United States History 1600-1800
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America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the First Contested Election
America Afire
Jefferson, Adams, and the First Contested Election
Paperback      ISBN: 0380806517
A look at the presidential election of 1800, which pitted Revolutionary War heroes, Founding Fathers, and friends Thomas Jefferson and John Adams against each other, discusses one of the most underhanded elections ever. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry into the Salem Witch Trails
Devil in Massachusetts
A Modern Enquiry into the Salem Witch Trails
Paperback      ISBN: 0385035098
A history and psychological interpretation of Salem witchcraft in 1692
Raid on America: The Dutch Naval Campaign of 1672-1674
Raid on America
The Dutch Naval Campaign of 1672-1674
Hardcover      ISBN: 0872495655
His Excellency: George Washington
His Excellency
George Washington
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400040310
A landmark biography of America's first president draws on the Washington papers from archives at the University of Virginia to follow George Washington from his military career through his presidential years, discussing his personal life, marriage, struggle to keep an emerging America united, attitude toward slavery, and other accomplishments. 500,000 first printing. First serial, American Heritage.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Paperback      ISBN: 0486290735
One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin's life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, including his boyhood years, work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, much more.
Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800
Liberty's Daughters
The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800
Paperback      ISBN: 0801483476
First published in 1980 and recently out of print, Liberty's Daughters is widely considered a landmark book on the history of American women and on the Revolution itself.
The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth
The Age of Homespun
Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth
Paperback      ISBN: 0679766448
Complemented by more than 150 illustrations, an incisive portrait of early industrialization in America chronicles the production of cloth and its influence on the cultural, economic, social, and political world of early America. By the author of the Bancroft Prize-winning A Midwife's Tale. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Benjamin Franklin: Writings
Benjamin Franklin
Writings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450291
Depicting Franklin as a controversial figure in his own time, this volume includes political, economic, and social pieces, scientific articles, opinions on education and religion, propaganda exercises drawn from "Silence Dogwood," writings from the "Pennsylvania Gazette," and "Poor Richard's Almanack," and letters
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
Freethinkers
A History of American Secularism
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0805074422
Chronicles two centuries of secularism in the United States, exploring this rich thread in American life and history and speculating on its continual role in society.
William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
William Cooper's Town
Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
Paperback      ISBN: 0679773002
A dual history and biography profiles William Cooper, a shrewd land developer, presiding judge, and U.S. Congressman, against the backdrop of post-Revolutionary War America, and explains how his life reflected the nation.