Early American Studies

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  1. The World That Fear Made
    In dozens of slave conspiracy scares in North American and the Caribbean, colonists terrorized and killed slaves whom they accused of planning to take over the colony. Jason T. Sharples explains the deep origins and historical... Learn More
    Published: 5th June 2020
    Hardback | £36.00
  2. Historic Real Estate
    In Historic Real Estate, Whitney Martinko shows how early Americans debated whether, and how, to preserve historic structures as permanent features of the new nation's landscape. She argues that early advocates of preservation... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2020
    Hardback | £32.00
  3. Laid Waste!
    How did we come to endanger the very future of life on Earth in our heedless pursuit of wealth and happiness? Laid Waste! answers that question with a 350-year review of the roots of an American culture of exploitation that has... Learn More
    Published: 6th December 2019
    Hardback | £32.00
  4. Captives of Liberty
    Examining how America's founding generation grappled with the problems posed by prisoners of war, Captives of Liberty reveals a cycle of violence, retaliation, and revenge that spiraled out of control, transforming a struggle... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2019
    Hardback | £32.00
  5. 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 | £32.00
  6. The Settlers' Empire
    The Settlers' Empire examines the peculiar status of the young United States as a postcolonial republic with its own domestic empire by looking at where these dual political responsibilities inevitably collided—in the federal... Learn More
    Published: 5th July 2019
    Paperback | £22.99
  7. 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 | £36.00
  8. 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: 14th June 2019
    Hardback | £36.00
  9. 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
    Hardback | £32.00
  10. 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 | £36.00
  11. 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
    Hardback | £36.00
  12. 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
    Hardback | £36.00
  13. 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
    Hardback | £32.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  14. 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 | £44.00
  15. 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
    Hardback | £38.00
  16. 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
    Hardback | £48.00
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