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  1. John Cabot and his Italian financiers* - Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli 08/2012

    Article 

  2. General Reading 21 items
    1. Introductions 2 items
      1. The limits of liberty: American history, 1607-1980 - Maldwyn Allen Jones 1983

        Book Recommended reading pp. 1-75

      2. America: a narrative history - George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi 2004

        Book Recommended reading vol. 1, chapters 1-7

    2. Fuller accounts 7 items
      1. American colonies - Alan Taylor 2002, c2001

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Colonial America: a history in documents - Edward G. Gray c2012

        Book Recommended reading

      3. The British in the Americas, 1480-1815 - Anthony McFarlane 1994

        Book Recommended reading

      4. American colonies - Alan Taylor 2002, c2001

        Book Recommended reading

      5. Colonial America in an Atlantic World - T. H Hall, Timothy D. Breen

        Book Recommended reading

      6. British America, 1500-1800: creating colonies, imagining an empire - Steven Sarson 2005

        Book Recommended reading

      7. Empires of the Atlantic world: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830 - J. H. Elliott 2006

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Essays 4 items
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 1: The origins of empire - Nicholas P. Canny 2011, c1988 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume II: The eighteenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low, P. J. Marshall 1998

        Book Recommended reading

      3. The British Atlantic world, 1500-1800 - David Armitage, M. J. Braddick 2002

        Book Recommended reading

      4. Atlantic history: a critical appraisal - Jack P. (Jack Phillip) Greene, Philip D. Morgan c2009

        Book Recommended reading

    4. Reference 4 items
      1. Dictionary of British America, 1584-1783 - Mary K Geiter 2007

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The Oxford handbook of the Atlantic world, c.1450-c.1850 - Nicholas P. Canny, Philip D. Morgan 2011

        Book Recommended reading

      3. The Oxford handbook of the American Revolution - Edward G. Gray, Jane Kamensky 2013

        Book Recommended reading

    5. Primary sources 4 items
      1. English historical documents: Vol.9: American colonial documents to 1776 - David C. Douglas, Merrill Jensen 1955

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter D-36, pp271-276, The administration of the colonies (1764)

      2. Colonial American history - Kirsten Fischer, Eric Hinderaker 2002

        Book Recommended reading

      3. The American Revolution: a history in documents - Steven C. Bullock c2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      4. Colonial America: a history in documents - Edward G. Gray c2012

        Book Recommended reading

  3. Lectures: Term 1 4 items
    1. John Cabot and his Italian financiers* - Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli 08/2012

      Article 

    2. Week 1 (22/09/2014): Introduction: Defining Democracy

  4. The First Settlers: Spanish, French and Dutch 26 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. American colonies - Alan Taylor 2002, c2001

        Book Essential reading pp. 24-49.

      2. The Oxford handbook of the Atlantic world, c.1450-c.1850 - Nicholas P. Canny, Philip D. Morgan 2011

        Book Essential reading Joan-Pau Rubiés, ‘The World of Europeans, Africans, and Americans, c.1490’ pp. 21-37

    2. Core Reading 9 items
      1. The Dutch seaborne empire, 1600-1800 - C. R. Boxer 1965

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The rise of the Atlantic economies - Ralph Davis Davis

        Book Recommended reading

      3. The old world and the new 1492-1650 - J. H. Elliott 1970

        Book Recommended reading

      4. Empires of the Atlantic world: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830 - J. H. Elliott 2006

        Book Recommended reading

      5. The colony of New Netherland: a Dutch settlement in seventeenth-century America - Jaap Jacobs 2009

        Book Recommended reading

      6. Spain and Portugal in the New World, 1492-1700 - Lyle N. McAlister c1984 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      7. The European discovery of America: the Northern voyages A.D. 500-1600 - Samuel Eliot Morison 1971

        Book Recommended reading

      8. In search of empire: the French in the Americas, 1670-1730 - James S. Pritchard 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      9. The first imperial age: European overseas expansion c.1400-1715 - Geoffrey Vaughn Scammell, MyiLibrary 1992 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further reading 15 items
      1. Essays on New France - W. J. Eccles 1987

        Book Other reading

      2. Revisiting New Netherland 2005

        Book Other reading

      3. The seigneurial system in early Canada - Richard Colebrook Harris

        Book Other reading

      4. Land and society in early Canada and South Africa - R.Cole Harris, Leonard Guelke 1977-4

        Article Other reading

      5. The forgotten centuries 1994

        Book Other reading Charles Hudson, ‘The Hernando de Soto Expedition, 1539-1543’

      6. Empire: how Spain became a world power, 1492-1763 - Henry Arthur Francis Kamen, Henry Arthur Francis Kamen 2003

        Book Other reading

      7. Possessing Albany, 1630-1710 - Donna Merwick 1990

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      8. Holland on the Hudson - Oliver A. Rink March 1989 (Paperback)

        Book Other reading

      9. The upper country: French enterprise in the colonial Great Lakes - Claiborne A. Skinner

        Book Other reading

      10. The Golden Age: the Spanish Empire of Charles V - Hugh Thomas 2011, c2010

        Book Other reading

  5. The First English Settlers: The Chesapeake 15 items
    Why did the Chesapeake colonies take so long to become securely established?
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 1: The origins of empire - Nicholas P. Canny 2011, c1988

        Book Essential reading James Horn, ‘Tobacco Colonies’

    2. Core reading 4 items
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume I: The origins of Empire : British overseas enterprise to the close of the seventeenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low, Nicholas P. Canny 1998

