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The Colonial Church Records of the First Church of Reading (Wakefield) and the First Church of Rumney Marsh (Revere)
The Colonial Church Records of the First Church of Reading (Wakefield) and the First Church of Rumney Marsh (Revere)
Cooper, James F., Minkema, Kenneth P.

Long dismissed as conventional and antiquarian, church records are actually unparalleled sources for historians offering information on a wide range of topics, such as the...


The Natural, Moral, and Political History of Jamaica, and the Territories thereon Depending
The Natural, Moral, and Political History of Jamaica, and the Territories thereon Depending

From the First Discovery of the Island by Christopher Columbus to the Year 1746

Knight, James, Greene, Jack P.

Between 1737 and 1746, James Knight—a merchant, planter, and sometime Crown official and legislator in Jamaica—wrote a massive two-volume history of the island. The first...


Building the Bay Colony
Building the Bay Colony

Local Economy and Culture in Early Massachusetts

mcwilliam, James E.

Historians often consider transatlantic trade and the export of staples to have been the driving forces behind economic development in virtually all of colonial America. In...


Early Modern Virginia
Early Modern Virginia

Reconsidering the Old Dominion

Bradburn, Douglas, Coombs, John C.

This collection of essays on seventeenth-century Virginia, the first such collection on the Chesapeake in nearly twenty-five years, highlights emerging directions in...


Understanding the American Revolution
Understanding the American Revolution

Issues and Actors

Greene, Jack P.

This volume brings together sixteen essays on the American Revolution by leading historian Jack Greene. Originally published between 1972 and the early nineties, these essays...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 21

1 June–31 July 1779

Washington, George, Ferraro, William M.

During the busy and challenging months of June and July 1779 (the period covered in this volume), George Washington remained the fulcrum for Continental army activities....


Colonial Williamsburg: The Story
Colonial Williamsburg: The Story

From the Colonial Era to the Restoration

Lengel, Edward G.

It was in Williamsburg, Virginia, that American independence—and democracy—took root. And it is in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg that millions have learned about...


A Company Man

The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies [HC]

Greenwald, Erin M.

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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 20

8 April-31 May 1779

Washington, George, Lengel, Edward G.

Volume 20 of the Revolutionary War Series covers 8 April to 31 May 1779. As it begins, Washington is gathering intelligence in preparation for a summer expedition...


Tom Paine's America
Tom Paine's America

The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic

Cotlar, Seth

Tom Paine’s America explores the vibrant, transatlantic traffic in people, ideas, and texts that profoundly shaped American political debate in the 1790s. In 1789, when...


Remaking Custom
Remaking Custom

Law and Identity in the Early American Republic

Pearson, Ellen Holmes

History has largely forgotten the writings, both public and private, of early nineteenth-century America’s legal scholars. However, Ellen Holmes Pearson argues that the...


Building Charleston

Town and Society in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World

Hart, Emma

In the colonial era, Charleston, South Carolina, was the largest city in the American South. From 1700 to 1775 its growth rate was exceeded in the New World only by that of...


The Complete Colonial Gentleman
The Complete Colonial Gentleman

Cultural Legitimacy in Plantation America

Rozbicki, Michal Jan

The colonial plantation elite's persistent emulation of the British landed gentry has long intrigued American historians, who recently have insisted that the pursuit of this...


Unfinished Revolution
Unfinished Revolution

The Early American Republic in a British World

Haynes, Sam W.

After the War of 1812 the United States remained a cultural and economic satellite of the world’s most powerful empire. Though political independence had been won, John Bull...


Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities
Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities

Essays in Early American Cultural History

Greene, Jack P.

Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities looks at aspects of the formation and development of English or, after 1707, British-American cultural spaces during the colonial and...


Brothers Born of One Mother
Brothers Born of One Mother

British–Native American Relations in the Colonial Southeast

LeMaster, Michelle

The arrival of English settlers in the American Southeast in 1670 brought the British and the Native Americans into contact both with foreign peoples and with unfamiliar gender...


The Records of Kings Chapel, Boston
Bell, James B., Mooney, James E.

The story of the origins of the first Anglican congregation established in Boston and New England, Kings Chapel, is significantly shaped by the gradually emerging imperial...


A Voyage to Virginia in 1609
A Voyage to Virginia in 1609

Two Narratives: Strachey's "True Reportory" and Jourdain's Discovery of the Bermudas

Strachey, William, Jourdain, Silvester, Wright, Louis B.

To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the University of Virginia Press reissues its first-ever publication. The volume’s two accounts of the 1609 wreck of a Jamestown-bound...


The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights

Original Meaning and Current Understanding

Hickok, Eugene W., Jr.

While recent years have seen a flood of literature on the Bill of Rights, this collection of essays, all by highly regarded constitutional scholars, is the first to offer a...


The Road to Black Ned's Forge

A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier

McCleskey, Turk

In 1752 an enslaved Pennsylvania ironworker named Ned purchased his freedom and moved to Virginia on the upper James River. Taking the name Edward Tarr, he became the first...


White, Red, and Black

The Seventeenth-Century Virginian

Craven, Wesley Frank

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The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 10

1 July 1805-31 December 1805

Madison, James, Hackett, Mary A., Stagg, J. C. A., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Harbury, Katharine E., Johnson, Mary Parke

During the six months covered in this volume, Madison contended with the failed negotiations between Spain and the United States to settle disputed boundaries, and the failure...


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