Popular Colonial America Books

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Caleb's Crossing Caleb's Crossing (Hardcover)
by (shelved 65 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.81 — 82,263 ratings — published 2011
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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War (Hardcover)
by (shelved 39 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.86 — 62,035 ratings — published 2006
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The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)
by (shelved 38 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.37 — 756,112 ratings — published 1850
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The Heretic's Daughter The Heretic's Daughter (Hardcover)
by (shelved 32 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.78 — 49,375 ratings — published 2008
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Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)
by (shelved 30 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.33 — 209,325 ratings — published 1996
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Fever 1793 Fever 1793 (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.90 — 150,938 ratings — published 2000
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A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
by (shelved 20 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.41 — 165,634 ratings — published 2005
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1776 1776 (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.06 — 271,008 ratings — published 2005
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The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)
by (shelved 16 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.25 — 188,859 ratings — published 2001
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The Witches: Salem, 1692 The Witches: Salem, 1692 (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.13 — 14,279 ratings — published 2015
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Witch Child (Witch Child, #1) Witch Child (Witch Child, #1)
by (shelved 15 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.80 — 23,690 ratings — published 2000
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The Winthrop Woman The Winthrop Woman (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.08 — 9,149 ratings — published 1958
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Bound Bound (Hardcover)
by (shelved 15 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.80 — 3,236 ratings — published 2008
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The Wolves of Andover The Wolves of Andover (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.59 — 5,748 ratings — published 2010
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Flight of the Sparrow Flight of the Sparrow (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.86 — 13,294 ratings — published 2014
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The Widow's War The Widow's War (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.93 — 10,560 ratings — published 2006
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John Adams John Adams (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.05 — 416,080 ratings — published 2001
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Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8) Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8)
by (shelved 12 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.47 — 132,743 ratings — published 2014
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Forge (Seeds of America, #2) Forge (Seeds of America, #2)
by (shelved 12 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.13 — 18,942 ratings — published 2010
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Into the Wilderness (Wilderness, #1) Into the Wilderness (Wilderness, #1)
by (shelved 12 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.10 — 62,694 ratings — published 1998
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Midwife of the Blue Ridge Midwife of the Blue Ridge (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.51 — 2,932 ratings — published 2008
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Dawn on a Distant Shore (Wilderness, #2) Dawn on a Distant Shore (Wilderness, #2)
by (shelved 11 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.19 — 16,734 ratings — published 2000
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The Crucible The Crucible (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.55 — 349,832 ratings — published 1953
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A Bride Most Begrudging A Bride Most Begrudging (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.97 — 18,454 ratings — published 2005
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Calico Captive Calico Captive (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.94 — 6,262 ratings — published 1957
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Lake in the Clouds (Wilderness, #3) Lake in the Clouds (Wilderness, #3)
by (shelved 10 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.31 — 13,917 ratings — published 2002
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The Wordy Shipmates The Wordy Shipmates (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.66 — 30,277 ratings — published 2008
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An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7) An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
by (shelved 9 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.41 — 147,682 ratings — published 2009
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Sweet Release (Blakewell/Kenleigh Family Trilogy, #1) Sweet Release (Blakewell/Kenleigh Family Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 9 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.90 — 4,776 ratings — published 2003
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The Turncoat (Renegades of the Revolution) The Turncoat (Renegades of the Revolution)
by (shelved 8 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.70 — 6,826 ratings — published 2013
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Chains (Seeds of America, #1) Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
by (shelved 8 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.09 — 77,776 ratings — published 2008
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Johnny Tremain Johnny Tremain (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.61 — 42,114 ratings — published 1943
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Ride the Fire (Blakewell/Kenleigh Family Trilogy, #3) Ride the Fire (Blakewell/Kenleigh Family Trilogy, #3)
by (shelved 8 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.21 — 4,253 ratings — published 2005
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 3.98 — 230,828 ratings — published 2003
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Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as colonial-america)
avg rating 4.22 — 174,116 ratings — published 2004
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Hank Bracker
“….In time, the Europeans brought in pigs and horses, both of which were allowed to run wild and multiply. Pigs in the wild soon became aggressive feral boars with tusks, eating everything in sight. Corn, which the Indians depended upon, was attacked and uprooted by the pigs before maturing, thus leaving the Indians without an important source of nourishment. Although pigs provided a necessary source of protein, they were also known to host worms and parasites, and spread viruses such as influenza. If undercooked, the meat could cause trichinosis infections that, depending upon the severity, could result in death in four to six weeks.
The sailors returning to Europe brought with them tobacco and syphilis, both of which could be fatal. Syphilis is the gift that keeps on giving and soon spread throughout Europe and England. Unknown prior to the discovery of America, it became another blight on the European continent.
Because of their close connection, many people were convinced that pigs were the carriers of Syphilis. Perhaps they were right….
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Hank Bracker, Suppressed I Rise

“It is difficult to picture the rich, hard-nosed advisors of James I being overly concerned about the rights of vagabonds and felons. But this was a period that was especially suspicious of arbitrary acts by the Crown against individuals. There was no law enabling the crown to exile anyone, including the baser convict, into forced labour. According to legal scholars, the Magna Carta itself protected even them. The Privy Councillors therefore dressed up what was to befall the convicts and presented the decree authorising their transportation as an act of royal mercy. The convicts were to be reprieved from death in exchange for accepting transportation. (71-71)”
Don Jordan, White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America

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