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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • A History of the United Statesby Philip Jenkins

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 22.38

    This established introductory text provides an authoritative account of the course of American history, discussing political, social, economic and cultural developments. In this revised new edition, Jenkins offers updated material on the economic crisis and gay rights, and new material on sport, technology, and the 2016 presidential election. more...

  • Becoming Braziliansby Marshall C. Eakin

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    This book examines how Gilberto Freyre's notion of mestiçagem (race mixing) became the overwhelmingly dominant narrative of national identity in twentieth-century Brazil. more...

  • Exquisite Slavesby Tamara J. Walker

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the relationship between clothing and status in the urban slaveholding society of Lima, Peru. more...

  • John Selden and the Western Political Traditionby Ofir Haivry

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This detailed analysis establishes John Selden as one of the most interesting and important early modern political theorists. more...

  • Brooklyn’s Renaissanceby Melissa Meriam Bullard

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 90.61

    This book shows how modern Brooklyn’s proud urban identity as an arts-friendly community originated in the mid nineteenth century.  Before and after the Civil War, Brooklyn’s elite, many engaged in Atlantic trade, established more than a dozen cultural societies, including the Philharmonic Society, Academy of Music, and Art Association. ... more...

  • Gentlemen Revolutionariesby Tom Cutterham

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    In the years between the Revolutionary War and the drafting of the Constitution, American gentlemen—the merchants, lawyers, planters, and landowners who comprised the independent republic's elite—worked hard to maintain their positions of power. Gentlemen Revolutionaries shows how their struggles over status, hierarchy, property, and control shaped... more...

  • Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin Americaby Armin von Bogdandy; Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor; Mariela Morales Antoniazzi; Flávia Piovesan; Ximena Soley

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 124.99

    Written by leading commentators on Latin American jurisprudence, this collection provides an introduction to the recent developments in constitutional law and human rights law that have transformed Latin American politics. It proposes a cutting-edge methodological framework for conceptualizing legal change and its impact on societies. more...

  • First Martyr of Libertyby Mitch Kachun

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    First Martyr of Liberty explores how Crispus Attucks's death in the 1770 Boston Massacre led to his achieving mythic significance in the role of African Americans in the mainstream American historical narrative from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. more...

  • The Rise of Early Modern Scienceby Toby E. Huff

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    In this revised third edition, Toby E. Huff charts the rise of early modern science within Europe, China and Islamic civilisations. more...

  • America in Italyby Axel Körner

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    America in Italy examines the influence of the American political experience on the imagination of Italian political thinkers between the late eighteenth century and the unification of Italy in the 1860s. Axel Körner shows how Italian political thought was shaped by debates about the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution, but he focuses... more...