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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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  • Bowing to Necessitiesby C. Dallett Hemphill

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 52.99

    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

    "Compelling, readable, and fresh, American Colonies  is perhaps the most brilliant piece of synthesis in recent American historical writing." ? Phillip J. Deloria, associate professor of history and American culture, University of Michigan   more...

  • 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...

  • 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 1675-1815by 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...

  • 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...

  • The Shawnees and the War for Americaby Colin Calloway

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    With the courage and resilience embodied by their legendary leader Tecumseh, the Shawnees waged a war of territorial and cultural resistance for half a century. Noted historian Colin G. Calloway details the political and legal battles and the bloody fighting on both sides for possession of the Shawnees? land, while imbuing historical figures such as... more...