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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Montcalm and Wolfeby Francis Parkman

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.95

    The result of over forty years of passionate research, Montcalm and Wolfe is the epic story of Europe's struggle for dominance of the New World. Centuries of rivalry and greed between the great imperial powers culminated in five brutal years of war; resulted in the death of both generals, Louis de Montcalm and James Wolfe; and ultimately sowed the... more...

  • 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...

  • Great Issues in American History, Vol. Iby Richard Hofstadter; Clarence L. Ver Steeg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    This first volume of Great Issues in American History -- three volumes of documents that cover the history of America from its settlement to the present -- gives us a generous sampling from the major political controversies in the Colonial period. Included are such documents as Richard Hakluyt's "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584), "Letter from... more...

  • 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$ 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...