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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1773-1776by Gordon S. Wood; Various

    Library of America 2015; US$ 37.50

    For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation: In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven Years War, Great Britain possessed the largest and most powerful... more...

  • Letters from an American Farmerby J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    An emigrant French aristocrat-turned-farmer, Jean de Crèvecoeur was granted New York citizenship in 1765 and became a landowner in Orange County. There, he wrote about his farming experiences and interpreted the nation's development in a series of charming and keenly observant essay-length letters about life in the Early Republic. A Baedeker of American... more...

  • On Witchcraftby Cotton Mather

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    In this fascinating account of witches and devils in colonial America, the renowned and influential minister of Boston's Old North Church attempts to justify his role in the Salem witch trials. A true believer in the devil's battle to get converts in Salem and other Massachusetts towns during the late seventeenth century, Mather also believed the... more...

  • The Colonial Craftsmanby Carl Bridenbaugh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Excellent study examines lives and work of American cabinetmakers, silversmiths, pewterers, printers, painters, blacksmiths, many other artisans, before 1775. Work, home, school, play, much more. ". . . fascinating study . . ."? The New Yorker. 18 illus. References. 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 American Family in the Colonial Periodby Arthur W. Calhoun

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This complete, fundamental, and authoritative classic ? the result of years of research, analysis, and thought ? describes the American family as a product of many factors, among them, the distinctive environment: a virgin continent. 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...

  • Home Life in Colonial Daysby Alice Morse Earle

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Could you identify a sausage gun if you had to? How about a plate warmer or a well-sweep? Any idea how the term log-rolling really originated? Alice Morse Earle (1851?1911), a prolific popular historian and the first American to chronicle everyday life and customs of the colonial era, describes what these and many other obscure utensils were and... 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 much of the Revolutionary War, Martin recounts in grim detail his harrowing confrontations with gnawing hunger, bitter cold, and the fear of battle. more...