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An Old Colonial Family By Dora P. Burslem, Audrie D. Manning
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A history of the Austin family of Barbados and British Guiana and related families.
British-India Maps By The Indiaman Magazine
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Digitally restored maps of British-India towns and railway routes of the individual railway companies such as the East Indian Railways, the Great Indian Peninsular Railways, the Bombay, Baroda and... More > Central India Railways plus many more dating from 1897. Locate the British churches, cemeteries, schools, British cantonments and railway stations where your family lived in 19th century British-India.< Less
British Memorial Inscriptions in India By The Indiaman Magazine
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A poignant record of almost 1,000 individual memorial inscriptions about the people who served in British-India and Southern Asia! A fascinating and comprehensive record of individuals lives who... More > served in India and Southern Asia taken from their tombstones. Within this book are 114 pages containing almost 1,000 memorial inscriptions which record the names and details of several thousand people! These records are a mine of information for any genealogist who wants to learn more about their family. Details of service in India and family relationships were carved on these tombstones for eternity, and are recorded here giving you a wealth of family information that can help you to uncover more details about your own family.< Less
British India 1900-47 By Robert J. Carr
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A students' guide to British India - the Raj. This is a Himalayan University publication designed to engage with students and enable the processing of historical information. It is suitable for both... More > college and university learners.< Less
Letters, Journals, & Diaries of ye Colonial America By Don Corbly
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These 93 stories provide a unique insight into the lives of mostly ordinary colonial people who lived in extraordinary times. Read the first description of the New World in the exploring ship... More > captain’s logbook, a letter from the first indentured servant, and the trial of Bridget Bishop, the first person hung for witchcraft in Salem. Compare the diary of the richest man in Virginia to Mary Cooper’s diary wherein she longed for rest from her labors. Read 16-year-old George Washington’s Rules of Civility, the pathetic letter from near-destitute indentured Elizabeth Sprig, Benjamin Franklin’s account of Grime’s confession and hanging, John Adams’ defense of British soldiers in the Boston Massacre, and the first prayer given in the First Continental Congress. Read 16-year-old Sally Wister’s diary of the battle of Germantown, a journal of the participants in the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s account of his Midnight Ride, and newspaper accounts of President Washington’s death and funeral.< Less
Sacred Dialogues: Christianity and Native Religions in the Colonial Americas 1492-1700 By Nicholas Griffiths
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A Spanish conquistador who posed as a sorcerer and cured native Americans as he trekked across an unknown wilderness; a French Jesuit who conjured rain clouds in order to impress his indigenous flock... More > with the potency of Christian magic; a Puritan minister who healed a native chief in order to win him for God; a Mexican noble who was burned at the stake for resisting the gentle Franciscan friars; an Andean chief who was haunted by nightmares in which his native gods did battle with the Christian Father; a Huron magician who vied with French missionaries over spirits of the night in a shaking tent ceremony. These are a few of the individuals whose struggles are brought to life in the pages of this book. Their experiences, among others, reveal what happened when Christianity came into contact with Native American religions in three distinct regions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century colonial America: Spanish, French and British.< Less
Sacred Dialogues: Christianity And Native Religions In The Colonial Americas 1492-1700 By Nicholas Griffiths
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A Spanish conquistador who posed as a sorcerer and cured native Americans as he trekked across an unknown wilderness; a French Jesuit who conjured rain clouds in order to impress his indigenous flock... More > with the potency of Christian magic; a Puritan minister who healed a native chief in order to win him for God; a Mexican noble who was burned at the stake for resisting the gentle Franciscan friars; an Andean chief who was haunted by nightmares in which his native gods did battle with the Christian Father; a Huron magician who vied with French missionaries over spirits of the night in a shaking tent ceremony. These are a few of the individuals whose struggles are brought to life in the pages of this book. Their experiences, among others, reveal what happened when Christianity came into contact with Native American religions in three distinct regions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century colonial America: Spanish, French and British.< Less
Archaeology of Early European Colonial Settlement in the Emerging Atlantic World By SHA
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Consisting of five articles by some of the leading lights of historical archaeology, this volume examines the cultural expressions of colonial settlement on both sides of the Atlantic. Compared... More > against the framework of the English at Jamestown, as told by William Kelso, Audrey Horning examines the British colonization of Ireland, Kathleen Deagan looks at the Spanish in the Caribbean and South America, Marcel Moussette and William Moss analyze the French in Quebec, and Carmel Schrire describes the Dutch at Cape Town, South Africa. This engaging volume provides new insights on how different cultures perceived of colonization and interacted with Native populations, as well as how historical archaeology can reveal and interpret early settlement.< Less
Archaeology of Early European Colonial Settlement In the Emerging Atlantic World By SHA
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Consisting of five articles by some of the leading lights of historical archaeology, this volume examines the cultural expressions of colonial settlement on both sides of the Atlantic. Compared... More > against the framework of the English at Jamestown, as told by William Kelso, Audrey Horning examines the British colonization of Ireland, Kathleen Deagan looks at the Spanish in the Caribbean and South America, Marcel Moussette and William Moss analyze the French in Quebec, and Carmel Schrire describes the Dutch at Cape Town, South Africa. This engaging volume provides new insights on how different cultures perceived of colonization and interacted with Native populations, as well as how historical archaeology can reveal and interpret early settlement.< Less
Archaeology of Early European Colonial Settlement in the Emerging Atlantic World By SHA
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Consisting of five articles by some of the leading lights of historical archaeology, this volume examines the cultural expressions of colonial settlement on both sides of the Atlantic. Compared... More > against the framework of the English at Jamestown, as told by William Kelso, Audrey Horning examines the British colonization of Ireland, Kathleen Deagan looks at the Spanish in the Caribbean and South America, Marcel Moussette and William Moss analyze the French in Quebec, and Carmel Schrire describes the Dutch at Cape Town, South Africa. This engaging volume provides new insights on how different cultures perceived of colonization and interacted with Native populations, as well as how historical archaeology can reveal and interpret early settlement.< Less