Early American History Series

The American Colonies, 1500-1830

The early modern colonization of the Americas ranks among the most influential developments that shaped the modern world. Between the initial exploratory European contacts with the Americas in the late fifteenth century and the eventual independence of American states from Europe lies the multifaceted development of small communities into large colonies, which drew upon their European inheritance and their New World experience and interaction with non-European cultures and societies to form distinctive cultures and identities. The peer-reviewed book series Early American History Series is dedicated to the advancement of scholarly understanding of the history of the colonization of the Americas. It offers explorations on any aspect of early American history to a broad audience of historians. These investigations may be conceived in the broadest way chronologically, geographically, and thematically, whether in explicitly comparative studies, or by the grouping of studies. The book series is housed at the State University of New York—New Paltz (U.S.A.).
Series editors:
Jaap Jacobs, University of St Andrews (U.K.)
Louis H. Roper, State University of New York—New Paltz (U.S.A)
Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, Université de Paris VIII—St. Denis and Institut Universitaire de France (France)

Editorial board:
Trevor Burnard, Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull (U.K.)
Leslie Choquette, Assumption College (U.S.A.)
Simon Middleton, College of William and Mary (U.S.A.)
Jon Parmenter, Cornell University (U.S.A.)
Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Paris Diderot University (France)
Claudia Schnurmann, Universität Hamburg (Germany)