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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Border Lifeby Elizabeth A. Perkins

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    In this original and sensitive ethnography of frontier life, Elizabeth Perkins recovers the rhythms of warfare, subsistence, and cultural encounter that governed existence on the margins of British America. Richly detailed, Border Life captures the intimate perceptive universe of the men and women who colonized Kentucky and southern Ohio during the... more...

  • The Strength of a Peopleby Richard D. Brown

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    Thomas Jefferson's conviction that the health of the nation's democracy would depend on the existence of an informed citizenry has been a cornerstone of our political culture since the inception of the American republic. Even today's debates over education reform and the need to be competitive in a technologically advanced, global economy are rooted... more...

  • The Duke's Provinceby Robert C. Ritchie

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    The late seventeenth century in America was important as an era of transition from rough settlement to established provincial life. It was a time when social, political, and economic problems caused strains that led to religious doubt, personal anxiety, riot, and one of the worst rebellions in the colonies. New York's situation was further complicated... more...

  • Set Fair for Roanokeby David Beers Quinn

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    Quinn's study brings together the results of his nearly fifty years of research on the voyages outfitted by Sir Walter Raleigh and the efforts to colonize Roanoke Island. It is a fascinating book, rich in details of the colonists' experiences in the New World. Quinn "solves" the mystery of the Lost Colony with the controversial conclusion that many... more...

  • The Intellectual Construction of Americaby Jack P. Greene

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    Jack Greene explores the changing definitions of America from the time of Europe's first contact with the New World through the establishment of the American republic. Challenging historians who have argued that colonial American societies differed little from those of early modern Europe, he shows that virtually all contemporary observers emphasized... more...

  • Carolina in Crisisby Daniel J. Tortora

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.99

    In this engaging history, Daniel J. Tortora explores how the Anglo-Cherokee War reshaped the political and cultural landscape of the colonial South. Tortora chronicles the series of clashes that erupted from 1758 to 1761 between Cherokees, settlers, and British troops. The conflict, no insignificant sideshow to the French and Indian War, eventually... more...

  • To Lead As Equalsby Jeffrey L. Gould

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    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 US$ 25.49

    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...

  • Roots of Conflictby Douglas Edward Leach

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    This lively book recounts the story of the antagonism between the American colonists and the British armed forces prior to the Revolution. Douglas Leach reveals certain Anglo-American attitudes and stereotypes that evolved before 1763 and became an important factor leading to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Using research from both England... more...

  • Domesticating Slaveryby Jeffrey Robert Young

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    In this carefully crafted work, Jeffrey Young illuminates southern slaveholders' strange and tragic path toward a defiantly sectional mentality. Drawing on a wealth of archival evidence and integrating political, religious, economic, and literary sources, he chronicles the growth of a slaveowning culture that cast the southern planter in the role of... more...