        Book Recommended reading John C. Appleby, ‘War, Politics and Colonization 1558-1625’

      2. Envisioning an English empire: Jamestown and the making of the North Atlantic world - Robert Appelbaum, John Wood Sweet c2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Andrew Hadfield, ‘Irish Colonies and the Americas’

    3. Further reading 10 items
      1. Colonial Virginia - Warren M. Billings 1986

        Book Other reading

      2. A little parliament - Warren M. Billings 2004

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Adapting to a new world: English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake - James P. P. Horn, Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) c1994

        Book Other reading

      4. Albion's seed: four British folkways in America - David Hackett Fischer 1989

        Book Other reading

      5. Migration and the origins of the English Atlantic world - Alison Games 1999

        Book Other reading

      6. Adapting to a new world: English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake - James P. P. Horn, Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) c1994

        Book Other reading

      7. American slavery, American freedom: the ordeal of colonial Virginia - Edmund S. Morgan 2003

        Book Other reading

      8. The Chesapeake in the seventeenth century: essays on Anglo-American society - Thad W. Tate, David Ammerman, Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) 1979

        Book Other reading

  6. The First English Settlers: New England 19 items
    How important was puritanism in shaping seventeenth-century New England?
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 1: The origins of empire - Nicholas P. Canny 2011, c1988 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Virginia DeJohn Anderson, ‘New England in the Seventeenth Century’

    2. Core reading 4 items
      1. Seventeenth-Century New England - David Grayson July 1985 (Hardcover)

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Pilgrims: New World settlers and the call of home - Susan Hardman Moore

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further reading 14 items
      1. The Puritan experiment: New England society from Bradford to Edwards - Francis J. Bremer c1995

        Book Other reading

      2. The long argument - Stephen Foster February 28, 1996 (Paperback)

        Book Other reading

      3. Albion's seed: four British folkways in America - David Hackett Fischer 1989

        Book Other reading

      4. Migration and the origins of the English Atlantic world - Alison Games 1999

        Book Other reading

      5. The Puritan dilemma: the story of John Winthrop - Edmund S. Morgan c2007

        Book Other reading

      6. The New England soul: preaching and religious culture in colonial New England - Harry S. Stout 2012

        Book Other reading

      7. Divided we stand: Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-1680 - Roger Thompson 2012

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      8. Into the American woods - James H. Merrell January 2000

        Book Recommended reading

  7. Europeans and Native Peoples 31 items
    What factors influenced European views of Native Americans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries?
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 1: The origins of empire - Nicholas P. Canny 2011, c1988 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Peter C. Mancall, ‘Native Americans and Europeans’

    2. Core reading 10 items
      1. The invasion within - James Axtell November 27, 1986

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Natives and newcomers - James Axtell 2001

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Changes in the land: Indians, colonists, and the ecology of New England - William Cronon 1983

        Book Recommended reading

      4. The unredeemed captive - John Putnam Demos 1996 (Paperback)

        Book Recommended reading

      5. Indians and English: facing off in early America - Karen Ordahl Kupperman 2000

        Book Recommended reading

      6. American frontiers: cultural encounters and continental conquest - Gregory H. Nobles 1998

        Book Recommended reading

      7. Our savage neighbors: how Indian war transformed early America - Peter Silver

        Book Recommended reading

      8. Warpaths: invasions of North America - Ian Kenneth Steele 1994

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further reading 20 items
      1. The white man's Indian: images of the American Indian, from Columbus to the present - Robert F. Berkhofer 1979

        Book Other reading

      2. The Red King's rebellion - Russell Bourne 1990

        Book Other reading

      3. Captives: Britain, Empire and the world, 1600-1850 - Linda Colley 2003

        Book Other reading

      4. Natives and strangers: a multicultural history of Americans - Leonard Dinnerstein, Roger L. Nichols, David M. Reimers 2003

        Book Other reading

      5. The invasion of America: Indians, colonialism, and the cant of conquest - Francis Jennings, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture 2010

        Book Other reading

      6. Cultures in contact 1988

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      7. The forgotten centuries 1994

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      8. Empire of fortune: crowns, colonies, and tribes in the Seven Years War in America - Francis Jennings 1990, Ã1988

        Book Other reading

      9. American encounters: Natives and newcomers from European contact to Indian removal, 1500-1850 - Peter C. Mancall, James Hart Merrell c2007

        Book Other reading

      10. Red, white, and black: the peoples of early North America - Gary B. Nash c2010

        Book Other reading

      11. European encounters with the New World: from Renaissance to romanticism - A. R. Pagden 1994

        Book Other reading

      12. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume I: The origins of Empire : British overseas enterprise to the close of the seventeenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low, Nicholas P. Canny 1998

        Book Other reading Anthony Pagden, ‘The Struggle for Legitimacy and the Image of Empire’

      13. The ordeal of the longhouse - Daniel K. Richter 1992

        Book Other reading

      14. Manitou and Providence - Neal Salisbury March 15, 1984 (Paperback)

        Book Other reading

      15. Savagism and civility - Bernard W. Sheehan 1980

        Book Other reading

      16. American holocaust: the conquest of the New World - David E. Stannard 1992

        Book Other reading

  8. The Introduction of Slavery 28 items
    Why did slavery become established as a major labour system in the southern mainland colonies?
    1. Required reading: 2 items
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 1: The origins of empire - Nicholas P. Canny 2011, c1988 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading P.E.H. Hair and Robin Law, ‘The English in Western Africa to 1700’

    2. Core reading 10 items
      1. The making of New World slavery: from the Baroque to the modern, 1492-1800 - Robin Blackburn 1997

