Before the Revolution by Daniel K. Richter
America's Ancient Pasts

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In this epic synthesis, Richter reveals a new America. Surveying many centuries prior to the American Revolution, we discover the tumultuous encounters between the peoples of North America, Africa, and Europe and see how the present is the accumulation of the ancient layers of the past.
 

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Published August 25, 2011 by Harvard University Press. 560 pages
Genres: History, Travel.

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Readers will find little ancient history in this deceptively titled work, but rather a lucid, thought-provoking history of North America to the 1760s.

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Mr. Richter has now produced his own colonial history, "Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts," that is all about narrative and character.

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As a leading expert on Native American history in the colonial era, he is one of the few colonialists prepared to treat indigenous participation in the unfolding of history as seriously as it...

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