Key to the New World

“A splendid work of historical craftsmanship. In tone and content it offers a generally balanced survey of Cuban history through the end of the seventeenth century, and in this regard it promises to offer a very usable introductory text. The writing is accessible and thoughtful, organized around an informative and engaging narrative.”—Louis A. Pérez Jr., … Continue reading Key to the New World

British Forts and Their Communities

“A fresh approach to far-flung British forts that unravels the diverse ethnicities of each fort’s garrison and support community, thereby revealing the complex and imperfect ways British imperialists imposed colonialism across the globe.”—Gregory A. Waselkov, author of A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813–1814   “Demonstrates that the study of British forts … Continue reading British Forts and Their Communities

Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific

The Southwest Pacific and Oceanian Regions  and The Asia-Pacific Region   “The essential source for scholarly reassessment of the Asia-Pacific region’s diverse and significant archaeology and history.”—James P. Delgado, coauthor of The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá   “Underpins a nuanced picture of Asia-Pacific that shows how the activities of the Chinese and Japanese in … Continue reading Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific

Borderland Narratives

“Breathes new life into the borderlands debate by reinforcing that ‘borderlands’ are more than mere locations—they are also imagined spaces and metaphorical tools with which scholars can explore the commonalities of human experiences across time and place.”—Kristo fer Ray, author of Middle Tennessee, 1775–1825: Progress and Popular Democracy on the Southwestern Frontier “Offers a wide-ranging … Continue reading Borderland Narratives

New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

“Never has the story of American African colonization been so thoroughly explored.”—Violet Showers Johnson, coauthor of African & American: West Africans in Post–Civil Rights America “Succeeds admirably in putting us back in touch with the diverse sources of support for the American Colonization Society. We learn much about the complex nature of human motivations and about … Continue reading New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

New Paperback Release: The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade

“A fine piece of scholarship. . . . A solid introduction to the archaeology of the fur trade, as well as to the myriad archaeological issues associated with colonial interaction.”—American Antiquity   “Impressive and ambitious, covering centuries of time and much of the North American continent. . . . Admirably balances the enormous numbers of sites, … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade

Frontiers of Colonialism

“An original contribution and an important one. Presents interesting and compelling case studies in the variability of colonialism and colonial encounters.”—Melissa S. Murphy, coeditor of Enduring Conquests: Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas “Creates bridges to understand and compare diverse sets of data and questions, incorporating larger ideas of colonial … Continue reading Frontiers of Colonialism