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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Igniting the American Revolutionby Derek W. Beck

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 12.99

    "For those who like their history rich in vivid details, Derek Beck has served up a delicious brew in this book....This may soon become everyone's favorite." ?Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty! The American Revolution A sweeping, provocative new look at the pivotal years leading up to the American Revolution The Revolutionary War did not begin... more...

  • Dark Workby Christy Clark-Pujara

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 34.00

    Historians have written expansively about the slave economy and its vital role in early American economic life. In  Dark Work , Christy Clark-Pujara tells the story of one state in particular whose role was outsized: Rhode Island. Like their northern neighbors, Rhode Islanders bought and sold slaves and supplies that sustained plantations throughout... more...

  • A New Andalucia and a Way to the Orientby Paul E. Hoffman

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Paul E. Hoffman's groundbreaking book focuses on a neglected area of colonial history?southeastern North America during the sixteenth-century. Hoffman describes expeditions to the region, efforts at colonization, and rivalries between the French, Spanish, and English. He reveals the ways in which the explorers' expectations?fueled by legends?crumbled... more...

  • To Lead As Equalsby Jeffrey L. Gould

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book is a carefully argued study of peasants and labor during the Somoza regime, focusing on popular movements in the economically strategic department of Chinandega in western Nicaragua. Jeffrey Gould traces the evolution of group consciousness among peasants and workers as they moved away from extreme dependency on the patron to achieve an... more...

  • A New Voyage to Carolinaby John Lawson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    John Lawson's amazingly detailed yet lively book is easily one of the most valuable of the early histories of the Carolinas, and it is certainly one of the best travel accounts of the early eighteenth-century colonies. An inclusive account of the manners and customs of the Indian tribes of that day, it is also a minute report of the soil, climate,... more...

  • Roots of Conflictby Douglas Edward Leach

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    This lively book recounts the story of the antagonism between the American colonists and the British armed forces prior to the Revolution. Douglas Leach reveals certain Anglo-American attitudes and stereotypes that evolved before 1763 and became an important factor leading to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Using research from both England... more...

  • 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...

  • Pursuits of Happinessby Jack P. Greene

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Jack Greene reinterprets the meaning of American social development. Synthesizing literature of the previous two decades on the process of social development and the formation of American culture, he challenges the central assumptions that have traditionally been used to analyze colonial British American history. Greene argues that... more...

  • Breaking Loose Togetherby Marjoleine Kars

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    Ten years before the start of the American Revolution, backcountry settlers in the North Carolina Piedmont launched their own defiant bid for economic independence and political liberty. The Regulator Rebellion of 1766-71 pitted thousands of farmers, many of them religious radicals inspired by the Great Awakening, against political and economic elites... more...

  • Conversing by Signsby Robert Blair St. George

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The people of colonial New England lived in a densely metaphoric landscape--a world where familiars invaded bodies without warning, witches passed with ease through locked doors, and houses blew down in gusts of angry, providential wind. Meaning, Robert St. George argues, was layered, often indirect, and inextricably intertwined with memory, apprehension,... more...