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Black southerners, 1619-1869 - John B. Boles c1983

        Book Recommended reading

      3. The rise of African slavery in the Americas - David Eltis 2000

        Book Other reading

      4. The Cambridge economic history of the United States: Vol.1: The colonial era - Robert E. Gallman, Stanley L. Engerman 1996

        Book Recommended reading David W. Galenson, ‘The Settlement and Growth of the Colonies’

      5. American slavery, 1619-1877

        Chapter Recommended reading Read chapter 1, pp3-27, Origins and consolidation

      6. American slavery, American freedom: the ordeal of colonial Virginia - Edmund S. Morgan 2003

        Book Recommended reading

      7. Slavery and servitude in North America, 1607-1800 - Kenneth Morgan 2000

        Book Recommended reading

      8. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume II: The eighteenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low, P. J. Marshall 1998

        Book Recommended reading Philip D. Morgan, ‘The Black Experience in the British Empire’

      9. The origins of American slavery: freedom and bondage in the English colonies - Betty Wood 1997

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further reading 16 items
      1. "Myne owne ground": race and freedom on Virginia's Eastern Shore, 1640-1676 - T. H. Breen, Stephen Innes 1980

        Book Other reading

      2. Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660 - Linda Marinda Heywood, John Kelly Thornton 2007

        Book Other reading

      3. Work and labor in early America - Stephen Innes, Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) c1988

        Book Other reading

      4. White over black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 - Winthrop D. Jordan, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture 2012

        Book Other reading

      5. Tobacco and slaves: the development of southern cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800 - Allan Kulikoff, Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) c1986

        Book Other reading

      6. Rice and slaves: ethnicity and the slave trade in colonial South Carolina - Daniel C. Littlefield 1991

        Book Other reading

      7. Slave counterpoint: Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry - Philip D. Morgan, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture c1998

        Book Other reading

      8. Foul means: the formation of a slave society in Virginia, 1660-1740 - Anthony S. Parent, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture c2003

        Book Other reading

      9. Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic world, 1400-1680 - John K. Thornton 1998

        Book Other reading

      10. Slaves and slavery: the British colonial experience - James Walvin 1992

        Book Other reading

  9. Week 7 (03/11/2014): Reading Week: No Lecture 0 items
  10. For your interest, The Imperial Dimension, 1607-1691 17 items
    Why did the Stuart monarchs attempt to assert more control over the American colonies in the seventeenth century?
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume II: The eighteenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low, P. J. Marshall 1998

        Book Essential reading Michael J. Braddick, ‘The English Government, War, Trade, and Settlement, 1625-1688’

    2. Core reading 4 items
      1. Revolution and empire - Robert M. Bliss

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Peripheries and centre - Jack P. Greene 1990

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Colonial British America: essays in the new history of the early modern era - Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole c1984

        Book Recommended reading W.A. Speck, ‘The International and Imperial Context’

    3. Further reading 12 items
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume I: The origins of Empire : British overseas enterprise to the close of the seventeenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low, Nicholas P. Canny 1998

        Book Other reading Richard S. Dunn, ‘The Glorious Revolution and America’

      2. Adjustment to empire - Richard R. Johnson 1981

        Book Other reading

      3. England's colonial wars, 1550-1688: conflicts, empire, and national identity - Bruce Lenman 2001

        Book Other reading

      4. The English Atlantic in an age of revolution, 1640-1661 - Carla Gardina Pestana March 1, 2007 (Paperback)

        Book Other reading

      5. English America and the Revolution of 1688 - Jack M. Sosin 1982

        Book Other reading

      6. The Governors General - Stephen Saunders Webb July 1987 (Paperback)

        Book Other reading

      7. 1676, the end of American independence - Stephen Saunders Webb 1995

        Book Other reading

      8. The data and theory of restoration empire - Stephen Saunders Webb 1986

        Article Other reading

  11. Colonial Government and Society 17 items
    In what ways were the English/British colonies in North America ‘democratic’?
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume II: The eighteenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low, P. J. Marshall 1998

        Book Essential reading Ian K. Steele, ‘The Anointed, the Appointed and the Elected’

    2. Core reading 6 items
      1. The varieties of political experience in eighteenth-century America - Richard R. Beeman c2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Voting in provincial America - Robert J. Dinkin 1977

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Peaceable kingdoms: New England towns in the eighteenth century

        Chapter Recommended reading Read chapter 6, pp187-219, A happy mediocrity

      4. The social context of democracy in Massachusetts - Michael Zuckerman 1968

        Article Recommended reading

    3. Further reading 10 items
      1. Colonial America - Jerome R. Reich 2001

        Book Other reading B. Bailyn, ‘Politics and Social Structure in Virginia’

      2. A little parliament - Warren M. Billings 2004

        Book Other reading

      3. Foundations of Representative Government in Maryland, 1632-1715 - David William Jordan August 22, 2002 (Paperback)

        Book Other reading

      4. A New England town - Kenneth A. Lockridge 1985

        Book Other reading

      5. Colonial British America: essays in the new history of the early modern era - Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole c1984

        Book Other reading J.M. Murrin, ‘Political Development’

      6. Studies in the Massachusetts franchise, 1631-1691 - R. C. Simmons 1989

        Book Other reading

  12. For your interest, The Atlantic Economy 17 items
    How important an influence was British regulation on the overseas trade of the eighteenth-century British North American colonies?
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume II: The eighteenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low, P. J. Marshall 1998

        Book Essential reading Jacob M. Price, ‘The Imperial Economy, 1700-1776’

