United States History 1600-1800
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In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692
In the Devil's Snare
The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692
Paperback      ISBN: 0375706909
A vivid historical chronicle evokes the spirit of late seventeenth-century Massachusetts in an incisive study of the Salem witch trials, discussing the events, the crucial turning points in the case, the accusers and accused, the confessors, and the judges, setting it all against the backdrop of the social, cultural, and political atmosphere of the period. Reprint. 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.
The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West
The Grand Idea
George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684848570
Chronicles retired general George Washington's adventurous 680-mile trek down the Potomac River, a journey during which he endeavored to prevent disunion, collected key frontier and real-estate data, tangled with squatters and the natural elements, and inspired engineering achievements. 40,000 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.
Paíne Collected Writings: Common Sense / the Crisis / Rights of Man / the Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, & Letters
Paíne Collected Writings
Common Sense / the Crisis / Rights of Man / the Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, & Letters
Hardcover      ISBN: 1883011035
A collection of the work of Thomas Paine, the democratic voice of the Age of Revolution, includes Common Sense, The American Crisis, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, plus letters and prophetic articles.
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.
Benjamin Franklin: Writings
Benjamin Franklin
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
Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Future of America
Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Future of America
Paperback      ISBN: 0465017371
Describes the events that led up to the fatal duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, offers profiles of each man, and recounts Jefferson's attempts to ruin Burr after Hamilton's death. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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.