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Foul Means

by Anthony S. Parent Jr. Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

Challenging the generally accepted belief that the introduction of racial slavery to America was an unplanned consequence of a scarce labor market, Anthony Parent, Jr., contends that during a brief period spanning...


Benjamin Franklin's Letters to the Press, 1758-1775

by Verner Winslow Crane Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (February 01, 2018)

This collection of Franklin's political writings contains more than double the number previously recognized as his. Much of this writing was performed during the intensive press campaigns for repeal by parliament...


Peter Harrison

by Carl Bridenbaugh Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (February 01, 2018)

This illustrated story of America's first architect is based on material from a number of contemporary sources in the colonial period. Harrison's buildings reflect the classical mode, and they fortunately survived...


Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

by Susan Sleeper-Smith Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (May 11, 2018)

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest recovers the agrarian village world Indian women created in the lush lands of the Ohio Valley. Algonquian-speaking Indians living in a crescent of towns along the...


The Correspondence of John Cotton

by Sargent Bush Jr. Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 15, 2017)

John Cotton (1584-1652) was a key figure in the English Puritan movement in the first half of the seventeenth century, a respected leader among his generation of emigrants from England to New England.

This volume...


The Atlantic World and Virginia, 1550-1624

by Peter C. Mancall Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 15, 2018)

In response to the global turn in scholarship on colonial and early modern history, the eighteen essays in this volume provide a fresh and much-needed perspective on the wider context of the encounter between...


The Antifederalists

by Jackson Turner Main Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (November 01, 2017)

The Antifederalists come alive in this state-by-state analysis of politics during the Confederation and the debates over the enlargement of Congressional powers prior to the formation of the Constitution. On...


Meeting House and Counting House

by Frederick B. Tolles Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (November 01, 2017)

The "holy experiment" of the Quakers involved political hegemony and economic wealth. Gradually the Quakers realized that they had become involved in the compromises fatal to the spiritual integrity of the Society...


America in European Consciousness, 1493-1750

by Karen Ordahl Kupperman Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (November 01, 2017)

The five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's first transatlantic voyage has provoked an outpouring of scholarship on how European exploration and colonization affected America. This book of eleven essays from...


Revolutionary Conceptions

by Susan E. Klepp Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (November 01, 2017)

In the Age of Revolution, how did American women conceive their lives and marital obligations? By examining the attitudes and behaviors surrounding the contentious issues of family, contraception, abortion,...


Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis

by Steven W. Hackel Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 15, 2017)

Recovering lost voices and exploring issues intimate and institutional, this sweeping examination of Spanish California illuminates Indian struggles against a confining colonial order and amidst harrowing depopulation....


Tench Coxe and the Early Republic

by Jacob E. Cooke Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2017)

Tench Coxe participated in or commented on most of the major events in American history from the Revolution to the 1820s. His long career of public involvement embodies many of the significant historical themes...


Baroness von Reidesel and the American Revolution

by Marvin L. Brown Jr. Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (November 01, 2017)

These journal accounts and letters form one of the most engaging and readable accounts of the American Revolution. Written with directness, simplicity, and charm by the wife of the commanding general of Brunswick...


Saints and Sectaries

by Emery Battis Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (November 01, 2017)

This brilliant, dramatic reconstruction of the Puritan mind in action, informed with psychological and sociological insights, provides a fresh understanding of Anne Hutchinson and the Antinomian controversy...


The Revolutionary Journal of Baron Ludwig von Closen, 1780-1783

by Evelyn M. Acomb Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (October 01, 2017)

Baron Ludwig von Closen-Haydenburg's lively account of his campaigns in America as aide-de-camp to Rochambeau during the Revolution is at last available here in published form. This is not only a translation...


American Baroque

by Molly A. Warsh Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (March 20, 2018)

Pearls have enthralled global consumers since antiquity, and the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella explicitly charged Columbus with finding pearls, as well as gold and silver, when he sailed westward in...


Children of Uncertain Fortune

by Daniel Livesay Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 11, 2018)

By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies...


The Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860

by Martin Brückner Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (October 26, 2017)

In the age of MapQuest and GPS, we take cartographic literacy for granted. We should not; the ability to find meaning in maps is the fruit of a long process of exposure and instruction. A "carto-coded" America--a...


For God, King, and People

by Alexander B. Haskell Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (April 18, 2017)

By recovering a largely forgotten English Renaissance mindset that regarded sovereignty and Providence as being fundamentally entwined, Alexander Haskell reconnects concepts historians had before treated as...


Farmers and Fishermen

by Daniel Vickers Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 01, 2014)

Daniel Vickers examines the shifting labor strategies used by colonists as New England evolved from a string of frontier settlements to a mature society on the brink of industrialization. Lacking a means to...


Liberty Men and Great Proprietors

by Alan Taylor Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 01, 2014)

This detailed exploration of the settlement of Maine beginning in the late eighteenth century illuminates the violent, widespread contests along the American frontier that served to define and complete the American...


Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America

by David S. Shields Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

In cities from Boston to Charleston, elite men and women of eighteenth-century British America came together in private venues to script a polite culture. By examining their various 'texts'--conversations, letters,...


A Separate Canaan

by Jon F. Sensbach Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

In colonial North Carolina, German-speaking settlers from the Moravian Church founded a religious refuge--an ideal society, they hoped, whose blueprint for daily life was the Bible and whose Chief Elder was...


Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640

by David Wheat Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (March 09, 2016)

This work resituates the Spanish Caribbean as an extension of the Luso-African Atlantic world from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century, when the union of the Spanish and Portuguese crowns facilitated...


A Revolutionary People At War

by Charles Royster Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (February 01, 2011)

In this highly acclaimed book, Charles Royster explores the mental processes and emotional crises that Americans faced in their first national war. He ranges imaginatively outside the traditional techniques...


