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Cadwallader Colden
Cadwallader Colden
Written by Seymour I. Schwartz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616148539
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Cadwallader Colden
A Biography
Written by Seymour I. Schwartz


Format: Hardcover, 220 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2013
Price: $39.00

The first complete biography of Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776), the longest-serving Lieutenant Governor of New York and a brilliant intellectual, multifaceted colonial Renaissance man, and consummate royalist.
 

This is the first complete biography of Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776), one of the most accomplished intellectual and political figures in the American colonies before the Revolution... Read more >
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Cadwallader Colden
A Biography
Written by Seymour I. Schwartz


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 10, 2013
Price: $14.99

The first complete biography of Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776), the longest-serving Lieutenant Governor of New York and a brilliant intellectual, multifaceted colonial Renaissance man, and consummate royalist.
 

This is the first complete biography of Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776), one of the most accomplished intellectual and political figures in the American colonies before the Revolution... Read more >
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Fort William Henry 1755-57
A battle, two sieges and bloody massacre
Written by Ian Castle
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

After the British garrison of Fort William Henry in the colony of New York surrendered to the besieging army of the French commander Marquis de Montcalm in August 1757, it appeared that this particular episode of the French and Indian War was over. What happened next became the most infamous incident... Read more >
Fort William Henry 1757
Fort William Henry 1757
Written by Ian Castle, Illustrated by Graham Turner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782002741
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Fort William Henry 1757
A battle, two sieges and bloody massacre
Written by Ian Castle
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $21.95

This book details the French and Indian War massacre by Iroquois of British and colonial troops in the Hudson River Valley that was fictionalized in The Last of the Mohicans.

After the British garrison of Fort William Henry in the colony of New York surrendered to the besieging army of the French commander... Read more >
The Protestant Temperament
The Protestant Temperament
Written by Philip J. Greven, Jr.
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831347
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The Protestant Temperament

Written by Philip J. Greven, Jr.


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $25.99

Bringing together an extraordinary richness of evidence—from letters, diaries, and other intimate family writing of the 17th and 18th centuries—Philip Greven, the distinguished scholar of colonial history explores the strikingly distinctive ways in which Protestant children were reared, and the Protestant temperament shaped, in America.

Through this cache of remarkable and remarkably... Read more >
A History of the American Revolution
A History of the American Revolution
Written by John Alden
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831385
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A History of the American Revolution

Written by John Alden


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2013
Price: $13.99

The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America’s preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of... Read more >
William Diamond'S Drum
William Diamond'S Drum
Written by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307832214
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William Diamond'S Drum
The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution
Written by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $12.99

William Diamond's drum roll in 1775 was the call to arms for the farmers and villagers in Massachusetts that began the American revolution. The book is a well researched history of the war and various battles therein. It is written in a manner to make for an exciting retelling of history... Read more >
Colonial Food
Colonial Food
Written by Ann Chandonnet
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812401
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Colonial Food

Written by Ann Chandonnet


Format: Trade Paperback, 60 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $9.95

Of the one hundred Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth in 1620, nearly half had died within months of hardship, starvation or disease. One of the colony’s most urgent challenges was to find ways to grow and prepare food in the harsh, unfamiliar climate of the New World. From the meager subsistence...

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Colonial Food

Written by Ann Chandonnet


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $7.95

Of the one hundred Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth in 1620, nearly half had died within months of hardship, starvation or disease. One of the colony’s most urgent challenges was to find ways to grow and prepare food in the harsh, unfamiliar climate of the New World. From the meager subsistence...

