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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...