History | Northshire Bookstore


The Long Fuse

Staff Pick Badge
The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies 1760-1785 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780871136619
Availability: Special Order
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - September 9th, 1996

How the British-especially an arrogant King George III-lost the American Revolutionary war rather than how the colonies won it. Readable and thoughtful. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Unredeemed Captive

Staff Pick Badge
The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679759614
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Vintage - March 28th, 1995

This moving story, set in and around colonial Deerfield, MA., won the National Book Award for history as well as the Francis Parkman and Ray Allen Billington history prizes. In 1704, a French and Indian war party attacked the settlement of Deerfield, killing many inhabitants and capturing a minister, John Williams, and his five children. Most of the Willams family was eventually released, but Eunice Willams chose to remain with her captors, even converting to Catholicism and marrying a Mohawk tribesman. Despite the Williams's attempts to convince her to return to her family, she refused. This outstanding book examines the cultural and religious barriers that separated most colonial peoples, and the tumult caused by those who crossed them. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Battle Cry of Freedom

Staff Pick Badge
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780195168952
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 11th, 2003

Best one-volume history of the Civil War--won the Pulitzer Prize. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Devil in the Shape of a Woman

Staff Pick Badge
The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393317596
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 1998

Karlsen examines the entire subject of witchcraft in colonial New England, mainly in the 17th century. She looks at individual episodes, examining the social and cultural background of 17th century belief and superstition set against gender relations.

Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780195069051
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 14th, 1991

This modern classic remains one of the finest starting points in understanding English-speaking migration to North America. Fischer at his fascinating, eloquent best. Highest Recommendation! ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


Subscribe to RSS - History
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs