History Books

Books for the classroom or for history buffs. Euro-centric but not exclusive. Mainly medieval and early modern, again, not always!
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The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright by Ann Little - English settler, taken captive by Wabanaki, ends up as an Ursuline nun in New France.

The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright by Ann Little - English settler, taken captive by Wabanaki, ends up as an Ursuline nun in New France.

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Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire by Roger Crowley - great background on medieval & early modern Portuguese exploration & colonization

Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire by Roger Crowley - great background on medieval & early modern Portuguese exploration & colonization

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Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700 by Susan Dwyer Amussen

Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700 by Susan Dwyer Amussen

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The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse by Brian Cowan from Yale University Press - riveting read even for this tea-drinker.

The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse by Brian Cowan from Yale University Press - riveting read even for this tea-drinker.

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Revolution: The Great Crisis of the British Monarchy, 1685-1720 by Tim Harris - something to consider for my Stuart seminar!

Revolution: The Great Crisis of the British Monarchy, 1685-1720 by Tim Harris - something to consider for my Stuart seminar!

The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, the Body, and Commodities in the 1920s by Jane Nicholas 2015 Women's History keynote speaker at Laurentian University

The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, the Body, and Commodities in the 1920s by Jane Nicholas 2015 Women's History keynote speaker at Laurentian University

Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender and Belief in Early Modern England by Olivia Weisser at Yale University Press

Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender and Belief in Early Modern England by Olivia Weisser at Yale University Press

Barbara Donagan's War in England, 1642-1649 is a great study of the conduct & experience of war. I'm teaching with it again in my senior seminar.

Barbara Donagan's War in England, 1642-1649 is a great study of the conduct & experience of war. I'm teaching with it again in my senior seminar.

Rebellion: Britain's First Stuart Kings by Tim Harris - a smart new perspective on the rules of James I & Charles I

Rebellion: Britain's First Stuart Kings by Tim Harris - a smart new perspective on the rules of James I & Charles I

England on Edge by David Cressy - an indepth study of the road to the English Civil War

England on Edge by David Cressy - an indepth study of the road to the English Civil War

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