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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • The Colonial Craftsmanby Carl Bridenbaugh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Excellent study by distinguished historian examines lives and work of American craftsmen in the years before the Revolution?cabinetmakers, silversmiths, pewterers, printers, painters, engravers, blacksmiths, button-makers, shipwrights, many more. ". . . a fascinating study not only of the work of the 18th-century American artisan but of his place... more...

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

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    First published in the early 20th century, this book contributed significantly to an understanding of the forces at work in the evolution of family institutions in the United States. The first of a three-volume series, the text describes the American family as a product primarily of European folkways, economic transition to modern capitalism, and... 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...

  • The Witchesby Stacy Schiff

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra , the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man... 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    Defining Documents offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans.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...

  • United States History 1500-1841 Interactive Flashcards Bookby The Editors of REA

    Research & Education Association 2013; US$ 5.99

    REA?s Interactive Flashcard books represent a novel approach which combines the merits of flash cards with the ease of using a book. One side of each page includes questions to be answered, with space for writing in one?s answers ? a feature not usually found on flash cards. The flip side of the same page contains the correct answers, much as flash... more...

  • United States History: 1500 to 1789 Essentialsby Steven E. Woodworth

    Research & Education Association 2012; US$ 3.99

    REA?s Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a... more...

  • 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 for... 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...