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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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  • The Encyclopedia of North American Colonial Conflicts to 1775by Spencer Tucker; James Arnold; Roberta Wiener

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 295.00

    The only multivolume encyclopedia covering all aspects of North American colonial warfare, with special attention paid to the social, political, cultural, and economic affairs that were affected by the conflicts. more...

  • The Boisterous Sea of Libertyby David Brion Davis; Steven Mintz

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 29.99

    Acknowledgments. Introduction. PART 1. FIRST ENCOUNTERS. The Meaning of America. Utilizing the Native Labor Force. New World Fantasies. Labor Needs. The Black Legend. A Critique of the Slave Trade. PART 2. EUROPEAN COLONIZATION NORTH OF MEXICO. Justifications for English Involvement in the New World. A Rationale for New World Colonization. England's... more...

  • Jefferson's America, 1760?1815by Norman K. Risjord

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 38.99

    A captivating and lucid narrative of America's revolutionary generation, Jefferson's America takes the reader from the earliest rumblings of colonial dissent, through the crises of revolution and nation-making, to the heroic drama of the War of 1812. Risjord deftly weaves together strands of biography and social history with military and political... more...

  • Indian Giversby Jack Weatherford

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    "As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate." THE WASHINGTON POST After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces... more...

  • The French and Indian Warby Alfred A. Cave

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 70.00

    The French and Indian War was but the American front of a much larger war taking place in Europe, the outcome of which had significant consequences for both North America and the world. As the frontier sideshow of the Seven Years' War, being fought between the powerful English and French empires in the 1760s, the French and Indian War brought northern... more...

  • Britain and America Go to Warby Julie Flavell; Stephen Conway

    UPF 2000; US$ 44.95

    Nine leading historians of the new military history offer a fresh look at a critical period in the history of the Atlantic world. They examine the three major North American conflicts that disrupted the British Empire between 1754 and 1815: the Seven Years' War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. more...

  • Conquered into Libertyby Eliot A. Cohen

    Free Press 2011; US$ 17.00

    Americans often think of the Civil War as the conflict that consolidated the United States, including its military values and practices. But there was another, earlier, and more protracted struggle between ?North? and ?South,? beginning in the 1600s and lasting for more than two centuries, that shaped American geopolitics and military culture. Here,... more...

  • Seeking a Better Futureby Lucille H. Campey

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 35.00

    Seeking a Better Future is the first major study of emigration from England to Ontario and Quebec. Extensively documented with previously unpublished passenger lists and details of more than 2,000 ship crossings, the book provides insights on how, why, and when Ontario and Quebec acquired their English settlers. more...

  • War on the Runby John F. Ross

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Often hailed as the godfather of today?s elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on ?impossible? missions in colonial America that are still the stuff of soldiers? legend. The child of marginalized Scots-Irish immigrants, Rogers learned to survive in New England?s... more...