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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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  • Turning Points, Actual and Alternate Histories - Colonial America from Settlement to the Revolutionby Rodney P. Carlisle; J. Geoffrey Golson

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    This work is a thought-provoking look at the original 13 colonies, presenting the facts and engaging the reader by using alternate history?what if key events had turned out differently??to help develop critical thinking skills. What would American history look like if Sweden had been more successful with its original colony in Delaware? How close did... more...

  • William Franklinby Sheila L. Skemp

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99

    A biography of Benjamin Franklin's illegitimate son, who served a long tenure as Governor of New Jersey, and was arrested and jailed for supporting the British during the American Revolution. The book sheds light on imperial issues and personalities during the Revolutionary period. more...

  • Atlas of Slaveryby James Walvin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Slavery transformed Africa, Europe and the Americas and hugely-enhanced the well-being of the West but the subject of slavery can be hard to understand because of its huge geographic and chronological span. This book uses a unique atlas format to present the story of slavery, explaining its historical importance and making this complex story and its... more...

  • Betrayalsby Ian K. Steele

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 16.99

    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$ 54.99

    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...

  • Colonial Rootsby Jeffrey H. Hacker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Colonial Roots: Settlement to 1783 , the first volume in the six-title series History Through Literature: American Voices, American Themes , provides insights and analysis regarding the history, literature, and cultural climate of the nation's formative era. It brings together informational text and primary documents that cover notable historic events... 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$ 232.95

    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,... more...

  • Contested Commonwealthsby William A. Pencak; John Lax; Ralph J. Crandall

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 89.99

    United States historian William Pencak presents thirteen of his essays, written beginning in 1976. Some deal with colonial and revolutionary crowds and communities in Massachusetts - the impressment riot of 1747, the popular uprisings of the 1760s and 1770s, and Shays' Rebellion. Others examine popular ideology in songs and almanacs, and the thought... more...

  • Epidemics and Enslavementby Paul Kelton

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 50.00

    Tracing the pathology of early European encounters with Native peoples of the Southeast, this work concludes that, while indigenous peoples suffered from an array of ailments before contact, Natives had their most significant experience with new germs long after initial contacts in the sixteenth century. more...