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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldierby Joseph Plumb Martin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    A wide-eyed teenager during much of the Revolutionary War, Martin recounts in grim detail his harrowing confrontations with gnawing hunger, bitter cold, and the fear of battle. 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...

  • Letters from an American Farmerby J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    An emigrant French aristocrat-turned-farmer, Jean de Crèvecoeur was granted New York citizenship in 1765 and became a landowner in Orange County. There, he wrote about his farming experiences and interpreted the nation's development in a series of charming and keenly observant essay-length letters about life in the Early Republic. A Baedeker of American... more...

  • The Colonial Craftsmanby Carl Bridenbaugh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Excellent study examines lives and work of American cabinetmakers, silversmiths, pewterers, printers, painters, blacksmiths, many other artisans, before 1775. Work, home, school, play, much more. ". . . fascinating study . . ."? The New Yorker. 18 illus. References. more...

  • The American Family in the Colonial Periodby Arthur W. Calhoun

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This complete, fundamental, and authoritative classic ? the result of years of research, analysis, and thought ? describes the American family as a product of many factors, among them, the distinctive environment: a virgin continent. more...

  • Home Life in Colonial Daysby Alice Morse Earle

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Could you identify a sausage gun if you had to? How about a plate warmer or a well-sweep? Any idea how the term log-rolling really originated? Alice Morse Earle (1851?1911), a prolific popular historian and the first American to chronicle everyday life and customs of the colonial era, describes what these and many other obscure utensils were and... 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...

  • The Puritansby Perry Miller; Thomas H. Johnson

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    Critically acclaimed compilation includes writings by William Bradford, Increase Mather, William Hubbard, Anne Bradstreet, and other influential figures. "The best selection ever made of Puritan literature." ? historian Samuel Eliot Morison. more...

  • Defining Documents in American Historyby Daisy Martin

    Salem Press 2012; US$ 295.00

    Defining Documents offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans. more...

  • The First American Cookbookby Amelia Simmons

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.95

    Exact reproduction of the first American-written cookbook published in the United States. Authentic recipes for colonial favorites ? pumpkin pudding, winter squash pudding, spruce beer, Indian slapjacks, and more. more...