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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • The Conservative Centuryby Gregory L. Schneider

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 18.99

    This concise history focuses on the development of American conservatism in the twentieth century up to the present. more...

  • Ivan the Terribleby Robert Payne; Nikita Romanoff

    Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Based heavily on original Russian sources, this biography of Czar Ivan IV examines the plots, massacres, and poisonings that earned Ivan his famous epithet. more...

  • The Battle of New Orleansby Robert V. Remini

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 16.00

    The Battle of New Orleans was the climactic battle of America's "forgotten war" of 1812. Andrew Jackson led his ragtag corps of soldiers against 8,000 disciplined invading British regulars in a battle that delivered the British a humiliating military defeat. The victory solidified America's independence and marked the beginning of Jackson's rise to... more...

  • Penitentiaries, Reformatories, and Chain Gangsby Mark Colvin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 48.00

    The very definition of punishment in America has been subject to a variety of changes, and has served as the basis for much debate over the course of America's history. In Penitentiaries, Reformatories, Chain Gangs , Mark Colvin tackles the subject of penal change in America by examining three case studies which represent shifts in the interpretation... more...

  • Transforming the Appalachian Countrysideby Ronald L. Lewis

    The University of North Carolina Press 1998; US$ 29.99

    Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920 more...

  • An Empire on the Edgeby Nick Bunker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent.   In this powerful but fair-minded narrative, British author Nick Bunker tells the story... more...

  • Point Pleasant 1774by John F. Winkler; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    The only major conflict of Lord Dunmore?s War, the battle of Point Pleasant was fought between Virginian militia and American Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Following increased tensions and a series of incidents between the American settlers and the natives, Dunmore, the last colonial governor of Virginia, and Colonel Andrew Lewis... more...

  • Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionariesby Tom Shachtman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    A fresh exploration of the scientific pursuits of the Founding Fathers that reveals their science as critical to the great political "experiment? of the day more...

  • The Ship That Held Up Wall Streetby Warren Curtis Riess; Sheli O. Smith

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 58.00

    In January 1982, archaeologists conducting a pre-construction excavation at 175 Water Street in Lower Manhattan found the remains of an eighteenth-century ship.  Uncertain of what they had found or what its value might be, they called in two nautical archaeologists?Warren Riess and Sheli Smith?to direct the excavation and analysis of the ship?s... more...

  • AB-SA-RA-KA Land of Massacreby Henry B. Carrington

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Colonel Carrington had a long and distinguished career on the Western frontier, but it was not without mishaps - he was the hapless officer in command of Fort Kearny when the Fetterman command was massacred there. This book, based in part on his wife's meticulous journals, provides important insights and accounts of many noted Western figures and fights,... more...