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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Famine and Scarcity in Late Medieval and Early Modern Englandby Buchanan Sharp

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book examines governmental and crowd responses to famine, from the late Middle Ages through to the early modern era. more...

  • Baroque Antiquityby Victor Plahte Tschudi

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book explains how Baroque antiquarians distorted images of Roman monuments and sacrificed archaeological truth to accommodate popes and princes. more...

  • Feral Animals in the American Southby Abraham Gibson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book retells American southern history from feral animals' perspective, examining social, cultural, and evolutionary consequences of domestication and feralization. more...

  • Dark Workby Christy Clark-Pujara

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 34.00

    Historians have written expansively about the slave economy and its vital role in early American economic life. In  Dark Work , Christy Clark-Pujara tells the story of one state in particular whose role was outsized: Rhode Island. Like their northern neighbors, Rhode Islanders bought and sold slaves and supplies that sustained plantations throughout... more...

  • Feeding Gothamby Gergely Baics

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    New York City witnessed unparalleled growth in the first half of the nineteenth century, its population rising from thirty thousand people to nearly a million in a matter of decades. Feeding Gotham looks at how America?s first metropolis grappled with the challenge of provisioning its inhabitants. It tells the story of how access to food, once a... more...

  • Wicked Childrenby Karen Maitland

    Headline 2016; US$ 0.00

    Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History , by Karen Maitland, author of the much-loved Company of Liars, makes for compulsive reading that will captivate true crime readers and fans of C.J. Sansom and Kate Mosse. 'Imaginative, hideous, irresistible' Sunday Telegraph 'An adult who commits murder usually has some kind of motive we can... more...

  • 1666by Rebecca Rideal

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 24.99

    1666 was a watershed year for England. The outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and with devastating repercussions. Shedding light on these dramatic events, historian Rebecca Rideal reveals an unprecedented period of terror and triumph. Based on... more...

  • The Samuraiby Stephen Turnbull

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The world of the samurai, the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has largely remained a mystery. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. The world... more...

  • Blood and Landby J.C.H. King

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 35.24

    Blood and Land is a dazzling, panoramic account of the history and achievements of Native North Americans, and why they matter today. It is about why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the original inhabitants of the United States and Canada: Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples. This highly... more...

  • The Great Fire of Londonby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2016; US$ 7.04

    2 SEPTEMBER 1666: 350 YEARS SINCE THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON In the early hours of 2 September 1666 a small fire broke out in a bakery in Pudding Lane. In the five days that followed it grew into a conflagration that would devastate the third largest city in the Western world. This short edition is the essential guide to the Great Fire of London... more...