Early America

Culture, Contact, and Diplomacy: Indians and the Columbian Exchange

Brooks, James F. Captives & Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands.
Cronon, William. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England.
Haefeli Evan & Kevin Sweeney. Captors and Captives.
Jennings, Francis. The Invasion of America.
Mann, Charles. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus.
Richter, Daniel. Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America.
White, Richard. The Middle Ground.

Migration, Trade, and Empire in the Atlantic World

Anderson, Fred. Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766.
Bailyn, Bernard, Atlantic History.
Cressy, David. Coming Over.
Games, Alison. Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic.
Hancock, David. Citizens of the World: London Merchants and the Integration of the British Atlantic Community, 1735-1785.
Pestana, Carla. The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution.
Taylor, Alan. American Colonies.
Weber, David J. The Spanish Frontier in North America.

The Origins and Development of Slavery

Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America.
Davis, David Brion. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution.
Jordan, Winthrop. White over Black- American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812.
Morgan, Edmund S. American Slavery, American Freedom: the Ordeal of Colonial Virginia.
Morgan, Philip. Slave Counterpoint, Black Culture in the Eighteenth Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry.
Wood, Betty. The Origins of American Slavery.

Religion, Population, and Politics: the Varied Settlements of the Seventeenth Century

Berkin, Carol. First Generations: Women in Colonial America.
Bonomi, Patricia. The Lord Cornbury Scandal: The Politics of Reputation in British America.
Boyer, Paul & Stephen Nissenbaum. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft.
Greene, Jack. Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture.
Hall, David. Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Beliefs in Early New England.
Hoffman, Ronald. Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500-1782.
Horn, James. Adapting to a New World: English Society in the Seventeenth Century Chesapeake.
Karlsen, Carol. The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England
Kulikoff, Allan. From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers.
Morgan, Edmund. Visible Saints.
Peterson, Mark. The Price of Redemption: the Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England.
Roeber, A.G. Palatines, Liberty, and Property: German Lutherans in Colonial British America.
Shorto, Russell. The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America.
Michael Winship, Making Heretics.

Political, Religious, and Consumer Awakenings: the Eighteenth Century

Ned Landsman. From Colonials to Provincials.
Isacc, Rhys. The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790.
Dayton, Cornelia. Women before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789.
Shields, David. Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America.

Great Awakening

Bushman, Richard. From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765.
Butler, John. Awash in a Sea of Faith.
Bonomi, Patricia. Under the Cope of Heaven.

Economic Developments/Consumer Revolution

Breen, T.H. Tobacco Culture.
Carson, Cary, ed. Of Consuming Interests: The Style of Life in the Eighteenth Century.
Kulikoff, Alan. "The Transition to Capitalism in Rural America." William and Mary Quarterly, 1989.
Vickers, Daniel. Farmers and Fishermen.
Vickers, Daniel. "Competency and Competition: Economic Culture in Early America." William and Mary Quarterly, 1990.

Revolutionary Ideas

Bailyn, Bernard. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution.
Bushman, Richard. King and People in Provincial Massachusetts
Foner, Eric. Tom Paine and Revolutionary America.
Woody Holton, Forced Founders.

Republican Visions and Nationalist Debates in the Early Republic

Beard, Charles. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution.
Beeman, Richard, Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity.
McCoy, Drew. The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America.
McKittrick, Eric & Stanley Elkins. The Age of Federalism.
Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800.
Rakove, Jack. Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution.
Rodgers, Daniel T. "Republicanism: The Career of a Concept, " Journal of American History, 74 (1992).
Taylor, Alan. William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the
Early American Republic.
Waldstreicher, David. In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820.
Wood, Gordon. The Radicalism of the American Revolution.

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