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Mancall, Peter C.

Works: 93 works in 336 publications in 1 language and 13,377 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Biography  Travel writing  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works by Peter C Mancall
Hakluyt's promise : an Elizabethan's obsession for an English America by Peter C Mancall( )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hakluyt's Promise demonstrates [Hakluyt's] prominent role in the establishment of English America as well as his interests in English opportunities in the East Indies. The volume presents nearly fifty illustrations - many unpublished since the sixteenth century - and offers a fresh view of Hakluyt's milieu and the central concerns of the Elizabethan age"--Jacket
Fatal journey : the final expedition of Henry Hudson--a tale of mutiny and murder in the Arctic by Peter C Mancall( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the events of English explorer Henry Hudson's final expedition in the winter of 1610 and the mutiny that followed, resulting in Hudson, his son, and other crew members being forced off the boat and set adrift in the frigid Hudson Bay
Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America by Peter C Mancall( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forever shattering the stereotype of the drunken Indian, Mancall offers a powerful indictment of English participation in the liquor trade and a new awareness of the trade's tragic cost for the American Indians
American encounters : natives and newcomers from European contact to Indian removal, 1500-1850 by Peter C Mancall( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles that describe the relationships and encounters between Native Americans and Europeans throughout American history
The Atlantic world and Virginia, 1550-1624 by Peter C Mancall( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 18 essays in this volume provide a fresh perspective on the wider context of the encounter between the inhabitants of precolonial Virginia and the English. The collection offers an interdisciplinary consideration of developments in Native America, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Chesapeake, highlighting the mosaic of regions and influences that formed the context and impetus for the English settlement at Jamestown in 1607. The volume reflects an understanding of Jamestown not as the birthplace of democracy in America but as the creation of a European outpost in a neighborhood that included Africans, Native Americans, and other Europeans."--Publisher's description
Collecting across cultures : material exchanges in the early modern Atlantic world by Peter C Mancall( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourteen essays in Collecting Across Cultures represent new work by an international group of historians, art historians, and historians of science. Each author explores a specific aspect of the cross-cultural history of collecting and display from the dawn of the sixteenth century to the early decades of the nineteenth century. As the essays attest, an examination of early modern collecting in cross-cultural contexts sheds light on the creative and complicated ways in which objects in collections served to create knowledge - some factual, some fictional - about distant peoples in an increasingly transnational world."--Publisher's website
American nations : encounters in Indian country, 1850 to the present by Frederick E Hoxie( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three essays by academics consider the historical, cultural, religious and political circumstances of various Native American peoples
Bringing the world to early modern Europe : travel accounts and their audiences by Peter C Mancall( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains five essays and a critical introduction presenting the most recent interpretations of travelers and their narratives in the early modern world, with particular attention to the relationship between the act of travel and descriptions of it. The articles here focus on England, France, Africa, and the early United States, as well as on the nature of how travel narratives contributed to the formation of humanistic culture. Contributors include well-known authorities on travel narratives, including Mary Fuller (MIT) and Joan-Pau Rubiés (London School of Economics), as well as younger scholars-Jonathan Sassi (City University of New York), Nicholas Dew (McGill University), and Anne Good (Minnesota)-already making a decisive mark in early modern studies
At the edge of empire : the backcountry in British North America by Eric Hinderaker( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 17th century, the Western border region of North America which existed just beyond the British imperial reach became an area of opportunity, intrigue and conflict for the diverse peoples - Europeans and Indians alike - who lived there. This book examines the complex society there
Envisioning America : English plans for the colonization of North America, 1580-1640( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What were the English reading about the "New World" in the early decades of colonization? This unique collection explores 10 primary documents - promotional tracts, reports to monarchs, travel narratives, and the like - from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries to reveal the visions and motives of those who promoted emigration and those who participated in it. An introductory essay places these documents within the historical context of Europe and the Americas during the Age of Discovery. Also included are 16 contemporary engravings of Native Americans, questions to consider when reading the documents, a chronology of exploration and colonization in the Americas, a bibliography, and an index."--Jacket
Travel narratives from the age of discovery : an anthology by Peter C Mancall( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries ushered in a new era of discovery as explorers traversed the globe, returning home with vivid tales of distant lands and exotic peoples. Aided by the invention of the printing press in Europe, travelers were able to spread their accounts to wider audiences than ever before. In Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery, historian Peter C. Mancall has compiled some of the most important travel accounts of this era. Written by authors from Spain, France, Italy, England, China, and North Africa describing locations that range from Brazil to Canada, China to Virginia, and Angola to Vietnam, these accounts provided crucial insight into unfamiliar cultures and environments, and also betrayed the prejudices of their own societies, revealing as much about the observers themselves as they did about faraway lands. From Christopher Columbus to lesser-known figures such as the Huguenot missionary Jean de Lery, this anthology brings together first-hand accounts of places connected by the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Unlike other collections, Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery offers a global view of travel at a crucial stage in world, and human, history, with accounts written by non-European authors, including two new translations. Included here are the Mughal Emperor Babur's first thoughts of India upon establishing his empire there, the Chinese chronicler Ma Huan's report detailing Chinese travel to the Middle East during the fifteenth century, and an account of Africa written by the man known as Leo Africanus. In addition to these travel narratives, this anthology features rare pictures from sixteenth-century printed books, includingimages of Brazil, Roanoke, Guiana, and India, which, together with the accounts themselves, provide a detailed understanding of the many ways in which fifteenth and sixteenth century travelers and readers imagined other worlds. - Publisher
American eras( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period of growth & change in America from the early 19th century up to the Civil War is examined. Covers the individuals and events related to such topics as world events, the arts, communication, education, government and politics, and science and medicine from the colonial era onward
Valley of opportunity : economic culture along the upper Susquehanna, 1700-1800 by Peter C Mancall( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of Native American history( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Native American History offers a comprehensive and authoritative look at the most important individuals, events and topics in American Indian history
Nature and culture in the early modern Atlantic by Peter C Mancall( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sixteenth-century Atlantic world, nature and culture swirled in people's minds to produce fantastic images. In the South of France, a cloister's painted wooden panels greeted parishioners with vivid depictions of unicorns, dragons, and centaurs, while Mayans in the Yucatan created openings to buildings that resembled a fierce animal's jaws, known to archaeologists as serpent-column portals. In Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic, historian Peter C. Mancall reveals how Europeans and Native Americans thought about a natural world undergoing rapid change in the century following the historic voyages of Christopher Columbus. Through innovative use of oral history and folklore maintained for centuries by Native Americans, as well as original use of spectacular manuscript atlases, paintings that depict on-the-spot European representations of nature, and texts that circulated imperfectly across the ocean, he reveals how the encounter between the old world and the new changed the fate of millions of individuals. This is an inspired work of Atlantic, European, and American history that begins with medieval concepts of nature and ends in an age when the printed book became the primary avenue for the dissemination of scientific information. Throughout this period, the borders between the natural world and the supernatural were more porous than modern readers might realize
Land of rivers : America in word and image( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For everyone who has listened to river's song or floated along its surface or played on its banks, here is a book of images and voices which does justice to the beauty and diversity of rivers. The selection range from Samuel Sewall's mournful praise of the River Merrymak to John Wesley Powell's triumphant narrative of exploring the Colorado River, from Walt Whitman's ode on crossing Brooklyn Ferry to Oscar Hammerstein's melodic tribute to Ol'Man River. More than fifty descriptions, meditations, and songs, with brief introductory notes, are balanced by sixty illustrations, including the elegant landscape paintings of Albert Bierstadt and Frederic Church and the haunting photographs of Ansel Adams
Governing the sea in the early modern era : essays in honor of Robert C. Ritchie( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold War and McCarthy era : people and perspectives( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume offers readers the opportunity to see how the Cold War and McCarthy eras affected men, women, and children of varying backgrounds, providing a more personal examination of this important era. America's celebration of victory at the end of World War II was short lived. Rapidly escalating tensions with the Soviet Union helped spawn a new era of fear and suspicion as the United States sought to confront the threat of communism from both outside and within its borders. One man so vigorously (and recklessly) pursued Communists in the United States, that the era now commonly bears his name. Studies of the Cold War often focus on the political power players who shaped American/Soviet relations. "Cold War and McCarthy Era: People and Perspectives" shifts the spotlight to show how the fear of a Soviet attack and Communist infiltration affected the daily life of everyday Americans."Cold War and McCarthy Era" gauges the impact of McCarthyism on a wide range of citizens. Chapters examine Cold War-era popular culture as well as the community-based Civil Defense Societies. Essays, key primary documents, and other reference tools further readers' understanding of how official reactions to Communist threats, both real and perceived, altered every aspect of American society. It includes: contributions from acclaimed scholars of mid-20th-century America bring a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives; a selection of primary resources, from official documents to personal correspondence and diaries, offers firsthand accounts of life in the McCarthy era. It introduces readers to the effects of the Cold War/McCarthy period as seen through the experiences of everyday citizens from a variety of backgrounds. It covers an important and controversial era with points of view often left out of traditional studies. It shows how anxieties over the threat of communism affected the popular culture of the McCarthy era."--Http:// (April 21, 2011)
American eras( )

