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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Building an American Empireby Paul Frymer

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    How American westward expansion was governmentally engineered to promote the formation of a white settler nation Westward expansion of the United States is most conventionally remembered for rugged individualism, geographic isolationism, and a fair amount of luck. Yet the establishment of the forty-eight contiguous states was hardly a foregone... more...

  • Getting Toughby Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    The politics and policies that led to America's expansion of the penal system and reduction of welfare programs In 1970s America, politicians began "getting tough" on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's social upheaval on racialized deviants... more...

  • Daily Life in Colonial New England, 2nd Editionby Claudia Johnson

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 61.00

    The daily lives of most colonial New Englanders were much more colorful and exotic than the drab, pious picture many of us have in mind. Daily Life in Colonial New England exposes as myth much of what we might believe about this era and reveals surprising truths?for example, that sex was openly discussed in Colonial times and was regarded as a welcome... more...

  • Pierre de L'Estoile and his World in the Wars of Religionby Tom Hamilton

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    The Wars of Religion embroiled France in decades of faction, violence, and peacemaking in the late sixteenth century. This study offers a new history of these Wars of Religion from the perspective of the period's great diarist and collector, Pierre de L'Estoile (1546-1611), telling the story of his life and times. more...

  • London's Triumphby Stephen Alford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    Life in Europe was fundamentally changed in the 16th century by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to Asia. To start with England was hardly involved and London remained a gloomy, introverted medieval city. But as the century progressed something extraordinary happened. Stephen Alford's evocative, original and... more...

  • The Burning Timeby Virginia Rounding

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 21.75

    Smithfield, settled on the fringes of Roman London, was once a place of revelry. Jesters and crowds flocked for the medieval St Bartholomew's Day celebrations, tournaments were plentiful and it became the location of London's most famous meat market. Yet in Tudor England, Smithfield had another, more sinister use: the public execution of heretics.... more...

  • Houses of Powerby Simon Thurley

    Transworld 2017; US$ 42.29

    What was it like to live as a royal Tudor? Why were their residences built as they were and what went on inside their walls? Who slept where and with who? Who chose the furnishings? And what were their passions? The Tudors ruled through the day, throughout the night, in the bath, in bed and in the saddle. Their palaces were genuine power houses... more...

  • The Pope and the Professorby Thomas Albert Howard

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 30.99

    A history of the Catholic Church after the French Revolution through the story of the 'Döllinger affair'. Ignaz von Döllinger (1799-1890), was a leading critic of Pope Pius IX and in particular the doctrine of Papal Infallibility defined during the First Vatican Council. more...

  • For God, King, and Peopleby Alexander B. Haskell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 44.99

    By recovering a largely forgotten English Renaissance mindset that regarded sovereignty and Providence as being fundamentally entwined, Alexander Haskell reconnects concepts historians had before treated as separate categories and argues that the first English planters in Virginia operated within a deeply providential age rather than an era of early... more...

  • The End of Iberian Rule on the American Continent, 1770?1830by Brian R. Hamnett

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    Brian R. Hamnett offers a comprehensive and comparative assessment of the independence era in both Spanish America and Brazil. more...