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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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  • European and Native American Warfare 1675-1815by Armstrong Starkey

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 130.00

    Challenging the historical tradition that has denigrated Indians as ?savages? and celebrated the triumph of European ?civilization?, Armstrong Starkey presents military history as only one dimension of a more fundamental conflict of cultures, and re-examines the European invasion of North America in the 17 th and 18 th centuries. Combining the perspectives... more...

  • Social Welfare with Indigenous Peoplesby Professor John Dixon; John Dixon; Robert P. Scheurell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    In many areas of the world, there has been an earlier indigenous population, which has been conquered by a more recent population group. In Social Welfare with Indigenous Peoples , the editors and contributors examine the treatment of many indigenous populations from five continental areas: Africa (Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe); Australasia, New Zealand;... 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • British Colonial America: People and Perspectivesby John Grigg

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 94.00

    This insightful set of essays reveals the day-to-day lives of the British colonists who laid the foundation for what became the United States. more...

  • 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 1998; US$ 29.99

    Drawing on a gold mine of primary documents--including letters, diary entries, personal narratives, political speeches, broadsides, trial transcripts, and newspaper articles-- The Boisterous Sea of Liberty is a panoramic look at our early history as captured in the words of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln, Douglass, Stowe, and many other... more...