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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...

  • The Duke's Provinceby Robert C. Ritchie

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The late seventeenth century in America was important as an era of transition from rough settlement to established provincial life. It was a time when social, political, and economic problems caused strains that led to religious doubt, personal anxiety, riot, and one of the worst rebellions in the colonies. New York's situation was further complicated... 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 Intellectual Construction of Americaby Jack P. Greene

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Jack Greene explores the changing definitions of America from the time of Europe's first contact with the New World through the establishment of the American republic. Challenging historians who have argued that colonial American societies differed little from those of early modern Europe, he shows that virtually all contemporary observers emphasized... more...

  • Carolina in Crisisby Daniel J. Tortora

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    In this engaging history, Daniel J. Tortora explores how the Anglo-Cherokee War reshaped the political and cultural landscape of the colonial South. Tortora chronicles the series of clashes that erupted from 1758 to 1761 between Cherokees, settlers, and British troops. The conflict, no insignificant sideshow to the French and Indian War, eventually... 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...

  • Salem-Village Witchcraftby Paul Boyer; Stephen Nissenbaum

    Northeastern University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Drawing on extensive primary documents, this book allows the reader to participate in historical analysis of this explosive period in history more...

  • The Web of Empireby Alison Games

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    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 2016; 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...