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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • The Divided Dominionby Ethan A. Schmidt

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    In The Divided Dominion , Ethan A. Schmidt examines the social struggle that created Bacon's Rebellion, focusing on the role of class antagonism in fostering violence toward native people in seventeenth-century Virginia. This provocative volume places a dispute among Virginians over the permissibility of eradicating Native Americans for land at the... more...

  • Resilient Culturesby John E Kicza; Rebecca Horn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 78.95

    This book provides a comparative perspective of the impact of early European colonization on the native peoples of the Americas. It covers the character of the indigenous cultures before contact, and then addresses the impact ofand creative ways in which they adapted tothe establishment of colonies by the Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English.... more...

  • U.S. History 101by Kathleen Sears

    Adams Media 2014; US$ 15.99

    The stories of politicos and historic events are often turned into snooze-worthy lectures that even Benjamin Franklin would reject. This guide cuts out all the boring details and instead provides you with a thrilling lesson in U.S. history. From Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence to Barack H. Obama and the Great Recession, each page... more...

  • Indiana to 1816by John D. Barnhart; Dorothy L. Riker

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2016; US$ 15.95

    In Indiana to 1816: The Colonial Period (vol. 1, History of Indiana Series), authors John D. Barnhart and Dorothy L. Riker present Indiana's past from its prehistory through the advance to statehood. Topics covered include the French and British presence, the American Revolution, and the territorial days. Reprinted in 1999, the book includes a bibliography,... more...

  • La Belleby James E. Bruseth; Amy A. Borgens; Bradford M. Jones; Eric D. Ray

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    In 1995, Texas Historical Commission underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of La Salle’s  La Belle , remnant of an ill-fated French attempt to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River that landed instead along today’s Matagorda Bay in Texas. During 1996–1997, the Commission uncovered the ship’s remains under the direction... more...

  • Six Women of Salemby Marilynne K. Roach

    Da Capo Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis of the Salem witch trials. By the end of the trials, beyond the twenty who were executed and the five who perished in prison, 207 individuals had been accused, 74 had been afflicted,” 32 had officially accused... more...

  • A Kingdom Strangeby James Horn

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 24.00

    In 1587, John White and 117 men, women, and children landed off the coast of North Carolina on Roanoke Island, hoping to carve a colony from fearsome wilderness. A mere month later, facing quickly diminishing supplies and a fierce native population, White sailed back to England in desperation. He persuaded the wealthy Sir Walter Raleigh, the expedition's... more...

  • Daily Life in Colonial New England, 2nd Editionby Claudia Johnson

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 61.00

    The daily lives of most colonial New Englanders were much more colorful and exotic than the drab, pious picture many of us have in mind. Daily Life in Colonial New England exposes as myth much of what we might believe about this era and reveals surprising truths—for example, that sex was openly discussed in Colonial times and was regarded as a welcome... more...

  • A Colonial Complexby Steven J. Oatis

    UNP - Nebraska 2004; US$ 29.95

    In 1715 the upstart British colony of South Carolina was nearly destroyed in an unexpected conflict with many of its Indian neighbors, most notably the Yamasees, a group whose sovereignty had become increasingly threatened. The South Carolina militia retaliated repeatedly until, by 1717, the Yamasees were nearly annihilated, and their survivors fled... more...

  • The American Constitutional Traditionby H. Lowell Brown

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 90.00

    Closer examination of foundational, revolutionary documents, and of the colonial legislation enacted on the basis of those foundational documents, reveals an American tradition of constitutionalism that the Revolutionaries were able to draw upon when fashioning their constitutions for the newly independent states and for the federal government. more...