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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Domesticating Slaveryby Jeffrey Robert Young

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    In this carefully crafted work, Jeffrey Young illuminates southern slaveholders' strange and tragic path toward a defiantly sectional mentality. Drawing on a wealth of archival evidence and integrating political, religious, economic, and literary sources, he chronicles the growth of a slaveowning culture that cast the southern planter in the role of... more...

  • The Duke's Provinceby Robert C. Ritchie

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The late seventeenth century in America was important as an era of transition from rough settlement to established provincial life. It was a time when social, political, and economic problems caused strains that led to religious doubt, personal anxiety, riot, and one of the worst rebellions in the colonies. New York's situation was further complicated... more...

  • Early Encountersby Delores Bird Carpenter

    Michigan State University Press 1995; US$ 17.55

    Early Encounters contains a selection of nineteen essays from the papers of prominent New England historian, antiquarian, and genealogist Warren Sears Nickerson (1880-1966). This extensive study of his own family ties to the Mayflower, and his exhaustive investigation of the first contacts between Europeans and Native Americans, in what is today... more...

  • Early Modern Virginiaby Douglas Bradburn; John C. Coombs

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 29.50

    This collection of essays on seventeenth-century Virginia, the first such collection on the Chesapeake in nearly twenty-five years, highlights emerging directions in scholarship and helps set a new agenda for research in the next decade and beyond. The contributors represent some of the best of a younger generation of scholars who are building... 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...

  • 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...

  • Europe's Rich Fabricby Dr Bart Lambert; Dr Katherine Anne Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Throughout human history luxury textiles have been used as a marker of importance, power and distinction. Yet, as the essays in this collection make clear, the term ?luxury? is one that can be fraught with difficulties for historians. Focusing upon the consumption, commercialisation and production of luxury textiles in Italy and the Low Countries... more...

  • The First American Cookbookby Amelia Simmons

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.95

    Exact reproduction of the first American-written cookbook published in the United States. Authentic recipes for colonial favorites ? pumpkin pudding, winter squash pudding, spruce beer, Indian slapjacks, and more. more...

  • The First Frontierby Scott Weidensaul

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.99

    An exploration some of the most turbulent, fascinating years in American history: the 16th century into the mid-18th century in eastern North America. more...

  • George Mercer Papersby Lois Mulkearn

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1954; US$ 45.00

    George Mercer was a lieutenant and later captain of the First Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War, and a land surveyor. He served as agent for the Ohio Company in England. In this book, Lois Mulkearn interprets George Mercer's documents on the activities of the Ohio Company.Through the eyes of Indians, French, and English we see the... more...