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Product Description: On April 4, 1768, about one hundred angry Harvard College undergraduates, well over half the student body, left school and went home, in protest against new rules about class preparation. Their action constituted the largest student strike at any colonial American college...read more

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9781625342553 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, January 31, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: On April 4, 1768, about one hundred angry Harvard College undergraduates, well over half the student body, left school and went home, in protest against new rules about class preparation.

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9781625342560 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, January 31, 2017), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: On April 4, 1768, about one hundred angry Harvard College undergraduates, well over half the student body, left school and went home, in protest against new rules about class preparation.

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Product Description: Shaped by the West is a two-volume primary source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens. America’s expansion west was the driving force for issues of democracy, politics, race, freedom, and property...read more

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9780520290044 | Univ of California Pr, January 31, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Shaped by the West is a two-volume primary source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens.

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Product Description: An exciting introduction to a George Washington we rarely see, a president who strategically traveled to all thirteen states and transformed American political culture. “Breen’s clearly written account of these sojourns give readers a fresh understanding of the president’s personality, his public and private lives, and the political and social climate of the time” (Library Journal)...read more

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9781451675429 | Simon & Schuster, January 12, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: “An absorbing portrait.

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9781451675436 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, January 17, 2017), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: An exciting introduction to a George Washington we rarely see, a president who strategically traveled to all thirteen states and transformed American political culture.

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Product Description: In 1768, John Witherspoon, Presbyterian leader of the evangelical Popular party faction in the Scottish Kirk, became the College of New Jersey's sixth president. At Princeton, he mentored constitutional architect James Madison; as a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, he was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence...read more

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9781469628189 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 16, 2017, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In 1768, John Witherspoon, Presbyterian leader of the evangelical Popular party faction in the Scottish Kirk, became the College of New Jersey's sixth president.

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Product Description: This sweeping history of popular religion in eighteenth-century New England examines the experiences of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. Drawing on an unprecedented quantity of letters, diaries, and testimonies, Douglas Winiarski recovers the pervasive and vigorous lay piety of the early eighteenth century...read more

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9781469628264 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 16, 2017, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: This sweeping history of popular religion in eighteenth-century New England examines the experiences of ordinary people living through extraordinary times.

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Product Description: In this sweeping collection of essays, one of America's leading colonial historians reinterprets the struggle between Native peoples and Europeans in terms of how each understood the material basis of power.Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in eastern North America, Natives and newcomers alike understood the close relationship between political power and control of trade and land, but they did so in very different ways...read more

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9780812245004 | 1 edition (Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, April 11, 2013), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In this sweeping collection of essays, one of America's leading colonial historians reinterprets the struggle between Native peoples and Europeans in terms of how each understood the material basis of power.

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9780812223804 | Reprint edition (Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, December 8, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this sweeping collection of essays, one of America's leading colonial historians reinterprets the struggle between Native peoples and Europeans in terms of how each understood the material basis of power.

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Product Description: The settlers of New Netherland were obligated to uphold religious toleration as a legal right by the Dutch Republic's founding document, the 1579 Union of Utrecht, which stated that "everyone shall remain free in religion and that no one may be persecuted or investigated because of religion...read more

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9780812244083 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, April 6, 2012, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The settlers of New Netherland were obligated to uphold religious toleration as a legal right by the Dutch Republic's founding document, the 1579 Union of Utrecht, which stated that "everyone shall remain free in religion and that no one may be persecuted or investigated because of religion.

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9780812223781 | Reprint edition (Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, December 8, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The settlers of New Netherland were obligated to uphold religious toleration as a legal right by the Dutch Republic's founding document, the 1579 Union of Utrecht, which stated that "everyone shall remain free in religion and that no one may be persecuted or investigated because of religion.

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Product Description: The 1646 Treaty of Peace with Necotowance in Virginia fundamentally changed relationships between Native Americans and the English settlers of Virginia. Virginians were unique in their interaction with Native peoples in part because of their tributary system, a practice that became codified with the 1646 Treaty of Peace with the former Powhatan Confederacy...read more

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9780820350257 | Univ of Georgia Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: The 1646 Treaty of Peace with Necotowance in Virginia fundamentally changed relationships between Native Americans and the English settlers of Virginia.

