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Taylor, Alan 1955-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 232 publications in 1 language and 13,073 library holdings
Genres: History  Reviews  Union catalogs  War fiction  Historical fiction  Fiction  Textbooks  Educational films  Children's films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, win, Commentator
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Most widely held works about Alan Taylor
 
Most widely held works by Alan Taylor
American colonies by Alan Taylor( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 2,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges the traditional Anglocentric focus of colonial history by examining the various cultural influences from which the United States emerged and documenting the intricate ecological, ethnic, and economic history of the New World
The civil war of 1812 : American citizens, British subjects, Irish rebels, & Indian allies by Alan Taylor( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian tells the story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought in a northern borderland to determine the fate of a continent. Would revolutionary republicanism sweep the British from Canada? Or would the British empire contain, divide, and ruin the shaky American republic? In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous boundaries, the leaders of the republic and of the empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. The border divided Americans, former Loyalists and Patriots, who fought on both sides in the new war, as did native peoples defending their homelands. Serving in both armies, Irish immigrants battled one another, reaping charges of rebellion and treason. And dissident Americans flirted with secession while aiding the British as smugglers and spies. During the war, both sides struggled to sustain armies in a northern land of immense forests, vast lakes, and stark seasonal swings in the weather. In that environment, many soldiers panicked as they fought their own vivid imaginations, which cast Indians as bloodthirsty savages. After fighting each other to a standstill, the Americans and the British concluded that they could safely share the continent along a border that favored the United States at the expense of Canadians and Indians. Both sides then celebrated victory by forgetting their losses and by betraying the native peoples. This narrative of an often brutal and sometimes comic war reveals much about the tangled origins of the United States and Canada
The divided ground : Indians, settlers and the northern borderland of the American Revolution by Alan Taylor( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing relationship of Joseph Brant, a young Mohawk, and Samuel Kirkland, the son of a colonial clergyman is set against the role of the Native American peoples in North America during the American Revolution
American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of "We the People," the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a western "empire of liberty" aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders."--Jacket flap
William Cooper's town : power and persuasion on the frontier of the early American republic by Alan Taylor( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story of a frontier village in the early American Republic, Alan Taylor explores the lives of Judge William Cooper and the novelist James Fenimore Cooper - father and son. As frontier speculator, landlord, and politician, the father played a leading role in the conquest, resettlement, and environmental transformation of the early nation. Drawing upon his childhood memories of the New York frontier, the son created the historical fictions that made him the most popular, influential, and controversial American novelist of the early nineteenth century. Taylor makes it clear that in a rapidly changing nation William Cooper's development of Cooperstown and his son's creation of the village of Templeton in The Pioneers were different stages of a common effort, over two generations, to create, sustain, and justify a wealthy and powerful estate. Both sought that unity of social, economic, political, and cultural authority idealized in colonial America but at odds with the legacy of the American Revolution. William Cooper's Town combines biography, social history, and literary analysis. By breaching the barriers that separate political, social, and literary history, Taylor reveals the interplay of frontier settlement and narrative-making in the early American Republic. He examines how Americans resolved their revolution through the creation of new property, new power, and new stories along their extensive frontier
The internal enemy : slavery and war in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay longingly viewed sailing ships as "freedom's swift-winged angels." In 1813 those angels appeared in the bay as British warships coming to punish the Americans for declaring war on the empire. Over many nights, hundreds of slaves paddled out to the warships seeking protection for their families from the ravages of slavery. The runaways pressured the British admirals into becoming liberators. As guides, pilots, sailors, and marines, the former slaves used their intimate knowledge of the countryside to transform the war. They enabled the British to escalate their onshore attacks and to capture and burn Washington, D.C. Tidewater masters had long dreaded their slaves as "an internal enemy." By mobilizing that enemy, the war ignited the deepest fears of Chesapeake slaveholders. It also alienated Virginians from a national government that had neglected their defense. Instead they turned south, their interests aligning more and more with their section. In 1820 Thomas Jefferson observed of sectionalism: "Like a firebell in the night [it] awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once the knell of the union." The notes of alarm in Jefferson's comment speak of the fear aroused by the recent crisis over slavery in his home state. His vision of a cataclysm to come proved prescient. Jefferson's startling observation registered a turn in the nation's course, a pivot from the national purpose of the founding toward the threat of disunion. Drawn from new sources, Alan Taylor's riveting narrative re-creates the events that inspired black Virginians, haunted slaveholders, and set the nation on a new and dangerous course"--
