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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Satan and Salemby Benjamin C. Ray

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of Massachusetts. Over 150 people were imprisoned, and nineteen men and women, including a minister, were executed by hanging. The colonial government, which was responsible... more...

  • General History of the Robberies & Murders of the Most Notorious Piratesby Charles Captain Johnson; David Cordingly

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    The classic account of the lives & exploits of the most notorious pirates of the Golden Age?from Anne Bonny to Blackbeard   more...

  • Breaking The Backcountryby Matthew C. Ward

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2003; US$ 28.95

    Even as the 250th anniversary of its outbreak approaches, the Seven Years' War (otherwise known as the French and Indian War) is still not wholly understood. Most accounts tell the story as a military struggle between British and French forces, with shifting alliances of Indians, culminating in the British conquest of Canada. Scholarly and popular... more...

  • George Mercer Papersby Lois Mulkearn

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1954; US$ 45.00

    George Mercer was a lieutenant and later captain of the First Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War, and a land surveyor. He served as agent for the Ohio Company in England. In this book, Lois Mulkearn interprets George Mercer's documents on the activities of the Ohio Company.Through the eyes of Indians, French, and English we see the... more...

  • George Washington in the Ohio Valleyby Hugh Cleland

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1956; US$ 32.95

    A chronicle of Washington's excursions to the Ohio Valley frontier, as a soldier and private citizen. more...

  • Hermann Lotzeby William R. Woodward

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    The first full-length historical study of the intellectual origins and institutional context of the nineteenth-century German thinker Hermann Lotze. more...

  • On Plymouth Rockby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    On Plymouth Rock is an historically rich and educational story of the history surrounding Plymouth Rock. It tells of the settlers' historic landing in Plymouth Harbor, and reveals the steps by which they founded Plymouth Colony in New England in 1620. more...

  • Exploring Lewis and Clarkby Thomas P. Slaughter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    This provocative work challenges traditional accounts of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark?s expedition across the continent and back again. Uncovering deeper meanings in the explorers? journals and lives, Exploring Lewis and Clark exposes their self-perceptions and deceptions, and how they interacted with those who traveled with them, the people... more...

  • The Faiths of the Founding Fathersby David L. Holmes

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 13.99

    It is not uncommon to hear Christians argue that America was founded as a Christian nation. But how true is this claim?. In this compact book, David L. Holmes offers a clear, concise and illuminating look at the spiritual beliefs of our founding fathers. He begins with an informative account of the religious culture of the late colonial era, surveying... more...

  • The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Companyby Charles Royster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From historian Charles Royster--winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes--comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America's most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd's scheme to develop 900 square miles of swamp on the Virginia-North Carolina border and create fabulous wealth for himself and other shareholders, including... more...