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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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  • America's Beginningsby Tony Williams

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 18.99

    At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 key events-some known and some forgotten?that shaped colonial and revolutionary America, from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention. more...

  • Cultures in Conflictby Warren R. Hofstra; Fred Anderson; Catherine Desbarats; Jonathan R. Dull; Allan Greer; Eric Hinderaker; Woody Holton; Paul Mapp; Timothy J. Shannon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 29.99

    Cultures in Conflict addresses the broad pattern of events that framed this conflict's causes, the intercultural dynamics of its conduct, and its profound impact on subsequent events?most notably the American Revolution and a protracted Anglo-Indian struggle for continental control. Warren R. Hofstra has gathered the best of contemporary scholarship... more...

  • Imperien revisited - Spanien und Portugalby Andreas Stucki; Francisco Javier Martínez Antonio; Ferrán Archilés; Francisco Bethencourt; Jan Philipp Reemtsma; Wolfgang Kraushaar

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2013; US$ 9.25

    Auch wenn die Vokabel "Imperialismus" nicht mehr zum Grundwortschatz der politischen Gegenwart gehört, prägen imperiale Vergangenheiten auch heute noch den Alltag europäischer Gesellschaften. So lohnt es sich, mit der neuen Ausgabe des Mittelweg 36 (6/2013) einen Blick auf Entwicklungen zu werfen, die in den vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnten die geschichtswissenschaftliche... more...

  • A Leap in the Darkby John Ferling

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    It was an age of fascinating leaders and difficult choices, of grand ideas eloquently expressed and of epic conflicts bitterly fought. This John Ferling's portrait of the American Revolution. more...

  • Paul Revere's Rideby David Hackett Fischer

    Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 20.99

    Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history--yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775--what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed--uncovering... more...

  • Colonies and Revolutionby David C. King

    Wiley 2003; US$ 22.95

    Find out what life was like in colonial America from the people who lived it! This first book in the American Heritage American Voices series will give you a rare glimpse into the day-to-day experiences of early Americans. You'll learn from fourteen-year-old George Washington about his Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour (such as "Do not laugh... more...

  • A Companion to Colonial Americaby Daniel Vickers

    Wiley 2008; US$ 225.95

    A Companion to Colonial America consists of twenty-three original essays by expert historians on the key issues and topics in American colonial history. Each essay surveys the scholarship and prevailing interpretations in these key areas, discussing the differing arguments and assessing their merits. Coverage includes politics, religion, migration,... more...

  • Indians, Missionaries, and Merchantsby Kent Lightfoot

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 33.95

    California?s earliest European colonists?Russian merchants and Spanish missionaries?depended heavily on Native Americans for labor to build and maintain their colonies, but they did so in very different ways. This richly detailed book brings together disparate skeins of the past?including little-known oral histories, native texts, ethnohistory, and... more...

  • Betrayalsby Ian K. Steele

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 18.99

    On the morning of August 9, 1757, British and colonial officers defending the besieged Fort William Henry surrendered to French forces, accepting the generous "parole of honor" offered by General Montcalm. As the column of British and colonials marched with their families and servants to Fort Edward some miles south, they were set upon by the Indian... more...

  • Bowing to Necessitiesby C. Dallett Hemphill

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 44.99

    Anglo-Americans wrestled with some profound cultural contradictions as they shifted from the hierarchical and patriarchal society of the seventeenth-century frontier to the modern and fluid class democracy of the mid-nineteenth century. How could traditional inequality be maintained in the socially leveling environment of the early colonial wilderness?... more...