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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sea Ventureby Kieran Doherty

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    In one of the most triumphant high sea stories ever told, Kieran Doherty brings to life the true story of the ship that rescued the Jamestown settlement in 1610 and ensured England's place in the New World. When the Sea Venture left England in 1609, it was flagship in a fleet of nine bound for Jamestown with roughly 600 settlers and badly needed... more...

  • Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Bostonby Samuel Adams Drake

    Tuttle Publishing 1971; US$ 14.95

    "Your Old Landmarks of Boston is a perfect storehouse of Information," Henry W. Longfellow told Samuel Adams Drake almost a century ago. That being true a hundred years ago, the praise is even more relevant today, when many of the old and venerated landmarks are gone, victims of time and progress in a rapidly changing world. One hundred years ago... more...

  • Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolutionby Thomas P. Slaughter

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 35.99

    An important new interpretation of the American colonists? 150-year struggle to achieve independence ?What do we mean by the Revolution?? John Adams asked Thomas Jefferson in 1815. "The war? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an effect and consequence of it." As the distinguished historian Thomas P. Slaughter shows in this landmark... more...

  • Imperial Ambition in the Early Modern Mediterraneanby Céline Dauverd

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book examines the alliance between the Spanish Crown and Genoese merchants from 1450 to 1650. more...

  • Band of Giantsby Jack Kelly

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    A fast-paced military history of the Revolutionary War focusing on the lesser known founding generals who helped win the war more...

  • Civil Warby Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 16.91

    The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James II more...

  • Wine, Sugar, and the Making of Modern Franceby Elizabeth Heath

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Reveals how empire and global economic crisis redefined republican citizenship and laid the foundations of a racial state in France. more...