    2. Core reading 5 items
      1. The economy of British America, 1607-1789

        Chapter Recommended reading Read chapter 4, pp71-88, The centrality of trade

      2. The Cambridge economic history of the United States: Vol.1: The colonial era - Robert E. Gallman, Stanley L. Engerman 1996

        Book Recommended reading J.J. McCusker, ‘British Mercantilist Policies and the American Colonies’

      3. Money, trade, and power: the evolution of colonial South Carolina's plantation society - Jack P. Greene, Rosemary Brana-Shute, Randy J. Sparks 2001

        Book Recommended reading R. C. Nash, ‘The Organization of Trade and Finance in the Atlantic Economy’

      4. The economy of colonial America

        Chapter Recommended reading Read chaper 2, pp17-38, Foreign trade

      5. The economic rise of early America - Gary M. Walton, James F. Sheperd

        Book Recommended reading chs. 5 and 8

    3. Further reading 11 items
      1. The navigation acts and the American Revolution. - O. M. Dickerson 1978

        Book Other reading

      2. The British Atlantic empire before the American Revolution - P. J. Marshall, Glyndwr Williams 1980

        Book Other reading J. Gwyn, ‘British Government Spending and the North American Colonies’

      3. The era of the American revolution: studies inscribed to Evarts Boutell Greene - Richard Brandon Morris 1939 (electronic resource)

        Book Other reading L. Harper, ‘The Effects of the Navigation Acts on the Thirteen Colonies’,

      4. Soundings in Atlantic History - Bernard Bailyn

        Book Other reading Wim Klooster, ‘Inter-Imperial Smuggling in Wthe Americas, 1600-1800’,

  13. Eighteenth Century Immigration &settling of the Middle Colonies 17 items
    In what ways did the arrival of migrants from Britain and other parts of Europe change the nature of the British North American colonies between 1700 and 1775?
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. American colonies - Alan Taylor 2002, c2001

        Book Essential reading pp. 314-23

    2. Core reading 4 items
      1. The peopling of British North America: an introduction - Bernard Bailyn 1986

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Strangers within the realm: cultural margins of the first British Empire - Bernard Bailyn, Philip D. Morgan, Institute of Early American History and Culture c1991

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Hopeful journeys: German immigration, settlement, and political culture in colonial America, 1717-1775 - Aaron Spencer Fogleman 1996

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further reading 12 items
      1. Voyagers to the West: a passage in the peopling of America on the eve of the Revolution - Bernard Bailyn, Barbara DeWolfe 1988

        Book Other reading

      2. Becoming America: the revolution before 1776 - Jon Butler 2001

        Book Other reading

      3. Scotland's empire and the shaping of the Americas, 1600-1815 - T. M. Devine 2004

        Book Other reading

      4. Ulster emigration to colonial America, 1718-1775 - R. J. Dickson 1988

        Book Other reading

      5. The original Scots colonists of early America, 1612-1783 - David Dobson 1989

        Book Other reading

      6. Albion's seed: four British folkways in America - David Hackett Fischer 1989

        Book Other reading

      7. Becoming German - Philip Otterness January 2007 (Paperback)

        Book Other reading

      8. Trade in strangers: the beginnings of mass migration to North America - Marianne Sophia Wokeck 1999

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      9. Urban Village - Stephanie Grauman Wolf May 1, 1980 (Paperback)

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  14. American Politics (The Imperial Dimension, 1696-1750) 16 items
    To what extent had the North American colonies become self-governing by the middle of the eighteenth century?
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. English historical documents: Vol.9: American colonial documents to 1776 - Thomas Pownall

        Chapter Essential reading Read pp. 271-6, Thomas Pownall, The Administration of the Colonies (1764)

      2. Colonial British America: essays in the new history of the early modern era - Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole c1984

        Book Essential reading W.A. Speck, ‘The International and Imperial Context’

    2. Core reading 6 items
      1. Peripheries and centre - Jack P. Greene 1990

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Negotiated authorities: essays in colonial, political and constitutional history - Jack P. Greene 1994

        Book Recommended reading ch. 7

      3. "Salutary neglect"; colonial administration under the Duke of Newcastle - James A. Henretta 1972

        Book Recommended reading

      4. The king's three faces: the rise & fall of royal America, 1688-1776 - Brendan McConville, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture c2006

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further reading 8 items
      1. The British Atlantic empire before the American Revolution - P. J. Marshall, Glyndwr Williams 1980

        Book Other reading J. Gwyn, ‘British Government Spending and the North American Colonies’

      2. New England in the English nation, 1689-1713 - Philip S. Haffenden 1974

        Book Other reading

      3. Adjustment to empire - Richard R. Johnson 1981

        Book Other reading

      4. Newcastles New York Anglo American Polit - Stanley Nider Katz

        Book Other reading

      5. The power of commerce - Nancy F. Koehn 1994

        Book Other reading

      6. Royal Government in America - L W Labaree

        Book Other reading

  15. Politics and Religion in Colonial America: Anglicisation and Europeanisation 19 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. Colonial British America: essays in the new history of the early modern era - Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole c1984

        Book Essential reading J.A. Henretta, ‘Wealth and Social Structure’

    2. Core reading 4 items
      1. Race, class and politics - Gary B. Nash March 1, 1986 (Paperback)

        Book Recommended reading , ‘Urban Wealth and Poverty in Pre-revolutionary America’

