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Colonial history (1607-1775)

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  • 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 A. Grigg

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 85.00

    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, 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...