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  1. Vexed with Devils
    Stories of witchcraft and demonic possession from early modern England through the last official trials in colonial New England. Those possessed by the devil in early modern England usually exhibited a common set of symptoms: ... Learn More
    Published: 7th July 2017
    Hardback | £26.99
  2. Dark Work
    In Dark Work, Christy Clark-Pujara tells the story of one state in particular whose role was outsized: Rhode Island.  Historians have written expansively about the slave economy and its vital role in early... Learn More
    Published: 30th August 2016
    Hardback | £29.99
    Paperback | £16.99
  3. Unfreedom
    Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2016In Unfreedom, Jared Ross Hardesty examines the lived experience of slaves in eighteenth-century Boston.   Instead of relying on the traditional dichotomy of slavery and freedom,... Learn More
    Published: 26th April 2016
    Hardback | £29.99
    Paperback | £16.99
  4. Insatiable Appetites
    A comparative history of cross-cultural encounters and the critical role of cannibalism in the early modern period. Cannibalism, for medieval and early modern Europeans, was synonymous with savagery. Humans who ate other... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2015
    Hardback | £29.99
    Paperback | £19.99
    PDF | £20.99
  5. Caribbean Crossing
    Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti’s leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti’s first leaders looked especially hard at the... Learn More
    Published: 2nd January 2015
    Hardback | £29.99
    PDF | £31.00
  6. Four Steeples over the City Streets
    Tells the diverse story of four congregations in New York City as they navigated the social and political changes of the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. In the fifty years after the Constitution was signed in 1787,... Learn More
    Published: 17th October 2014
    Hardback | £29.99
    Paperback | £19.99
  7. Against Wind and Tide
    Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African American’s battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered... Learn More
    Published: 5th September 2014
    Hardback | £29.99
  8. Faithful Bodies
    In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe and maintain boundaries between insider... Learn More
    Published: 18th July 2014
    Hardback | £34.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. Slavery before Race
    The study of slavery in the Americas generally assumes a basic racial hierarchy: Africans or those of African descent are usually the slaves, and white people usually the slaveholders. In this unique interdisciplinary work of... Learn More
    Published: 29th April 2013
    Hardback | £53.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  10. Colonization and Its Discontents
    Pennsylvania contained the largest concentration of early America’s abolitionist leaders and organizations, making it a necessary and illustrative stage from which to understand how national conversations about the place of... Learn More
    Published: 18th July 2011
    Hardback | £60.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  11. Empire at the Periphery
    Throughout history the British Atlantic has often been depicted as a series of well-ordered colonial ports that functioned as nodes of Atlantic shipping, where orderliness reflected the effectiveness of the regulatory apparatus... Learn More
    Published: 18th July 2011
    Hardback | £34.00
    Paperback | £18.99