Colonial American History Reading Lists

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Big List Of Books On Colonial American History

  1. Before the Revolution by Daniel Richter
  2. American Colonies: The Settling of North America – by Alan Taylor
  3. Colonial America: A History to 1763 by Richard Middleton and Anne Lombard
  4. The Thirteen Colonies by Louis B. Wright
  5. Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture by Jack P. Greene
  6. Contact Points: American Frontiers from the Mohawk Valley to the Mississippi, 1750-1830 by Andrew Cayton (Editor), Fredrika J. Teute (Editor)
  7. Adapting to a New World: English Society in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake by James Horn
  8. The Long Argument: English Puritanism and the Shaping of New England Culture, 1570-1700 by Stephen Foster
  9. The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery, and Endurance in Early America by Scott Weidensaul
  10. The Americans: The Colonial Experience by Daniel J. Boorstin
  11. The Cultural Life of the American Colonies by Louis B. Wright
  12. The Varieties of Political Experience in Eighteenth-Century America by Richard R. Beeman
  13. The Origins of the British Colonial System 1578-1660. by George Louis Beer
  14. Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic by Christian J. Koot
  15. The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830 by R. Douglas Hurt
  16. Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina by Marjoleine Kars
  17. Negotiated Empires: Centers and Peripheries in the Americas, 1500-1820 by Christine Daniels and Michael V. Kennedy
  18. White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh
  19. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America by Patricia U. Bonomi
  20. Scraping By: Studies in Early American Economy and Society by Seth Rockman and Cathy Matson
  21. From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers by Allan Kulikoff
  22. Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607-2007 by Ronald L. Heinemann, John G. Kolp, Anthony S. Jr. Parent, William G. Shade
  23. Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America by Edmund S. Morgan
  24. Colonial New Mexican Families: Community, Church, and State, 1692–1800 by Suzanne M. Stamatov
  25. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn
  26. The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America by Thomas S. Kidd
  27. The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys by Mark A. Noll
  28. Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America by Thomas A. Foster (Editor)
  29. Colonial South Carolina: A History by Robert M. Weir
  30. Breaking The Backcountry: Seven Years War In Virginia And Pennsylvania 1754-1765 by Matthew C. Ward
  31. Inequality in Early America by Carla Gardina Pestana (Editor)
  32. The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century by Bernard Bailyn
  33. Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina by S. Max Edelson
  34. Colonial America in an Atlantic World by T. H. Breen and Timothy D. Hall
  35. Colonial America by Jerome R. Reich
  36. Baptists in America: A History by Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins
  37. American Methodism: A Compact History by Russell E. Richey and Kenneth E. Rowe
  38. Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
  39. Forged in Faith: How Faith Shaped the Birth of the Nation 1607-1776 by Rod Gragg
  40. Between Land and Sea: The Atlantic Coast and the Transformation of New England by Christopher L. Pastore
  41. The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
  42. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England by William Cronon
  43. Everyday Life in Early America by David Freeman Hawke
  44. A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke – by James Horn
  45. Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony – by Lee Miller
  46. The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America–The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 – by Bernard Bailyn
  47. Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown 1607 and the Settlement of America – by Benjamin Woolley
  48. The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America – by Lorri Glover
  49. A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America – by James Horn
  50. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War – by Nathaniel Philbrick
  51. Love and Hate in Jamestown: by David Price
  52. A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony. by John Demos
  53. The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century: A Documentary History of Virginia, 1606-1700 by Warren M. Billings
  54. “Myne Owne Ground”: Race and Freedom on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, 1640-1676 by T. H. Breen and Stephen Innes
  55. The Empire Reformed: English America in the Age of the Glorious Revolution by Owen Stanwood
  56. Tales from a Revolution: Bacon’s Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America by James D. Rice
  57. Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary Era Histories by Michelle LeMaster (Editor), Bradford Wood (Editor)
  58. Early Modern Virginia: Reconsidering the Old Dominion by Douglas Bradburn
  59. New England Nation: The Country the Puritans Built by Bruce C. Daniels
  60. Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England by John Putnam Demos
  61. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum
  62. In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth Norton
  63. Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials by Marilynne K. Roach
  64. Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in a Frontier Exchange Economy: The Lower Mississippi Valley Before 1783 by Daniel H. Usner
  65. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia by Kathleen M. Brown
  66. Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  67. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion by Peter H. Wood
  68. A New England Town : The First Hundred Years : Dedham, Massachusetts, 1636-1736 by Kenneth A. Lockridge
  69. New World Faiths: Religion in Colonial America by Jon Butler
  70. The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America by Walter R. Borneman
  71. Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766 by Fred Anderson
  72. The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War by Fred Anderson
  73. Breaking The Backcountry: The Seven Years’ War In Virginia And Pennsylvania 1754-1765 by Matthew C. Ward
  74. White Devil: A True Story of War, Savagery, and Vengeance in Colonial America by Stephen Brumwell
  75. The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790 by Rhys Isaac
  76. Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women: Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts, 1718-1783 by Edith M. Ziegler
  77. The King’s Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776 by Brendan McConville
  78. Cry Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739 by Peter Charles Hoffer
  79. The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763 by Paul W. Mapp
  80. John Wesley: A Biography by Stephen Tomkins
  81. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
  82. The World They Made Together: Black and White Values in Eighteenth-Century Virginia by Mechal Sobel
  83. The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830 by R. Douglas Hurt
  84. A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland by John Mack Faragher
  85. The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763 by Paul W. Mapp
  86. Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763 by Daniel J. Tortora
  87. On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World by Paul M. Pressly
  88. Riot and Revelry in Early America by William Pencak, Matthew Dennis and Simon P. Newman
  89. Russians in Alaska: 1732-1867 by Lydia Black
  90. Bibliography and the Book Trades: Studies in the Print Culture of Early New England by Hugh Amory
  91. Robert Cole’s World: Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland by Lois Green Carr, Russell R. Menard and Lorena S. Walsh
  92. Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1763 by Lorena S. Walsh
  93. Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution by David L. Preston
  94. Colonial New Hampshire: A History by Jere R. Daniell
  95. Old Dominion, Industrial Commonwealth: Coal, Politics, and Economy in Antebellum America by Sean Patrick Adams
  96. New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America by Colin G. Calloway
  97. Trade, Land, Power: The Struggle for Eastern North America by Daniel K. Richter
  98. Planting an Empire: The Early Chesapeake in British North America by Jean B Russo and J. Elliott Russo
  99. Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness by April Merleaux
  100. Quaker Nantucket: The Religious Community Behind the Whaling Empire by Robert J. Leach and Peter Gow
  101. Fire from Heaven: Life in an English Town in the Seventeenth Century by David Underdown
  102. Atlantic Virginia: Intercolonial Relations in the Seventeenth Century by April Lee Hatfield
  103. New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America by Susanah Shaw Romney
  104. Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on Personal Identity in Early America by Ronald Hoffman and Mechal Sobel
  105. From Ulster to Carolina: The Migration of the Scotch-Irish to Southwestern North Carolina by H. Tyler Blethen adn Curtis W. Wood Jr.
  106. Scots and Scotch Irish: Frontier Life in North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky by Larry J. Hoefling
  107. Chasing The Frontier: Scots-Irish in Early America by Larry Hoefling
  108. The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806 by Jonathan Israel (Author)
  109. The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast by Andrew Lipman
  110. A Very Mutinous People: The Struggle for North Carolina, 1660-1713 by Noeleen McIlvenna
  111. The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South by Noeleen McIlvenna
  112. Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century by Meredith Baldwin Weddle
  113. Hubs of Empire: The Southeastern Lowcountry and British Caribbean by Matthew Mulcahy
  114. Crossroads of Empire: The Middle Colonies in British North America by Ned C. Landsman
  115. Saints and Strangers: New England in British North America by Joseph A. Conforti
  116. The Oglethorpe Plan: Enlightenment Design in Savannah and Beyond by Thomas D. Wilson
  117. Tobacco Culture: The Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters on the Eve of Revolution by T.H. Breen
  118. Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era by Arthur Pierce Middleton
  119. Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800 by Allan Kulikoff
  120. Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World by Mary Beth Norton
  121. Red, White, and Black Make Blue: Indigo in the Fabric of Colonial South Carolina Life by Andrea Feeser
  122. The World from 1450 to 1700 by John E. Wills Jr.