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Product Description: On the morning of September 8, 1756, a band of about three hundred volunteers of a newly created Pennsylvania militia led by Lt. Col. John Armstrong crept slowly through the western Pennsylvania brush. The night before they had reviewed a plan to quietly surround and attack the Lenape, or Delaware, Indian village of Kittanning...read more

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9781594162695 | Westholme Pub Llc, November 9, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: On the morning of September 8, 1756, a band of about three hundred volunteers of a newly created Pennsylvania militia led by Lt.

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Product Description: Rebecca Fraser's book about the Mayflower sheds new light on a family caught up in all the perils of crossing the ocean and settling in the wilderness. But the story did not end there. All settlers had to become linguists, traders, and explorers, and yet not forget their roots and customs from the old country...read more

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9781250108562 | St Martins Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Rebecca Fraser's book about the Mayflower sheds new light on a family caught up in all the perils of crossing the ocean and settling in the wilderness.

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Product Description: A thorough reckoning of the evolving ideas and legacy of a founding force in American evangelism

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9781628461985 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, March 18, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Evangelicals and scholars of religious history have long recognized George Whitefield (1714-1770) as a founding father of American evangelicalism.

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9781496809636 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, November 1, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A thorough reckoning of the evolving ideas and legacy of a founding force in American evangelism

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Product Description: For thousands of years, pirates have terrorized the ocean voyager and the coastal inhabitant, plundered ship and shore, and wrought havoc on the lives and livelihoods of rich and poor alike. Around these desperate men has grown a body of myths and legends—fascinating tales that today strongly influence our notions of pirates and piracy...read more

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9781510713024 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, October 25, 2016, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: For thousands of years, pirates have terrorized the ocean voyager and the coastal inhabitant, plundered ship and shore, and wrought havoc on the lives and livelihoods of rich and poor alike.

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Product Description: Even as eighteenth-century thinkers from John Locke to Thomas Jefferson struggled to find effective means to restrain power, contemporary discussions of society gave increasing attention to ideals of refinement, moderation, and polished self-presentation...read more

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9780812248609 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, October 21, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Even as eighteenth-century thinkers from John Locke to Thomas Jefferson struggled to find effective means to restrain power, contemporary discussions of society gave increasing attention to ideals of refinement, moderation, and polished self-presentation.

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Product Description: In these pages, acclaimed historian Flora Fraser unfurls the story of George and Martha, brilliantly narrating the lives of an extraordinarily dedicated, accomplished, and historic couple. When they married in colonial Virginia in 1759, he was an awkward but ambitious young officer, she, a graceful, wealthy young widow...read more

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9780307272782 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, November 3, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A full-scale portrait of the marriage of the father and mother of our country—and of the struggle for independence that he led The Washingtons’ long union begins in colonial Virginia in 1759, when George Washington woos and weds Martha Dandridge Parke Custis, a pretty, charming, and very rich young widow.

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9780307474438, titled "The Washingtons: George and Martha, Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" | Anchor Books, October 18, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In these pages, acclaimed historian Flora Fraser unfurls the story of George and Martha, brilliantly narrating the lives of an extraordinarily dedicated, accomplished, and historic couple.

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Product Description: “With spirited charm, Mead weaves history, music, science, and medicine into the story...Fascinating, insightful, and, best of all, great fun.” —The Washington Post A jewel of musical history—the story of Ben Franklin’s favorite invention, the glass armonica—including the composers who wrote for it (Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, among others); Dr...read more

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9781476783031, titled "Angelic Music: The Story of Benjamin Franklin’s Glass Armonica" | Simon & Schuster, October 18, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: “With spirited charm, Mead weaves history, music, science, and medicine into the story.

