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1 BREMER, FRANCIS J. (EDITOR). Anne Hutchinson: Troubler Of The Puritan Zion.
Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, Huntington: 1981. 0898740630 / 9780898740639 Original Edition. Krieger Problem Studies Series. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A discussion of the controversy that swirled around Anne Hutchinson in Massachusetts of the 1630s. Covers the religious dispute, the trial, the social dimension, and the sexual dimension. 
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2 DIXON, DAVID. Never Come To Peace Again: Pontiac's Uprising And The Fate Of The British Empire In North America.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2005. Volume 7 in Campaigns & Commanders Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Prior to the American Revolution, the Ohio River Valley was a cauldron of competing interests: Indian, colonial, and imperial. The conflict known as Pontiac's Uprising, which lasted from 1763 until 1766, erupted out of this volatile atmosphere. Never Come to Peace Again, the first complete account of Pontiac's Uprising to appear in nearly fifty years, is a richly detailed account of the causes, conduct, and consequences of events that proved pivotal in American colonial history. When the Seven Years' War ended in 1760, French forts across the wilderness passed into British possession. Recognizing that they were just exchanging one master for another, Native tribes of the Ohio valley were angered by this development. Led by an Ottawa chief named Pontiac, a confederation of tribes, including the Delaware, Seneca, Chippewa, Miami, Potawatomie, and Huron, rose up against the British. Ultimately unsuccessful, the prolonged and widespread rebellion nevertheless took a heavy toll on British forces. Even more devastating to the British was the rise in revolutionary sentiment among colonists in response to the rebellion. For Dixon, Pontiac's Uprising was far more than a bloody interlude between Great Britain's two wars of the eighteenth century. It was the bridge that linked the Seven Years' War with the American Revolution. David Dixon is Professor of History at Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania. He is the author of the award-winning book Hero of Beecher Island: The Life and Military Career of George A. Forsyth. 
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3 GIPSON, LAWRENCE HENRY. The Coming Of The Revolution: 1763-1775.
Harper & Row, New York: 1962. 0061330078 / 9780061330070 First Harper Torchbook Edition. The New American Nation Series. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: The British Empire 1763; American Waxes Rich and Strong; Writs of Assistance - 1761; Planter Debts; Molasses, Rum, and American Prosperity; Imperial Security and Internal Taxation; The Stamp Act Resisted; Parliament's Strategic Retreat; Old and New Northern Colonies; Old and New Southern Colonies; A Trial at External Taxation; Again America Resists; The Failure of Imperial Regulation; and The Colonies Announce Their Autonomous Status. Includes an Index. "Like all his work, this bears all the marks of sound learning, just temper, and love of truth and reality. This, surely, is the best short history of the the rise of that historical movement which culminates in American secession from the British Empire." - Ross J. S. Hoffman, Fordham University 
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4 GRENIER, JOHN. The Far Reaches Of Empire: War In Nova Scotia, 1710-1760.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2008. Volume 16 in Campaigns & Commanders Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Examines the importance of warfare in the competition for colonial North America The Far Reaches of Empire chronicles the half century of Anglo-American efforts to establish dominion in Nova Scotia, an important French foothold in the New World. John Grenier examines the conflict of cultures and peoples in the colonial Northeast through the lens of military history as he tells how Britons and Yankees waged a tremendously efficient counterinsurgency that ultimately crushed every remnant of Acadian, Indian, and French resistance in Nova Scotia. The author demonstrates the importance of warfare in the Anglo-French competition for North America, showing especially how Anglo-Americans used brutal but effective measures to wrest control of Nova Scotia from French and Indian enemies who were no less ruthless. He explores the influence of Abenakis, Maliseets, and Mi'kmaq in shaping the region's history, revealing them to be more than the supposed pawns of outsiders; and he describes the machinations of French officials, military officers, and Catholic priests in stirring up resistance. Arguing that the Acadians were not merely helpless victims of ethnic cleansing, Grenier shows that individual actions and larger forces of history influenced the decision to remove them. The Far Reaches of Empire illuminates the primacy of war in establishing British supremacy in northeastern North America. John Grenier, a Lieutenant Colonel on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814, which won the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award for 2007. "Few if any books more conclusively demonstrate the centrality of warfare to imperialism than this superb, sobering volume."—Fred Anderson, author of Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766. 
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5 KARLSEN, CAROL F. The Devil In The Shape Of A Woman: Witchcraft In Colonial New England.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1998. 0393317595 / 9780393317596 First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Reveals the social construction of witchcraft in seventeenth-century New England and illuminates the llarger contours of gender relation in that society. "A remarkable achievement. The 'witches' come alive in this book, not as stereotypes, but as real women living in a society that suspected and feared their independence and combativeness." - Mary Beth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History, Cornell University. 
