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Negotiated Authorities

Essays in Colonial Political and Constitutional History

Greene, Jack P.

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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...


From Jamestown to Jefferson
From Jamestown to Jefferson

The Evolution of Religious Freedom in Virginia

Rasor, Paul, Bond, Richard E.

From Jamestown to Jefferson sheds new light on the contexts surrounding Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom—and on the emergence of the American...


The First Seventeen Years
The First Seventeen Years

Virginia 1607-1624

Hatch, Charles E., Jr.

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Face Value
Face Value

The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of America

Carson, Cary

The Industrial Revolution was previously understood as having awakened an enormous, unquenchable thirst for material consumption. People up and down the social order had...


Thomas Jefferson, the Classical World, and Early America
Thomas Jefferson, the Classical World, and Early America
Onuf, Peter S., Cole, Nicholas P.

Thomas Jefferson read Latin and Greek authors throughout his life and wrote movingly about his love of the ancient texts, which he thought should be at the core of America's...


Portrait of a Patriot
Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

Quincy, Josiah, Jr., Coquillette, Daniel R., York, Neil Longley

Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744-1775), Boston lawyer and patriot penman, had he lived longer could have been a leader of the new American Republic with a name familiar in most...


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...


Jefferson on Display
Jefferson on Display

Attire, Etiquette, and the Art of Presentation

Wilson, G. S.

When we think of Thomas Jefferson, a certain picture comes to mind for some of us, combining his physical appearance with our perception of his character. During Jefferson’s...


Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History
Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History
Spahn, Hannah

Beginning with the famous opening to the Declaration of Independence ("When in the course of human events..."), almost all of Thomas Jefferson’s writings include creative,...


Fashioning the New England Family
Alexander, Kimberly S.

As America’s first historical society, the Massachusetts Historical Society has collected family materials since 1791, including long-cherished pieces of clothing that were...


Unnatural Rebellion
Unnatural Rebellion

Loyalists in New York City during the Revolution

Chopra, Ruma

Thousands of British American mainland colonists rejected the War for American Independence. Shunning rebel violence as unnecessary, unlawful, and unnatural, they emphasized...


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 Limits of Optimism
The Limits of Optimism

Thomas Jefferson's Dualistic Enlightenment

Valsania, Maurizio

The Limits of Optimism works to dispel persistent notions about Jefferson’s allegedly paradoxical and sphinx-like quality. Maurizio Valsania shows that Jefferson’s...


Shaping the Body Politic
Shaping the Body Politic

Art and Political Formation in Early America

McInnis, Maurie D., Nelson, Louis P.

Traditional narratives imply that art in early America was severely limited in scope. By contrast, these essays collectively argue that visual arts played a critical role in...


The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis

British Regulars marched into Boston at midday on Saturday 1 October 1768. For weeks there had been rumors that the landing would be resisted. But by four in the afternoon the...


White, Red, and Black

The Seventeenth-Century Virginian

Craven, Wesley Frank

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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...


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...


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson

January-October, 1770

Hutchinson, Thomas, Tyler, John W., Hogan, Margaret A.

The Boston Massacre occasioned a flurry of letter writing for Thomas Hutchinson, the royal governor of Massachusetts. So frequent was the correspondence to and from Hutchinson...


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...


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...


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