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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Roots of the Republicby Stephen L. Schechter; Richard B. Bernstein; Thomas E. Burke; Leo Hershkowitz; John P. Kaminski; Ralph Ketcham; Donald S. Lutz; John M. Murrin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1991; US$ 27.99

    Noted historians focus on the most important documents of America's colonial and revolutionary past. From the Mayflower Compact to the Bill of Rights, each document is presented in its original text and placed in its proper historical context. more...

  • Final Passagesby Gregory E. O'Malley

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 more...

  • To the Other Shoreby Steven Cassedy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To the Other Shore tells the story of a small but influential group of Jewish intellectuals who immigrated to the United States from the Russian Empire between 1881 and the early 1920s--the era of "mass immigration." This pioneer group of Jewish intellectuals, many of whom were raised in Orthodox homes, abandoned their Jewish identity, absorbed... more...

  • Riot, Rebellion, and Revolutionby Friedrich Katz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.50

    Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers.... more...

  • God's Traitorsby Jessie Childs

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    For many Catholics, the Elizabethan "Golden Age" was an alien concept. Following the criminalization of their religion by Elizabeth I, nearly two hundred Catholics were executed, and many more wasted away in prison during her reign. Torture was used more than at any other time in England's history. While some bowed to the pressure of... more...

  • Decoding Roger Williamsby Linford D. Fisher; J. Stanley Lemons; Lucas Mason-Brown

    Baylor University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Near the end of his life, Roger Williams, Rhode Island founder and father of American religious freedom, scrawled an encrypted essay in the margins of a colonial-era book. For more than 300 years those shorthand notes remained indecipherable... ...until a team of Brown University undergraduates led by Lucas Mason-Brown cracked Williams? code after... more...

  • Native American Mounted Rifleman 1861-65by Mark Lardas; Jonathan Smith

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Several thousand Native Americans fought on both sides during the American Civil War (1861-1865). They came from various tribes in the Indian Territory of present-day eastern Oklahoma. They were organized into regiments of mounted riflemen - troops that could fight from the saddle or dismounted in the plains and rolling hills. Confederate Indians... more...

  • The First Frontierby Scott Weidensaul

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.99

    An exploration some of the most turbulent, fascinating years in American history: the 16th century into the mid-18th century in eastern North America. more...