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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • 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...

  • The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1772by Various; Gordon S. Wood

    Library of America 2015; US$ 37.50

    For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation : In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven Years War, Great Britain possessed the largest and most powerful... more...

  • The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1773-1776by Various; Gordon S. Wood

    Library of America 2015; US$ 37.50

    For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation: In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven Years War, Great Britain possessed the largest and most powerful... more...

  • Scandal and Religious Identity in Early Stuart Englandby Peter Lake; Isaac Stephens

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    A window into the mental and cultural worlds of the Stuart period, capturing the existing religious, social and political tensions on the eve of the English Civil War. 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...

  • Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldierby Joseph Plumb Martin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    A wide-eyed teenager during most of the Revolutionary War, Joseph Plumb Martin left his grandfather's farm in Connecticut in 1775 and spent much of the next eight years with the Continental Army, crisscrossing the mid-Atlantic states and returning north after the British surrender at Yorktown. His notes, penned when he was seventy, recount in grim... 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 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...