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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Creating the British Atlanticby Jack P. Greene

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    Set mostly within an expansive British imperial and transatlantic framework, this new selection of writings from the renowned historian Jack P. Greene draws on themes he has been developing throughout his distinguished career. In these essays Greene explores the efforts to impose Old World institutions, identities, and values upon the New World societies... more...

  • A Voyage to Virginia in 1609by William Strachey; Silvester Jourdain; Louis B. Wright; Alden T. Vaughan

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the University of Virginia Press reissues its first-ever publication. The volume?s two accounts of the 1609 wreck of a Jamestown-bound ship offer a gripping sea adventure from the earliest days of American colonization, but the dramatic events? even greater claim to fame is for serving as the inspiration for... more...

  • Empires at Warby William M. Fowler Jr.

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    Empires at War captures the sweeping panorama of this first world war, especially in its descriptions of the strategy and intensity of the engagements in North America, many of them epic struggles between armies in the wilderness. William M. Fowler Jr. views the conflict both from British prime minister William Pitt's perspective-- as a vast... more...

  • The Road to Black Ned?s Forgeby Turk McCleskey

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1752 an enslaved Pennsylvania ironworker named Ned purchased his freedom and moved to Virginia on the upper James River. Taking the name Edward Tarr, he became the first free black landowner west of the Blue Ridge. Tarr established a blacksmith shop on the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to the Carolinas and helped found a Presbyterian congregation... more...

  • Imperial Ambition in the Early Modern Mediterraneanby Céline Dauverd

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book examines the alliance between the Spanish Crown and Genoese merchants from 1450 to 1650. more...

  • Band of Giantsby Jack Kelly

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    A fast-paced military history of the Revolutionary War focusing on the lesser known founding generals who helped win the war more...

  • Civil Warby Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 17.44

    The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James II more...

  • Wine, Sugar, and the Making of Modern Franceby Elizabeth Heath

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Reveals how empire and global economic crisis redefined republican citizenship and laid the foundations of a racial state in France. more...

  • The Pilgrim Chroniclesby Rod Gragg

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    Off with Their Heads or Burned at the Stake? Door numbers 1 and 2 offered a bleak end for the Puritans. Door number 3, however, showed glimpses of hope: a new land, free of religious persecution. But fleeing the country would be an act of sedition. Contrary to popular belief that they were stuff and dour, the sport-loving and well-dressed Pilgrims... more...

  • Independence Lostby Kathleen Duval

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

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