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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Glorious Revolution in Americaby David S. Lovejoy

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    An outstanding examination of the Crises that lead to the colonial rebellions of 1689. more...

  • Sons of Providenceby Charles Rappleye

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 24.99

    In 1774, as the new world simmered with tensions that would lead to the violent birth of a new nation, two Rhode Island brothers were heading toward their own war over the issue that haunts America to this day: slavery. Set against a colonial backdrop teeming with radicals and reactionaries, visionaries, spies, and salty sea captains, Sons of... more...

  • Endgame 1758by A. J. B. Johnston

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    The story of what happened at the colonial fortified town of Louisbourg between 1749 and 1758 is one of the great dramas of the history of Canada, indeed North America. This book presents the dramatic military and social history of this short-lived and significant fortress, seaport, and community, and the citizens who made it their home. more...