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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Native American Mounted Rifleman 1861-65by Mark Lardas; Jonathan Smith

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Several thousand Native Americans fought on both sides during the American Civil War (1861-1865). They came from various tribes in the Indian Territory of present-day eastern Oklahoma. They were organized into regiments of mounted riflemen - troops that could fight from the saddle or dismounted in the plains and rolling hills. Confederate Indians... 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...

  • Colonial Americaby Alan Taylor

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 9.99

    In the traditional narrative of American colonial history, early European settlements, as well as native peoples and African slaves, were treated in passing as unfortunate aberrations in a fundamentally upbeat story of Englishmen becoming freer and more prosperous by colonizing an abundant continent of "free land." Over the last generation,... more...

  • Daily Life during the Salem Witch Trialsby K. David Goss

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    There are few episodes in American history as interesting and controversial as the Salem Witch Trials. This work provides a revealing analysis of what it was like to live in Massachusetts during that time, creating a nuanced profile of New England Puritans and their culture. more...

  • Bunker Hillby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    ? New York Times Book Review ?Masterly narrative? Philbrick tells the complex story superbly? gripping book?? ? Wall Street Journal ?A masterpiece of narrative and perspective??? Boston Globe ?You will delight in the story and the multitude of details Philbrick offers up.?? USA Today ?Riveting, fast-paced account??? Los Angeles Times ?Philbrick... more...

  • The Eastern Frontierby Charles Clark

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 35.00

    In this fascinating social history of America?s first frontier, Charles Clark brings to life the people and settlements of Maine and New Hampshire before the Revolutionary War. He describes what life was like beyond the Merrimack from the early fishing camps on the coast to the settlement of mid-eighteenth-century wilderness towns in the interior.... more...

  • William Diamond'S Drumby Arthur Bernon Tourtellot

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.99

    William Diamond's drum roll in 1775 was the call to arms for the farmers and villagers in Massachusetts that began the American revolution. The book is a well researched history of the war and various battles therein. It is written in a manner to make for an exciting retelling of history. more...

  • The Birth of Americaby William R. Polk

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In this provocative account of colonial America, William R. Polk explores the key events, individuals, and themes of this critical period. With vivid descriptions of the societies that people from Europe came from and with an emphasis on what they believed they were going to , Polk introduces the native Indians encountered in the New World and... more...

  • The French and Indian Warby Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In the summer of 1754, deep in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania, a very young George Washington suffered his first military defeat, and a centuries-old feud between Great Britain and France was rekindled. The war that followed would be fought across virgin territories, from Nova Scotia to the forks of the Ohio River, and it would ultimately... more...

  • Freedom Just Around the Cornerby Walter A. McDougall

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A powerful reinterpretation of the founding of America by a Pulitzer Prize?winning historian. The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years," states Walter McDougall in his preface to Freedom Just Around the Corner . With this statement begins McDougall's most ambitious, original, and uncompromising... more...