United States History 1600-1800
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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.
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
Changes in the Land
Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
Paperback      ISBN: 0809016346
Changes in the Land is an original interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, William Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594200092
The personal life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, is captured in a definitive biography by the National Book Award-winning author of The House of Morgan. 400,000 first printing.
Liberty and Freedom
Liberty and Freedom
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195162536
A distinguished history and author of Washington's Crossing analyzes the concepts of liberty and freedom through visions, images, and symbols throughout the folk history of those ideas, showing how they are popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture rather than political abstractions.
The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, Part One/Septem
The Debate on the Constitution
Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, Part One/Septem
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450429
Original sources document the ratification of the Constitution, including state debates
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 Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America
The Unredeemed Captive
A Family Story from Early America
Paperback      ISBN: 0679759611
Describes the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the capture of Puritan minister John Williams and his five children.
Adams Vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800
Adams Vs. Jefferson
The Tumultuous Election of 1800
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195167716
A history of the presidential campaign follows the clash between the two candidates, Adams and Jefferson, and their different visions of the future of America, the machinations that led to Jefferson's victory, and the repercussions of the campaign.
The First Salute
The First Salute
Paperback      ISBN: 0345336674
Presents a fresh view of the American Revolution, chronicling key events from 1776 to 1781 and assessing the repercussions for America, England, France, and other nations
Settlements to Society, 1607-1763: A Documentary History of Colonial America
Settlements to Society, 1607-1763
A Documentary History of Colonial America
Paperback      ISBN: 0393092321