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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • The Pirates of the New England Coast 1630-1730by George Francis Dow; John Henry Edmonds

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Meticulously researched study based on authentic documents recounts lurid exploits, punishments of such hardened maritime brigands as William Kidd, Charles Harris, Thomas Tew, John Phillips, other marauders. Enhanced with almost 50 contemporary engravings and rare maps. Introduction by Captain Ernest H. Pentecost. more...

  • The Puritansby Perry Miller; Thomas H. Johnson

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory, education, science, and more. Regarded by historian Samuel Eliot Morison as "the best selection ever made of Puritan literature, point 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...

  • 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... more...

  • Roots of Conflictby Douglas Edward Leach

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    This lively book recounts the story of the antagonism between the American colonists and the British armed forces prior to the Revolution. Douglas Leach reveals certain Anglo-American attitudes and stereotypes that evolved before 1763 and became an important factor leading to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Using research from both England... more...

  • Roots of the Republicby Stephen L. Schechter; Richard B. Bernstein; Thomas E. Burke; Leo Hershkowitz; John P. Kaminski; Ralph Ketcham; Donald S. Lutz; John M. Murrin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1991; US$ 30.99

    Noted historians focus on the most important documents of America's colonial and revolutionary past. From the Mayflower Compact to the Bill of Rights, each document is presented in its original text and placed in its proper historical context. more...

  • A Rope of Sandby Michael Kammen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    During the twenty years before the American Revolution, thirty-seven men acted as paid agent or lobbyists for the American colonies in England. The most famous among them were Benjamin Franklin, who represented four different colonies and served for seventeen years as agenet for Pennsylvania, and Edmund Burke, who accepted the position to further his... more...

  • Satan and Salemby Benjamin C. Ray

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of Massachusetts. Over 150 people were imprisoned, and nineteen men and women, including a minister, were executed by hanging. The colonial government, which was responsible... more...

  • Sea Ventureby Kieran Doherty

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    In one of the most triumphant high sea stories ever told, Kieran Doherty brings to life the true story of the ship that rescued the Jamestown settlement in 1610 and ensured England's place in the New World. When the Sea Venture left England in 1609, it was flagship in a fleet of nine bound for Jamestown with roughly 600 settlers and badly needed supplies... more...

  • Social Thought in England, 1480-1730by A.L. Beier

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Authorities ranging from philosophers to politicians nowadays question the existence of concepts of society, whether in the present or the past. This book argues that social concepts most definitely existed in late medieval and early modern England, laying the foundations for modern models of society. The book analyzes social paradigms and how they... more...