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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Domesticating Slaveryby Jeffrey Robert Young

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    In this carefully crafted work, Jeffrey Young illuminates southern slaveholders' strange and tragic path toward a defiantly sectional mentality. Drawing on a wealth of archival evidence and integrating political, religious, economic, and literary sources, he chronicles the growth of a slaveowning culture that cast the southern planter in the role of... more...

  • Pursuits of Happinessby Jack P. Greene

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Jack Greene reinterprets the meaning of American social development. Synthesizing literature of the previous two decades on the process of social development and the formation of American culture, he challenges the central assumptions that have traditionally been used to analyze colonial British American history. Greene argues that... more...

  • Breaking Loose Togetherby Marjoleine Kars

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    Ten years before the start of the American Revolution, backcountry settlers in the North Carolina Piedmont launched their own defiant bid for economic independence and political liberty. The Regulator Rebellion of 1766-71 pitted thousands of farmers, many of them religious radicals inspired by the Great Awakening, against political and economic elites... more...

  • The Story of French New Orleansby Dianne Guenin-Lelle

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    Why New Orleans is considered America?s distinctly French city more...

  • The Web of Empireby Alison Games

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 17.99

    How did England go from a position of inferiority to the powerful Spanish empire to achieve global pre-eminence? In this important work, Alison Games explores the period when England challenged dominion over the American continents, established new long-distance trade routes in the eastern Mediterranean and the East Indies, and emerged in the 17th... more...

  • Old Mobileby Jay Higginbotham

    University of Alabama Press 1991; US$ 34.95

    ?Higginbotham has given to American historiography a microcosmic view of one of the earliest and most important outposts in the colonial new world. The Latin South can henceforth not be ignored.? ? Alabama Historical Quarterly ?The definitive account . . . superbly recounted.? ? Journal of Southern History  ?Meticulously documented.... 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...

  • Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldierby Joseph Plumb Martin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    A wide-eyed teenager during much of the Revolutionary War, Martin recounts in grim detail his harrowing confrontations with gnawing hunger, bitter cold, and the fear of battle. more...

  • The First American Cookbookby Amelia Simmons

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.95

    Exact reproduction of the first American-written cookbook published in the United States. Authentic recipes for colonial favorites ? pumpkin pudding, winter squash pudding, spruce beer, Indian slapjacks, and more. more...

  • The Colonial Craftsmanby Carl Bridenbaugh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Excellent study examines lives and work of American cabinetmakers, silversmiths, pewterers, printers, painters, blacksmiths, many other artisans, before 1775. Work, home, school, play, much more. ". . . fascinating study . . ."? The New Yorker. 18 illus. References. more...