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1. American colonies [2001]

xvii, 526 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Natives, 13,000 B.C.-A.D. 1492
  • Colonizers, 1400-1800
  • New Spain, 1500-1600
  • The Spanish frontier, 1530-1700
  • Canada and Iroquoia, 1500-1660
  • Virginia, 1570-1650
  • Chesapeake colonies, 1650-1750
  • New England, 1600-1700
  • Puritans and Indians, 1600-1700
  • The West Indies, 1600-1700
  • Carolina, 1670-1760
  • Middle colonies, 1600-1700
  • Revolutions, 1685-1730
  • The Atlantic, 1700-80
  • Awakenings, 1700-75
  • French America, 1650-1750
  • The Great Plains, 1680-1800
  • Imperial wars and crisis, 1739-75
  • The Pacific, 1760-1820.
"American Colonies" starts with the earliest years of human colonization of the American continent and environs with the Siberian migrations across the Bering Strait 15,000 years ago. It ends in around 1800 when the rough outline of the contemporary North America could be perceived. Dropping the usual Anglo centric description of North America's fate, Taylor brilliantly conveys the far more vivid and startling story of the competing interests - Spanish, French, English, Native, Russian - that over the centuries shaped and reshaped both the continent and its 'suburbs' in the Caribbean and the Pacific. It is one of the greatest of all human stories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780142002100 20160607
Green Library

2. American colonies [2001]

xvii, 526 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-150A-01, HISTORY-150A-01
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
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

5. Common sense [1986]

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