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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • The First Frontierby Scott Weidensaul

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.99

    An exploration some of the most turbulent, fascinating years in American history: the 16th century into the mid-18th century in eastern North America. 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...

  • To the Other Shoreby Steven Cassedy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To the Other Shore tells the story of a small but influential group of Jewish intellectuals who immigrated to the United States from the Russian Empire between 1881 and the early 1920s--the era of "mass immigration." This pioneer group of Jewish intellectuals, many of whom were raised in Orthodox homes, abandoned their Jewish identity, absorbed... more...

  • Riot, Rebellion, and Revolutionby Friedrich Katz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.50

    Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers.... more...

  • In Search of Florentine Civic Humanismby Hans Baron

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Hans Baron's Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance is widely considered one of the most important works in Italian Renaissance studies. Princeton University Press published this seminal book in 1955. Now the Press makes available a two-volume collection of eighteen of Professor Baron's essays, most of them thoroughly revised, unpublished, or presented... more...

  • Lyndon Johnson and Vietnamby Herbert Y. Schandler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    This book examines the events that led up to the day--March 31, 1968--when Lyndon Johnson dramatically renounced any attempt to be reelected president of the United States. It offers one of the best descriptions of U.S. policy surrounding the Tet offensive of that fateful March--a historic turning point in the war in Vietnam that led directly to the... more...

  • God's Traitorsby Jessie Childs

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    For many Catholics, the Elizabethan "Golden Age" was an alien concept. Following the criminalization of their religion by Elizabeth I, nearly two hundred Catholics were executed, and many more wasted away in prison during her reign. Torture was used more than at any other time in England's history. While some bowed to the pressure of... more...

  • On Plymouth Rockby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    On Plymouth Rock is an historically rich and educational story of the history surrounding Plymouth Rock. It tells of the settlers' historic landing in Plymouth Harbor, and reveals the steps by which they founded Plymouth Colony in New England in 1620. more...

  • The Faiths of the Founding Fathersby David L. Holmes

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 13.99

    It is not uncommon to hear Christians argue that America was founded as a Christian nation. But how true is this claim?. In this compact book, David L. Holmes offers a clear, concise and illuminating look at the spiritual beliefs of our founding fathers. He begins with an informative account of the religious culture of the late colonial era, surveying... more...

  • The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Companyby Charles Royster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From historian Charles Royster--winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes--comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America's most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd's scheme to develop 900 square miles of swamp on the Virginia-North Carolina border and create fabulous wealth for himself and other shareholders, including... more...