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The Eastern Frontier
The Eastern Frontier
Written by Charles Clark
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830869
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The Eastern Frontier

Written by Charles Clark


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $24.99

In this fascinating social history of America’s first frontier, Charles Clark brings to life the people and settlements of Maine and New Hampshire before the Revolutionary War. He describes what life was like beyond the Merrimack from the early fishing camps on the coast to the settlement of mid-eighteenth-century wilderness towns... Read more >
The Barbarous Years
The Barbarous Years
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780394515700
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The Barbarous Years
The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $35.00

Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.
            They were a mixed multitude—from England, the Netherlands, the German... Read more >
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The Barbarous Years
The Barbarous Years
Written by Bernard Bailyn
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ISBN: 9780307960825
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The Barbarous Years
The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $13.99

Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.
            They were a mixed multitude—from England, the Netherlands, the German... Read more >
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A Rope of Sand
A Rope of Sand
Written by Michael Kammen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307827746
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A Rope of Sand

Written by Michael Kammen


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 3, 2012
Price: $12.99

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... Read more >
Black Majority
Black Majority
Written by Peter Wood
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307817105
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Black Majority

Written by Peter Wood


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $12.99

African slaves, if taken together, were the largest single group of non-English-speaking migrants to enter the North American colonies in the pre-Revolutionary era. . . . And yet . . . most Americans would find it hard to conceive that the population of one of the thirteen original colonies was well... Read more >
Great Issues in American History, Vol. I
Great Issues in American History, Vol. I
Edited by Richard Hofstadter and Clarence L. Ver Steeg
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307809698
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Great Issues in American History, Vol. I
From Settlement to Revolution, 1584-1776
Edited by Richard Hofstadter and Clarence L. Ver Steeg


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $13.99

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... Read more >
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Uncommon Ground
Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800
Written by Leland Ferguson


Format: eBook, 232 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $24.95

Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial... Read more >
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America at 1750
America at 1750
Written by Richard Hofstadter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307809650
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America at 1750
A Social Portrait
Written by Richard Hofstadter


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

Demonstrates how the colonies developed into the first nation created under the influences of nationalism, modern capitalism and Protestantism.


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The Spanish Army in North America 1700-1793
The Spanish Army in North America 1700-1793
Written by Rene Chartrand, Illustrated by David Rickman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849085977
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The Spanish Army in North America 1700-1793

Written by Rene Chartrand
Illustrated by David Rickman


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $17.95

A classic Men-at-Arms title detailing a major chapter in American military history. North American colonial history can broadly be divided into 'New France', 'New England' and 'New Spain. The latter covered a vast expanse of land from California to the whole of the south-west and south including modern-day Florida, Arizona, Nevada... Read more >
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The Spanish Army in North America 1700-1793

Written by Rene Chartrand
Illustrated by David Rickman


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $13.95

A classic Men-at-Arms title detailing a major chapter in American military history. North American colonial history can broadly be divided into 'New France', 'New England' and 'New Spain. The latter covered a vast expanse of land from California to the whole of the south-west and south including modern-day Florida, Arizona, Nevada... Read more >
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1493
1493
Written by Charles C. Mann
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307265722
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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $30.50

From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.

More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically... Read more >
1493
1493
Written by Charles C. Mann
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ISBN: 9780307596727
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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $12.99

From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.

More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically... Read more >
1493
1493
Written by Charles C. Mann, Read by Robertson Dean
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307913760
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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann
Read by Robertson Dean


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $50.00

From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.

More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically... Read more >
1493
1493
Written by Charles C. Mann, Read by Robertson Dean
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307913777
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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann
Read by Robertson Dean


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $25.00

From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.

More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically... Read more >
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Founding Mothers & Fathers
Founding Mothers & Fathers
Written by Mary Beth Norton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307760760
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Founding Mothers & Fathers
Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society
Written by Mary Beth Norton


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $14.99

Much like A Midwife's Tale and The Unredeemed Captive, this novel is about power relationships in early American society, religion, and politics--with insights into the initial development and operation of government, the maintenance of social order, and the experiences of individual men and women.


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The First Salute
The First Salute
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307798572
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The First Salute
A View of the American Revolution
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $13.99

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.
 
In The First Salute, one of America’s consummate historians crafts a rigorously original view of the American Revolution. Barbara W. Tuchman places the... Read more >
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