American Colonial History

Clashing Cultures and Faiths

Thomas S. Kidd

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April 26, 2016
344 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
24 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300187328
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Thomas Kidd, a widely respected scholar of colonial history, deftly offers both depth and breadth in this accessible, introductory text on the American Colonial era. Interweaving primary documents and new scholarship with a vivid narrative reconstructing the lives of European colonists, Africans, and Native Americans and their encounters in colonial North America, Kidd offers fresh perspectives on these events and the period as a whole. This compelling volume is organized around themes of religion and conflict, and distinguished by its incorporation of an expanded geographic frame.

Thomas S. Kidd is distinguished professor of history at Baylor University and the author of numerous books, including God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution and The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America. He lives in Waco, Texas.

“Students will benefit from the scope and breadth of American Colonial History. The selected primary source readings are also a major plus.”—Jonathan Den Hartog, University of Northwestern, St. Paul

“The author’s focus on Native American religions and Native Americans’ religious-based interactions with European/British colonists is a great strength and original contribution.”—Anne Verplanck, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

“Kidd’s background as a historian of religion in America serves him well, as he is well-attuned to the religious dimensions of the era.”—Dr. Linford Fisher, Brown University

“With a tight narrative focus, American Colonial History brings to life the story of early North America.  Undergraduates will welcome the lively prose; instructors will appreciate the primary sources.” -- Erik R. Seeman, author of Death in the New World: Cross-Cultural Encounters, 1492-1800

"With a tighter narrative focus than any competing textbook, American Colonial History brings to life the story of early North America.  Undergraduates will appreciate the lively prose; instructors will be grateful for the inclusion of primary sources." -- Erik R. Seeman, author of Death in the New World: Cross-Cultural Encounters, 1492-1800

“A readable, balanced overview of colonial American history highlighting religion and conflict. Kidd’s narrative includes fascinating primary documents that allow us to hear early Americans speaking in their own voices.”—Catherine Brekus, author of Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America
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