United States History 1600-1800
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Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fates of the First English Colonists in America
Big Chief Elizabeth
The Adventures and Fates of the First English Colonists in America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374265011
A compelling historical account of England's relations with the Native American tribes of North America follows Manteo, a captive native who was taken to England in 1586 and returned a year later with one hundred English colonists who then disappeared into the American wilderness. 20,000 first printing.
Common Sense
Common Sense
Paperback      ISBN: 0140390162
Presents the text of Paine's political pamphlet that called for America to declare independence from Great Britain, and includes background information on the American Revolution.
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300095325
Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, and Founding Father.
Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder
Jefferson and Monticello
The Biography of a Builder
Paperback      ISBN: 0805014632
A look at Jefferson's private life reveals much about life in colonial and Federal America while exploring his lifelong passion for the building of Monticello
The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution
The Battle for New York
The City at the Heart of the American Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0142003336
Provides a dramatic account of the seminal role played by New York City during the American Revolution, from its September 1776 fall to the British under General William Howe, through years of occupation, and beyond, interweaving illuminating profiles of the individuals on both sides of the conflict with a study of the cultural, political, social, and economic events of the eighteenth century. Reprint.
Sexual Revolution in Early America
Sexual Revolution in Early America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0801868009
A narrative on the lesser-known sexual values and customs of colonial Americans repudiates conventional Puritanical stereotypes to profile the social, political, and legal dynamics that shaped two hundred years of sexual diversity, discussing Puritan attitudes toward sex, the influence of race and class, and a shift in sexual culture during the eighteenth century.
Measuring America: How the United States Was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History
Measuring America
How the United States Was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History
Paperback      ISBN: 0452284597
A thought-provoking history of America's system of measurement explains how, following the American Revolution, a single system of weights and measures, the American Customary System, was developed in order to help survey and map out the vast lands west of the Ohio River and examines the impact of the system on American history and culture. Reprint.
Letters from an American Farmer ; And, Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America
Letters from an American Farmer ; And, Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America
Paperback      ISBN: 0140390065
A French soldier depicts farm life in the American colonies and many of their problems
Lexington and Concord: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution
Lexington and Concord
The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0393320561
In a minute-by-minute account, this popular book gives a vivid picture of what actually happened on April 19, 1775. "Tourtellot's book is the best account we have of the day of Lexington and Concord. The actions of each individual who played a conspicuous part in the day's work are minutely traced but Mr. Tourtellot never loses the main thread of his narrative and the wealth of detail he has included gives substance and color to an exciting story."-- J. C. Miller, New York Herald Tribune Book Review "Tourtellot does not let his 19th of April float up in the spring air unconnected with a past or a future. He has built in very skillfully the story of the months before that day and then sends its echoes rolling on through time--and into distant states and nations....No other book generally available performs an even remotely comparable job....Makes full use of old material, adds a good deal that has come to light in the intervening years and, standing firmly on its own base, presents magnificently for the general reader and the specialist this immortal opening chapter of our beginnings as a nation."--Bruce Lancaster, The Saturday Review "The result of thoughtful examination of the evidence and clear writing."--Walter Muir Whitehill, New England Quarterly "An absorbing and vital history, containing much newly published information about a crucial week in the history of the United States. "--J.M. Goodsell, Christian Science Monitor
The Creation of America: Through Revolution to Empire
The Creation of America
Through Revolution to Empire
Paperback      ISBN: 0521664810
An alternative history of the American Revolution; the colonists were empire-building conquerors not democratic revolutionaries.