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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • 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...

  • The Making of New Englandby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 100 years ago, The Making of New England is Samuel Drake?s engrossing compact description of the critical periods of discovery, exploration and settlement of New England from the earliest beginnings. He details a faithful record of the actions of forefathers and the home life of the pioneer settlers, illustrating how... more...

  • Massacre on the Merrimackby Jay Atkinson

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Bestselling author Jay Atkinson?s Massacre on the Merrimack is a riveting true story of murder, captivity, revenge, and escape, set against the fiery backdrop of the French and Indian war. Told with narrative skill and exquisite historical detail, this nearly incredible tale examines the period in American history when French Catholicism vied for... more...

  • Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldierby Joseph Plumb Martin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    A wide-eyed teenager during most of the Revolutionary War, Joseph Plumb Martin left his grandfather's farm in Connecticut in 1775 and spent much of the next eight years with the Continental Army, crisscrossing the mid-Atlantic states and returning north after the British surrender at Yorktown. His notes, penned when he was seventy, recount in grim... more...

  • Montcalm and Wolfeby Francis Parkman

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.95

    "Parkman...combined faultless research with the narrative powers of a novelist." --Edmund Morris From the Trade Paperback edition. 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...

  • 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...

  • Of Plymouth Plantationby William Bradford

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    The most important and influential source of information about the Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony, this landmark account was written between 1630 and 1647. It vividly documents the Pilgrims' adventures: their first stop in Holland, the harrowing transatlantic crossing aboard the Mayflower, the first harsh winter in the new colony, and the help from... more...

  • Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Bostonby Samuel Adams Drake

    Tuttle Publishing 1971; US$ 3.95

    "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...

  • 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...