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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Preserving South Street Seaportby James M. Lindgren

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 59.00

    Preserving South Street Seaport tells the fascinating story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan. Home to the original Fulton Fish Market and then the South Street Seaport Museum, it is one of the last neighborhoods of late 18th- and early 19th-century New York City not to be destroyed by urban... more...

  • The Counter-Revolution of 1776by Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated  Negro Comrades of the Crown , by showing that in the... more...

  • Tolerance and Coexistence in Early Modern Spainby Trevor J. Dadson

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Challenges the view that that the Moriscos of Spain made little or no attempt to assimilate to the majority Christian culture around them, and that this led to their expulsion between 1609 and 1614. more...

  • Beware the Masherby Kerry Segrave

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book examines the history of sexual harassment in America's public places, such as on the streets and on public transit vehicles, in the period 1880 to 1930. Such behavior was referred to then as mashing with the harasser most commonly being called a masher. It began around 1880 as a response to the women's movement as females in America... more...

  • Winnie Davisby Heath Hardage Lee

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95

    Varina Anne ôWinnieö Davis was born into a war-torn South in June of 1864, the youngest daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis. Born only a month after the death of beloved Confederate hero General J.E.B. Stuart during a string of Confederate victories, WinnieÆs birth was hailed as... more...

  • Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Womenby Edith M. Ziegler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    In Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women , Edith M. Ziegler recounts the history of British convict women involuntarily transported to Maryland in the eighteenth century. Great Britain?s forced transportation of convicts to colonial Australia is well known. Less widely known is Britain?s earlier program of sending convicts?including women?to... more...

  • Fueling the Gilded Ageby Andrew Arnold

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    If the railroads won the Gilded Age, the coal industry lost it.  Railroads epitomized modern management, high technology, and vast economies of scale. By comparison, the coal industry was embarrassingly primitive. Miners and operators dug coal, bought it, and sold it in 1900 in the same ways that they had for generations. In the popular imagination,... more...

  • Renegade Revolutionaryby Phillip Papas

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    In November 1774, a pamphlet to the "People of America" was published in Philadelphia and London. It forcefully articulated American rights and liberties and argued that the Americans needed to declare their independence from Britain. The author of this pamphlet was Charles Lee, a former British army officer turned revolutionary, who was... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of African American Theologyby Katie G. Cannon; Anthony B. Pinn

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 149.99

    African American theology has a long and important history. With modern roots in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, African American theology has gone beyond issues of justice and social transformation to participate in broader dialogues of theological inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology brings together leading scholars... more...

  • Family Menby Shawn Johansen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...