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Citizens of Convenience
Citizens of Convenience

The Imperial Origins of American Nationhood on the U.S.-Canadian Border

Hatter, Lawrence B. A.

Like merchant ships flying flags of convenience to navigate foreign waters, traders in the northern borderlands of the early American republic exploited loopholes in the Jay...


Against Popery
Against Popery

Britain, Empire, and Anti-Catholicism

Haefeli, Evan

Although commonly regarded as a prejudice against Roman Catholics and their religion, anti-popery is both more complex and far more historically significant than this common...


Washington's Government
Washington's Government

Charting the Origins of the Federal Administration

Edling, Max, Kastor, Peter J.

Washington’s Government shows how George Washington’s administration—the subject of remarkably little previous study—was both more dynamic and more uncertain than...


From Independence to the U.S. Constitution

Reconsidering the Critical Period of American History

Bradburn, Douglas, Pearl, Christopher R.

The "Critical Period" of American history—the years between the end of the American Revolution in 1783 and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1789—was either the best...


Dunmore's New World
Dunmore's New World

The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America--with Jacobites, Counterfeiters, Land Schemes, Shipwrecks, Scalping, Indian Politics, Runaway Slaves, and Two Illegal Royal Weddings

David, James Corbett

Dunmore's New World tells the stranger-than-fiction story of Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, whose long-neglected life boasts a measure of scandal...


Experiencing Empire
Experiencing Empire

Power, People, and Revolution in Early America

Griffin, Patrick

Born of clashing visions of empire in England and the colonies, the American Revolution saw men and women grappling with power— and its absence—in dynamic ways. On both sides...


Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists
Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists

Maryland and the Politics of Religion in the English Atlantic, 1630-1690

Sutto, Antoinette

Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists analyzes the vibrant and often violent political culture of seventeenth-century America, exploring the relationship between...


Redemption from Tyranny
Redemption from Tyranny

Herman Husband's American Revolution

Stewart, Bruce E.

For many common people, the American Revolution offered an opportunity to radically reimagine the wealth and power structures in the nascent United States. Yet in the eyes of...


Conceived in Crisis
Conceived in Crisis

The Revolutionary Creation of an American State

Pearl, Christopher R.

Conceived in Crisis argues that the American Revolution was not just the product of the Imperial Crisis, brought on by Parliament’s attempt to impose a new idea of...