COLONIAL AMERICAN HISTORY EXPLORATION PERIOD (C.1492-1550) SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. The European Discovery of America; Vol 1: The Northern Voyages A.D. 500-1600 by Samuel Eliot Morison
  2. The European Discovery of America: Vol 2, The Southern Voyages A.D. 1492-1616 by Samuel Eliot Morison
  3. Thomas Harriot and His World: Mathematics, Exploration, and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England by Robert Fox
  4. Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504 – by Laurence Bergreen
  5. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe – by Laurence Bergreen
  6. The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama – by Nigel Cliff
  7. Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs by Buddy Levy
  8. The Peopling of British North America: An Introduction – by Bernard Bailyn
  9. Imperial Spain: 1469-1716 by J. H. Elliott
  10. Spain, Europe and the Wider World 1500-1800 by John H. Elliott
  11. The Children of Henry VIII. by John Guy
  12. The Children of Henry VIII.  by Alison Weir
  13. Elizabeth and Mary by Jane Dunn
  14. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
  15. 1492: The Year the World Began by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
  16. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann
  17. 1421: The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies
  18. The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: A History of Colonial St. Louis by Patricia Cleary
  19. Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexico: From Chinos to Indians by Tatiana Seijas
  20. Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682 by Robert Goodwin
  21. The Spanish Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century: War and the Bourbon Reforms, 1713-1796 by Allan J. Kuethe and Kenneth J. Andrien
  22. Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830 by John H. Elliott
  23. A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland by John Mack Faragher
  24. The Jesuit Relations: Natives and Missionaries in Seventeenth-Century North America by Allan Greer (Editor)
  25. The Upper Country: French Enterprise in the Colonial Great Lakes by Claiborne A. Skinner
  26. Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan by Hugh Thomas
  27. The Golden Empire: Spain, Charles V, and the Creation of America by Hugh Thomas
  28. World Without End: Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire by Hugh Thomas
  29. Philip of Spain by Henry Kamen
  30. Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker
  31. The Reign of Charles V by William S. Maltby
  32. Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey
  33. After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England by Leanda de Lisle
  34. The Cradle King: The Life of James VI and I, the First Monarch of a United Great Britain by Alan Stewart
  35. Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn
  36. The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family That Shaped Britain by Allan Massie
  37. French and Indians in the Heart of North America, 1630-1815 by Robert Englebert (Editor), Guillaume Teasdale (Editor)
  38. African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean by Herbert S. Klein and Ben Vinson
  39. Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians: Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana by Sophie White
  40. The Last Conquistador: Juan de Onate and the Settling of the Far Southwest by Marc Simmons
  41. Spain in the Southwest: A Narrative History of Colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California by John L. Kessell
  42. The Spanish Frontier in North America by David J. Weber
  43. Land in California: The Story of Mission Lands, Ranchos, Squatters, Mining Claims, Railroad Grants, Land Scrip, Homesteads by W. W. Robinson
  44. Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California, 1535-1846 by Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz
  45. Junípero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary by Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz
  46. Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire by Roger Crowley
  47. Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700 by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
  48. Atlantic Empires of France and Spain: Louisbourg and Havana, 1700-1763 by John Robert McNeill
  49. Silver, Trade, and War: Spain and America in the Making of Early Modern Europe by Stanley J. Stein and Barbara H. Stein
  50. Who Discovered America?: The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas by Gavin Menzies and Ian Hudson

