pt. 1. The founding of British North America: The Atlantic frontier ; The Chesapeake colonies ; New England ; The completion of colonization -- pt. 2. Economic life: Land and agriculture ; Industrial life ; Trade and empire -- pt. 3. Transplanted Europeans and Africans: The new immigration ; Colonists in bondage ; Black slavery: life and resistance -- pt. 4. Society and community: Women, children, and family ; Social structure and leisure ; The urban challenge -- pt. 5. Liberty and order: Government and politics ; Criminality and radical counterculture ; Toward the Bill of Rights ; Colonial rebellions -- pt. 6. Cultural enlightenment: Religion ; Science and the arts ; Literature and the diffusion of knowledge -- pt. 7. From colony to country: The frontier and Indians ; The colonial wars ; The rise of an American nationality.