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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Birth of Americaby William R. Polk

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In this provocative account of colonial America, William R. Polk explores the key events, individuals, and themes of this critical period. With vivid descriptions of the societies that people from Europe came from and with an emphasis on what they believed they were going to , Polk introduces the native Indians encountered in the New World and... 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...

  • The French and Indian Warby Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In the summer of 1754, deep in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania, a very young George Washington suffered his first military defeat, and a centuries-old feud between Great Britain and France was rekindled. The war that followed would be fought across virgin territories, from Nova Scotia to the forks of the Ohio River, and it would ultimately... more...