BOOKS ON THE PURITANS AND PILGRIMS

  1. The Puritan Family: Religion and Domestic Relations in Seventeenth-Century New England – by Edmund S. Morgan
  2. Visible Saints: The History of a Puritan Idea – by Edmund S. Morgan
  3. Errand into the Wilderness – by Perry Miller
  4. The New England Mind: From Colony to Province – by Perry Miller
  5. The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century – by Perry Miller
  6. Heavenly Merchandice: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America y Mark Valeri
  7. The Long Argument: English Puritanism and the Shaping of New England Culture, 1570-1700 by Stephen Foster
  8. New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675 by Alden T. Vaughan
  9. The Puritan Experiment: New England Society from Bradford to Edwards by Francis J. Bremer
  10. A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England by David D. Hall
  11. First Founders: American Puritans and Puritanism in an Atlantic World by Francis J. Bremer
  12. Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town by Sumner Chilton Powell
  13. Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds by Francis J. Bremer
  14. Puritans in the New World: A Critical Anthology by David D. Hall (Editor)
  15. The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism by John Coffey (Editor), Paul C. H. Lim (Editor)
  16. The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596-1728 by Robert Middlekauff
  17. New England Nation: The Country the Puritans Built by Bruce C. Daniels
  18. Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction by Francis J. Bremer
  19. Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700 by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
  20. Puritans at Play: Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England by Bruce C. Daniels
  21. Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic by Heather Miyano Kopelson
  22. Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and a City on a Hill by Michael P. Winship
  23. Saints and Strangers: New England in British North America by Joseph A. Conforti