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6 MORGAN, EDMUND S. The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks At Early America.
W W Norton, New York: 2004. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
Presents a rich and thrilling story that begins with the arrival of the first settlers in 1607 at the doomed Jamestown colony and ends as the Founding Fathers begin the arduous task of governing a formerly rebellious and often restless people. Includes an Index. "This collection of essays confirms my conviction that, more than any American historian writing today, Edmund Morgan has earned the title of his new book." --Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers 
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7 MORISON, SAMUEL ELIOT. Builders Of The Bay Colony.
Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston: 1964. Revised and Enlarged Sentry Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A gallery of our intellectual ancestors in New England of the 1640s. Illustrated and includes an Index.. 
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8 PAINE, TOM; FAST, HOWARD. The Selected Work Of Tom Paine & Citizen Tom Paine.
The Modern Library, New York: 1946. First Modern Library Giant Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
Includes Tom Paine's Common Sense,The Crisis Papers, Rights of Man, The Age of Reason, and his Letter to Washington, as well as Howard Fast's now classic biography of the man. 
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9 PAINE, TOM; FAST, HOWARD. The Selected Work Of Tom Paine & Citizen Tom Paine.
The Modern Library, New York: 1945. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Includes Tom Paine's Common Sense, The Crisis Papers, Rights of Man, The Age of Reason, and his Letter to Washington, as well as Howard Fast's now classic biography of the man. 
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10 PARKMAN, FRANCIS; MCCONNELL, MICHAEL N. (INTRODUCTION). The Conspiracy Of Pontiac And The Indian War After The Conquest Of Canada: To The Massacre Of Michillimackinac - Volume I.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 1994. 080328733X / 9780803287334 First Bison Books Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Francis Parkman, America's greatest narrative historian, immortal for The Oregon Trail (1849), devoted much of his career to writing about the struggle of France and England for domination in America. The Conspiracy of Pontiac is an account of the Indian wars that occurred on the Appalachian frontier, extending from western Virginia to what is now Wisconsin and Michigan, in 1763-65. Parkman portrays the inflammatory situation that led up to and followed the French and Indian War. With France's loss of its North American colonies in 1763, the English took possession of French posts, English traders swarmed into Indian areas, and Anglo-American settlers pushed westward into what is now western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. The consequence was widespread conflict — usually known as Pontiac's War, after the Ottawa leader. Volume 1 begins with a discussion of Indian tribes east of the Mississippi River, with emphasis on the Iroquois and Algonquin families. Parkman expands to include the French and British in the New World and their inevitable collision. Chief Pontiac enters the picture after the surrender of Canada by the French at Montreal in 1760. Because the French had befriended the Indians, the latter soon felt discontent with the victorious English. Revolt was in the air, and Parkman describes Pontiac's "conspiracy" in directing a siege against Detroit. The Conspiracy of Pontiac, under the Bison Book imprint, carries an introduction by Michael N. McConnell, an associate professor of history at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of A Country Between: The Upper Ohio Valley and Its Peoples, 1724-1774 (Nebraska 1992). 
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11 PARKMAN, FRANCIS; MCCONNELL, MICHAEL N. (INTRODUCTION). The Conspiracy Of Pontiac And The Indian War After The Conquest Of Canada: To The Massacre Of Michillimackinac - Volume I.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 1994. 080328733X / 9780803287334 First Bison Books Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Francis Parkman, America's greatest narrative historian, immortal for The Oregon Trail (1849), devoted much of his career to writing about the struggle of France and England for domination in America. The Conspiracy of Pontiac is an account of the Indian wars that occurred on the Appalachian frontier, extending from western Virginia to what is now Wisconsin and Michigan, in 1763-65. Parkman portrays the inflammatory situation that led up to and followed the French and Indian War. With France's loss of its North American colonies in 1763, the English took possession of French posts, English traders swarmed into Indian areas, and Anglo-American settlers pushed westward into what is now western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. The consequence was widespread conflict — usually known as Pontiac's War, after the Ottawa leader. Volume 1 begins with a discussion of Indian tribes east of the Mississippi River, with emphasis on the Iroquois and Algonquin families. Parkman expands to include the French and British in the New World and their inevitable collision. Chief Pontiac enters the picture after the surrender of Canada by the French at Montreal in 1760. Because the French had befriended the Indians, the latter soon felt discontent with the victorious English. Revolt was in the air, and Parkman describes Pontiac's "conspiracy" in directing a siege against Detroit. The Conspiracy of Pontiac, under the Bison Book imprint, carries an introduction by Michael N. McConnell, an associate professor of history at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of A Country Between: The Upper Ohio Valley and Its Peoples, 1724-1774 (Nebraska 1992). 
