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Conquest, Exploration and Colonization

Crosby, Alfred W. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (1972)

Milton, Giles. Big Chief Elizabeth: the Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America


Morgan, Ted. Wilderness at Dawn: the Settling of the North American Continent (1993)

Lawrence, Bill. The Early American Wilderness: As the Explorers Saw It (1991)

Fuson, Robert Henderson. Juan Ponce de León and the Spanish Discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida


Weber, David J. The Spanish Frontier in North America (1992)

Meinig, D.W. The Shaping of America (1986)

European-Indian-African encounters/relations

Cronon, William. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England (1983)

Steele, Ian K. Warpaths: Invasions of North America (1994)

Wright, Ronald. Stolen Continents: the Americas through Indian Eyes Since 1492 (1992)

Vaughan, Alden T. New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675 (1995)

Plane, Ann Marie Colonial Intimacies: Indian Marriage in Early New England, (2000)

Whayne, Jeannie M. Cultural Encounters in the Early South: Indians and Europeans in Arkansas (1995)

Axtell, James. The Invasion Within: The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North America (1985)

­­­______, The European and the Indian: Essays in the Ethnohistory of Colonial North America (1981)

______, Beyond 1492: Encounters in Colonial North America (1992)

______, The Indians’ New South: Cultural Change in the Colonial Southeast (1997)

Jennings, Francis. The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism and the Cant of Conquest (1976)

Wood, Peter H. (ed.) Powhatan’s Mantle: Indians of the Colonial Southeast (1989)

Kupperman, Karen. Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America (2000)

Stannard, David E. American Holocaust: the Conquest of the New World (1992)

Wood, Peter H. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono

Rebellion (1975)

Davis, Thomas J. A Rumor of Revolt: the “Great Negro Plot” in Colonial New York (1990)

Degler, Carl N. Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States


Kolchin, Peter, American Slavery, 1619-1877 (1994)

Colonial America

Butler, Jon. Awash in a Sea of Faith (1990)

Breen, T. H. Tobacco Culture: The Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters on the Eve of Revolution

Morgan, Edmund S. Virginians at Home: Family Life in the Eighteenth Century (1952)

Bushman, Richard L. From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-

1765 (1967)

Lockridge, Kenneth A. A New England Town: the First Hundred Years: Dedham, Massachusetts, 1636-

1736 (1985)

Brown, Kathleen M. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race and Power in

Colonial Virginia (1996)

Demos, John. The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America (1994)

Perry, James R. The Formation of a Society on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, 1615-1655 (1990)

Demos, John. A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony (1971)

_______, Entertaining Satan (1982)

Karlsen, Carol. The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England (1987)

Hill, Frances. A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials (2002)

Boyer, Paul S. and Nissenbaum, Stephen. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (1976)

Kulikoff, Allan. From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers (2000)

Miller, Perry. The Puritans (1963)

Miller, Perry. The New England Mind, From Colony to Province (1983)

Miller, William Lee. The First Liberty: Religion and the American Republic (1988)

Kamensky, Jane. Governing the Tongue: the Politics of Speech in Early New England (1997)

Morgan, Edmund. The Puritan Family (1966)

Morgan, Edmund. Visible Saints: the History of a Puritan Idea (1963)

Ulrich, Laurel. Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England (1991)

Revolutionary and Constitutional Eras

Holton, Woody. Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in

Virginia (1999)

Norton, Mary Beth, Liberty’s Daughters: the Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800


Bailyn, Bernard The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1992)

______, The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century

Risjord, Norman K. Jefferson’s America, 1760-1815 (1991)

Butler, Jon Becoming America: the Revolution Before 1776 (2000)

Countryman, Edward. The American Revolution (1985)

Foner, Eric. Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (1976)

Wood, Gordon. The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1992)

_____, The Creation of the American Republic.

Middlekauf, Robert. The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution (1982)

Shy, John. A People Numerous and Armed (rev. ed. 1990)

Royster, Charles. A Revolutionary People at War (1981)

Maier, Pauline. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence (1997)