AFRICAN HERITAGE AND SLAVERY IN COLONIAL AMERICAN HISTORY

  1. A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic by Simon P. Newman
  2. Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 by John Thornton
  3. African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean by Herbert S. Klein and Ben Vinson
  4. American Slavery, American Freedom. by Edmund Morgan
  5. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
  6. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
  7. Bringers of War: The Portugese in Africa during the Age of Gunpowder & Sail from the 15th to 18th Century by John Laband
  8. Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700 by Susan Dwyer Amussen
  9. Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660 by Linda M. Heywood and John K. Thornton
  10. Cry Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739 by Peter Charles Hoffer
  11. European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850 by Richard B. Allen
  12. Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 by Gregory E. O’Malley
  13. Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740 by Anthony S. Parent Jr.
  14. Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752 by William A. Pettigrew
  15. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin
  16. Native Apostles: Black and Indian Missionaries in the British Atlantic World by Edward E. Andrews
  17. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa. by Stephanie Smallwood
  18. Slavery in Colonial America, 1619-1776 by Betty Wood
  19. Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World by Michael Guasco
  20. Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America by Peter H. Wood
  21. Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America by Peter H. Wood
  22. Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 by Richard S. Dunn
  23. The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds Of The Slave Trade by Robert Harms
  24. The Diligent: Worlds Of The Slave Trade by Robert Harms
  25. The Divided Dominion: Social Conflict and Indian Hatred in Early Virginia by Ethan A. Schmidt
  26. The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation by Kwame Nimako and Glenn Willemsen
  27. The Dutch in the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600-1815 by Johannes Postma
  28. The Dutch Slave Trade by Pieter Emmer
  29. The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade by Christopher L. Miller
  30. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay
  31. The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies – by Betty Wood
  32. The Slave Ship. by Marcus Rediker
  33. The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas
  34. Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800 by Allan Kulikoff
  35. Tobacco Culture: The Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters on the Eve of Revolution by T.H. Breen
  36. Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era by Arthur Pierce Middleton
  37. Transformations in Slavery by Paul Lovejoy
  38. Where the Negroes Are Masters: An African Port in the Era of the Slave Trade by Randy J. Sparks

