"Those who want a readable and informed introduction to some of the concerns of contemporary Encounter historians, this is a good place to begin."--The New York Review of Books
"A most admirable and valuable addition to my supplementary required reading for my survey course in American history to 1865."--William M. Neil, Indiana University Northwest
"Axtell has the rare ability to write about the European presence in America without the hand-wringing of the Left or the clenched fist of the Right. The eleven essays here...are fresh, engrossing, challenging, and entertaining."--Virginia Quarterly Review
"A wonderful volume."--Elizabeth Parent, San Francisco State University
"A series of exceptionally fine essays."--The Louisville Courier-Journal
About the Author
James Axtell is at College of William and Mary.