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The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army Through the Revolutionary War, and the First President of the United States (Cambridge Library Collection: History)
The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army Through the Revolutionary War, and the First President of the United States (Cambridge Library Collection: History)
by Aaron Bancroft
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George Washington (1732-1799) was the first president of the United States, having led the Continental army to victory against the British during the American War of Independence. He became known as 'Father of the Country' owing to his key role in the... (read more)

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Haughty Conquerors: Amherst and the Great Indian Uprising of 1763
Haughty Conquerors: Amherst and the Great Indian Uprising of 1763
by William R. Nester
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During 1763 and 1764, a loose coalition of Native American tribes ranging from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio Valley to the Great Lakes revolted against the oppression and neglect of their newly installed British... (read more)

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Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History: 1585-1828
Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History: 1585-1828
by Walter A Mcdougall
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A powerful reinterpretation of the founding of America by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian. The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years," states Walter McDougall in his preface to Freedom Just... (read more)

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Hernando De Soto (98 Edition)
Hernando De Soto (98 Edition)
by David Ewing Duncan
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This is the story of a legendary expedition across four thousand miles of the future United States, led by an explorer searching for an illusionary empire of gold. Formerly the second-in-command in Francisco Pizarros conquest of the Incas in 1531... (read more)

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French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 3: January 1, 1758-September 17, 1759
French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 3: January 1, 1758-September 17, 1759
by Armand Francis Lucier
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Abercrombie's humiliating defeat at Ticonderoga in 1758 was the last straw for the beleaguered British Army. After three years of attempts to remove the French from their settlements and forts on English territory, the British resolved to replace their... (read more)

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As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution (Pivotal Moments in American History)
As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution (Pivotal Moments in American History)
by Richard Archer
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In the dramatic few years when colonial Americans were galvanized to resist British rule, perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. As If an Enemy's Country is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of... (read more)

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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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Christian Ritual and the Creation of British Slave Societies, 1650-1780 (Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900)
Christian Ritual and the Creation of British Slave Societies, 1650-1780 (Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900)
by Nicholas M. Beasley
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This study offers a new and challenging look at Christian institutions and practices in Britains Caribbean and southern American colonies. Focusing on the plantation societies of Barbados, Jamaica, and South Carolina, Nicholas M. Beasley finds that the... (read more)

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Crossroads of Empire : the Middle Colonies in British North America (10 Edition)
Crossroads of Empire : the Middle Colonies in British North America (10 Edition)
by Ned C. Landsman
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This work examines the Middle Colonies -- New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania -- as a region at the center of imperial contests among competing European powers and Native American nations and at the fulcrum of an emerging British-Atlantic world of... (read more)

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Unwelcome Americans: Living on the Margin in Early New England (Early American Studies)
Unwelcome Americans: Living on the Margin in Early New England (Early American Studies)
by Ruth Wallis Herndon
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"Herndon has painstakingly reconstructed the lives of these most obscure early New Englanders. . . . The resulting study at once opens an important window onto the development of poor-relief policy in America and offers a fascinating account of lives and... (read more)

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Explorers, Fortunes and Love Letters: A Window on New Netherland
Explorers, Fortunes and Love Letters: A Window on New Netherland
by The New Netherland Institute
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When Henry Hudson, sailing on the Half Moon for the Dutch East India Company, first laid eyes on the entrance to the Hudson River in 1609, a world of seemingly infinite possibilities lay before him and his crew. In 1624 the Dutch would take advantage of... (read more)

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New England Nation: The Country the Puritans Built
New England Nation: The Country the Puritans Built
by Bruce C. Daniels
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New England Nation provides an engaging social history of the extraordinary Puritan world that flowered into a vibrant civilization in seventeenth-century New England and then implanted itself into American history. The book opens by situating... (read more)

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Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, Volume XXIV: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Rhode Island, No. 1 (Ratification of the Constitution)
Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, Volume XXIV: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Rhode Island, No. 1 (Ratification of the Constitution)
by John P. (edt) Kaminski
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This is the first of three volumes documenting Rhode Island's public and private debates about the Constitution. This documentary series is a research tool of remarkable power, an unrivaled reference work for historical and legal scholars, librarians... (read more)

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Three to Ride: A Ride That Defied an Empire and Spawned a New Nation
Three to Ride: A Ride That Defied an Empire and Spawned a New Nation
by John C Redmond
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Three to Ride chronicles the events leading to the actions taken by British colonists in America against British troops, ultimately concluding in independence for the colonies. The subject is explored over time, beginning with discord between a number of... (read more)

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Pirates of the Carolinas
Pirates of the Carolinas
by Miller Pope
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Relive the days when some of history's most infamous pirates plagued the coasts of North and South... (read more)

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Education of a Daughter
Education of a Daughter
by Archbishop Fenelon
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First published in America in 1847, but written in 1687 by the Archbishop... (read more)

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For the Love of Goods: Massachusetts Merchants in the Atlantic World
For the Love of Goods: Massachusetts Merchants in the Atlantic World
by Phyllis Whitman Hunter
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Americans have always had a love-hate relationship with possessions. Early Americans suspected luxuries as a corrupting force that would lead to an aristocracy. In For the Love of Goods, Phyllis Whitman Hunter demonstrates how elite Americans not only... (read more)

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Palatines, Liberty, and Property: German Lutherans in Colonial British America (Early America: History, Context, Culture)
Palatines, Liberty, and Property: German Lutherans in Colonial British America (Early America: History, Context, Culture)
by A. G. Roeber
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Employing a variety of German-language sources, and following all the major German migration streams, this text explores German conceptions of personal and public property in the context of cultural and religious beliefs, village life, and family... (read more)

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Anne Orthwood's Bastard: Sex and Law in Early Virginia
Anne Orthwood's Bastard: Sex and Law in Early Virginia
by John Ruston 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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The Story of Georgia's Boundaries: A Meeting of History and Geography
The Story of Georgia's Boundaries: A Meeting of History and Geography
by William J. Morton
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Georgia's boundaries are more than mere lines on a map. They reflect centuries of wars and treaties, political maneuvering and litigation, heroic actions and human error. From the arrival of Europeans in the New World through legislative resolutions in... (read more)

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