      2. Poverty in a land of plenty - Gregory A. Stiverson 1977

        Book Other reading

    3. Further reading 13 items
      1. The marketplace of revolution - T. H. Breen 2005

        Book Other reading

      2. Colonial British America: essays in the new history of the early modern era - Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole c1984

        Book Other reading Richard L. Bushman, ‘American High Style and Vernacular Cultures’

      3. Of consuming interests 1994

        Book Other reading

      4. England's cultural provinces: Scotland and America - John Clive, Bernard Bailyn 1954

        Article Other reading

      5. Four generations - Philip J. Greven

        Book Other reading

      6. Commerce and culture: the maritime communities of colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750 - Christine Leigh Heyrman c1984

        Book Other reading

      7. Landlord and Tenant in Colonial New York - Sung Bok Kim February 1987 (Paperback)

        Book Other reading

      8. The American historical review - Gloria L. Main 2000

        Journal Other reading

      9. Race, class and politics - Gary B. Nash March 1, 1986 (Paperback)

        Book Other reading The Social Development of Colonial America’

      10. Civil tongues & polite letters in British America - David S. Shields c1997

        Book Other reading

  16. Religious Diversity and the Great Awakening 18 items
    Did eighteenth-century evangelical revivalism unite or divide the British North American colonies?
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. American colonies - Alan Taylor 2002, c2001

        Book Essential reading pp. 338-62.

    2. Core reading 6 items
      1. The great awakening: the roots of evangelical Christianity in colonial America - Thomas S. Kidd 2007

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Revivals, awakenings, and reform: an essay on religion and social change in America, 1607-1977 - William G. McLoughlin 1978

        Book Recommended reading William McCloughlin, ‘The Great Awakening of 1730-1760’

    3. Further reading 11 items
      1. A war of religion - James B. Bell 2008

        Book Other reading

      2. The Origins of Anglo-American Radicalism - Margaret C. Jacob

        Book Other reading

      3. Awash in a sea of faith: Christianizing the American people - Jon Butler 1990

        Book Other reading

      4. The devil's dominion: magic and religion in early New England - Richard Godbeer 1993

        Book Other reading

      5. The Great Awakening - Darrett Bruce Rutman 1977

        Book Other reading

      6. The Protestant evangelical awakening - W. R. Ward 1992

        Book Other reading

  17. For your interest, on The Seven Years War 15 items
    1. further reading 1 item
    2. Core reading 5 items
      1. War, state, and society in mid-eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland - Stephen Conway 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading ch. 9

      2. Cultures in conflict: the Seven Years' War in North America - Warren R. Hofstra c2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Woody Holton, ‘How the Seven Years’ War Turned Americans into (British) Patriots’

      3. War and society in colonial Connecticut - Harold E. Selesky 1990

        Book Recommended reading

      4. In the pursuit of shadows: Massachusetts millenialism and the Seven Years War - Kerry A. Trask 1989

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further reading 9 items
      1. A people's army: Massachusetts soldiers and society in the Seven Years' War - Fred Anderson, Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) 1996

        Book Other reading

      2. The Protestant Interest: New England After Puritanism - Thomas S. Kidd

        Book Other reading

      3. Abraham in arms: war and gender in colonial New England - Ann M. Little c2007

        Book Other reading

      4. New England Outpost - Richard I. Melvoin February 1992

        Book Other reading

      5. Urban Crucible : Social Change, Political Consciousness and the Origin - Gary B Nash 1981

        Book Other reading

      6. The British Atlantic empire before the American Revolution - P. J. Marshall, Glyndwr Williams 1980

        Book Other reading William Pencak, ‘Warfare and Political Change in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts’

      7. Empire and liberty - Alan Rogers 1974

        Book Other reading

  18. Week 19 (26/01/2015): The Imperial Crisis, 1763-1775 23 items
    Why did Americans resist taxation by the British Parliament between 1764 and 1775?
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. Prologue to revolution: sources and documents on the Stamp Act crisis, 1764-1766 - Edmund S. Morgan, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture 1959

        Book Essential reading ‘The Massachusetts Resolves, October 29, 1765’

    2. Core reading 9 items
      1. The ideological origins of the American Revolution - Bernard Bailyn 1992

        Book Recommended reading

      2. War, state, and society in mid-eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland - Stephen Conway 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading ch. 9

      3. Peripheries and centre - Jack P. Greene 1990

        Book Recommended reading

      4. The constitutional origins of the American Revolution - Jack P. Greene c2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      5. British North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Daniel J. Huselbosch, ‘The American Revolution (II): The Origin and Nature of Colonial Grievances’

      6. Whigs against Whigs against Whigs: - Pauline Maier 2011

        Article Recommended reading

      7. Revolution in America: Britain and the Colonies, 1763-1776 - Peter D. G. Thomas 1992

        Book Recommended reading

      8. The Oxford handbook of the American Revolution - Edward G. Gray, Jane Kamensky 2013

        Book Recommended reading Craig B. Yurish, ‘The Imperial Crisis’

    3. Further reading 12 items
      1. Empire or independence, 1760-1776 - Ian R. Christie 1976

        Book Other reading

      2. Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: a political history - Francis D. Cogliano 1999

        Book Other reading

      3. A struggle for power: the American revolution - Theodore Draper 1997

        Book Other reading

      4. The Making and Unmaking of Empires - P. J. Marshall October 29, 2007 (Paperback)

        Book Other reading

      5. The birth of the Republic, 1763-89 - Edmund S. Morgan 1992

        Book Other reading

      6. Constitutional history of the American Revolution - John Phillip Reid 1995

        Book Other reading

      7. The fall of the first British Empire: origins of the War of American Independence - Robert W. Tucker, David C. Hendrickson c1982

