(EBOOK FREE) [The Barbarous Years] by Bernard Bailyn

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  • The Barbarous Years
  • Bernard Bailyn
  • English
  • 01 June 2020
  • 9780394515700

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summary The Barbarous Years ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Bernard Bailyn · 8 free download free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Bernard Bailyn Ic or cultural pattern They came bearing their diverse life styles from commercialized London and southeast; from isolated farmlands in the north; from Midlands towns south and west They represented a spectrum of religious attachments They came hoping to re create these diverse lifestyles in a remote and to them barbarous environment In the early years their stories are mostly ones of confusion failure violence and the loss of civility as they sought to normalize situations and recapture lost worlds And in the process they tore apart the normalities of the people whos. They were provincials listening for messages from abroad living in a still barbarous world struggling to normalize their own way of life no less civil they hoped than what had been known before This sentence from page 529 ends this great book I couldn t put it downI have two minor complaints with this magisterial work This is not the best summary of knowledge of Native American chiefdoms and culture conflict though it s very good on the Chesapeake Virginia and Maryland struggles In fact this is the only writing on Maryland s founding I have read since high school But the tumultuous King Phillip s War appears only at end of this period description of that barbarous New England conflict does not appear but only the earlier and consuming Peuod War with its horrors Bailyn partially attributes frontier violence to the traumatic experience of the battle hardened veterans of European conflict such as the Thirty Years WarAs a Georgia resident I missed any focus at all on the Southeast colonies South Carolina appears in 1670 and I think North Carolina is right in there Florida was a force England had to counter especially in this period I ll have to read Bailyn s earlier Voyagers to the West to learn if he addressed this in an earlier work in his long career He cites a publication of his own in this 2012 book from his own writing in 1950 Highly recommended

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summary The Barbarous Years ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Bernard Bailyn · 8 free download free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Bernard Bailyn E world they had invaded      Later generations often gentrified these early years of the peopling of British North America but there was nothing genteel about it Bernard Bailyn shows that it was a thoroughly brutal encounter not only between the Europeans and native peoples and between Europeans and Africans but among Europeans themselves as they sought to control and prosper in the new configurations of life that were emerging around them It is these vivid compelling stories that Bailyn gives us in this extraordinary fresh account of the early years of our natio. Dr Bailyn has created another masterpiece detailing the European settlement of what is now the United States I found the title particularly of note in that it extends to not only the physical violence of the clash between European and native cultures plus the extraordinary survival challenges faced by European immigrants as well as by the native Americans but also to the religious and philosophical conflicts dominating the Massachusetts and other New England settlements in these early years Dr Bailyn ends his treatise in 1675 just prior to the New England conflict called King Philip s War That war had a dramatic impact on both the European and native cultures As far as I can see he fails to mention this signal episode in American history not even foreshadowing it in the 500 pages of this monumental textI also found the detail on the Swedish Finnish settlements in middle America to be most enlightening and was gratified to see the treatment of the New Netherlands settlements as well Readers interested in pursuing the latter are encouraged to review Russell Shorto s The Island at the Center of the World for even detail on the impact of the New York area settlements on the development of the idea of AmericaLastly I note with amusement and not criticism in any way that this treatment of the Pilgrim settlement at Plymouth makes no mention at all of the Thanksgiving tradition now so popular and beloved in American culture

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summary The Barbarous Years ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Bernard Bailyn · 8 free download free read ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Bernard Bailyn From an acclaimed historian of early America a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain Europe and Africa to the British colonies of North America and their involvements with each other and the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboardThe immigrants were a mixed multitude coming from England the Netherlands German and Italian states France Africa Sweden and Finland They moved to the western hemisphere for different reasons from different social backgrounds and cultures Even the majority that came from England fitted no distinct socioeconom. I was primarily interested in reading this book as further background for my part time job as an historical interpreter at Pioneer Village in Salem MA This is a great curative for books that make our history sound like one long glorious march of progressThis is a scrupulously researched very detailed account of how the good old days were never really that good especially for the people who were convinced or coerced into risking a venture to the new world and the Virginia colony Corporate greed political intrigue poor planning and management and sheer stupidity are not modern inventions I also appreciated that Native Americans do not get a free pass in these accounts either Although there is an entire section detailing the Native American spiritual worldview the author s vivid descriptions of their inter tribal warfare political maneuvering and propensity for horrifically torturing their captives smash the rosy tinted revisionism of the politically correct It is refreshing to read a historical account of people being the kind of people you would recognize not paragons of imagined virtue There were virtuous people for sure but then as now they were generally in very short supply Basically most everyone was awful and deserved whatever horrible fate they came to They aren t called the barbarous years for nothingI enjoyed this book although it is not an easy read especially the second half which largely details the demographics of the people who came to the new world from where in England and why My favorite section of the book was the description of the Pilgrim uniue social experiment Out of all the groups that came to the new world described in this book the Puritans the Dutch Catholics the Pilgrims arguably stand as the most admirable if not actually heroic They appear to have been driven by the purer motives of preserving their faith and holding their community together rather than by commercial opportunities greed political ambition arrogance or the desire to evangelize both their countrymen and the natives Their efforts to survive against incredible odds and preserve the integrity of their beliefs is the most poignant partly because political changes back in England appear to make their achievements superfluous their leaders not realizing the huge impact that their experience would make to posterity Another section that I found particularly enlightening if chilling was his account of the evolution of slavery in the new world It goes from an almost incidental acuisition of African slaves from a captured Spanish ship to the realization that the drive to make money and the nature of growing and harvesting tobacco practically demanded a new system of slavery The way that rich white landowners and lawyers unuestioningly convinced of their natural superiority implemented and fine tuned this system over the decades deciding the fates of entire generations of human beings is as casually chilling as anything you will ever read and strangely resonant with our current corporate mindset If you are interested in a deeper analysis of 17th century history this book is for you