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Colonial America : Essays in Politics and Social Development - Stanley Katz

Colonial America

Essays in Politics and Social Development

By: Stanley Katz (Editor), John M. Murrin (Editor), Douglas Greenberg (Editor), David J. Silverman (Editor), Denver Brunsman (Editor)

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Now in its sixth edition, Colonial America is the most respected and well-known anthology of readings by top scholars in the field of early American history. The collection offers an insightful and critical view of the colonial period, and exposes students to the most significant developments in recent American colonial history scholarship. The new edition features 17 new essays, emphasizing a comparative approach to colonial worlds, with added content on the Atlantic and North American interior. Drawing its material from a greater range of sources than ever before, the text also highlights the themes of race, gender, and family throughout the collection of articles.

Colonial America includes:

  • maps of the eighteenth century Atlantic World, West Indies, and British North American colonies
  • new introductions to key essays from the fifth edition
  • seventeen new essays with contextualizing introductions
  • discussion questions for students
  • recent scholarship on Indian-colonial relations, the Atlantic, comparative colonialism, gender, slavery and bound labor, and imperial history.

With contributions from: Fred Anderson, T.H. Breen, Anne S. Brown, Denver Brunsman, Colin G. Calloway, Jared Diamond, David Eltis, Aaron S. Fogleman, Alan Gallay, David D. Hall, April Lee Hatfield, Frank Lambert, Barry J. Levy, Kenneth A. Lockridge, Brendan McConville, Peter N. Moogk, Philip D. Morgan, John M. Murrin, Jenny Hale Pulsipher, Martin H. Quitt, Daniel K. Richter, Brett Rushforth, David J. Silverman, Owen Stanwood, John K. Thornton, Alden T. Vaughan, Wendy Anne Warren, and David J. Weber,

The sixth edition of Colonial America is the best resource on the market to give students a feel for the newest themes in colonial history, and to leave them with a sense of the conversation shared among early American historians.

Stanley N. Katz is Director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He has written widely on political, legal, and constitutional history, and is the Editor in Chief of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History.

John M. Murrin is Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University. He is co-author of Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People.

Douglas Greenberg is Professor of History and Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

David J. Silverman is Associate Professor of History at The George Washington University. He is the author of Red Brethren: The Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians and the Problem of Race in Early America.

Denver Brunsman is Assistant Professor of History at Wayne State University. He is the co-editor of Revolutionary Detroit: Portraits in Political and Cultural Change, 1760-1805.

Prefacep. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Map 1p. xiv
The Atlantic World, c. 1700
Map 2p. xv
The West Indies, c. 1700
Map 3p. xvi
British North America, c. mid-18th Century
The First Globalization
Spacious Skies and Tilted Axesp. 3
Indians, Europeans, and Africans in the Seventeenth Century
Trade and Acculturation at Jamestown, 1607-1609: The Limits of Understandingp. 15
Indians, Missionaries, and Religious Translation: Creating Wampanoag Christianity in Seventeenth-Century Martha's Vineyardp. 39
War and Culture: The Iroquois Experiencep. 63
Slaveholders' "Hellish Principles": A Seventeenth-Century Critiquep. 85
"The Cause of Her Grief": The Rape of a Slave in Early New Englandp. 107
Colonies
Conquistadores of the Spiritp. 127
Reluctant Exiles: Emigrants from France in Canada before 1760p. 157
Chesapeake Slavery in Atlantic Contextp. 185
Family Strategies and Religious Practice: Baptism and the Lord's Supper in Early New England 215 Anne S. Brown
Overcoming Nausea: The Brothers Hesselius and the Great American Mysteryp. 233
"Tender Plants": Quaker Farmers and Children in the Delaware Valley, 1681-1735p. 257
Crises
"Subjects … unto the same king": New England Indians and the Use of Royal Political Powerp. 277
Rebellions and Reconquests in Northern New Spainp. 294
The Protestant Moment: Antipopery, the Revolution of 1688-1689, and the Making of an Anglo-American Empirep. 317
Coming to Terms with the Salem Witch Trialsp. 339
Diplomacy and War in the Colonial Southeast, 1699-1706p. 360
American Slaveries, American Laborers
From Slaves, Convicts, and Servants to Free Passengers: The Transformation of Immigration in the Era of the American Revolutionp. 383
'A Little Flesh We Offer You": The Origins of Indian Slavery in New Francep. 408
The Volume and Structure of the Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Reassessmentp. 429
Social Transactions between Whites and Blacksp. 454
African Dimensions of the Stono Rebellionp. 477
Provincial America
"Baubles of Britain": The American and Consumer Revolutions of the Eighteenth Centuryp. 491
"Peddler in Divinity": George Whitefield and the Great Awakening, 1737-1745p. 511
The Passions of Empire: Affection, Desire, and the Bonds of Nation in the British Atlanticp. 530
The Knowles Atlantic Impressment Riots of the 1740sp. 552
Launching the First Global War
George Washington Enters the World Stagep. 579
List of Contributorsp. 585
Permission Acknowledgmentsp. 586
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ISBN: 9780415879569
ISBN-10: 0415879566
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition