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1. American colonies [2001]

Book
xvii, 526 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-150A-01, HISTORY-150A-01
Book
xxv, 315 p. : 23 cm.
Along with his accounts of such factual matters as North American flora and fauna, Thomas Jefferson expounds his views on slavery, education, religious freedom, representative government and the separation of church and the state in this classic - the only full-length book he ever wrote.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807845882 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-150A-01, HISTORY-150A-01
Book
xxxii, 352 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
  • A true history of the captivity and restoration of Mrs Mary Rowlandson-- the journal of Madam Knight-- the secret history of the line by William Byrd II-- the itinerarium of Dr Alexander Hamilton.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140390889 20160528
Colonial life in America, with its physical and psychological changes, are presented in this book from four different perspectives. Mary Rowlandson tells of her capture, in 1676, by native Americans, Sarah Kemble Knight's journal reflects her growing resourcefulness as she travels from Boston to New Haven in 1704, William Byrd II records the "secret history" of the 1728 expedition to survey a disputed boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina, whilst Dr Alexander Hamilton vividly describes colonial life in 1744.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140390889 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-150A-01, HISTORY-150A-01

4. Common sense [1986]

Book
128 p. : facsim. ; 18 cm.
  • Background to the American Revolution, 1776 from staymaker to revolutionary - the life and career of Tom Paine-- the argument of common sense-- Bourgeois radicalism - the ideology of Tom Paine-- Paine and the American bicentennial. Common sense: introduction-- of the origin and design of government in general of monarchy and hereditary succession-- thoughts on the present state of American affairs-- of the present ability of America, with some miscellaneous reflexions. Appendix: to the representatives of the religious society of the people called Quakers.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140390162 20160528
Published anonymously in 1776, the year of the American Declaration of Independence, Paine's "Common Sense" became an immediate best-seller, with fifty-six editions printed in that year alone. It was this pamphlet, more than any other factor, which helped to spark off the movement that established the independence of the United States. From his experience of revolutionary politics, Paine drew those principles of fundamental human rights which, he felt, must stand no matter what excesses are committed to obtain them, and which he later formulated in his "Rights of Man".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140390162 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-150A-01, HISTORY-150A-01