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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Love and Hate in Jamestownby David A. Price

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    A New York Times Notable Book and a San Jose Mercury News Top 20 Nonfiction Book of 2003 In 1606, approximately 105 British colonists sailed to America, seeking gold and a trade route to the Pacific. Instead, they found disease, hunger, and hostile natives. Ill prepared for such hardship, the men responded with incompetence and infighting; only... more...

  • Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000by George Reid Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...

  • Colonial America: A Very Short Introductionby Alan Taylor

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Restless Cityby Joanne Reitano

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 29.95

    The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a short, lively history of the world?s most exciting and diverse metropolis. It shows how New York?s perpetual struggles for power, wealth, and status exemplify the vigor, creativity, resilience, and influence of the nation?s premier urban center. The updated... more...

  • Police in Urban America, 1860?1920by Eric H. Monkkonen

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00

    This book examines the rapid spread of uniformed police forces throughout late nineteenth-century urban America. more...

  • For the Common Defenseby Allan R. Millett; Peter Maslowski

    Free Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Now fully updated and totally revised, this highly regarded classic remains the most comprehensive study available of America?s military history. Called ?the preeminent survey of American military history? by Russell F. Weigley, America?s foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history.... more...

  • The Devil's Dominionby Richard Godbeer

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 37.00

    A detailed look at the folk magic used by settlers in early New England. more...

  • Across the Great Divideby Matthew Basso; Laura McCall; Dee Garceau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    In Across the Great Divide, some of our leading historians look to both the history of masculinity in the West and to the ways that this experience has been represented in movies, popular music, dimestore novels, and folklore. more...

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

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 4.96

    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...