Liberty men and great proprietors : the revolutionary settlement on the Maine frontier, 1760-1820 by Alan Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial America : a very short introduction by Alan Taylor( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last generation, historians have broadened our understanding of colonial America by examining the interplay of Europe, Africa, and the Americans through the flow of goods, people, plants, animals, capital, and ideas. Alan Taylor presents an engaging overview of this new scholarship, showingthat American colonization derived from a global expansion of European exploration and commerce that began in the fifteenth century. The English had toshare the stage with French, Spanish, Dutch, and Russians, each of whom created alternative Americas. Taylor also focuses on slavery as central to the economy, culture, and political thought of the colonists and on the importance of native peoples to the colonial story. This book describes an intermingling of cultures and of microbes, plants, and animals from different continents that was unparalleled in global history."--Jacket
Writing early American history by Alan Taylor( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How is American history written? In a series of review essays, Alan Taylor provides his own answer to this question." "Together these reviews provide the general reader a rich introduction to their subjects. The books reviewed span an enormous range of scholarship, from popular biographies of Founding Fathers, to investigations of murders of prostitutes, to discussions of frontier technology."--Jacket
New England : a bibliography of its history by Committee for a New England Bibliography( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Fenimore Cooper : two novels of the American Revolution : The Spy ; Lionel Lincoln by James Fenimore Cooper( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis & Clark : journey to another America( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civil war of 1812 by Alan Taylor( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous borders, the leaders of the American Republic and the British Empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. Taylor's narrative of an often brutal--sometimes farcical--war reveals much about the tangled origins of the United States and Canada
The colonization of North America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the colonization of North America, from the European situations that encouraged migration to America, to the adventurous explorers and settlers and their quests for riches or religious freedom, to the friendships and conflict between the colonists and Native Americans. The first settlements explores the settlement of St. Augustine, Fla., Ponce de Leon's quest for riches, and the dominance of Spain over France and England in the colonization of Florida. . The Spanish settlements chronicles the exploits of Cortes, De Soto, and Coronado; Spanish incursions into South and Central America, Mexico and the American Southwest. The French settlements discusses the French tradiing networks, their alliances with Native Americans, and their conflicts witih settlers. The English settlements examines the establishment of Roanoke in 1585; the successful settlement of Jamestown, Va.; the roles of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and Chief Powhatan; the settlement of Plymouth, Mass. in 1620; Plymouth Rock and the first Thanksgiving
United States history by Emma J Lapsansky-Werner( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prentice Hall's United States History program meets the way you teach and the way your students learn with various pathways into the content for all levels and types of learners. United States History makes social studies accessible for students helping both students and teachers succeed. Bridging the gap between the digital way students live and learn, this program makes the textbook the "diving board" into a larger pool of content that is hands-on, digital, and customizable. The program will help students connect to prior knowledge, provide multiple ways to explore and learn more, and transfer what they have learned to new content and new ideas."--Publisher
American colonies : the settlement of North America to 1800 by Alan Taylor( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the multiple cultures that helped make our America
American colonies by Alan Taylor( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States series, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, from the native inhabitants from millennia past, through the decades of Western colonization and conquest, and across the entire continent, all the way to the Pacific coast. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in the colonization of North America. Moving beyond the Atlantic seaboard to examine the entire continent, American Colonies reveals a pivotal period in the global interaction of peoples, cultures, plants, animals, and microbes. In a vivid narrative, Taylor draws upon cutting-edge scholarship to create a timely picture of the colonial world characterized by an interplay of freedom and slavery, opportunity and loss
Squaring the circles : the reach of colonial America by Alan Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of "We the People," the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a western "empire of liberty" aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders
United States History : Reconstruction to the Present by Emma J Lapsansky-Werner( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pearson is excited to announce its NEW United States History program! Designed to help prepare students to be college and career ready all while unlocking the exciting story of our nation’s history, Pearson United States History invites students to explore the enduring issues that continue to shape our nation’s history. The program bridges time-tested best practices, curriculum standard expectations, and technology to help prepare students to be college and career ready all while unlocking the exciting story of our nation’s history"--provided by publisher
 
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American colonies American colonies : the settlement of North America to 1800
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The civil war of 1812 : American citizens, British subjects, Irish rebels, & Indian alliesThe divided ground : Indians, settlers and the northern borderland of the American RevolutionWilliam Cooper's town : power and persuasion on the frontier of the early American republicLiberty men and great proprietors : the revolutionary settlement on the Maine frontier, 1760-1820Writing early American historyLewis & Clark : journey to another AmericaAmerican colonies : the settlement of North America to 1800
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Alan Taylor Amerikaans historicus

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