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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • 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...

  • Roots of Conflictby Douglas Edward Leach

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    This lively book recounts the story of the antagonism between the American colonists and the British armed forces prior to the Revolution. Douglas Leach reveals certain Anglo-American attitudes and stereotypes that evolved before 1763 and became an important factor leading to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Using research from both England... more...

  • Domesticating Slaveryby Jeffrey Robert Young

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    In this carefully crafted work, Jeffrey Young illuminates southern slaveholders' strange and tragic path toward a defiantly sectional mentality. Drawing on a wealth of archival evidence and integrating political, religious, economic, and literary sources, he chronicles the growth of a slaveowning culture that cast the southern planter in the role of... more...

  • Pursuits of Happinessby Jack P. Greene

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Jack Greene reinterprets the meaning of American social development. Synthesizing literature of the previous two decades on the process of social development and the formation of American culture, he challenges the central assumptions that have traditionally been used to analyze colonial British American history. Greene argues that... more...

  • Breaking Loose Togetherby Marjoleine Kars

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    Ten years before the start of the American Revolution, backcountry settlers in the North Carolina Piedmont launched their own defiant bid for economic independence and political liberty. The Regulator Rebellion of 1766-71 pitted thousands of farmers, many of them religious radicals inspired by the Great Awakening, against political and economic elites... more...

  • Conversing by Signsby Robert Blair St. George

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The people of colonial New England lived in a densely metaphoric landscape--a world where familiars invaded bodies without warning, witches passed with ease through locked doors, and houses blew down in gusts of angry, providential wind. Meaning, Robert St. George argues, was layered, often indirect, and inextricably intertwined with memory, apprehension,... more...

  • Creating Colonial Williamsburgby Anders Greenspan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    In Creating Colonial Williamsburg , Anders Greenspan examines the restoration and re-creation of the structures and gardens of Virginia's colonial capital beginning in 1926. The restoration was undertaken by the Rockefeller family, whose aim was to promote a twentieth-century appreciation for eighteenth-century ideals. Ironically, those ideals, including... more...

  • The Strength of a Peopleby Richard D. Brown

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Thomas Jefferson's conviction that the health of the nation's democracy would depend on the existence of an informed citizenry has been a cornerstone of our political culture since the inception of the American republic. Even today's debates over education reform and the need to be competitive in a technologically advanced, global economy are rooted... more...

  • The Duke's Provinceby Robert C. Ritchie

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The late seventeenth century in America was important as an era of transition from rough settlement to established provincial life. It was a time when social, political, and economic problems caused strains that led to religious doubt, personal anxiety, riot, and one of the worst rebellions in the colonies. New York's situation was further complicated... 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...