigenous peoples they encountered - and their new world changed them. But that was on
Notes Includes index
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Subject United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191653829 (electronic bk.)
9780191653827 (electronic bk.)