The American Colonies: From Settlement to Independence

By: R. C. Simmons

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Book Details: 438 pages, 5 x 7 1/2, paperback, W. W. Norton




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R.C. Simmons is Professor of American History at the University of Birmingham, England.

Reviews
"An extraordinarily judicious and intelligent synthesis of a vast literature." —Jack P. Greene

"The American Colonies brings the burgeoning scholarship on early America under control and provides students with a graceful, rigorous introduction to American colonial history." —Robert M. Calhoon, Journal of American History

"A considerable achievement which must be approached with respect and even awe. . . . The writing is lively, the narrative line propelling, the organization balanced." —J. M. Bumstead, William and Mary Quarterly

"All praise must be given to Dr. Simmons for the success with which he has surmounted [the problems of selection and compression] without losing the qualities of clarity and readability . . . [he] skillfully deploys essential information on one important facet after another—imperial policy, internal political development, constitutional tradition, culture and religious experience, the impact of war, economic growth and social circumstance—with a careful concern for the strategic importance of the material for his general theme." —Ian R. Christie, English Historical Review

"This is a very good book—very learned, intelligent, and sensible." —John Shy, University of Michigan
438 pages, 5 x 7 1/2, paperback, W. W. Norton


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In the following pages, Simmons combines a narrative introduction to early American history with the findings of recent scholarship. As general synthesis is bound to reflect recent scholarship as well as the interests of the author, some of the areas of early American life which seemed to Simmons of particular importance but which are only now being systematically treated are only briefly mentioned. Early American law and legal institutions; crime and punishment; treatment of the poor; and aspects of family life, of wealth distribution, and of social structure may be referred to. Simmons notes that this book was begun and written without any bicentennial expectations, and that it is published in 1976 as the result of chance, not of design.

Title: The American Colonies: From Settlement to Independence

Author: R. C. Simmons

Categories: Colonial,

Publisher: W. W. Norton: 1981

ISBN Number: 0-393-00999-8

ISBN Number 13: 9780393009996

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 438 pages, 5 x 7 1/2, paperback, W. W. Norton

Seller ID: 009998