The Negro in the American Revolution

by Benjamin Quarles Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

Originally published in 1961, this classic work remains the most comprehensive history of the many and important roles played by African Americans during the American Revolution. With this book, Benjamin Quarles...


Fish into Wine

by Peter E. Pope Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

Combining innovative archaeological analysis with historical research, Peter E. Pope examines the way of life that developed in seventeenth-century Newfoundland, where settlement was sustained by seasonal migration...


The Economy of British America, 1607-1789

by John J. McCusker & Russell R. Menard Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 01, 2014)

By the American Revolution, the farmers and city-dwellers of British America had achieved, individually and collectively, considerable prosperity. The nature and extent of that success are still unfolding. In...


Sensibility and the American Revolution

by Sarah Knott Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

In the wake of American independence, it was clear that the new United States required novel political forms. Less obvious but no less revolutionary was the idea that the American people needed a new understanding...


Work and Labor in Early America

by Stephen Innes Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (April 01, 2013)

Ten leading scholars of early American social history here examine the nature of work and labor in America from 1614 to 1820. The authors scrutinize work diaries, private and public records, and travelers' accounts....


Adapting to a New World

by James Horn Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

Often compared unfavorably with colonial New England, the early Chesapeake has been portrayed as irreligious, unstable, and violent. In this important new study, James Horn challenges this conventional view...


Citizen Spectator

by Wendy Bellion Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

In this richly illustrated study, the first book-length exploration of illusionistic art in the early United States, Wendy Bellion investigates Americans' experiences with material forms of visual deception...


The Lord Cornbury Scandal

by Patricia U. Bonomi Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

For more than two centuries, Edward Hyde, Viscount Cornbury--royal governor of New York and New Jersey from 1702 to 1708--has been a despised figure, whose alleged transgressions ranged from raiding the public...


Ireland in the Virginian Sea

by Audrey Horning Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 16, 2013)

In the late sixteenth century, the English started expanding westward, establishing control over parts of neighboring Ireland as well as exploring and later colonizing distant North America. Audrey Horning deftly...


Forced Founders

by Woody Holton Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 20, 2011)

In this provocative reinterpretation of one of the best-known events in American history, Woody Holton shows that when Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other elite Virginians joined their peers from...


Through a Glass Darkly

by Ronald Hoffman, Mechal Sobel & Fredrika J. Teute Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

These thirteen original essays are provocative explorations in the construction and representation of self in America's colonial and early republican eras. Highlighting the increasing importance of interdisciplinary...


Technology in Early America

by Brooke Hindle Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

This interpretative essay and extensive bibliography surveying the chronology and major characteristics of American technology before 1850 is the first available guide in this period to the rapidly developing...


Daniel Morgan

by Don Higginbotham Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (July 01, 2013)

Over the vast distances and rough terrain of the Revolutionary War, the tactics that Daniel Morgan had learned in Indian fighting--the thin skirmish line, the stress upon individual marksmanship, the hit-and-run...


Town House

by Bernard L. Herman Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

In this abundantly illustrated volume, Bernard Herman provides a history of urban dwellings and the people who built and lived in them in early America. In the eighteenth century, cities were constant objects...


Early American Technology

by Judith A. McGaw Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 01, 2014)

This collection of original essays documents technology's centrality to the history of early America. Unlike much previous scholarship, this volume emphasizes the quotidian rather than the exceptional: the farm...


The Politics of War

by Michael A. McDonnell Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

War often unites a society behind a common cause, but the notion of diverse populations all rallying together to fight on the same side disguises the complex social forces that come into play in the midst of...


The Elusive Republic

by Drew R. McCoy Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

By investigating eighteenth-century social and economic thought--an intellectual world with its own vocabulary, concepts, and assumptions--Drew McCoy smoothly integrates the history of ideas and the history...


The King's Three Faces

by Brendan McConville Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

Reinterpreting the first century of American history, Brendan McConville argues that colonial society developed a political culture marked by strong attachment to Great Britain's monarchs. This intense allegiance...


Profits in the Wilderness

by John Frederick Martin Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 01, 2014)

In examining the founding of New England towns during the seventeenth century, John Frederick Martin investigates an old subject with fresh insight. Whereas most historians emphasize communalism and absence...


The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763

by Paul W. Mapp Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

A truly continental history in both its geographic and political scope, The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763 investigates eighteenth-century diplomacy involving North America and links geographic...


Political Parties before the Constitution

by Jackson Turner Main Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 01, 2014)

This is the first book dealing with any period in American history which attempts to describe and analyze national politics through studying voting patterns in state legislatures. During the 1780s two relatively...


Sex among the Rabble

by Clare A. Lyons Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

Placing sexual culture at the center of power relations in Revolutionary-era Philadelphia, Clare A. Lyons uncovers a world where runaway wives challenged their husbands' patriarchal rights and where serial and...


The Democratic Republicans of New York

by Alfred F. Young Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (December 01, 2012)

Through an intensive study of party origins in the state of New York, this volume reexamines and reevaluates the whole of the Democratic Republican movement. It will compel changes in present concepts of anti-Federalist...


Prospero's America

by Walter W. Woodward Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (June 07, 2011)

In Prospero's America, Walter W. Woodward examines the transfer of alchemical culture to America by John Winthrop, Jr., one of English colonization's early giants. Winthrop participated in a pan-European network...


The Carolina Backcountry on the Eve of the Revolution

by Charles Woodmason Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (April 01, 2013)

In what is probably the fullest and most vivid extant account of the American Colonial frontier, The Carolina Backcountry on the Eve of the Revolution gives shape to the daily life, thoughts, hopes, and fears...