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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • 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...

  • The Colonial Craftsmanby Carl Bridenbaugh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Excellent study by distinguished historian examines lives and work of American craftsmen in the years before the Revolution?cabinetmakers, silversmiths, pewterers, printers, painters, engravers, blacksmiths, button-makers, shipwrights, many more. ". . . a fascinating study not only of the work of the 18th-century American artisan but of his place... more...

  • Contesting Slaveryby John Craig Hammond; Matthew Mason

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 26.50

    Recent scholarship on slavery and politics between 1776 and 1840 has wholly revised historians? understanding of the problem of slavery in American politics. Contesting Slavery builds on the best of that literature to reexamine the politics of slavery in revolutionary America and the early republic. The original essays collected here... more...

  • Conversing by Signsby Robert Blair St. George

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The people of colonial New England lived in a densely metaphoric landscape--a world where familiars invaded bodies without warning, witches passed with ease through locked doors, and houses blew down in gusts of angry, providential wind. Meaning, Robert St. George argues, was layered, often indirect, and inextricably intertwined with memory, apprehension,... more...

  • Creating the British Atlanticby Jack P. Greene

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    Set mostly within an expansive British imperial and transatlantic framework, this new selection of writings from the renowned historian Jack P. Greene draws on themes he has been developing throughout his distinguished career. In these essays Greene explores the efforts to impose Old World institutions, identities, and values upon the New... more...

  • Creating Colonial Williamsburgby Anders Greenspan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    In Creating Colonial Williamsburg , Anders Greenspan examines the restoration and re-creation of the structures and gardens of Virginia's colonial capital beginning in 1926. The restoration was undertaken by the Rockefeller family, whose aim was to promote a twentieth-century appreciation for eighteenth-century ideals. Ironically, those ideals, including... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    What was it like to live in the colony of Massachusetts during the last decade of the 17th century, the decade famed for the Salem Witch Trials? Daily Life during the Salem Witch Trials answers that question, offering a vivid portrait essential to anyone seeking to understand the traumatic events of the time in their proper historical context. ... more...

  • Dark Workby Christy Clark-Pujara

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 34.00

    Historians have written expansively about the slave economy and its vital role in early American economic life. In  Dark Work , Christy Clark-Pujara tells the story of one state in particular whose role was outsized: Rhode Island. Like their northern neighbors, Rhode Islanders bought and sold slaves and supplies that sustained plantations throughout... more...

  • Defining Documents in American Historyby Daisy Martin

    Salem Press 2012; US$ 295.00

    Defining Documents offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans. more...