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The Formation of a Planter Elite: Jonathan Bryan and the Southern Colonial Frontier

By Gallay, Alan

Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1989. 282pp/maps. Jonathan Bryan (1708-88) rose from the obscurity of the southern frontier to become one of colonial Georgia's richest, most powerful men. Clean. 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$74.50

George III: A Life in Caricature
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George III: A Life in Caricature

By Baker, Kenneth

New York: Thames & Hudson, 2007. 224pp/illus in b&w/color. Kenneth Baker draws on his own extensive experience of high politics as well as his personal collection of caricatures to give us a fascinating vision of how the English saw their king. Many of these amusing, often irreverent images have not been published before and they provide a new dimension to the story of one of the nation's most well known but least understood monarchs. Clean no marks.. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall (oblong).

$97.50

The Rise and Decline of the American Militia System
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The Rise and Decline of the American Militia System

By Whisker, James B

Cranbury, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Susquehanna Univ Pr, 1999. 438pp. Development of the Militia. Clean. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$64.50

Paullin's History of Naval Administration, 1775-1911:

By Paullin, Charles Oscar

Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.: United States Naval Institute, 1968. 487pp. Clean. 1st Edition. Cloth. Very Good+/No Jacket - Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$59.50

Beating Plowshares into Swords: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1606-1865
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Beating Plowshares into Swords: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1606-1865

By Koistinen, Paul A. C

Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.: Univ Pr of Kansas, 1996. 376pp. Beating Plowshares into Swordsis the first volume ofnPaul Koistinen ambitious effort to compose a comprehensive and wide-ranging study on the economics of American warfare from the colonial period to the present. It will stand as the definitive work on a complex subject that until now has been superficially treated or completely ignored. Koistinen focuses not upon battlefields and battles but upon the means used to make and sustain the armies and navies that have fought in such horrific arenas. Drawing upon a vast array of sources in a number of diverse fields, he analyzes how America has mobilized itself for the conduct of war. He argues that to fully understand that process we must closely examine the complex interrelations among economic, political, and military institutions within the context of relentless modernization and technological innovation. In this first volume, Koistinen describes how an undeveloped preindustrial economy forced Americans to fight defensive wars of attrition like the Revolution and the War of 1812. By the time of the Mexican War, however, a gradually maturing economy allowed the United States to use a much more offensive-minded strategy to achieve its goals. The book concludes with an exhaustive examination of the Civil War. Clean. 1st Printing. Cloth. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$74.50

Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras

By Grocott, Terence

London: Caxton Editions, 2002. 430pp. A remarkable chronicle of shipping tragedies, naval and mercantile, from 1793 to 1816. Some 1500 incidents are recorded, each with clear and concise descriptions. Clean. Glossy Hard Cover/Boards. Near Fine/No Jacket - Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.50

In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process the Colonial Period

By Higginbotham, A. Leon

New York: Oxford Univ Pr, 1979. 512pp/illus. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Bibliography. Notes. Table of Cases. Index. In his first book, Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., one of the first five African Americans to become a federal judge, shows how the law itself contributed to inflicting injustice on millions of Americans, solely on the basis of their color. Small tear at bottom of dj. Text clean.. 4th Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$49.50

Reign of George Third, 1760-1815
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Reign of George Third, 1760-1815

By Watson, J. Steven

London, England: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1964. 637pp/fold-out maps. Contents: The Accession of George III. The Economic Pattern in 1760. Social and Political Structure in 1760. Ministerial Instablisity 1760-5. Continued Ministerial Difficulties. North Establishes His Power 1770-4. The Origins of the American Revolt. Lord North and the American War of Independence. The Fall of North and the Rise of Reform Movements. The Conflict of Groups 1782-4. Pitt and Reconstruction. The Collapse of the Opposition 1784-93. A Civilized Security 1760-90. The First Stage of the War 1793-8. The Battles of the Second Coalition and the Fall of Pitt 1798-1801. From Amiens to Trafalgar. The Failure of the Talents and the Problems Facing Portland 1806-9. Economic Warfare 1806-12. Portland, Perceval and the Peninsula 1809-12. The transformation of Economic and Cultural Life 1793-1815. The End of the War 1812-15. A Note on the Cabinet. List of Holders of Great Offices of State 1782-1815. List of Cabinets 1782-1815. Spine faded on dj. Small tear at top. Text clean.. 1st Edition. Cloth. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$97.50

I Alone: Bernardo De Galvez and the Taking of Pensacola in 1781

By Reparaz Madinabeitia, Carmen

Madrid, Spain: Ediciones De Cultura Hispanica, 1993. 260pp/illus/maps, end-paper maps. The Spanish contribution to American Independence. English text. Clean. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.

