Colonial America: Essays in Politics and Social Development / Edition 4

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As an anthology of readings by top scholars in the field of Early American History, Colonial America: Essays in Politics and Social Development provides students with an insightful and critical view of the Colonial period. The Fifth Edition is heavily revised to reflect shifting emphasis on the continentalist approach to early American history. With seventeen new essays, including essays on the New France and Spanish borderlands, this reader continues to be a best-selling text in the Colonial America course.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070337480
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 662

Table of Contents

Spacious Skies and Tilted Axes 3
Taking Possession and Reading Texts: Establishing the Authority of Overseas Empires 19
Conquistadores of the Spirit 47
Reluctant Exiles: Emigrants from France in Canada before 1760 90
From Servant to Freeholder: Status Mobility and Property Accumulation in Seventeenth-Century Maryland 131
The Planter's Wife: The Experience of White Women in Seventeenth-Century Maryland 154
The African Experience of the "20 and Odd Negroes" Arriving in Virginia in 1619 182
Family Structure in Seventeenth-Century Andover, Massachusetts 199
The Devil, the Body, and the Feminine Soul in Puritan New England 219
"Tender Plants": Quaker Farmers and Children in the Delaware Valley, 1681-1735 240
War and Culture: The Iroquois Experience 269
The Indians' New World: The Catawba Experience 301
King Philip's Herds: Indians, Colonists, and the Problem of Livestock in Early New England 329
Slavery and Freedom: The American Paradox 355
The Menacing Shadow of Louis XIV and the Rage of Jacob Leisler: The Constitutional Ordeal of Seventeenth-Century New York 380
The Pueblo Revolt and Its Aftermath 419
"The Extension of His Majesties Dominions": The Virginia Backcountry and the Reconfiguration of Imperial Frontiers 433
"Baubles of Britain": The American and Consumer Revolutions of the Eighteenth Century 467
Markets and Composite Farms in Early America 497
Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village 524
Social Transactions between Whites and Blacks 556
Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose: A Free Black Town in Spanish Colonial Florida 593
African Dimensions of the Stono Rebellion 620
"Pedlar in Divinity": George Whitefield and the Great Awakening, 1737-1745 636
The Indian's Great Awakening, 1745-1775 664
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