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Bernard Bailyn

Bernard Bailyn is Adams University Professor and James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History Emeritus at Harvard University. He founded, and for many years directed, the International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, which helped to reorient the study of the Atlantic region in the early modern era. His books include 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 ContoursThe Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The... Read More

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The Barbarous Years
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2013
$17.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70346-1 (0-375-70346-2)

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

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 from England, the Netherlands, the...

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Faces of Revolution
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1992
$16.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73623-3 (0-679-73623-9)

Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Bernard Bailyn brings us a book that combines portraits of American revolutionaries with a deft exploration of the ideas that moved them and still shape our society today. Read more






The Origins of American Politics
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Vintage | Paperback | October 1970
$8.76/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-70865-2 (0-394-70865-2)

"An astonishing range of reading in contemporary tracts and modern authorities is manifest, and many aspects of British and colonial affairs are illuminated. As a political analysis this very important contribution will be hard to refute . . ."—Frederick B. Tolles, Political Science Quarterly

"He produces historical analysis which is as revealing...

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The Peopling of British North America
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1988
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-75779-7 (0-394-75779-3)

In this introduction to his large-scale work The Peopling of British North America, Bernard 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. Voyagers to the West, which... Read more






Sometimes an Art
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Knopf | Hardcover | January 2015
$28.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-87447-9 (1-101-87447-3)

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






To Begin the World Anew
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2004
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71308-8 (0-375-71308-5)

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






Voyagers to the West
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1988
$22.36/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-75778-0 (0-394-75778-5)

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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