The books, articles, films, and websites in this section will enhance the materials included on our website for this era of American history. Many of the books are by the historians whose essays and lectures you have read and listened to here and offer in-depth studies of the topics that have caught your interest. The websites and other resources open new ways to explore American history and take advantage of new interpretations and new technologies to enhance classroom or at-home learning.
Newitt, Malyn. A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion, 1400–1668. New York: Routledge, 2004.
Seed, Patricia. Ceremonies of Possession in Europe’s Conquest of the New World, 1492–1640. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Lockhart, James, and Stuart B. Schwartz. Early Latin America: A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil, Cambridge Latin American Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Maestro, Betsy C. Exploration and Conquest: The Americas after Columbus, 1500–1620. With illustrations by Giulio Maestro. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1994.
Moogk, Peter N. La Nouvelle France: The Making of French Canada—A Cultural History. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2000.
Sugden, John. Sir Francis Drake. New York: Henry Holt, 1991.
McAlister, Lyle N. Spain and Portugal in the New World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
Gibson, Charles. Spain in America. New York: Harper and Row, 1966.
Lamb, Ursula, ed. The Globe Encircled and the World Revealed. Brookfield, VT: Variorum, 1995.
Recommended Resources from Other Sub-Eras
Cook, Noble David. Born to Die: Disease and New World Conquest, 1492–1650. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Mitchell, Mairin. Elcano: The First Circumnavigator. London: Herder Publications, 1958.
Cummins, John G. Francis Drake: The Lives of a Hero. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.
Axtell, James. Natives and Newcomers: The Cultural Origins of North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Calloway, Colin G. New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Bergreen, Laurence. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe. New York: William Morrow, 2003.
Bell, Christopher Richard Vincent. Portugal and the Quest for the Indies. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1974.
Morison, Samuel Eliot. The European Discovery of America. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971 and 1974.
Cachey, Theodore J., ed. The First Voyage around the World (1519–1522): An Account of Magellan’s Expedition by Antonio Pigafetta. New York: Marsilio Publishers, 1995.
The Mariners’ Museum, “The Mariners’ Museum.” http://www.marinersmuseum.org.
Boorstin, Daniel J. The Portuguese Discoverers. Lisbon: National Board for the Celebration of Portuguese Discoveries, 1987.
Weber, David J. The Spanish Frontier in North America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.