Now in its sixth edition, Colonial America is the most respected and well-known anthology of readings by top scholars in the field of early American history. The collection offers an insightful and critical view of the colonial period, and exposes students to the most significant developments in recent American colonial history scholarship. The new edition features 17 new essays, emphasizing a comparative approach to colonial worlds, with added content on the Atlantic and North American interior. Drawing its material from a greater range of sources than ever before, the text also highlights the themes of race, gender, and family throughout the collection of articles.
Colonial America includes:
- maps of the eighteenth century Atlantic World, West Indies, and British North American colonies
- new introductions to key essays from the fifth edition
- seventeen new essays with contextualizing introductions
- discussion questions for students
- recent scholarship on Indian-colonial relations, the Atlantic, comparative colonialism, gender, slavery and bound labor, and imperial history.
With contributions from: Fred Anderson, T.H. Breen, Anne S. Brown, Denver Brunsman, Colin G. Calloway, Jared Diamond, David Eltis, Aaron S. Fogleman, Alan Gallay, David D. Hall, April Lee Hatfield, Frank Lambert, Barry J. Levy, Kenneth A. Lockridge, Brendan McConville, Peter N. Moogk, Philip D. Morgan, John M. Murrin, Jenny Hale Pulsipher, Martin H. Quitt, Daniel K. Richter, Brett Rushforth, David J. Silverman, Owen Stanwood, John K. Thornton, Alden T. Vaughan, Wendy Anne Warren, and David J. Weber,
The sixth edition of Colonial America is the best resource on the market to give students a feel for the newest themes in colonial history, and to leave them with a sense of the conversation shared among early American historians.
Stanley N. Katz is Director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He has written widely on political, legal, and constitutional history, and is the Editor in Chief of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History.
John M. Murrin is Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University. He is co-author of Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People.
Douglas Greenberg is Professor of History and Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
David J. Silverman is Associate Professor of History at The George Washington University. He is the author of Red Brethren: The Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians and the Problem of Race in Early America.
Denver Brunsman is Assistant Professor of History at Wayne State University. He is the co-editor of Revolutionary Detroit: Portraits in Political and Cultural Change, 1760-1805.
The Atlantic World, c. 1700
The West Indies, c. 1700
British North America, c. mid-18th Century
The First Globalization
1. Spacious Skies and Tilted Axes
Indians, Europeans, and Africans in the Seventeenth Century
2. Trade and Acculturation at Jamestown, 1607-1609: The Limits of Understanding
Martin H. Quitt
3. Indians, Missionaries, and Religious Translation: Creating Wampanoag Christianity in Seventeenth-Century Martha’s Vineyard
David J. Silverman
4. War and Culture: The Iroquois Experience
Daniel K. Richter
5. Slaveholders’ "Hellish Principles": A Seventeenth-Century Critique
Alden T. Vaughan
6. "The Cause of Her Grief": The Rape of a Slave in Early New England
Wendy Anne Warren
7. Conquistadores of the Spirit
David J. Weber
8. Reluctant Exiles: Emigrants from France in Canada before 1760
Peter N. Moogk
9. Chesapeake Slavery in Atlantic Context
April Lee Hatfield
10. Family Strategies and Religious Practice: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper in Early New England
Anne S. Brown and David D. Hall
11. Overcoming Nausea: The Brothers Hesselius and the Great American Mystery
Kenneth A. Lockridge
12. "Tender Plants": Quaker Farmers and Children in the Delaware Valley, 1681-1735
Barry J. Levy
13. "Subjects . . . unto the same king": New England Indians and the Use of Royal Political Power
Jenny Hale Pulsipher
14. Rebellions and Reconquests in Northern New Spain
Colin G. Calloway
15. The Protestant Moment: Antipopery, the Revolution of 1688-1689, and the Making of an Anglo-American Empire
16. Coming to Terms with the Salem Witch Trials
John M. Murrin
17. Diplomacy and War in the Colonial Southeast, 1699-1706
American Slaveries, American Laborers
18. From Slaves, Convicts, and Servants to Free Passengers: The Transformation of Immigration in the Era of the American Revolution
Aaron S. Fogleman
19. "A Little Flesh We Offer You": The Origins of Indian Slavery in New France
20. The Volume and Structure of the Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Reassessment
21. Social Transactions between Whites and Blacks
Philip D. Morgan
22. African Dimensions of the Stono Rebellion
John K. Thornton
23. "Baubles of Britain": The American and Consumer Revolutions of the Eighteenth Century
24. "Peddler in Divinity": George Whitefield and the Great Awakening, 1737-1745
25. The Passions of Empire: Affection, Desire, and the Bonds of Nation in the British Atlantic
26. The Knowles Atlantic Impressment Riots of the 1740s
Launching the First Global War
27. George Washington Enters the World Stage
List of Contributors