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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Riot, Rebellion, and Revolutionby Friedrich Katz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.50

    Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers.... more...

  • God's Traitorsby Jessie Childs

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    For many Catholics, the Elizabethan "Golden Age" was an alien concept. Following the criminalization of their religion by Elizabeth I, nearly two hundred Catholics were executed, and many more wasted away in prison during her reign. Torture was used more than at any other time in England's history. While some bowed to the pressure of... more...

  • Decoding Roger Williamsby Linford D. Fisher; J. Stanley Lemons; Lucas Mason-Brown

    Baylor University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Near the end of his life, Roger Williams, Rhode Island founder and father of American religious freedom, scrawled an encrypted essay in the margins of a colonial-era book. For more than 300 years those shorthand notes remained indecipherable... ...until a team of Brown University undergraduates led by Lucas Mason-Brown cracked Williams? code after... more...

  • Native American Mounted Rifleman 1861-65by Mark Lardas; Jonathan Smith

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Several thousand Native Americans fought on both sides during the American Civil War (1861-1865). They came from various tribes in the Indian Territory of present-day eastern Oklahoma. They were organized into regiments of mounted riflemen - troops that could fight from the saddle or dismounted in the plains and rolling hills. Confederate Indians... 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...

  • Lyndon Johnson and Vietnamby Herbert Y. Schandler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    This book examines the events that led up to the day--March 31, 1968--when Lyndon Johnson dramatically renounced any attempt to be reelected president of the United States. It offers one of the best descriptions of U.S. policy surrounding the Tet offensive of that fateful March--a historic turning point in the war in Vietnam that led directly to the... more...

  • A Concise History of Brazilby Boris Fausto; Sergio Fausto

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil features a new chapter that covers the critical time period from 1990 to the present. more...

  • Romantic Reformers and the Antislavery Struggle in the Civil War Eraby Ethan J. Kytle

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Romantic Reformers is an intellectual history of the American antislavery movement in the 1850s and early 1860s. more...

  • Mixed Matchesby David M. Luebke; Mary Lindemann

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The significant changes in early modern German marriage practices included many unions that violated some taboo. That taboo could be theological and involve the marriage of monks and nuns, or refer to social misalliances as when commoners and princes (or princesses) wed. Equally transgressive were unions that crossed religious boundaries, such as... more...

  • Great Issues in American History, Vol. Iby Richard Hofstadter; Clarence L. Ver Steeg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    This first volume of Great Issues in American History -- three volumes of documents that cover the history of America from its settlement to the present -- gives us a generous sampling from the major political controversies in the Colonial period. Included are such documents as Richard Hakluyt's "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584), "Letter from... more...