United States History 1600-1800
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.
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
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.
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
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.