United States History 1600-1800
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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Founding Brothers
The Revolutionary Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 0375705244
An analysis of the intertwined careers of the founders of the American republic documents the lives of John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743226712
Draws on personal correspondence and period diaries to present a history of the American Revolution that ranges from the siege of Boston, to the American defeat at Brooklyn and retreat across New Jersey, to the American victory at Trenton.
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
American Sphinx
The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679444904
Offers a reassessment of the life, image, and career of Thomas Jefferson, examining his complex personality, controversies about the man and his beliefs, and his accomplishments
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.
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.
Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787
Miracle at Philadelphia
The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787
Paperback      ISBN: 0316103985
This book is a history of the Federal Convention in Philadelphia that resulted in the Constitution of the United States.
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 Bold and Magnificent Dream: America's Founding Years, 1492-1815
The Bold and Magnificent Dream
America's Founding Years, 1492-1815
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385003412
Chronicles more than three hundred years of American history, from Columbus's voyages of discovery to the War of 1812
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.
The Declaration of Independence: words that changed the world
The Declaration of Independence
words that changed the world
Paperback      ISBN: 0764128361
From the final decades of the eighteenth century to the present day, a relatively few social and political documents have been written and circulated, then have gone on to change the course of human history.The Manifesto Series surveys some of those documents, presents an account of each manifesto's immediate impact, then explains how and why its influence spread to a wider audience. Brief and concisely written, each title in this series makes engrossing reading and provides readers with insights into the dynamics of modern history. Each title in this series is enhanced with approximately 70 color illustrations. This book presents America's Declaration of Independence in its entirety with extensive commentary and analysis by Ms. Driver. Largely the work of Thomas Jefferson in cooperation with other statesmen in Colonial America, The Declaration of Independence repudiated the European doctrine that had proclaimed the divine right of kings, announced the separation of 13 of England's North American colonies from their mother country, set off the American Revolutionary War, and within a few years led to the foundation of the United States of America. In 1789, it also helped to inspire the French Revolution, which brought down the French monarchy.