in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to various eras in U.S. history
Agricultural labor productivity in the lower South, 1720-1800 by Peter C Mancall( )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture dominated the economy of eighteenth-century British America, and the pace of agricultural productivity advance was the primary determinant of the rate of economic growth. In this paper we offer new measures of agricultural productivity advance in the Lower South between 1720 and 1800. Past efforts and quantification have focused exclusively on the region's export performance. In addition to extending and refining measures of regional exports, we develop two new series based on the value of slave labor and on measurements of total agricultural production in the region. Despite differences in their short-term behavior, all of the indices show that long-run productivity improvements were modest at best, and may have been negative. Surprisingly, taking account of production for domestic consumption yields the most favorable long-term performance
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Fatal journey : the final expedition of Henry Hudson--a tale of mutiny and murder in the Arctic
Fatal journey : the final expedition of Henry Hudson--a tale of mutiny and murder in the ArcticDeadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early AmericaAmerican encounters : natives and newcomers from European contact to Indian removal, 1500-1850The Atlantic world and Virginia, 1550-1624Collecting across cultures : material exchanges in the early modern Atlantic worldAmerican nations : encounters in Indian country, 1850 to the presentBringing the world to early modern Europe : travel accounts and their audiencesAt the edge of empire : the backcountry in British North America
Alternative Names
Cooper Mancall, Peter 1959-

Mancall, Peter

Mancall, Peter 1959-

Mancall, Peter C.

Mancall, Peter Cooper.

Mancall, Peter Cooper 1959-

Peter C. Mancall American historian

Peter C. Mancall Amerikaans historicus

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