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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Prairie Justiceby Roger L Severns; John A Lupton; Dennis Rendleman

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 34.50

    A concise legal history of Illinois through the end of the nineteenth century, Prairie Justice covers the region’s progression from French to British to early American legal systems, which culminated in a unique body of Illinois law that has influenced other jurisdictions. Written by Roger L. Severns in the 1950s and published in serial form... more...

  • Jefferson Davis's Flight from Richmondby John Stewart

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015;

    In the space of a few hours on the night of April 2, 1865, Richmond, the Confederate capital, was evacuated and burned, the government fled, slavery was finished in North America, Union forces entered the city and the outcome of the Civil War was effectively sealed. No official documents tell the story because the Confederate government was on the... more...

  • The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacyby Frederick Hatch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015;

    The eight people charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were tried by a military commission under military law. The author contends that this was illegal, since the civilian legal system was fully functioning. The many ways in which the defendants' rights were violated are described, as are the ways in which the trial... more...

  • The Blood of Victoriano Lorenzoby Nina K. Müller-Schwarze

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    People living in northern Cocle province, Panama, are proud to be independent. Hereditary leaders make decisions in consensus, a practice understood as continuous from pre-Columbian times. The term cholo, derogatory in some contexts, is valid here to discuss self-determination. Victoriano Lorenzo led the "War of a Thousand Days" (1901-1903)... more...

  • The Spanish Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italyby Piers Baker-Bates; Miles Pattenden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The essays collected here evaluate the broad range of contexts in which Spaniards were present in early modern Italy. They consider diplomacy, sanctity, art, politics and even popular verse. Each essay excavates how Italians who came into contact with the Spanish crown’s power perceived and interacted with the wider range of identities brought... more...

  • Experiencing Exileby David van der Linden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    The persecution of the Huguenots in France, followed by the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, unleashed one of the largest migration waves of early modern Europe. Focusing on the fate of French Protestants who fled to the Dutch Republic, Experiencing Exile examines how Huguenot refugees dealt with the complex realities of living as strangers... more...

  • The Culture of Equity in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Britain and Americaby Mark Fortier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Extending the chronological and cultural scope of Fortier’s book on equity, which focuses on early modern England, this interdisciplinary study draws on politics, religion, law, literature, and philosophy to argue that equity continued to be a key word throughout the Restoration and 18th century in Britain and America. Fortier asserts that equity... more...

  • Sometimes an Artby Bernard Bailyn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history. The past has always been elusive: How can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing our own standards and hindsight?... more...

  • Men, Women & Manners in Colonial Timesby Sydney George Fisher; Wayne LaPierre

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 18.95

    “In travelling from Massachusetts to the Carolinas one passed through communities of such distinct individuality that they were almost like different nations,? writes author Sidney George Fisher in his preface to Men, Women & Manners in Colonial Times , in which he presented the history and culture of colonial America to his Gilded Age contemporaries,... more...

  • Sea of Stormsby Stuart B. Schwartz

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region?s history,... more...