        Book Other reading

  19. Week 20 (02/02/2015): The Revolution within America 32 items
    How revolutionary was the American Revolution?
    1. Required reading 3 items
      1. English historical documents: Vol.9: American colonial documents to 1776 - David C. Douglas, Merrill Jensen 1955

        Book Essential reading Gouvenor Morris to John Penn, 20 May 1774 pp. 860-3

    2. Core reading 9 items
      1. American insurgents, American patriots: the revolution of the people - T. H. Breen 2010

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: a political history - Francis D. Cogliano 1999

        Book Recommended reading

      3. The American Revolution - Edward Countryman, Eric Foner 1985

        Book Recommended reading Eric Foner, ‘Tom Paine’s Republic’

      4. Towards a new past: dissenting essays in American history - Barton J. Bernstein 1970

        Book Recommended reading Jesse Lemisch, ‘The American Revolution seen from the Bottom Up’

      5. The politics of war: race, class, and conflict in revolutionary Virginia - Michael A. McDonnell, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture c2007

        Book Recommended reading

      6. Who Shall Rule at Home? - Jonathan Mercantini March 15, 2007 (Hardcover)

        Book Recommended reading

      7. British North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Nancy L. Rhoden, ‘The American Revolution (I): The Paradox of Atlantic Integration’

      8. The radicalism of the American Revolution - Gordon S. Wood 1993

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further reading 20 items
      1. Revolutionary Mothers: women in the struggle for America's independence - Carol Berkin 2004

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Slavery and freedom in the age of the American Revolution - Ira Berlin, Ronald Hoffman, United States Capitol Historical Society 1986, c1983

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Water from the rock: Black resistance in a revolutionary age - Sylvia R. Frey 1991

        Book Other reading

      4. Forced founders: Indians, debtors, slaves, and the making of the American Revolution in Virginia - Woody Holton, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture c1999

        Book Other reading

      5. Urban Crucible : Social Change, Political Consciousness and the Origin - Gary B Nash 1981

        Book Other reading

      6. The Roots of Democracy - Robert E. Shalhope October 28, 2004 (Hardcover)

        Book Other reading

      7. The American counter revolution: a retreat from liberty, 1783-1800 - Larry E Tise c1998

        Book Other reading

      8. Beyond the American Revolution: explorations in the history of American radicalism - Alfred Fabian Young 1993

        Book Other reading Peter H. Wood, ‘“Liberty is Sweet”: African-American Freedom Struggles in the Years before White Independence’

  20. Week 21(09/02/2015): Reading Week: No Lecture 0 items
  21. The War of Independence 15 items
    Did the United States win the War of Independence?
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. Almost a miracle: the American victory in the War of Independence - John E. Ferling 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading pp. 562-75

    2. Core reading 4 items
      1. A short history of the American Revolutionary War - Stephen Conway 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading chs. 5 and 6

      2. The war for America, 1775-1783 - Piers Mackesy 1964

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further reading 10 items
      1. War for America: the fight for independence, 1775-1783 - Jeremy Black 1991

        Book Other reading

      2. A diplomatic history of the American Revolution - Jonathan R. Dull c1985

        Book Other reading

      3. The Howe Brothers and the American Revolution - Ira D. Gruber

        Book Other reading

      4. War and society in revolutionary America - Don Higginbotham 1988

        Book Other reading

      5. An empire divided: the American Revolution and the British Caribbean - Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy 2000

        Book Other reading

      6. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume II: The eighteenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low, P. J. Marshall 1998

        Book Other reading John Shy, ‘The American Colonies in War and Revolution’

      7. Shipping and the American war 1775-83 - David Syrett 1970

        Book Other reading

  22. The United States Constitution 17 items
    How ‘democratic’ was the United States Constitution?
    1. Required Reading 2 items
    2. Core Reading 4 items
      1. The American founding: essays on the formation of the Constitution - J. Jackson Barlow, Leonard W. Levy, Ken Masugi 1988

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The age of federalism - Stanley M. Elkins, Eric L. McKitrick 1995

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further Reading 11 items
      1. An economic interpretation of the Constitution of the United States - Charles A. Beard 2004

        Book Other reading

      2. Inhuman bondage: the rise and fall of slavery in the New World - David Brion Davis 2008

        Book Other reading ‘The Problem of Slavery in the American Revolution’

      3. The American Revolution - Edward Countryman 2003

        Book Other reading

      4. A union of interests: political and economic thought in revolutionary America - Cathy D. Matson, Peter S. Onuf 1990

        Book Other reading

      5. In the midst of perpetual fetes - David Waldstreicher 1997

        Book Other reading

  23. Politics and Democracy in the United States 16 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
    2. For your interest, on American Politics 4 items
      1. The Transformation of Political Culture - Ronald P. Formisano October 25, 1984 (Paperback)

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Essays on American Antebellum politics, 1840-1860 - William E. Gienapp, Stephen E. Maizlish, John J. Kushma c1982

        Book Recommended reading William Gienapp, “‘Politics Seem to Enter into Everything’: Political Culture in the North, 1840-1860”

      3. The American political nation, 1838-1893 - Joel H. Silbey 1991

        Book Recommended reading

      4. Liberty and power: the politics of Jacksonian America - Harry L. Watson 2006

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further Reading 11 items
      1. The democratization of American Christianity - Nathan O. Hatch c1989