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Product Description: We all know the story of Thanksgiving. Or do we? This uniquely American holiday has a rich and little known history beyond the famous feast of 1621. In Thanksgiving, award-winning author Melanie Kirkpatrick journeys through four centuries of history, giving us a vivid portrait of our nation's best-loved holiday...read more

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9781594038938 | Encounter Books, October 11, 2016, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: We all know the story of Thanksgiving.

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Product Description: In Frontier Country, Patrick Spero addresses one of the most important and controversial subjects in American history: the frontier. Countering the modern conception of the American frontier as an area of expansion, Spero employs the eighteenth-century meaning of the term to show how colonists understood it as a vulnerable, militarized boundary...read more

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9780812248616 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, October 8, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In Frontier Country, Patrick Spero addresses one of the most important and controversial subjects in American history: the frontier.

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Product Description: From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette...read more

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9781410483737 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, November 18, 2015), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: A portrait of the French Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, discusses his nonpartisan influence on a fledgling United States, his relationships with the Founding Fathers, and his contributions during the contentious 1824 presidential election.
9781594631740 | Riverhead Books, October 20, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.

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9780399573101 | Reprint edition (Riverhead Books, October 4, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.

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9781442391086 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster, October 20, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette—the one Frenchman we could all agree on—and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality.

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Product Description: Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters...read more

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9780199890347 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 6, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America.

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9780190627805 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America.

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Product Description: America Bewitched is the first major history of witchcraft in America - from the Salem witch trials of 1692 to the present day. The infamous Salem trials are etched into the consciousness of modern America, the human toll a reminder of the dangers of intolerance and persecution...read more

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9780199578719 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 22, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: America Bewitched is the first major history of witchcraft in America - from the Salem witch trials of 1692 to the present day.

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9780198745389 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 28, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: America Bewitched is the first major history of witchcraft in America - from the Salem witch trials of 1692 to the present day.

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Product Description: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse...read more
By Eliza Foss (narrator)

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9781478913214 | Hachette Audio, September 20, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.

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Product Description: Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff, author of the #1 bestseller Cleopatra, provides an electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials. The panic began early in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's niece began to writhe and roar...read more

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9780316200608 | Little Brown & Co, October 27, 2015, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.
9780316387743 | Large print edition (Little Brown & Co, October 27, 2015), cover price $34.00 | About this edition: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.

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9780316200592, titled "The Witches: Salem 1692" | Back Bay Books, September 20, 2016, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff, author of the #1 bestseller Cleopatra, provides an electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials.
9780516420431, titled "Katie Did It" | Childrens Pr, September 1, 1983, cover price $4.95 | also contains Katie Did It | About this edition: Carmelita, the youngest of three children, who gets the blame for everything bad, does something good for a change

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Product Description: The liberty of written and spoken expression has been fixed in the firmament of American social values since our nation's beginning - the government of the United States was the first to legalize free speech and a free press as fundamental human rights...read more

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9780393245462 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 13, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The liberty of written and spoken expression has been fixed in the firmament of American social values since our nation's beginning - the government of the United States was the first to legalize free speech and a free press as fundamental human rights.

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Product Description: The liberty of written and spoken expression has been fixed in the firmament of American social values since our nation's beginning - the government of the United States was the first to legalize free speech and a free press as fundamental human rights...read more
By Tom Perkins (narrator)

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9781681682402, titled "Indelible Ink: The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America’s Free Press" | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, September 13, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The liberty of written and spoken expression has been fixed in the firmament of American social values since our nation's beginning - the government of the United States was the first to legalize free speech and a free press as fundamental human rights.

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Product Description: The adoption of firearms by American Indians between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries marked a turning point in the history of North America’s indigenous peoples―a cultural earthquake so profound, says David Silverman, that its impact has yet to be adequately measured...read more

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9780674737471 | Belknap Pr, October 10, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The adoption of firearms by American Indians between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries marked a turning point in the history of North America’s indigenous peoples―a cultural earthquake so profound, says David Silverman, that its impact has yet to be adequately measured.

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