Price: 28.45 USD
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12 PODRUCHNY, CAROLYN. Making The Voyageur World: Travelers And Traders In The North American Fur Trade.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2006. French Overseas Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
French Canadian workers who paddled canoes, transported goods, and staffed the interior posts of the northern North American fur trade became popularly known as voyageurs. Scholars and public historians alike have cast them in the romantic role of rugged and merry heroes who paved the way for European civilization in the wild Northwest. Carolyn Podruchny looks beyond the stereotypes and reveals the contours of voyageurs' lives, world views, and values. Making the Voyageur World shows that the voyageurs created distinct identities shaped by their French-Canadian peasant roots, the Aboriginal peoples they met in the Northwest, and the nature of their employment as indentured servants in diverse environments. Voyageurs' identities were also shaped by their constant travels and by their own masculine ideals that emphasized strength, endurance, and daring. Although voyageurs left few conventional traces of their own voices in the documentary record, an astonishing amount of information can be found in descriptions of them by their masters, explorers, and other travelers. By examining their lives in conjunction with the metaphor of the voyage, Podruchny not only reveals the everyday lives of her subjects—what they ate, their cosmology and rituals of celebration, their families, and, above all, their work—but also underscores their impact on the social and cultural landscape of North America. Carolyn Podruchny is an assistant professor of history at York University in Toronto and the secretary-treasurer of the American Society for Ethnohistory. She coedited the volume De-Centering the Renaissance: Canada and Europe in Multidisciplinary Perspective, 1500-1700. "[Podruchny's] study provides a welcome examination of the society and cultural dynamics of this well-known but over-romanticized group of people who have suffered from generations of inaccurate stereotyping. . . . Her significant efforts have enabled her to present a vivid sense of the voyageurs' world, including much that is intriguing about their values, behaviors, and beliefs.—John T. McGrath, Journal of American History "There are a number of fine works on the North American fur trade, but few of them deal specifically with the backbone of that trade, the voyageurs. . . . [A]n exceptional contribution. . . . Given the lack of material originating with the voyageurs themselves, Podruchny has done a remarkable job drawing a sensible, believable account of the voyageurs, their environment, and their relations with those who shared that environment."—CHOICE "A rich and lively portrait of voyageur life. . . . Making the Voyageur World is the most comprehensive, scholarly, and interesting work on the voyaguers, who constituted one of the most significant groups of labourers in nineteenth-century Canada and the North American West."—Brett Rushforth, Itinerario "What is particularly impressive about Podruchny's work is her skillful interpretation of primary sources. The challenge in telling any story about the voyageurs is the fact that they were overwhelmingly illiterate and therefore left almost no written records of their own. Podruchny garners a great deal of information about the voyageurs from an examination of sources left by travelers, explorers, and particularly the bourgeois. . . . Podruchny's use of a large number of sources allows her to illuminate for the reader the rich cultural and social lives of voyageurs."—Brian Schefke, Pacific Northwest Quarterly 
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13 RIVETT, SARAH. The Science Of The Soul In Colonial New England.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill: 2012. Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
2011 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize, American Society of Church History. The Science of the Soul challenges long-standing notions of Puritan provincialism as antithetical to the Enlightenment. Sarah Rivett demonstrates that, instead, empiricism and natural philosophy combined with Puritanism to transform the scope of religious activity in colonial New England from the 1630s to the Great Awakening of the 1740s. In an unprecedented move, Puritan ministers from Thomas Shepard and John Eliot to Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards studied the human soul using the same systematic methods that philosophers applied to the study of nature. In particular, they considered the testimonies of tortured adolescent girls at the center of the Salem witch trials, Native American converts, and dying women as a source of material insight into the divine. Conversions and deathbed speeches were thus scrutinized for evidence of grace in a way that bridged the material and the spiritual, the visible and the invisible, the worldly and the divine. In this way, the "science of the soul" was as much a part of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century natural philosophy as it was part of post-Reformation theology. Rivett's account restores the unity of religion and science in the early modern world and highlights the role and importance of both to transatlantic circuits of knowledge formation. Sarah Rivett is assistant professor of English at Princeton University. "Admirable for its erudition and impeccable in its scholarship, The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England challenges the conventional wisdom that scientific modernity is the product of secularization. It compellingly shows the inextricable interconnectedness of empiricism and faith in early British America and the Atlantic world. It is a 'must read' for historians of science and religion alike, as well as for all scholars of early American literature." - Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland "Tracing the astonishing ways in which early empiricism and Protestant theology and conversionary practices intersected and diverged in their quest for unknowable knowledge, Rivett's study reanimates intellectual history. Simultaneously local and global, dependent on the evidence of marginalized voices as much as elite theories, the quest for a science of the soul offers a new narrative of our own modernity." - Teresa Toulouse, University of Colorado "The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England employs a strikingly novel perspective, the interpenetration of early modern science with Reformed theology and philosophy, to cast a long-familiar axial narrative of early American history in new light. Rivett challenges a historiographic age steeped in Atlanticism and critical theory to rethink the classic tale of New England Puritanisms evolution." - Charles L. Cohen, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
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14 STARBUCK, DAVID R. Massacre At Fort William Henry.
