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Colonial history (1607-1775)

  • British in the Americas 1480-1815, Theby Anthony Mcfarlane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Of northern European nations, the British had the greatest impact on the Americas. Their history there embraces far more than the colonies that became the United States: England had been in the New World for a century before those colonies were established, and the British presence long outlived their loss. This integrated account of that involvement... 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...

  • The Legacy of Fort William Henryby David R. Starbuck

    University Press of New England 2014; US$ 19.99

    A new set of stories about the fabled Fort William Henry, based on forensics and archeological finds 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...

  • Imperien revisited - Spanien und Portugalby Andreas Stucki; Francisco Javier Martínez Antonio; Ferrán Archilés; Francisco Bethencourt; Jan Philipp Reemtsma; Wolfgang Kraushaar

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2013; US$ 8.45

    Auch wenn die Vokabel "Imperialismus" nicht mehr zum Grundwortschatz der politischen Gegenwart gehört, prägen imperiale Vergangenheiten auch heute noch den Alltag europäischer Gesellschaften. So lohnt es sich, mit der neuen Ausgabe des Mittelweg 36 (6/2013) einen Blick auf Entwicklungen zu werfen, die in den vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnten die... more...

  • The English Literatures of Americaby Myra Jehlen; Michael Warner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    The English Literatures of America redefines colonial American literatures, sweeping from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia to the West Indies and Guiana. The book begins with the first colonization of the Americas and stretches beyond the Revolution to the early national period. Many texts are collected here for the first time; others are recognized... more...

  • Archaeology of French and Indian War Frontier Fortsby Lawrence E. Babits; Stephanie Gandulla

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    Fort Ticonderoga, the allegedly impenetrable star fort at the southern end of Lake Champlain, is famous for its role in the French and Indian War. But many other one-of-a-kind forts were instrumental in staking out the early American colonial frontier. On the 250th anniversary of this often-overlooked conflict, this volume musters an impressive range... more...

  • Historic Events of Colonial Daysby Rupert S. Holland

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Early American history is brought to life in this thrilling collection of tales from the period surrounding the tumultuous birth of the nation. It's a must-read for history buffs, or for students seeking a much more enthralling take on topics like Puritanism, pirates, witchcraft, and slave revolts that are often recounted in a dry, musty manner... more...

  • Seeking a Better Futureby Lucille H. Campey

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 16.99

    Seeking a Better Future is the first major study of emigration from England to Ontario and Quebec. Extensively documented with previously unpublished passenger lists and details of more than 2,000 ship crossings, the book provides insights on how, why, and when Ontario and Quebec acquired their English settlers. 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...