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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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  • Braddock At The Monongahelaby Paul E. Kopperman

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1977; US$ 28.95

    On July 9, 1755, an army of British and American soldiers commanded by Major General Edward Braddock marched toward a major western outpost held by the French, confident of an easy victory. Suddenly, they were attacked by a much smaller force of French and Indian fighters-Braddock's army was destroyed, its commander fatally wounded, and supplies... more...

  • As If an Enemy's Countryby Richard Archer

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    "A lively and sympathetic history of pre-Revolutionary Boston under British occupation." -- The New Yorker A thrilling and original work of history, As If an Enemy's Country tells the riveting story of what made the Boston townspeople, and with them other colonists, turn toward revolution. 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$ 239.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • On Campaign Against Fort Duquesneby Douglas R. Cubbison

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    During the Seven Years' War, Sir John St. Clair served as Deputy Quartermaster General with British General Edward Braddock's disastrous campaign to capture Fort Duquesne at the Forks of the Ohio in 1755. St. Clair had great responsibilities during the campaign and was the first Deputy Quartermaster General in North America's history. History... more...