_____, From Resistance to Revolution (1991)

Morgan & Morgan, The Stamp Act Crisis (1995)

Gunderson, Joan To Be Useful to the World : Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790 (1996)

Rakove, Jack. Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (1996)

Wood, Gordon. The Creation of the American Republic (1972)

McDonald, Forrest. E. Pluribus Unum: The Formation of the American Republic (1965)

_____, Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution (1985)

Morris, Richard B. Witnesses at the Creation: Hamilton, Madison, Jay and the Constitution (1989)
The Age of Jefferson

Ellis, Joseph Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (2000)

Brown, Roger H. The Republic in Peril: 1812 (1971)

Freehling, William W. The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854 (1990)

McCoy, Drew R. The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America (1980)

Risjord, Norman K. Thomas Jefferson (1994)

Miller, William Lee. The First Liberty: Religion and the American Republic (1988)

Onuf, Peter S. Jefferson’s Empire: The Language of American Nationhood (2000)

Appleby, Joyce Inheriting the Revolution : the First Generation of Americans (2000)

Smelser, Marshall The Democratic Republic, 1801-1815

Dangerfield, George The Era of Good Feelings (1952)

Expansion, Exploration, Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War

Ambrose, Stephen Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of

the American West(1996)

Hietala, Thomas. Manifest Design: Anxious Aggrandizement in Late Jacksonian America (1985)

May, Ernest. The Making of the Monroe Doctrine (1975)

Weinberg, Albert K. Manifest Destiny : A Study of Nationalist Expansionism in American History (1979)

Dangerfield, George The Awakening of American Nationalism, 1815-1828

Johannsen, Robert W. To the Halls of the Montezumas: the Mexican War in the American Imagination


Age of Jackson

Foreman, Grant. Indian Removal: the Emigration of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians (1953)

Wilson, James. The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America (1999)

Weatherford, J. McIver. Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America (1992)

Washburn, Wilcomb E. The Indian in America (1975)

Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur. The Age of Jackson (1945)

Sellers, Charles. The Market Revolution (1991)

Wilentz, Sean. Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class (1983)

Pessen, Edward Jacksonian America: society, personality, and politics (1978)

Remini, Robert V. The Jacksonian Era (1997)

The Civil War

Fellmann, Michael. Citizen Sherman (1995)

McPherson, James. Drawn with the Sword (1996) or What They Fought For, 1861-1865 (1995)

______, Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution (1991)

Shea, William. The Battle of Pea Ridge (1992)

Sutherland, Daniel. Seasons of War (1995) or The Expansion of Everyday Life, 1860-1876 (1989)

Faust, Drew G. Mothers of Invention : Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil

War (1996)

Ash, Stephen V. When the Yankees Came : Conflict and Chaos in the Occupied South, 1861-1865 (1995)

Fellman, Michael Inside war: the Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War (1989)

Davis, William C. Battle at Bull Run : a history of the first major campaign of the Civil War (1995)

Sears, Stephen B. George B. McClellan: The Young Napoleon (1999)

Grant, Susan M. North over South: Northern Nationalism and American identity in the Antebellum Era


Slavery and Race

Davis, Thomas J. A Rumor of Revolt: the “Great Negro Plot” in Colonial New York (1990)

Nash, Gary B. Freedom By Degrees: Emancipation in Pennsylvania and its Aftermath (1991)

Degler, Carl N. Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States


Fredrickson, George M. The Arrogance of Race: Historical Perspectives on Slavery, Racism and Social

Inequality (1988)

Higginbotham, Leon. In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process (1978)

Jordan, Winthrop. White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 (1968)

Kolchin, Peter, American Slavery, 1619-1877

Vaughan, Alden T. Roots of American Racism: Essays on the Colonial Experience (1995)

Wood, Peter. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion


Wright, Donald R. African America in the Colonial Era: From African Origins Through the American

Revolution (1990)

Genovese, Eugene. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made (1972)

Stampp, Kenneth. The Peculiar Institution (1956)

Aptheker, Herbert Abolitionism : A Revolutionary Movement (1989)

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