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Descriptive accounts of America. Earliest to 1810

  • Adventures in the Westby David R. Elliott

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 12.99

    The previously unpublished manuscript of Henry Halpin: long-time associate of the fur trade and Canada's Native Peoples, employee of the Hudson's Bay Company, and Indian agent from 1885 to 1901. more...

  • Representing the New Worldby Jonathan Hart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 130.00

    Representing the New World argues for the importance of Spain in the New World as an example of France and England in their efforts to establish colonies and suggests that this example was ambivalent and contradictory as well as surprisingly persistent in the representations of Spain in French and English texts concerning the Americas. more...

  • Histories of Infamyby Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera; Scott Sessions

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 19.95

    In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation of Native peoples. The most widely read account of the conquest in its time, Gómara's Historia general de las Indias y Conquista de México rationalized... more...

  • A Brave Vesselby Hobson Woodward

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    "At once a penetrating work of literary analysis and a riveting historical narrative." -Nathaniel Philbrick Merging maritime adventure and early colonial history, A Brave Vessel charts a little-known chapter of the past that offers a window on the inspiration for one of Shakespeare's greatest works. In 1609, aspiring writer William Strachey... more...

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