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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • A Voyage to Virginia in 1609by William Strachey; Silvester Jourdain; Louis B. Wright; Alden T. Vaughan

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the University of Virginia Press reissues its first-ever publication. The volume?s two accounts of the 1609 wreck of a Jamestown-bound ship offer a gripping sea adventure from the earliest days of American colonization, but the dramatic events? even greater claim to fame is for serving as the inspiration for... more...

  • The Road to Black Ned?s Forgeby Turk McCleskey

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1752 an enslaved Pennsylvania ironworker named Ned purchased his freedom and moved to Virginia on the upper James River. Taking the name Edward Tarr, he became the first free black landowner west of the Blue Ridge. Tarr established a blacksmith shop on the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to the Carolinas and helped found a Presbyterian congregation... more...

  • An Empire on the Edgeby Nick Bunker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • Independence Lostby Kathleen Duval

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    A rising-star historian offers a significant new global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society   Over the last decade, award-winning historian Kathleen DuVal has revitalized the study of early America?s marginalized voices. Now, in Independence Lost, ... more...

  • The Witchesby Stacy Schiff

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra , the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man... more...

  • The Puritansby Perry Miller; Thomas H. Johnson

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory, education, science, and more. Regarded by historian Samuel Eliot Morison as "the best selection ever made of Puritan literature, point of... more...

  • The Pirates of the New England Coast 1630-1730by George Francis Dow; John Henry Edmonds

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Meticulously researched study based on authentic documents recounts lurid exploits, punishments of such hardened maritime brigands as William Kidd, Charles Harris, Thomas Tew, John Phillips, other marauders. Enhanced with almost 50 contemporary engravings and rare maps. Introduction by Captain Ernest H. Pentecost. 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...

  • Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldierby Joseph Plumb Martin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    A wide-eyed teenager during most of the Revolutionary War, Joseph Plumb Martin left his grandfather's farm in Connecticut in 1775 and spent much of the next eight years with the Continental Army, crisscrossing the mid-Atlantic states and returning north after the British surrender at Yorktown. His notes, penned when he was seventy, recount in grim... more...