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Bernard Bailyn
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BERNARD BAILYN is currently Adams University Professor emeritus at Harvard University. He founded and for fifteen years directed the International Seminar on the Atlantic World, which helped reorient the study of the Atlantic region in the early modern era. His previous books include Education in the Forming of American Society; The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, which received the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes in 1968; The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, which won the 1975 National Book Award for History; Voyagers to the West, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987; Atlantic History: Concept and Contours; and To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American... Read More

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The Barbarous Years
The Peopling of British North America--The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $17.95

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling, fresh account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.

The immigrants were a mixed multitude. They came... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Barbarous Years
The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $35.00

Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2013

Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.

They were a mixed multitude—from England, the Netherlands, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Barbarous Years
The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: eBook, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Faces of Revolution
Personalities & Themes in the Struggle for American Independence
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $16.95

In a collection of twelve essays Bailyn reexamines the background, origins, character, and legacy of the American Revolution through the lives of eight representative figures: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, the Tory Thomas Hutchinson, three clergymen--Andrew Eliot, Jonathan Mayhew, and Stephen Johnson--and an obscure Boston shopkeeper, Harbottle Dorr.  Bailyn then presents... Read more >
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Faces of Revolution
Personalities & Themes in the Struggle for American Independence
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Origins of American Politics

Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 2011
Price: $6.99

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The Origins of American Politics

Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 1970
Price: $7.96

"These well-argued essays represent the first sustained and systematic attempt to provide a comprehensive and integrated analysis of all elements of American political life during the late colonial period."--The New York Historical Society Quarterly Read more >
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The Peopling of British North America
An Introduction
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Peopling of British North America
An Introduction
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1988
Price: $14.95

In this introduction to his large-scale work The Peopling of British North America, Bailyn identifies central themes in a formative passage of our history: the transatlantic transfer of people from the Old World to the North American continent that formed the basis of American society. Read more >
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January 20, 2015
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Sometimes an Art
Nine Essays on History
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $28.00

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always been elusive: How can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing... Read more >
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Sometimes an Art
Nine Essays on History
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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To Begin the World Anew
The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $15.00

Two time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bernard Bailyn has distilled a lifetime of study into this brilliant illumination of the ideas and world of the Founding Fathers. In five succinct essays he reveals the origins, depth, and global impact of their extraordinary creativity.

The opening essay illuminates the central importance of America’s provincialism... Read more >
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To Begin the World Anew
The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Voyagers to the West
A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1988
Price: $22.36

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Saloutos Prize of the Immigration History Society

Bailyn's Pulitzer Prize-winning book uses an emigration roster that lists every person officially known to have left Britain for America from December 1773 to March 1776 to reconstruct the lives and motives of those who emigrated to the... Read more >
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Voyagers to the West
A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: eBook, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $14.99

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