        Book Other reading

      2. The right to vote: the contested history of democracy in the United States - Alexander Keyssar 2009

        Book Other reading

      3. Carnival on the page - Isabelle Lehuu 2000

        Book Other reading

      4. Highbrow / Lowbrow: the emergence of cultural hierarchy in America - Lawrence W. Levine 1988

        Book Other reading

      5. Beyond the founders 2004

        Book Other reading

      6. Women in public: between banners and ballots, 1825-1880 - Mary P. Ryan 1990

        Book Other reading

  24. For your interest, Atlantic Abolitionism 16 items
    Why did it take so long for the Atlantic slave trade to be abolished?
    1. Required Reading 1 item
    2. For your interest, on the slave trade 5 items
      1. The Atlantic slave trade - Herbert S. Klein 2010

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Slavery, Atlantic trade and the British economy, 1660-1800 - Kenneth Morgan, Economic History Society c2000

        Book Recommended reading

      3. The slave trade: the history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870 - Hugh Thomas 2006

        Book Recommended reading

      4. Capitalism & slavery ; introduction by D. W. Brogan - Eric Eustace Williams 1964

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Further Reading 10 items
      1. The Atlantic slave trade: volume II.: seventeenth century - Jeremy Black 2006

        Book Other reading

      2. Moral capital: foundations of British abolitionism - Christopher Leslie Brown, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture 2006

        Book Other reading

      3. The suppression of the African slave trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870 - W. E. B. Du Bois 2009

        Book Other reading

      4. The Abolition of the Atlantic slave trade: origins and effects in Europe, Africa, and the Americas - David Eltis, James Walvin, Svend E. Green-Pedersen 1981

        Book Other reading

      5. The savage trade - Neil Grant 1980

        Book Other reading

      6. Slavery, Atlantic trade and the British economy, 1660-1800 - Kenneth Morgan, Economic History Society c2000

        Book Other reading

      7. Stand the storm: a history of the atlantic slave trade - Edward Reynolds 1993

        Book Other reading

      8. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume II: The eighteenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low, P. J. Marshall 1998

        Book Other reading J. R. Ward ‘The British West Indies in the Age of Abolition, 1748-1815’

  25. Manifest Destiny and Indian Removal 20 items
    1. Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation (Jeffersonian America (Paperback)) - John Craig Hammond

      Book Other reading Edward D. Rugemer, ‘Caribbean Slave Revolts and the Origins of the Gag Rule: A Contest Between Abolition and Democracy

    2. Manifest destiny and mission in American history: a reinterpretation - Frederick Merk, Lois Bannister Merk 1983, c1963

      Book 

    3. Catlin's lament - John Hausdoerffer 2009

      Book 

  26. Exam Prepartion, see BBL. 0 items
  27. The Conquistadores 10 items
    1. Letters from Mexico - Hernan Cortes September 1, 2001 (Paperback)

      Book Recommended reading

    2. The history of the conquest of New Spain - Bernal Dâiaz del Castillo, Davâid Carrasco 2008

      Book Recommended reading

    3. A short account of the destruction of the Indies - Bartolomé de las Casas 2004

      Book Recommended reading

    4. The Golden Age: The Spanish Empire of Charles V - Hugh Thomas

      Book Recommended reading

    5. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest - Matthew Restall August 26, 2004

      Book Recommended reading

    6. Empire: how Spain became a world power, 1492-1763 - Kamen, Henry Arthur Francis, Kamen, Henry Arthur Francis 2003

      Book Recommended reading

    7. Burying the white gods: new perspectives on the conquest of Mexico - Camilla Townsend 06/2003

      Article Recommended reading Camilla Townsend (2003) Burying the White Gods: New Perspectives on the Conquest of Mexico

    8. The broken spears: the Aztec account of the conquest of Mexico - Leon-Portilla, Miguel 1962

      Book Recommended reading

    9. Guns, germs, and steel: a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years - Diamond, Jared M. c1997

      Book Recommended reading

    10. The conquest of America: the question of the other - Todorov, Tzvetan 1992

      Book Recommended reading

  28. Native America in the Colonial Era 8 items
    1. Natives and strangers: a multicultural history of Americans - Dinnerstein, Leonard, Nichols, Roger L., Reimers, David M. 2003

      Book Recommended reading

    2. Major problems in American Indian history: documents and essays - Albert L. Hurtado, Peter Iverson 2001

      Book Recommended reading

    3. The invasion of America: Indians, colonialism, and the cant of conquest - Francis Jennings, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture 2010

      Book Recommended reading

    4. Indians and English: facing off in early America - Karen Ordahl Kupperman 2000

      Book Recommended reading

    5. American encounters: Natives and newcomers from European contact to Indian removal, 1500-1850 - Peter C. Mancall, James Hart Merrell c2007

      Book Recommended reading

    6. Red, white, and black: the peoples of early North America - Gary B. Nash c2010

      Book Recommended reading

    7. Cherokee women: gender and culture change, 1700-1835 - Perdue, Theda c1998

      Book Recommended reading

  29. Seventeenth-Century Colonisation of New England 16 items
    1. Strangers within the realm: cultural margins of the first British Empire - Bailyn, Bernard, Morgan, Philip D., Institute of Early American History and Culture c1991

      Book Recommended reading

    2. The Puritan experiment: New England society from Bradford to Edwards - Francis J. Bremer c1995

      Book Recommended reading

    3. Albion's seed: four British folkways in America - Fischer, David Hackett 1989

      Book Recommended reading

    4. Colonial British America: essays in the new history of the early modern era - Greene, Jack P., Pole, J. R. c1984

      Book Recommended reading

    5. Adapting to a new world: English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake - Horn, James P. P., Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) c1994

