Colonial American History Reading List

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

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. Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682 by Robert Goodwin
  20. The Spanish Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century: War and the Bourbon Reforms, 1713-1796 by Allan J. Kuethe and Kenneth J. Andrien
  21. Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830 by John H. Elliott
  22. A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland by John Mack Faragher
  23. The Jesuit Relations: Natives and Missionaries in Seventeenth-Century North America by Allan Greer (Editor)
  24. The Upper Country: French Enterprise in the Colonial Great Lakes by Claiborne A. Skinner
  25. Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan by Hugh Thomas
  26. The Golden Empire: Spain, Charles V, and the Creation of America by Hugh Thomas
  27. World Without End: Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire by Hugh Thomas
  28. Philip of Spain by Henry Kamen
  29. Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker
  30. The Reign of Charles V by William S. Maltby
  31. Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey
  32. After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England by Leanda de Lisle
  33. The Cradle King: The Life of James VI and I, the First Monarch of a United Great Britain by Alan Stewart
  34. Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn
  35. The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family That Shaped Britain by Allan Massie
  36. French and Indians in the Heart of North America, 1630-1815 by Robert Englebert (Editor), Guillaume Teasdale (Editor)
  37. African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean by Herbert S. Klein and Ben Vinson
  38. Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians: Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana by Sophie White
  39. The Last Conquistador: Juan de Onate and the Settling of the Far Southwest by Marc Simmons
  40. Spain in the Southwest: A Narrative History of Colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California by John L. Kessell
  41. The Spanish Frontier in North America by David J. Weber
  42. Land in California: The Story of Mission Lands, Ranchos, Squatters, Mining Claims, Railroad Grants, Land Scrip, Homesteads by W. W. Robinson
  43. Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California, 1535-1846 by Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz
  44. Junípero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary by Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz
  45. Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire by Roger Crowley
  46. Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700 by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
  47. Atlantic Empires of France and Spain: Louisbourg and Havana, 1700-1763 by John Robert McNeill
  48. Silver, Trade, and War: Spain and America in the Making of Early Modern Europe by Stanley J. Stein and Barbara H. Stein

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. New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675 by Alden T. Vaughan
  8. The Puritan Experiment: New England Society from Bradford to Edwards by Francis J. Bremer
  9. A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England by David D. Hall
  10. First Founders: American Puritans and Puritanism in an Atlantic World by Francis J. Bremer
  11. Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town by Sumner Chilton Powell
  12. Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds by Francis J. Bremer
  13. Puritans in the New World: A Critical Anthology by David D. Hall (Editor)
  14. The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism by John Coffey (Editor), Paul C. H. Lim (Editor)
  15. The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596-1728 by Robert Middlekauff
  16. New England Nation: The Country the Puritans Built by Bruce C. Daniels
  17. Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction by Francis J. Bremer
  18. Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700 by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
  19. Puritans at Play: Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England by Bruce C. Daniels
  20. Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic by Heather Miyano Kopelson
  21. Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and a City on a Hill by Michael P. Winship

AFRICAN HERITAGE AND SLAVERY IN COLONIAL AMERICAN HISTORY

  1. The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies – by Betty Wood
  2. Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700 by Susan Dwyer Amussen
  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. The Slave Ship. by Marcus Rediker.
  6. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa. by Stephanie Smallwood
  7. Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 by Gregory E. O’Malley
  8. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay
  9. European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850 by Richard B. Allen
  10. Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 by John Thornton
  11. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin
  12. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
  13. Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740 by Anthony S. Parent Jr.
  14. Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800 by Allan Kulikoff
  15. Slavery in Colonial America, 1619-1776 by Betty Wood
  16. Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America by Peter H. Wood
  17. Bringers of War: The Portugese in Africa during the Age of Gunpowder & Sail from the 15th to 18th Century by John Laband
  18. The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas
  19. Transformations in Slavery by Paul Lovejoy
  20. The Diligent: Worlds Of The Slave Trade by Robert Harms
  21. Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 by Richard S. Dunn
  22. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
  23. Cry Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739 by Peter Charles Hoffer
  24. Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700 by Susan Dwyer Amussen
  25. A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic by Simon P. Newman
  26. Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World by Michael Guasco
  27. Native Apostles: Black and Indian Missionaries in the British Atlantic World by Edward E. Andrews
  28. Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America by Peter H. Wood
  29. Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660 by Linda M. Heywood and John K. Thornton
  30. Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752 by William A. Pettigrew

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

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