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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Life on the Tyneby Peter D. Wright

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    While the early modern period has long been recognised as witnessing a growth in trade and consumerism, the majority of studies to date have tended to focus upon London and southern England. In order to provide a more balanced understanding of the dynamics at work on a national level, this book explores the local economy and waterborne trades of Newcastle... more...

  • England’s Fortressby Andrew Hopper; Philip Major

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Overshadowed in the popular imagination by the figure of Oliver Cromwell, historians are increasingly coming to recognize the importance of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, in shaping the events of mid-seventeenth-century Britain. As a military and political figure he played a central role in defeating Charles I and supporting the restoration... more...

  • Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterraneanby Stephen Ortega

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean is a study of transcultural relations between Ottoman Muslims, Christian subjects of the Venetian Republic, and other social groups in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Focusing principally on Ottoman Muslims who came to Venice and its outlying territories, and using sources... more...

  • The Struggle for Equalityby James M. McPherson; James M. McPherson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Originally published in 1964, The Struggle for Equality presents an incisive and vivid look at the abolitionist movement and the legal basis it provided to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Pulitzer Prize?winning historian James McPherson explores the role played by rights activists during and after the Civil War, and their evolution from... more...

  • Power Linesby Andrew Needham

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In 1940, Phoenix was a small, agricultural city of sixty-five thousand, and the Navajo Reservation was an open landscape of scattered sheepherders. Forty years later, Phoenix had blossomed into a metropolis of 1.5 million people and the territory of the Navajo Nation was home to two of the largest strip mines in the world. Five coal-burning power... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.36

    There is an underside to every age about which history does not often speak, because history is written from records left by the privileged. more...

  • The True Benjamin Franklinby Sydney George Fisher

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    In spite of being dead for over two hundred years, Benjamin Franklin remains an object of fascination for many history buffs. He was a diplomat, postmaster, political theorist, politician, scientist, satirist, musician, civic activist, and so much more. With his manifold accomplishments, it is nearly impossible to believe that still so little could... more...

  • Richmond Redeemedby Richard Sommers

    Savas Beatie 2014; US$ 14.99

    Richmond Redeemed pioneered study of Civil War Petersburg. The original (and long out of print) award-winning 1981 edition conveyed an epic narrative of crucial military operations in early autumn 1864 that had gone unrecognized for more than 100 years. Readers will rejoice that Richard J. Sommers’s masterpiece, in a revised Sesquicentennial edition,... more...

  • Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern Englandby Mark Hailwood

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Representing a history of drinking 'from below', this book explores the role of the alehouse in seventeenth-century English society. more...

  • Penn Centerby Orville Vernon Burton; Wilbur Cross; Emory Campbell

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Gullah people of St. Helena Island still relate that their people wanted to "catch the learning" after northern abolitionists founded Penn School in 1862, less than six months after the Union army captured the South Carolina sea islands. In this broad history Orville Vernon Burton and Wilbur Cross range across the past 150 years to reacquaint... more...