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Title A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America / Sam White.
Author White, Sam, 1980- author.
Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
Copyright date ©2017
Description xii, 361 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Call # 970.01 W
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.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
Subject Europeans -- North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- North America.
Archaeology and history -- North America.
North America -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
North America -- Discovery and exploration.
Archaeology and history. (OCoLC)fst00813004
Discoveries in geography. (OCoLC)fst00894950
Europeans. (OCoLC)fst00916820
Human beings -- Effect of climate on. (OCoLC)fst00962839
Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans. (OCoLC)fst00969743
North America. (OCoLC)fst01242475
1600-1775
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780674971929 hardcover alkaline paper :
0674971922 hardcover alkaline paper

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