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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Colonial America: A Very Short Introductionby Alan Taylor

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Alan Taylor presents the current scholarly understanding of colonial America to a broader audience. He focuses on the transatlantic and a transcontinental perspective, examining the interplay of Europe, Africa, and the Americas through the flows of goods, people, plants, animals, capital, and ideas. more...

  • The Colfax Massacreby LeeAnna Keith

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99

    Here is the first full-length book to tell the history of the Colfax massacre. Drawing on a huge body of documents, including eyewitness accounts as well as newly discovered evidence from the site itself, Keith explores the racial tensions that led to the fateful encounter, during which surrendering blacks were mercilessly slaughtered, and the reverberations... more...

  • The Atlantic Worldby Thomas Benjamin

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    A comprehensive history of the interactions and exchanges between Europe, Africa, and the Americas between 1400 and 1900. more...

  • Literacy and the Social Orderby David Cressy

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 38.00

    An exploration of the social context of reading and writing in pre-industrial England. more...

  • A Nation Among Nationsby Thomas Bender

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 11.90

    A provocative new book that shows us why we must put American history firmly in a global context--from 1492 to today Americans like to tell their country's story as if the United States were naturally autonomous and self-sufficient, with characters, ideas, and situations unique to itself. Thomas Bender asks us to rethink this "exceptionalism" and... more...

  • The American West: A Very Short Introductionby Stephen Aron

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Familiar figures -- missionaries, explorers, trappers, traders, prospectors, gunfighters, cowboys, and Indians -- appear in these pages. So do renowned individuals such as Daniel Boone, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and John Wayne. But their stories contribute to a history of the American West that is longer, larger, and more complicated than... more...

  • Endeavourby Peter Moore

    Random House 2018; US$ 28.19

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR’ Christopher Hart, Sunday Times An inventive biography of one of the most famous ships of all time – an alluring combination of history, adventure and science The Enlightenment was an age of endeavours. Britain was consumed by the impulse for grand projects. In 1768 the Royal... more...

  • Revolutionary Charactersby Gordon S. Wood

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.32

    In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks, "What made these men great?" and shows us, among many other things, just how much character did in fact matter. The life of each—Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton,... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.89

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE •  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin... more...

  • The Reshaping of Everyday Lifeby Jack Larkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.76

    "Compact and insightful. "-- New York Times Book Review "Jack Larkin has retrieved the irretrievable; the intimate facts of everyday life that defined what people were really like."-- American Heritage more...