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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Big Chief Elizabethby Giles Milton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99

    In April 1586, Queen Elizabeth I acquired a new and exotic title. A tribe of Native Americans had made her their weroanza?a word that meant "big chief". The news was received with great joy, both by the Queen and her favorite, Sir Walter Ralegh. His first American expedition had brought back a captive, Manteo, who caused a sensation in Elizabethan... more...

  • Voices of Revolutionary America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Lifeby Carol Sue Humphrey

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 75.00

    This book describes the everyday lives of people during the American Revolution as they adapted to the political and military conflicts of the time. 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$ 58.00

    Though few know it, the horror of the Salem Witch Trials caused a profound change in American jurisprudence, one with repercussions that still affect those charged with crimes today. It was as a result of these infamous trials that the legal system shifted from the British perspective of presumed guilt of the accused to the celebrated American presumption... more...

  • Bunker Hillby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower , brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish... 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...

  • 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...

  • A History of the American Revolutionby John Alden

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America?s preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of recent scholarship... more...