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  1. Laid Waste!
    Published: 17th January 2020
    Hardback | £33.00
  2. Captives of Liberty
    Hardback | £33.00
  3. Speaking with the Dead in Early America

    Speaking with the Dead in Early America

    By Erik R. Seeman

    Series Early American Studies

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    In Speaking with the Dead in Early America, Erik Seeman undertakes a 300-year history of Protestant communication with the dead, from Elizabethan England to the mid-nineteenth-century United States. Through prodigious research... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2019
    Hardback | £33.00
  4. Colonial Ecology, Atlantic Economy
    Colonial Ecology, Atlantic Economy focuses on New England's largest watershed to explore how the participation of Native nations and English settlers in local, regional, and transatlantic markets for colonial commodities transformed... Learn More
    Published: 28th June 2019
    Hardback | £37.00
  5. Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots
    Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots delineates the differences between the British and Portuguese empires as they struggled with revolutionary tumult, revealing how merchants, smugglers, rogue officials, slave traders, and pirates... Learn More
    Published: 21st June 2019
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  6. The Disaffected
    Focusing on the British occupation of Philadelphia from 1777 to 1778, The Disaffected highlights the perspectives of those wearied by and withdrawn from the War for Independence and reveals the consequences of a Revolutionary... Learn More
    Published: 5th April 2019
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  7. The Commerce of Vision
    In The Commerce of Vision, Peter John Brownlee integrates cultural history, art history, and material culture studies to explore how vision was understood and experienced in the first half of the nineteenth century.... Learn More
    Published: 19th October 2018
    Hardback | £37.00
  8. A Not-So-New World
    Exploring the moment in which settlers, missionaries, merchants, and administrators believed in their ability to shape the environment to better resemble the country they left behind, A Not-So-New World reveals that French colonial... Learn More
    Published: 21st September 2018
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  9. Colonial Complexions
    How did descriptions of individuals' appearance reinforce emergent categories of race? In Colonial Complexions, more than 4000 advertisements for runaway slaves and servants reveal how colonists transformed seemingly observable... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2018
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  10. Christian Slavery
    Could slaves become Christian? If so, did their conversion lead to freedom? If not, then how could perpetual enslavement be justified? Christian Slavery shows how debates about slavery transformed the practice of Protestantism... Learn More
    Published: 2nd April 2018
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  11. The Medical Imagination
    The Medical Imagination traces the practice of using imagination and literature to craft, test, and implement theories of health in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America. This history of imaginative experimentation provides... Learn More
    Published: 20th March 2018
    Hardback | £45.00
  12. Unsettling the West
    In Revolutionary America, colonists surged across the Appalachians, Indians fought to preserve their land, and a bloodbath ensued—but why? Breaking with previous interpretations, Unsettling the West tells the story of a... Learn More
    Published: 19th January 2018
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  13. Poetry Wars
    The pen was as mighty as the musket during the American Revolution, as poets waged literary war against politicians, journalists, and each other. Drawing on hundreds of poems, Poetry Wars reconstructs the important public role... Learn More
    Published: 17th November 2017
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  14. Slavery's Borderland
    By centering the practical and figurative significance of the Ohio River as a political border, a cultural boundary, and an artery of movement and economy that gave form to the region, Matthew Salafia sheds light on peculiarities... Learn More
    Published: 26th October 2017
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  15. Liquid Landscape
    In Liquid Landscape, Michele Currie Navakas analyzes the history of Florida's incorporation alongside the development of new ideas of personhood, possession, and political identity within American letters, from early American... Learn More
    Published: 28th September 2017
    Hardback | £41.00
  16. Warner Mifflin
    Writing in beautiful prose and marshaling fascinating evidence, Gary B. Nash constructs a convincing case that Warner Mifflin belongs in the Quaker antislavery pantheon with William Southeby, Benjamin Lay, John Woolman, and Anthony... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2017
    Hardback | £27.99
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