      Book Recommended reading

    6. The British in the Americas, 1480-1815 - Anthony McFarlane 1994

      Book Recommended reading

    7. Colonial America: a history, 1607-1760 - Middleton, Richard 1992

      Book Recommended reading

    8. Diversity and unity in early North America - Morgan, Philip D. 1993

      Book Recommended reading

    9. The American colonies: from settlement to independence - R. C. Simmons 1976

      Book Recommended reading

    10. The New England soul: preaching and religious culture in colonial New England - Harry S. Stout 2012

      Book Recommended reading

    11. The Puritan dilemma: the story of John Winthrop - Edmund S. Morgan c2007

      Book Recommended reading

    12. Founding mothers & fathers; gendered power & the - Norton Mary Beth 1996

      Book Recommended reading

  30. Salem Witchcraft 7 items
    1. Salem possessed : the social origins of witchcraft - Boyer, Paul., Nissenbaum, Stephen 1976

      Book Recommended reading

    2. Salem-village witchcraft: a documentary record of local conflict in colonial New England - Boyer, Paul, Nissenbaum, Stephen c1993

      Book Recommended reading

    3. Entertaining Satan: witchcraft and the culture of early New England - Demos, John Putnam c2004

      Book Recommended reading

    4. The devil in the shape of a woman: witchcraft in colonial New England - Carol F. Karlsen 1998

      Book Essential reading

    5. Damned women: sinners and witches in Puritan New England - Elizabeth Reis 1997

      Book Recommended reading

    6. Salem story: reading the witch trials of 1692 - Bernard Rosenthal 1995

      Book Recommended reading

    7. In the devil's snare: the Salem witchcraft crisis of 1692 - Mary Beth Norton 2003

      Book Recommended reading

  31. For your interest, the Slave Trade 40 items
    1. Rise of the American Anti-Slavery Movement 28 items
      1. Inhuman bondage: the rise and fall of slavery in the New World - David Brion Davis 2008

        Book 

      2. Prophets of protest: reconsidering the history of American abolitionism - Timothy Patrick McCarthy, John Stauffer 2006

        Book 

      3. The antislavery appeal: American abolitionism after 1830 - Ronald G. Walters 1984, c1978

        Book 

      4. The rise and fall of black slavery - C. Duncan Rice 1975

        Book 

      5. Holy warriors: the abolitionists and American slavery - James Brewer Stewart, Eric Foner 1996

        Book 

      6. Social Forces - Art Budros 2005

        Journal 

      7. Without consent or contract: the rise and fall of American slavery - Robert William Fogel 1994, c1989

        Book 

      8. Frederick Douglass: abolitionist and reformer - Rachael Phillips 2000

        Book 

      9. Journal of Law and Religion - Ronald Osborn 2009

        Journal 

    2. The Atlantic slave trade: a census - Philip D. Curtin 1969

      Book Essential reading

    3. Slavery, Atlantic trade and the British economy, 1660-1800 - Morgan, Kenneth, Economic History Society c2000

      Book Recommended reading

    4. The Atlantic slave trade: effects on economies, societies, and peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe - Inikori, J. E., Engerman, Stanley L. 1992

      Book Recommended reading

    5. The Atlantic slave trade: volume II.: seventeenth century - Jeremy Black 2006

      Book Recommended reading

    6. Children of God's fire: a documentary history of black slavery in Brazil - Robert Edgar Conrad 1994

      Book Recommended reading

    7. The savage trade - Neil Grant 1980

      Book Recommended reading

    8. The Atlantic slave trade - Klein, Herbert S. 2010

      Book Essential reading

    9. The sounds of silence: nineteenth-century Portugal and the abolition of the slave trade - Joäao Pedro Marques 2006

      Book Recommended reading

    10. Slavery, Atlantic trade and the British economy, 1660-1800 - Morgan, Kenneth, Economic History Society c2000

      Book Essential reading

    11. The slave trade: the history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870 - Thomas, Hugh 2006

      Book Essential reading

    12. From capture to sale: the Portuguese slave trade to Spanish South America in the early seventeenth century - Linda A. Newson, Susie Minchin 2007

      Book Recommended reading

    13. Stand the storm: a history of the Atlantic slave trade - Reynolds, Edward 1985

      Book Recommended reading

  32. For your interest, Ending the Slave Trade in America 1 item
  33. For your interest, Ending the Slave Trade in Britain 1 item
    1. The Abolition of the Atlantic slave trade: origins and effects in Europe, Africa, and the Americas - Eltis, David, Walvin, James, Green-Pedersen, Svend E. 1981

      Book Recommended reading

  34. For your interest, Slave Resistance and Revolts 7 items
    1. Water from the rock: finding grace in times of grief - Fraser, Lyn 1994

      Book Recommended reading

    2. American Negro slave revolts - Aptheker, Herbert 1993

      Book Essential reading

    3. Cry liberty : the great Stono River slave rebellion of 1739 - Peter Charles Hoffer 2010

      Book Recommended reading Cry out Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739

    4. Stono : documenting and interpreting a Southern slave revolt - Mark M. Smith November 30, 2005 (Paperback)

      Book Recommended reading

    5. Black Rebellion: Eyewitness Accounts of Major Slave Revolts

      Book Recommended reading

  35. The American Revolution 28 items
    1. The ideological origins of the American Revolution - Bailyn, Bernard 1992

      Book Recommended reading

    2. The American Revolution: a history - Wood, Gordon S. 2005, c2002

      Book Recommended reading