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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • 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...

  • Early Encountersby Delores Bird Carpenter

    Michigan State University Press 1995; US$ 17.55

    Early Encounters contains a selection of nineteen essays from the papers of prominent New England historian, antiquarian, and genealogist Warren Sears Nickerson (1880-1966). This extensive study of his own family ties to the Mayflower, and his exhaustive investigation of the first contacts between Europeans and Native Americans, in what is today... more...

  • Beyond Pontiac's Shadowby Keith R. Widder

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    On June 2, 1763, the Ojibwe captured Michigan?s Fort Michilimackinac from the British. Ojibwe warriors from villages on Mackinac Island and along the Cheboygan River had surprised the unsuspecting garrison while playing a game of baggatiway. On the heels of the capture, Odawa from nearby L?Arbre Croche arrived to rescue British prisoners, setting... 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...

  • Igniting the American Revolutionby Derek W. Beck

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 12.99

    "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...

  • Dark Workby Christy Clark-Pujara

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 34.00

    Historians have written expansively about the slave economy and its vital role in early American economic life. In  Dark Work , Christy Clark-Pujara tells the story of one state in particular whose role was outsized: Rhode Island. Like their northern neighbors, Rhode Islanders bought and sold slaves and supplies that sustained plantations throughout... 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...

  • To Lead As Equalsby Jeffrey L. Gould

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book is a carefully argued study of peasants and labor during the Somoza regime, focusing on popular movements in the economically strategic department of Chinandega in western Nicaragua. Jeffrey Gould traces the evolution of group consciousness among peasants and workers as they moved away from extreme dependency on the patron to achieve an... 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...

  • 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...