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  • 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...

  • A History of the American Revolutionby John Alden

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America?s preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of recent scholarship... more...

  • The First Frontierby Scott Weidensaul

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.99

    Introduction On the Hochstetler farm, which in September 1757 sat like an oasis of orchards and fields below the dark forests of the Kittochtinny Hills in eastern Pennsylvania, there was a rhythm to the seasons, and for the young people of the surrounding German community, apfelschnitz time was one of the highlights of autumn.   The apple trees,... more...

  • Roots of the Republicby Stephen L. Schechter; Richard B. Bernstein; Thomas E. Burke; Leo Hershkowitz; John P. Kaminski; Ralph Ketcham; Donald S. Lutz; John M. Murrin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1991; US$ 27.99

    Noted historians focus on the most important documents of America's colonial and revolutionary past. From the Mayflower Compact to the Bill of Rights, each document is presented in its original text and placed in its proper historical context. 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 supplies... more...

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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 35.99

    Thomas P. Slaughter is the author of The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition (Hill and Wang, 2008) and four other books. He is the Arthur R. Miller Professor at the University of Rochester and the editor of Reviews in American History. 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...

  • Unfinished Revolutionby Sam W. Haynes

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    After the War of 1812 the United States remained a cultural and economic satellite of the world?s most powerful empire. Though political independence had been won, John Bull intruded upon virtually every aspect of public life, from politics to economic development to literature to the performing arts. Many Americans resented their subordinate role... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson, the Classical World, and Early Americaby Peter S. Onuf; Nicholas P. Cole

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    Thomas Jefferson read Latin and Greek authors throughout his life and wrote movingly about his love of the ancient texts, which he thought should be at the core of America's curriculum. Yet at the same time, Jefferson warned his countrymen not to look to the ancient world for modern lessons and deplored many of the ways his peers used classical authors... more...