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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 200.00

    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...

  • European and Native American Warfare 1675-1795by 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 11.99

    "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...

  • 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...

  • George Washington and the Half-King Chief Tanacharisonby Paul R. Misencik

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    George Washington and the Half-King Chief Tanacharison details the events in western Pennsylvania that precipitated the French and Indian War. It describes the interpersonal relationship between 22-year-old, inexperienced, but self-assured George Washington and the 54-year-old wily Iroquois Chief Tanacharison, which led to, as Horace Walpole quipped,... more...

  • Conquered into Libertyby Eliot A. Cohen

    Free Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...