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Abigail and John AdamsThe Americanization of Sensibility

Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility

G. J. Barker-Benfield

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226037431
eISBN:
9780226037448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the many years that they were separated by the perils of the American Revolution, John and Abigail Adams exchanged hundreds of letters. Writing to each other of public events and private ... More

After Cloven Tongues of FireProtestant Liberalism in Modern American History

After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History

David A. Hollinger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158426
eISBN:
9781400845996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158426.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The role of liberalized, ecumenical Protestantism in American history has too often been obscured by the more flamboyant and orthodox versions of the faith that oppose evolution, embrace narrow ... More

The Age of Federalism

The Age of Federalism

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

When Thomas Jefferson took the oath of office for the presidency in 1801, America had just passed through twelve critical years, dominated by some of the towering figures of our history and by the ... More

The Age of the Democratic RevolutionA Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

R. R. Palmer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

For the Western world, the period from 1760 to 1800 was the great revolutionary era in which the outlines of the modern democratic state came into being. Here for the first time in one volume is the ... More

The Akan Diaspora in the Americas

The Akan Diaspora in the Americas

Kwasi Konadu

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390643
eISBN:
9780199775736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390643.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Since the Herskovits‐Frazier debate of the 1940s, African diasporic research in the Americas has been marked not only by an uninterrupted focus on West Africa but also by an equally incessant neglect ... More

Allegories of EncounterColonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Andrew Newman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book analyzes representations of reading, writing, and recollecting texts – “literacy events” – in early America’s best-known literary genre. Captivity narratives reveal how colonial captives ... More

America's Hundred Years' WarU.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole,
17631858

America's Hundred Years' War: U.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 17631858

William S. Belko (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035253
eISBN:
9780813039121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035253.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Conventional history narratives tell us that in the early years of the Republic, the United States fought three wars against the Seminole Indians and two against the Creeks. However, this book argues ... More

American BaroquePearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700

American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700

Molly A. Warsh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638973
eISBN:
9781469638997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638973.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Patterns of pearl cultivation and circulation reveal vernacular practices that shaped emerging imperial ideas about value and wealth in the early modern world. Pearls’ variability and subjective ... More

American CreedPhilanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700–1865

American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700–1865

Kathleen D. McCarthy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226561981
eISBN:
9780226561998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561998.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Since the dawn of the republic, faith in social equality, religious freedom, and the right to engage in civic activism have constituted the national creed of the United States. This book traces the ... More

The American Farmer in the Eighteenth CenturyA Social and Cultural History

The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History

Richard Lyman Bushman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226737
eISBN:
9780300235203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226737.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The book argues that all eighteenth-century farmers sought first and foremost to provide basic subsistence for their families. The first aim of all farmers was self-provisioning. Even large planters ... More

American HonorThe Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Craig Bruce Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom, it was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as “honor” and “virtue.” As Craig Bruce ... More

Becoming African in AmericaRace and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic, 1760-1830

Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic, 1760-1830

James Sidbury

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195320107
eISBN:
9780199789009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320107.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The first slaves imported to America did not see themselves as “African” but rather as Temne, Igbo, or Yoruban. This book reveals how an African identity emerged in the late 18th-century Atlantic ... More

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Edwin S. Gaustad

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305357
eISBN:
9780199850662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305357.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The tenth and youngest son of a poor Boston soapmaker, Benjamin Franklin would rise to become, in Thomas Jefferson's words, “the greatest man and ornament of his age”. This book offers a portrait of ... More

Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement

Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement

Alan Houston

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124477
eISBN:
9780300152395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124477.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book explores Benjamin Franklin's social and political thought. Although Franklin is often considered “the first American,” his intellectual world was cosmopolitan. An active participant in ... More

Bernardo de GálvezSpanish Hero of the American Revolution

Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution

Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640792
eISBN:
9781469640815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640792.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Although Spain was never a formal ally of the United States during the American Revolution, its entry into the war tipped the balance against Britain. Led by Bernardo de Gálvez, supreme commander of ... More

BetrayalsFort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Ian K. Steele

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

On the morning of August 9, 1757, British and colonial officers defending the besieged Fort William Henry surrendered to French forces, accepting the generous “parole of honor” offered by General ... More

Beyond the FoundersNew Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Jeffrey L. Pasley, Andrew W. Robertson, and David Waldstreicher (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828892
eISBN:
9781469605241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898833_pasley
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In pursuit of a more sophisticated and inclusive American history, the contributors to this book propose new directions for the study of the political history of the republic before the Civil War. In ... More

Bonds of AllianceIndigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

Brett Rushforth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835586
eISBN:
9781469601359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838174_rushforth
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, French colonists and their Native allies participated in a slave trade that spanned half of North America, carrying thousands of Native Americans into ... More

Borderland NarrativesNegotiation and Accommodation in North America's Contested Spaces, 1500-1850

Borderland Narratives: Negotiation and Accommodation in North America's Contested Spaces, 1500-1850

Andrew K. Frank and A. Glenn Crothers (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054957
eISBN:
9780813053400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054957.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This collection of original essays extends the concept of boderlands—as both a process and place—to geographic places and topics not usually considered in this realm. This includes African slavery, ... More

Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Caroline Cox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627533
eISBN:
9781469627557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627533.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Between 1819 and 1845, as veterans of the Revolutionary War were filing applications to receive pensions for their service, the government was surprised to learn that many of the soldiers were not ... More

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