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  1. 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: 11th June 2019
    Hardback | £37.00
  2. 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: 7th May 2019
    Hardback | £37.00
  3. 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occupation of Philadelphia from 1777 to 1778, The Disaffected highlights the perspectives of those wearied by and withdrawn from the War for Independence and reveals the consequences of a Revolutionary...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: 8th March 2019
    Hardback | £33.00
  4. 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: 21st September 2018
    Hardback | £37.00
  5. 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: 24th August 2018
    Hardback | £37.00
  6. 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: 3rd April 2018
    Hardback | £37.00
  7. 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: 5th March 2018
    Hardback | £33.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  8. 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 February 2018
    Hardback | £45.00
  9. 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: 22nd December 2017
    Hardback | £37.00
  10. 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
    Paperback | £19.99
  11. 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: 20th October 2017
    Hardback | £45.00
  12. 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: 31st August 2017
    Hardback | £41.00
  13. 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: 10th August 2017
    Hardback | £27.99
  14. Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean
    Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean depicts the human drama in which enslaved Africans struggled against their enslavers and environment, and one another. The book reorients Atlantic slavery studies by revealing how social... Learn More
    Published: 19th July 2017
    Hardback | £37.00
  15. Contested Bodies
    Contested Bodies explores how the end of the transatlantic trade impacted Jamaican slaves and their children. Examining the struggles for control over biological reproduction, Turner shows how central childbearing was to the organization... Learn More
    Published: 23rd May 2017
    Hardback | £37.00
  16. Contested Spaces of Early America

    Contested Spaces of Early America

    Edited by Juliana Barr and Edward Countryman

    Series Early American Studies

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Contested Spaces of Early America is a wide-ranging, eclectic volume that seeks to reconcile the parallel histories and historiographies of European and Indian spaces created throughout the hemisphere during the colonial era.... Learn More
    Published: 24th March 2014
    Hardback | £41.00
    Paperback | £27.99
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