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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • The Settlers' Empireby Bethel Saler

    Walter de Gruyter 2014; US$ 68.00

    The Settlers' Empire examines the peculiar status of the young United States as a postcolonial republic with its own domestic empire by looking at where these dual political responsibilities inevitably collided?in the federal project of early state formation and its joint colonial rules over Euroamericans and diverse Indian nations. more...

  • Penury into Plenty: Dearth and the Making of Knowledge in Early Modern Englandby Ayesha Mukherjee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Penury into Plenty: Dearth and the Making of Knowledge in Early Modern England is an original examination of cultural meanings of dearth and famine in England at the turn of the sixteenth century. It focuses on the socio-economic and ecological crises of the 1590s, investigating the effects of widespread fears of famine on mundane activities and... more...

  • The Columbian Covenantby James Carson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This provocative analysis of American historiography argues that when scholars use modern racial language to articulate past histories of race and society, they collapse different historical signs of skin color into a transhistorical and essentialist notion of race that implicates their work in the very racial categories they seek to transcend. more...

  • Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Bostonby Samuel Adams Drake

    Tuttle Publishing 1971; US$ 14.95

    "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...

  • Modern America: A Documentary History of the Nation Since 1945by Robert H Donaldson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This primary source reader assembles key documents and firsthand accounts that are emblematic of American life from the end of World War II to the present. Designed to complement a core text for a typical post-1945 U.S. history course, the book offers conciseness and selectivity with balanced coverage of domestic and foreign, societal and cultural... more...

  • Freedom Just Around the Cornerby Walter A. McDougall

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A powerful reinterpretation of the founding of America by a Pulitzer Prize?winning historian. The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years," states Walter McDougall in his preface to Freedom Just Around the Corner . With this statement begins McDougall's most ambitious, original, and uncompromising... more...

  • The French and Indian Warby Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In the summer of 1754, deep in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania, a very young George Washington suffered his first military defeat, and a centuries-old feud between Great Britain and France was rekindled. The war that followed would be fought across virgin territories, from Nova Scotia to the forks of the Ohio River, and it would ultimately... more...

  • The Birth of Americaby William R. Polk

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In this provocative account of colonial America, William R. Polk explores the key events, individuals, and themes of this critical period. With vivid descriptions of the societies that people from Europe came from and with an emphasis on what they believed they were going to , Polk introduces the native Indians encountered in the New World and... more...

  • Vesalius: The China Root Epistleby Andreas Vesalius; Daniel H. Garrison

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book provides the first annotated English translation from the original Latin of Andreas Vesalius' China Root Epistle. more...