University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2002. 1584651660 / 9781584651666 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An archeologist's lively illustrated portrayal of 18th-century America's most infamous siege and massacre. Fort William Henry, located at the south end of Lake George in New York, was the northern-most outpost of British soldiers in the interior of colonial America. This small frontier fort was extemely vulnerable to attack from French and Native American forces. In early August 1757, under the leadership of the Marquis de Montcalm, French forces attacked the fort, and forced a British surrender. Indians attacked retreating British troops on their way to nearby Fort Edward. This attack, known as the "massacre, " was both memorialized and distorted in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. David R. Starbuck, drawing upon his archeological findings at the site of the fort, offers an engaging and sobering corrective to myths generated by popular depictions of this brutal conflict. Set against a visual backdrop of over 80 historical and contemporary views of the site and its artifacts, he interprets the remains of the tools and weapons of the Native Americans who first settled the region as well as subsequent French and British invaders. Like a modern-day forensic detective, Starbuck sets fact against fiction to expose what really happened prior to, during, and after this most infamous colonial battle. David Starbuck, author of The Great Warpath: British Military Sites from Albany to Crown Point (UPNE, 1999) and numerous articles on archaeological sites across New England, and co-author of A Shaker Family Album: Photographs from the Collection of Canterbury Shaker Village (UPNE, 1998), teaches archeology at Plymouth State College. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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15 STOCKDALE, ERIC. 'tis Treason, My Good Man! Four Revolutionary Presidents & A Piccadilly Bookshop.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / The British Library, London: 2005. 1584561580 / 9781584561583 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Illuminates one of the least known but most interesting corners of history: American propaganda before and during the War of Independence, much of it written by English authors. With unique insight the author takes the reader back to the turbulent years in London just before, during and after the American Revolution.We are introduced to a cast of historic characters, both heroes and villains: Prime Ministers, Attorneys-General, Members of Parliament and 'bloody revolutionaries of the worst sort!' Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, among other radicals, all step forth and take their place in these times 'that try men's souls'. We come to understand the quiet courage and audacity of men like John Almon, John Stockdale and other pro-American booksellers, and the deadly edge of treason they had to tread. We learn about the Byzantine tangle of British politics and the men who pushed England's famed Freedom of the Press to Lord North's and the King's great distress. With excellent scholarship and research the author, a retired English Circuit judge, presents to the reader a comprehensive picture of John Stockdale, a remarkable English publisher/bookseller of Americana and his trans-Atlantic book trade. This work will be enjoyed by enthusiasts of the Age of Enlightenment, American Revolutionary history, British printing history and all those interested in Freedom of Speech and of the Press. Contains 19 illustrations. 
Price: 41.80 USD
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16 WASHINGTON, GEORGE; COLEMAN, WILLIAM R.; TAYLOR, JOHN M. (FOREWORD). A Fac-simile Of Washington's Accounts During The Revolutionary War From The Original Papers In The Library Of Congress And In The National Archives.
Distributed for the Manuscript Society by Oak Knoll Press, New Castle: 1983. Facsimile Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Limited to an edition of 1783 copies. This book reproduces a fac-simile first printed in 1833. Covering the period from June 1775 to June 1783, these records detail Washington's day-to-day expenditures in his official capacity as Commander-in Chief of the Army of the United Colonies. This beautiful facsimile was published for the benefit of the Manuscript Society in recognition of the bicentennial of the successful conclusion of the Revolutionary War. Contains 66 pages of records. 
Price: 13.54 USD
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17 WILSON, EVERETT B. Fifty Early American Towns.
A. S. Barnes and Co., South Brunswick: 1966. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
The 50 communities described and pictured in this book were all small towns at the time of the American Revolution and many of them still are today, if we concede that a place with fewer than 20,000 people can be classed as a town. All of the buildings pictured, except the Antiquarian House in Concord, are believed to have been built or started not later than 1820. 
Price: 9.73 USD
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18 WRIGHT, LOUIS; GEORGE B. TATUM; JOHN W. MCCOUBREY & ROBERT C. SMITH. The Arts In America: The Colonial Period.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1966. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Contains four Essays:"From Wilderness to Republic: 1607-1787" by Louis B. Wright; "Architecture" by George B. Tatum; "Painting" by John W. McCoubrey; and "The Decorative Arts" by Robert C. Smith. Highly illustrated. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.58 USD
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