Early America

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Culture, Contact, and Diplomacy: Indians and the Columbian Exchange

  • Brooks, James F. Captives & Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands.
  • Cronon, William. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England.
  • Haefeli Evan & Kevin Sweeney. Captors and Captives.
  • Jennings, Francis. The Invasion of America.
  • Mann, Charles. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus.
  • Richter, Daniel. Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America.
  • White, Richard. The Middle Ground.

Migration, Trade, and Empire in the Atlantic World

  • Anderson, Fred. Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766.
  • Bailyn, Bernard, Atlantic History.
  • Cressy, David. Coming Over.
  • Games, Alison. Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic.
  • Hancock, David. Citizens of the World: London Merchants and the Integration of the British Atlantic Community, 1735-1785.
  • Pestana, Carla. The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution.
  • Taylor, Alan. American Colonies.
  • Weber, David J. The Spanish Frontier in North America.

The Origins and Development of Slavery

  • Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America.
  • Davis, David Brion. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution.
  • Jordan, Winthrop. White over Black- American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812.
  • Morgan, Edmund S. American Slavery, American Freedom: the Ordeal of Colonial Virginia.
  • Morgan, Philip. Slave Counterpoint, Black Culture in the Eighteenth Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry.
  • Wood, Betty. The Origins of American Slavery.

Religion, Population, and Politics: the Varied Settlements of the Seventeenth Century

  • Berkin, Carol. First Generations: Women in Colonial America.
  • Bonomi, Patricia. The Lord Cornbury Scandal: The Politics of Reputation in British America.
  • Boyer, Paul & Stephen Nissenbaum. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft.
  • Greene, Jack. Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture.
  • Hall, David. Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Beliefs in Early New England.
  • Hoffman, Ronald. Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500-1782.
  • Horn, James. Adapting to a New World: English Society in the Seventeenth Century Chesapeake.
  • Karlsen, Carol. The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England
  • Kulikoff, Allan. From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers.
  • Morgan, Edmund. Visible Saints.
  • Peterson, Mark. The Price of Redemption: the Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England.
  • Roeber, A.G. Palatines, Liberty, and Property: German Lutherans in Colonial British America.
  • Shorto, Russell. The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America.
  • Michael Winship, Making Heretics.

Political, Religious, and Consumer Awakenings: the Eighteenth Century

  • Ned Landsman. From Colonials to Provincials.
  • Isacc, Rhys. The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790.
  • Dayton, Cornelia. Women before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789.
  • Shields, David. Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America.

Great Awakening

  • Bushman, Richard. From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765.
  • Butler, John. Awash in a Sea of Faith.
  • Bonomi, Patricia. Under the Cope of Heaven.

Economic Developments/Consumer Revolution

  • Breen, T.H. Tobacco Culture.
  • Carson, Cary, ed. Of Consuming Interests: The Style of Life in the Eighteenth Century.
  • Kulikoff, Alan. "The Transition to Capitalism in Rural America." William and Mary Quarterly, 1989.
  • Vickers, Daniel. Farmers and Fishermen.
  • Vickers, Daniel. "Competency and Competition: Economic Culture in Early America." William and Mary Quarterly, 1990.

Revolutionary Ideas

  • Bailyn, Bernard. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution.
  • Bushman, Richard. King and People in Provincial Massachusetts
  • Foner, Eric. Tom Paine and Revolutionary America.
  • Woody Holton, Forced Founders.

Republican Visions and Nationalist Debates in the Early Republic

  • Beard, Charles. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution.
  • Beeman, Richard, Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity.
  • McCoy, Drew. The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America.
  • McKittrick, Eric & Stanley Elkins. The Age of Federalism.
  • Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800.
  • Rakove, Jack. Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution.
  • Rodgers, Daniel T. "Republicanism: The Career of a Concept, " Journal of American History, 74 (1992).
  • Taylor, Alan. William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic.
  • Waldstreicher, David. In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820.
  • Wood, Gordon. The Radicalism of the American Revolution.