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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • The American Family in the Colonial Periodby Arthur W. Calhoun

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    First published in the early 20th century, this book contributed significantly to an understanding of the forces at work in the evolution of family institutions in the United States. The first of a three-volume series, the text describes the American family as a product primarily of European folkways, economic transition to modern capitalism, and... more...

  • The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1772by Gordon S. Wood; Various

    Library of America 2015; US$ 37.50

    For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation : In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven Years War, Great Britain possessed the largest and most powerful... more...

  • The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1773-1776by Gordon S. Wood; Various

    Library of America 2015; US$ 37.50

    For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation: In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven Years War, Great Britain possessed the largest and most powerful... more...

  • Beyond Pontiac's Shadowby Keith R. Widder

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    On June 2, 1763, the Ojibwe captured Michigan?s Fort Michilimackinac from the British. Ojibwe warriors from villages on Mackinac Island and along the Cheboygan River had surprised the unsuspecting garrison while playing a game of baggatiway. On the heels of the capture, Odawa from nearby L?Arbre Croche arrived to rescue British prisoners, setting... more...

  • The Border Wars of New Englandby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 75 years ago, The Border Wars of New England is Samuel Adams Drake's enlightening compact historical description of what has been commonly referred to as King William's and Queen Anne's Wars. Handsomely illustrated with numerous drawings and maps. more...

  • Breaking The Backcountryby Matthew C. Ward

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2003; US$ 28.95

    Even as the 250th anniversary of its outbreak approaches, the Seven Years' War (otherwise known as the French and Indian War) is still not wholly understood. Most accounts tell the story as a military struggle between British and French forces, with shifting alliances of Indians, culminating in the British conquest of Canada. Scholarly and popular... more...

  • Breaking Loose Togetherby Marjoleine Kars

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    Ten years before the start of the American Revolution, backcountry settlers in the North Carolina Piedmont launched their own defiant bid for economic independence and political liberty. The Regulator Rebellion of 1766-71 pitted thousands of farmers, many of them religious radicals inspired by the Great Awakening, against political and economic elites... more...

  • Carolina in Crisisby Daniel J. Tortora

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    In this engaging history, Daniel J. Tortora explores how the Anglo-Cherokee War reshaped the political and cultural landscape of the colonial South. Tortora chronicles the series of clashes that erupted from 1758 to 1761 between Cherokees, settlers, and British troops. The conflict, no insignificant sideshow to the French and Indian War, eventually... more...

  • Child Life in Colonial Timesby Alice Morse Earle

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    What did the little ones do back in the days when "children should be seen and not heard"? How were they schooled, what did they wear, and which games did they play? This eye-opening survey revisits the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries for an illustrated look at the lives of Colonial America's youngest citizens The first American historian to... 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...