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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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  • 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$ 7.56

    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... more...

  • British in the Americas 1480-1815, Theby Anthony Mcfarlane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Of northern European nations, the British had the greatest impact on the Americas. Their history there embraces far more than the colonies that became the United States: England had been in the New World for a century before those colonies were established, and the British presence long outlived their loss. This integrated account of that involvement... more...

  • The Politics of Piracyby Douglas R. Burgess Jr.

    University Press of New England 2014; US$ 34.99

    The untold story of how colonial pirates transformed America and brought it to the brink of rebellion more...

  • Inequality in Early Americaby Carla Gardina Pestana

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    An all-star roster of historians reassesses inequality in early America. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • American Coloniesby Alan Taylor

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 20.00

    With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in... more...