NATIVE AMERICANS AND COLONIAL AMERICAN HISTORY

  1. The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America – Colin G. Calloway (Editor)
  2. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England – by William Cronon and John Demos
  3. The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America by James Wilson
  4. The Powhatan Indians of Virginia: Their Traditional Culture. by Helen Rountree
  5. The First Frontier. by Scott Weidensaul
  6. The French and Indians in the Heart of North America 1630-1815 by Robert Englebert and Guillaume Teasdale
  7. Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown by Helen C. Rountree
  8. Powhatan Lords of Life and Death: Command and Consent in Seventeenth-Century Virginia by Margaret Huber
  9. The Skulking Way of War: Technology and Tactics Among the New England Indians by Patrick M. Malone
  10. The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814 by John Grenier
  11. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay
  12. The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent by Kathleen DuVal
  13. King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict by Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias
  14. King Philip’s War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty by Daniel R. Mandell
  15. The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity by Jill Lepore
  16. King Philip’s War: Civil War in New England, 1675-1676 by James Drake
  17. New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675 by Alden T. Vaughan
  18. Indian New England Before the Mayflower Paperback by Howard S. Russell
  19. The Pequots in Southern New England: The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation by Laurence M. Hauptman and James D. Wherry
  20. Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America by Daniel K. Richter
  21. Native People of Southern New England, 1500-1650 by Kathleen J. Bragdon
  22. Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples by Lucianne Lavin and Paul Grant-Costa
  23. The Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927 by Jace Weaver
  24. Mohawk Frontier: The Dutch Community of Schenectady, New York, 1661-1710 by Jr. Burke Thomas E.
  25. Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754 by Timothy J. Shannon
  26. Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier by Timothy J. Shannon
  27. At the Crossroads: Indians and Empires on a Mid-Atlantic Frontier, 1700-1763 by Jane T. Merritt
  28. Beyond the Covenant Chain: The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600-1800 by Daniel K. Richter
  29. Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America by Peter Silver
  30. The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America by Colin G. Calloway
  31. A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 by Claudio Saunt
  32. Creek Country: The Creek Indians and Their World by Robbie Ethridge
  33. The Road to Disappearance: A History of the Creek Indians by Angie Debo
  34. The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America by Stephen Warren
  35. Zamumo’s Gifts: Indian-European Exchange in the Colonial Southeast by Joseph M. Hall Jr.
  36. The Yamasee War: A Study of Culture, Economy, and Conflict in the Colonial South by William L. Ramsey
  37. An Infinity of Nations: How the Native New World Shaped Early North America by Michael Witgen
  38. Native Apostles: Black and Indian Missionaries in the British Atlantic World by Edward E. Andrews
  39. The Indian Southwest, 1580–1830: Ethnogenesis and Reinvention by Gary Clayton Anderson
  40. Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands by Juliana Barr
  41. A Time Before New Hampshire: The Story of a Land and Native Peoples by Michael J. Caduto
  42. Contested Territories: Native Americans and Non-Natives in the Lower Great Lakes, 1700-1850 by Charles Beatty-Medina (Editor), Melissa Rinehart (Editor)
  43. King Philip’s War by Daniel R. Mandell
  44. The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies by David La Vere
  45. The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization by Daniel K. Richter
  46. Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery by Margaret Ellen Newell
  47. The Delaware Indians: A History by C. A. Weslager
  48. Trade, Land, Power: The Struggle for Eastern North America by Daniel K. Richter
  49. Peoples of the River Valleys: The Odyssey of the Delaware Indians by Amy C. Schutt
  50. A Savage Empire: Trappers, Traders, Tribes, and the Wars That Made America by Alan Axelrod

COLONIAL AMERICAN PIRATES

  1. Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age by Marcus Rediker
  2. The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down by Colin Woodard
  3. Pirates on the Chesapeake: Being a True History of Pirates, Picaroons, and Raiders on Chesapeake Bay, 1610-1807 by Donald G. Shomette
  4. Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly
  5. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700 – 1750 by Marcus Rediker.
  6. Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail by Marcus Rediker
  7. The Pirate Ship 1660-1730 by Angus Konstam
  8. Blackbeard: America’s Most Notorious Pirate by Angus Konstam
  9. The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd by Richard Zacks
  10. Pillaging the Empire: Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750 by Kris E Lane and Robert M. Levine
  11. The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates by Peter T. Leeson

SPECIAL COLONIAL AMERICAN HISTORY BOOKS

  1. Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake by Sarah H. Meacham
  2. The Geographic Revolution in Early America. by Martin Bruckner
  3. Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner
  4. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
  5. Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: Or the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton
  6. Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
  7. Mapping the Nation. by Susan Schulten
  8. A History of Stepfamilies in Early America by Lisa Wilson
  9. Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America by Virginia DeJohn Anderson
  10. The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660 by Alison Games
  11. Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800 by Allan Kulikoff
  12. Coming Over: Migration and Communication Between England and New England in the Seventeenth Century by David Cressy
  13. The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690–1805 by Thomas Ahnert

COLONIAL AMERICAN BIOGRAPHIES (C.1492-1760)

  1. The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop – by Edmund S. Morgan
  2. A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America by Peter Firstbrook
  3. Sir Walter Raleigh. by Raleigh Trevelyan
  4. Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook – by Martin Dugard
  5. Sir Francis Drake by John Sugden
  6. Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds by Francis J. Bremer
  7. John Winthrop: America’s Forgotten Founding Father by Francis J. Bremer
  8. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  9. American Jezebel by Eve LaPlante
  10. The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596-1728 by Robert Middlekauff
  11. Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry
  12. Roger Williams: The Church and the State by Edmund S. Morgan
  13. Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George M. Marsden

COLONIAL AMERICAN MEMOIRS AND JOURNALS

OTHER COLONIAL AMERICAN HISTORY READING LISTS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES