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Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials
Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials
by Marilynne K. Roach
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Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis of the Salem witch trials. By the end of the trials, beyond the twenty who were executed and the five who... (read more)

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Frontier Seaport: Detroit's Transformation Into an Atlantic Entrepot (American Beginnings, 1500-1900)
Frontier Seaport: Detroit's Transformation Into an Atlantic Entrepot (American Beginnings, 1500-1900)
by Catherine Cangany
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Detroits industrial health has long been crucial to the American economy. Todays troubles notwithstanding, Detroit has experienced multiple periods of prosperity, particularly in the second half of the eighteenth century, when the city was the center of... (read more)

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As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution
As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution
by Richard Archer
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In the dramatic period leading to the American Revolution, no event did more to foment patriotic sentiment among colonists than the armed occupation of Boston by British soldiers. As If an Enemy's Country is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of those... (read more)

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The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
by John Demos
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The astonishing story of a unique missionary project—and the America it embodied—from award-winning historian John Demos. Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider... (read more)

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What the Anti-federalists Were for : the Political Thought of the Opponents of the Constitution, Volume I (81 Edition)
What the Anti-federalists Were for : the Political Thought of the Opponents of the Constitution, Volume I (81 Edition)
by Herbert J. Storing
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The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the... (read more)

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The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America
The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America
by Russell Shorto
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In a landmark work of history, Russell Shorto presents astonishing information on the founding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today. In the late 1960s, an archivist in the New... (read more)

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From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition.....
From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition.....
by Pauline Maier
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In this classic account of the American revolution, Pauline Maier traces the step-by-step process through which the extra-legal institutions of the colonial resistance movement assumed authority from the British. She follows the American Whigs as they... (read more)

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American Colonies: The Settling of North America
American Colonies: The Settling of North America
by Alan Taylor
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With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American... (read more)

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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Nathaniel Philbrick became an internationally renowned author with his National Book Award? winning In the Heart of the Sea, hailed as ?spellbinding? by Time magazine. In Mayflower, Philbrick casts his spell once again, giving us a fresh and... (read more)

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Albion's Seed : Four British Folkways in America (89 Edition)
Albion's Seed : Four British Folkways in America (89 Edition)
by David Hackett Fischer
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This book is the first volume in a cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the... (read more)

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American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World
American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World
by David E Stannard
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For four hundred years--from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s--the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an... (read more)

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In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life
In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life
by James Deetz
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Changes in the Land - Revised: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England - 20TH Anniversary Edition ((Rev)03 Edition)
Changes in the Land - Revised: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England - 20TH Anniversary Edition ((Rev)03 Edition)
by William Cronon
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The book that launched environmental history now updated. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize In this landmark work of environmental history, William Cronon offers an original and profound explanation of the effects European colonists' sense of property... (read more)

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America: A Cultural History #03: Liberty and Freedom
America: A Cultural History #03: Liberty and Freedom
by David Hackett Fischer
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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an... (read more)

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Anne Orthwood's Bastard : Sex and Law in Early Virginia (03 Edition)
Anne Orthwood's Bastard : Sex and Law in Early Virginia (03 Edition)
by John Pagan
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In 1663, an indentured servant, Anne Orthwood, was impregnated with twins in a tavern in Northampton County, Virginia. Orthwood died soon after giving birth; one of the twins, Jasper, survived. Orthwood's illegitimate pregnancy sparked four related cases... (read more)

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American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence
American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence
by Pauline Maier
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"The definitive statement of the Declaration of Independence as the embodiment of the American mind and historical experience". -- The New York Times Book Review In a pathbreaking work that revolutionizes our understanding of the Declaration of... (read more)

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Warrior #85: American Colonial Ranger: The Northern Colonies 1724-65
Warrior #85: American Colonial Ranger: The Northern Colonies 1724-65
by Gary Zaboly
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This title examines the development of the Colonial Rangers in this period, and shows how they were taught to survive in the woods, to fight hand-to-hand, to scalp a fallen foe, and to fight across all types of terrain and in all weather conditions... (read more)

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The American Colonies: From Settlement to Independence (Norton Paperback)
The American Colonies: From Settlement to Independence (Norton Paperback)
by R C Simmons
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In the following pages, I have tried to combine a narrative introduction to early American history with the findings of recent scholarship. My debts to the writings of others are therefore many, as my bibliography acknowledges. This testifies to the... (read more)

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Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787
Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787
by Gordon S Wood
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One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution. New York Times Book Review During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many... (read more)

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Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora
Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora
by Stephanie E. Smallwood
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2008 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History... (read more)

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