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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Igniting the American Revolutionby Derek W. Beck

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 26.99

    "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...

  • Imagining Early Modern Historiesby Dr Elizabeth Ketner; Professor Allison Kavey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Interpreting textual mediations of history in early modernity, this volume adds nuance to our understanding of the contributions fiction and fictionalizing make to the shape and texture of versions of and debates about history during that period. Geographically, the scope of the essays extends beyond Europe and England to include Asia and Africa.... more...

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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Independence Lostby Kathleen Duval

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    A rising-star historian offers a significant new global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society Over the last decade, award-winning historian Kathleen DuVal has revitalized the study of early America?s marginalized voices. Now, in Independence Lost, she... more...

  • The Intellectual Construction of Americaby Jack P. Greene

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Jack Greene explores the changing definitions of America from the time of Europe's first contact with the New World through the establishment of the American republic. Challenging historians who have argued that colonial American societies differed little from those of early modern Europe, he shows that virtually all contemporary observers emphasized... 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...

  • The Limits of Optimismby Maurizio Valsania

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 27.50

    The Limits of Optimism works to dispel persistent notions about Jefferson?s allegedly paradoxical and sphinx-like quality. Maurizio Valsania shows that Jefferson?s multifaceted character and personality are to a large extent the logical outcome of an anti-metaphysical, enlightened, and humility-oriented approach to reality. That Jefferson?s... more...

  • Lord Burghley and Episcopacy, 1577-1603by Mr Brett Usher; Professor Euan Cameron; Professor Bruce Gordon; Dr Bridget Heal; Professor Roger A Mason; Professor Amy Nelson Burnett; Dr Andrew Pettegree; Professor Kaspar von Greyerz; Professor Alec Ryrie; Dr Felicity Heal; Dr Jonathan Willis; Dr Karin Maag

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Lord Burghley and Episcopacy, 1577-1603 examines the selection and promotion of bishops within the shifting sands of ecclesiastical politics at the Elizabethan court, drawing on the copious correspondence of leading politicians and clerical candidates as well as the Exchequer records of the financial arrangements accompanying each appointment. Beginning... more...