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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Jew and Gentile in the Ancient Worldby Louis H. Feldman

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 75.00 US$ 68.25

    Relations between Jews and non-Jews in the Hellenistic-Roman period were marked by suspicion and hate, maintain most studies of that topic. But if such conjectures are true, asks Louis Feldman, how did Jews succeed in winning so many adherents, whether full-fledged proselytes or "sympathizers" who adopted one or more Jewish practices? Systematically... more...

  • The Day Freedom Diedby Charles Lane

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 6.79

    The untold story of the slaying of a Southern town's ex-slaves and a white lawyer's historic battle to bring the perpretators to justice Following the Civil War, Colfax, Louisiana, was a town, like many, where African Americans and whites mingled uneasily. But on April 13, 1873, a small army of white ex–Confederate soldiers, enraged after attempts... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 11.20

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • The Forging of Racesby Colin Kidd

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    Study of the changing relationship between race and theology in the Protestant Atlantic world since 1600. more...

  • AB-SA-RA-KA Land of Massacreby Henry B. Carrington

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Colonel Carrington had a long and distinguished career on the Western frontier, but it was not without mishaps - he was the hapless officer in command of Fort Kearny when the Fetterman command was massacred there. This book, based in part on his wife's meticulous journals, provides important insights and accounts of many noted Western figures and fights,... more...

  • The Making of New Englandby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 100 years ago, The Making of New England is Samuel Drake’s engrossing compact description of the critical periods of discovery, exploration and settlement of New England from the earliest beginnings. He details a faithful record of the actions of forefathers and the home life of the pioneer settlers, illustrating how... more...

  • The Border Wars of New Englandby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 75 years ago, The Border Wars of New England is Samuel Adams Drake's enlightening compact historical description of what has been commonly referred to as King William's and Queen Anne's Wars. Handsomely illustrated with numerous drawings and maps. more...

  • Voices of Revolutionary America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Lifeby Carol Sue Humphrey

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 83.00

    Students studying the American Revolutionary War learn primarily about battles and how independence from the British was achieved. In Voices of Revolutionary America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life , readers get the largely untold story of the American Revolution: the ongoing issues and details of life in the background, behind the battles.... more...

  • Great Issues in American History, Vol. Iby Richard Hofstadter; Clarence L. Ver Steeg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    This first volume of Great Issues in American History -- three volumes of documents that cover the history of America from its settlement to the present -- gives us a generous sampling from the major political controversies in the Colonial period. Included are such documents as Richard Hakluyt's "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584), "Letter from... more...

  • A Rope of Sandby Michael Kammen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    During the twenty years before the American Revolution, thirty-seven men acted as paid agent or lobbyists for the American colonies in England. The most famous among them were Benjamin Franklin, who represented four different colonies and served for seventeen years as agenet for Pennsylvania, and Edmund Burke, who accepted the position to further his... more...