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The Resource A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America, Sam White, (electronic resource)

A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America, Sam White, (electronic resource)

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A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America
Title
A cold welcome
Title remainder
the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America
Statement of responsibility
Sam White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Europeans first arrived in North America, they found an often harsh and unfamiliar land in the grip of the coldest age for millennia: the "Little Ice Age." Spanish, French, and English alike faced a century of disasters, setbacks, and failures on the way to their first enduring footholds on the continent. All the while, the vagaries and extremes of North America's Little Ice Age climate posed new threats and challenges, shaping the course of colonial history. A Cold Welcome tells the fascinating and often forgotten tale of Europe's first encounters with a new continent, and the first settlements of the US and Canada. Drawing on wide-ranging interdisciplinary research in many languages, Sam White brings together the parallel histories of the Spanish, French, and English in North America, and the Native Americans they encountered, from the earliest expeditions to the perilous first winters at Jamestown, Quebec, and Santa Fe. A Cold Welcome weaves together evidence from climatology, archaeology, and human history to tell a new story of America's colonial beginnings--one both novel and yet relevant and familiar for a world now facing an uncertain future of environmental and climatic change.--
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1980-
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White, Sam
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Europeans
  • Indians of North America
  • Human beings
  • Archaeology and history
  • North America
  • North America
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A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America, Sam White, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-349) and index
Contents
Where everything must be burning -- Such great snows we thought we were dead men -- The land itself would wage war -- Bitter remedies -- We had changed summer with winter -- Destroyed with cruel disease -- Our former hopes were frozen to death -- Winter for eight months and hell for four -- Death follows us everywhere -- Such wonders of afflictions
Control code
ssj0001869269
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674971929
Lccn
2017016539
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001869269
Label
A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America, Sam White, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-349) and index
Contents
Where everything must be burning -- Such great snows we thought we were dead men -- The land itself would wage war -- Bitter remedies -- We had changed summer with winter -- Destroyed with cruel disease -- Our former hopes were frozen to death -- Winter for eight months and hell for four -- Death follows us everywhere -- Such wonders of afflictions
Control code
ssj0001869269
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674971929
Lccn
2017016539
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001869269

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