Faragher, John Mack. A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. An evocative overview of Acadian removal and of what happened to Acadians after they were expelled from their homeland.
Landers, Jane. Black Society in Spanish Florida. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1999. Sharply contrasts slavery and freedom in Florida while under Spanish rule with slavery and freedom in the English colonies and in the states that bordered Florida.
Merritt, Jane T. At the Crossroads: Indians and Empires on a Mid-Atlantic Frontier, 1700–1763. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. Examines intercultural relations between Indians and European colonists in Pennsylvania in ways that are sensitive to gender as it explains why some Indians converted to Christianity while others rejected it.
Parrish, Susan Scott. American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British Atlantic World. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Explores and explains how British colonists’ participation in scientific investigation of the natural world reinforced racist thought and helped to create an American identity.
Waldstreicher, David. Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution. New York: Hill and Wang, 2004. A concise and engagingly written account of Franklin and the evolution of his views on slavery, focused on his activities as an entrepreneur and politician.
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Bonomi, Patricia U. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America. Looks at religion in all sections of the British American colonies and argues it was as important to the development of American society as politics or the economy.
Breen, T. H. The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence. Argues that American colonists forged a shared identity as consumers that empowered them and led to their political organization during the imperial crisis.
Fischer, David Hackett. Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America. Argues that four British migrations and cultures formed the basis for colonial and, later, American identity.
Hatley, Tom. The Dividing Paths: Cherokees and South Carolinians through the Era of Revolution. Argues that the relationship between these two groups was at the heart of social and political world of the south and shows the ways both groups struggled to define themselves in the unfamiliar world of colonial North America.
Kenny, Kevin. Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn’s Holy Experiment. Traces the breakdown of Quaker Pennsylvania and the consequences for Native Americans during the 18th century.
Mulder, Kevin. A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South. Examines evangelicalism in the South, concluding that denominational differences created conflict in southern society, but also contributed to the social and political development of the region and nation.
Africans in America. Accompanying the PBS series of the same title, this web site provides information and various primary materials on African American life and culture from the 1400s to the end of the Civil War.
The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary. Offering up a host of information and sources about Franklin’s life and time, this website provides an in-depth perspective into the late colonial and Revolutionary eras.
History: Native America. With links to dozens of other websites and their own interpretative materials, this page from the University of Washington is a great resource for much Native American history from pre-history to the present.
Outline of Prehistory and History—Southeastern North American and the Caribbean. Maintained by the National Park Service, this web site provides detailed information about the native peoples and their environmental impacts, archeological and historical evidence of their ways of life, and the impacts of European contact and colonization on their societies.