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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • A Concise History of Australiaby Stuart Macintyre

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This fourth edition investigates the key factors - social, economic and political - that continue to shape modern-day Australia. more...

  • Colonial America: A Very Short Introductionby Alan Taylor

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this Very Short Introduction, Alan Taylor presents the current scholarly understanding of colonial America to a broader audience. He focuses on the transatlantic and a transcontinental perspective, examining the interplay of Europe, Africa, and the Americas through the flows of goods, people, plants, animals, capital, and ideas. more...

  • American Scriptureby Pauline Maier

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    Maier describes the transformation of the Second Continental Congress into a national government, unlike anything that preceded or followed it, and with more authority than the colonists would ever have conceded to the British Parliament; the great difficulty in making the decision for Independence; the influence of Paine's [ ]Common Sense[ ], which... more...

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Charming self-portrait covers boyhood, work as a printer, political career, scientific experiments, much more. Its openness, honesty, and readable style have made the Autobiography one of the great classics of the genre. more...

  • Conquerorsby Roger Crowley

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.44

    As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime... more...

  • 1776by David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 18.00

    America?s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation?s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed... more...

  • City Lightsby Dan Barry

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    With a poet's clear eye and a journalist's curiosity about how a city works, Dan Barry shows us New York as no other writer has seen it. Evocative, intimate, piercing, and often funny, the essays in City Lights capture everyday life in the city at its most ordinary and extraordinary. Wandering the city as a columnist for The New York Times , Barry... more...

  • The Origins of Nationalismby Caspar Hirschi

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This wide-ranging study offers a new interpretation of nationalism and the formation of European nations. more...

  • Making a New Dealby Lizabeth Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    This book examines how ordinary factory workers became unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 4.36

    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up-from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant labourers. From Columbus... more...