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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • The First American Cookbookby Amelia Simmons

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.95

    Exact reproduction of the first American-written cookbook published in the United States. Authentic recipes for colonial favorites — pumpkin pudding, winter squash pudding, spruce beer, Indian slapjacks, and more. more...

  • Satan and Salemby Benjamin C. Ray

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of Massachusetts. Over 150 people were imprisoned, and nineteen men and women, including a minister, were executed by hanging. The colonial government, which was responsible... more...

  • Breaking The Backcountryby Matthew C. Ward

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2003; US$ 28.95

    Even as the 250th anniversary of its outbreak approaches, the Seven Years' War (otherwise known as the French and Indian War) is still not wholly understood. Most accounts tell the story as a military struggle between British and French forces, with shifting alliances of Indians, culminating in the British conquest of Canada. Scholarly and popular... more...

  • George Mercer Papersby Lois Mulkearn

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1954; US$ 45.00

    George Mercer was a lieutenant and later captain of the First Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War, and a land surveyor. He served as agent for the Ohio Company in England. In this book, Lois Mulkearn interprets George Mercer's documents on the activities of the Ohio Company.Through the eyes of Indians, French, and English we see the... more...

  • George Washington in the Ohio Valleyby Hugh Cleland

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1956; US$ 32.95

    A chronicle of Washington's excursions to the Ohio Valley frontier, as a soldier and private citizen. more...

  • Massacre on the Merrimackby Jay Atkinson

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Bestselling author Jay Atkinson’s Massacre on the Merrimack is a riveting true story of murder, captivity, revenge, and escape, set against the fiery backdrop of the French and Indian war. Told with narrative skill and exquisite historical detail, this nearly incredible tale examines the period in American history when French Catholicism vied for... more...

  • Igniting the American Revolutionby Derek W. Beck

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 12.99

    "For those who like their history rich in vivid details, Derek Beck has served up a delicious brew in this book....This may soon become everyone's favorite." —Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty! The American Revolution A sweeping, provocative new look at the pivotal years leading up to the American Revolution The Revolutionary War did not begin... 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...

  • To Lead As Equalsby Jeffrey L. Gould

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book is a carefully argued study of peasants and labor during the Somoza regime, focusing on popular movements in the economically strategic department of Chinandega in western Nicaragua. Jeffrey Gould traces the evolution of group consciousness among peasants and workers as they moved away from extreme dependency on the patron to achieve an... more...

  • A New Voyage to Carolinaby John Lawson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    John Lawson's amazingly detailed yet lively book is easily one of the most valuable of the early histories of the Carolinas, and it is certainly one of the best travel accounts of the early eighteenth-century colonies. An inclusive account of the manners and customs of the Indian tribes of that day, it is also a minute report of the soil, climate,... more...