Kevin C. Murphy
17th and 18th Century Orals Reading List
Professor Herbert Sloan
Last Revised: 4/1/04

Collision of Cultures: Confronting a New World (17)

Anderson, Fred. Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766.
Brooks, James F. Captives & Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands.
Butler, Jon. Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People.
Chaplin, Joyce. Subject Matter: Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676.
Cronon, William. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England.
Fisher, David Hackett. Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America.
Greene, Jack. Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture.
Gutierrez, Ramon. When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846.
Hancock, David. Citizens of the World: London Merchants and the Integration of the British Atlantic Community.
Kulikoff, Allan. From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers.
Merrell, James H. Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier.
Nash, Gary. Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North America.
Richter, Daniel. Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America.
Richter, Daniel. The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization.
Roeber, A.G. Palatines, Liberty, and Property: German Lutherans in Colonial British North America.
Weber, David J. The Spanish Frontier in North America.
White, Richard. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815.

American Colonies: New England and the Mid-Atlantic (12)

Bonomi, Patricia. A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New York.
Bonomi, Patricia. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial North America.
Bloch, Ruth. Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800.
Bushman, Richard. From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765.
Bushman, Richard. The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities.
Dayton, Cornelia. Women Before the Bar: Gender Law and Society in Connecticut.
Karlsen, Carol. The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England.
Lepore, Jill. Name of War: King Phillip's War and the Origins of American Identity.
Shields, David. Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America.
Taylor, Alan. American Colonies.
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. A Midwife's Tale. The Life of Martha Ballard, based on her Diary, 1785-1812.
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth.

American Colonies: The Chesapeake and Lowcountry (11)

Berlin, Ira. Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves.
Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America.
Breen, T.H., & Stephen Innes. Myne Owne Ground: Race and Freedom on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Brown, Kathleen. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia.
Chaplin, Joyce. An Anxious Pursuit: Agricultural Innovation and Modernity in the Lower South, 1730-1815.
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.
Isaac, Rhys. The Transformation of Virginia 1740-1790.
Jordan, Winthrop. White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro 1550-1812.
Morgan, Edmund. American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia.
Morgan, Philip. Slave Counterpoint, Black Culture in the Eighteenth Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry.

Building a Nation: From Revolution to Republic (19)

Appleby, Joyce. Thomas Jefferson.
Bailyn, Bernard. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution.
Ellis, Joseph. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson.
Ellis, Joseph. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation.
Foner, Eric. Tom Paine and Revolutionary America.
Gross, Robert. The Minutemen and their World.
Kerber, Linda. Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America.
McCoy, Drew. The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America.
McDonald, Forrest. Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution.
McKittrick, Eric, and Stanley Elkins. The Age of Federalism.
Morgan, Edmund. Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America.
Pocock, J.G.A. The Machiavellian Moment.
Rakove, Jack. Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution.
Rorabaugh, W.J. The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition.
Shields, David. Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America.
Sloan, Herbert. Principle and Interest: Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Debt.
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.
Wills, Garry. James Madison.
Wood, Gordon. The American Revolution.
Wood, Gordon. The Radicalism of the American Revolution.

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