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Colonial history (1607-1775)

  • 2012by Heinz Duchhardt; Zaur Gasimov

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 77.00

    Schwerpunktthema: Die Balkankriege des ausgehenden 19. und beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts Holm Sundhaussen: Wie ?balkanisch? waren die ?Balkankriege? des 20. Jahrhunderts? Florian Keisinger: ?Near Eastern, near Western Question?: Die Balkankriege 1912/13 in der englischen und irischen Presse Valery Kolev: The Bulgarian Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference,... more...

  • America's Beginningsby Tony Williams

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 18.99

    At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 key events-some known and some forgotten?that shaped colonial and revolutionary America, from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention. 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...

  • As If an Enemy's Countryby Richard Archer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 15.99

    In the dramatic few years when colonial Americans were galvanized to resist British rule, perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. As If an Enemy's Country is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768 and the winter of 1770 when Boston was an occupied... 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...

  • Betrayalsby Ian K. Steele

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 16.99

    On the morning of August 9, 1757, British and colonial officers defending the besieged Fort William Henry surrendered to French forces, accepting the generous "parole of honor" offered by General Montcalm. As the column of British and colonials marched with their families and servants to Fort Edward some miles south, they were set upon by the Indian... 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...

  • Bowing to Necessitiesby C. Dallett Hemphill

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Braddock At The Monongahelaby Paul E. Kopperman

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1977; US$ 28.95

    On July 9, 1755, an army of British and American soldiers commanded by Major General Edward Braddock marched toward a major western outpost held by the French, confident of an easy victory. Suddenly, they were attacked by a much smaller force of French and Indian fighters-Braddock's army was destroyed, its commander fatally wounded, and supplies... more...

  • Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolutionby David L. Preston

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    On July 9, 1755, British and colonial troops under the command of General Edward Braddock suffered a crushing defeat to French and Native American enemy forces in Ohio Country. Known as the Battle of the Monongahela, the loss altered the trajectory of the Seven Years' War in America, escalating the fighting and shifting the balance of power. An... more...