$124.50

Logistics and the Failure of the British Army in America 1775-1783
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Logistics and the Failure of the British Army in America 1775-1783

By Bowler, R. Arthur

Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Princeton Univ Pr, 1975. 290 pp in dust jacket. "....draws on the remarkably complete records of the British government offices concerned with logistics during the Revolutionary War and army service departments such as commissary, quartermaster . The British Army in America depended almost entirely on Britain for supplies, and that for six years inadequate and sometimes corrupt administration seriously affected the course of operations and the morale of the troops." Light edgewear to dj. Clean . 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$275.00

Conestoga Crossroads: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1730-1790

By Wood, Jerome H

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, 1979. 305pp/illus. End-paper map. historical record of early Pennsylvania and the settlement in "The New Town in the 'Conestogoe' ". Lancaster. Clean. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$37.50

Democracy in America (2 Volume Set)

By de Tocqueville, Alexis

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1980. Two volumes: 434pp plus index, 401pp plus index. Nice clean set. Alexis de Tocqueville and his friend Gustave de Beaumont visited the United States on behalf of the French government to study American prisons. In their nine months in the U.S. they studied not just the prison system but every aspect of American life, public and private—the political, economic, religious, cultural, and above all social life of the young nation. Clean. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$79.50

The Lee Max Friedman Collection of American Jewish Colonial Correspondence: Letters of the Franks Family, 1733-1748

By Franks, Abigail (1696-1756). Hershkowitz, Leo, Ed

Waltham, MA: American Jewish Historical Society, 1968. 171 p. Illus., facsim., geneal. Tables, maps, ports. (1 col. ) 26 cm. Subjects: Franks, Abigail, 1696-1756. Jews--New York (State)--New York--History--18th century. Related Titles: Letters of the Franks family, 1733-1748. Thirty-four letters written by the author to her son, Naphtali Franks. Series: Studies in American Jewish history; no. 5. Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Clean. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$67.50

Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795-1874

By Kerksis, Sydney C

Kennesaw, GA: The Gilgal Press, 1974. 568pp/illus. Photos front & back of each plate. Black Decorated cover. Some white rubbing along spine. Text clean. 1st Edition. Decorative Boards. Very Good+/No Jacket - Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$124.50

John Paul Jones: Fighter for Freedom and Glory (2 Vols)

By Lorenz, Lincoln

Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1993. Collector's edition. 2 Vols 846pp/illus Fine leather binding with gilt edging. Clean as new.. 1st Edition. Leather. As New/No Jacket - Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$145.00

Historical Writings of John Fiske (10 of 12 Vols)

By Fiske, John

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1902. 10 of 12 volumes, uniformly bound in original gilt-stamped maroon cloth, with top edges gilt. About 300-400 pages per volume with maps and illus. Each volume indexed. A nice bright set in very good to fine condition. "...After about 1885 his written work dealt primarily with American history, particularly with the colonial and Revolutionary periods. As with all his philosophical works, these did not reflect original scholarship; rather they were lucid syntheses of numerous sources and were widely popular." Missing Vols 1 and 12 all others present. Clean and tight. Discovery of America Vols 2 and 3, Old Virginia and Her Neighbors Vols 1 and 2, The Beginnings of New England, The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America Vols 1 and 2, New France and New England, and The American Revolution Vols 1 and 2. Overall clean tight set.. Standard Library Edition. Cloth. Very Good+/No Jacket - Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$195.00

The Campaign that Won America: The Story of Yorktown

By Davis, Burke

New York: Dial Press, 1970. 319pp/illus/maps. Previous owner signature on ffep. Text Clean. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.50

The Military History of the United States Revolutionary and Early American Wars

By Chant, Christopher

Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish/Webster Home Library, 1992. 272pp/illus/maps. US military history through the War with Mexico. Clean. 1st Edition. Decorative Boards. Near Fine/No Jacket - Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$37.50

Journal of John Harrower: An Indentured Servant in the Colony of Virginia 1773 1776

By Harrower, John

Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation/Holt Rinehart, 1963. 202pp/illus. Harrower a Scottish merchant ruined by the panic of 1772 set out in search of business and became a schoolmaster in America. DJ shows light wear/age. Corner clipped. Text clean. 1st Edition. Cloth. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$59.50

American Slavery American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia

By Morgan, Edmund Sears

New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1975. 454pp/maps. At the time of the revoltution, Virginians held 40 percent of all the slaves in America. So it is in Virginia that we must begin our understanding of the strang e marriage of slavery and freedom.. Clean. 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$37.50

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