Colonial Period

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  1. Book ImageForest Diplomacy: Cultures in Conflict on the Pennsylvania Frontier, 1757

    Nicolas W. Proctor

    First Edition

    Reacting to the Past is an award-winning series of immersive role-playing games that actively engage students in their own learning. Students assume the roles of historical characters to practice critical thinking, primary source analysis, and both written and spoken argument. Reacting games are flexible enough to be used across the curriculum, from first-year general education classes and discussion sections of lecture classes to capstone experiences and honors programs.More

  2. Book ImageThe Constitutional Convention of 1787: Constructing the American Republic

    John Patrick Coby

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  3. Book ImageSor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works

    Juana Inés de la Cruz, Edith Grossman, Anna More

    A wealth of background and analytical material makes Sor Juana's proto-feminist writings, newly translated, all the more compelling.More

  4. Book ImagePatriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-1776

    Bill Offutt

    Second Edition

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City invites students to experience the chaos of the American Revolution.More

  5. Book ImageThe Trial of Anne Hutchinson: Liberty, Law, and Intolerance in Puritan New England

    Michael P. Winship, Mark C. Carnes

    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, The Trial of Anne Hutchinson breathes life into a pivotal moment for religious tolerance in American history.More

  6. Book ImageCommon Sense and Other Writings

    Thomas Paine, J. M. Opal

    Thomas Paine often declared himself a citizen of the world. This Norton Critical Edition presents Paine and his writing within the transatlantic and global context of the revolutionary ideas and actions of his time.More

  7. Book ImageThe Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson, Wayne Franklin

    The first book to include Thomas Jefferson’s writings and writings about him—from his era and ours.More

  8. Book ImageThe Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    Annette Gordon-Reed

    Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: "[A] commanding and important book." —Jill Lepore, The New YorkerMore

  9. Book ImageOur Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America

    Peter Silver

    “With remarkable literary skill, Peter Silver . . . provokes hard thinking about the basic themes of our history.”—Sean Wilentz, The Rise of American DemocracyMore

  10. Book ImageIndian Removal

    David Stephen Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler

    This casebook traces the evolution of U.S. Indian policy from its British Colonial origins to the implementation of removal after 1830.More

  11. Book ImageRedcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes

    Christopher Hibbert

    "Outstanding....Hibbert has an eye for character and a gift for bringing to life the impact of small-minded incompetents on the wide sweep of history."— Associated PressMore

  12. Book ImageThe Price of Nationhood: The American Revolution in Charles County

    Jean B. Lee

    "A detailed portrait of colonial and revolutionary times that gradually becomes a convincing miniature." —Washington Post

    "An insightful study of the transforming power of revolution and war.... Meticulously organized and lucidly written,... it is from first to last a model of narrative history." —JournalofMilitaryHistory


  13. Book ImageThe Founders of America

    Francis Jennings

    "We have lived upon this land from days beyond history's records." These are the words of a Pueblo man, words that describe the experience of Native Americans. They underlie the long work and philosophy of Francis Jennings—the scholar who has done the most to change our view of the relationship of Native Americans and the European settlers.More

  14. Book ImageFrom Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776

    Pauline Maier

    "An intellectual interpretation of the American revolution that raises it to a new height of comprehensiveness and significance. A superbly detailed account of the ideological escalation . . . that brought Americans to revolution." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageCommerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750

    Christine Heyrman

    Examines the history of the maritime communities of Gloucester and Marblehead and notes the paradoxical retention of their conservative lifestyle in the face of economic prosperity.More

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