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Title From Columbus to colonial America : 1492 to 1763 / edited by Jeff Wallenfeldt
Edition First edition
Published New York : Britannica Educational Pub. in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 134 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Series Documenting America: The Primary Source Documents of a Nation ; v. 1
Documenting America: The Primary Source Documents of a Nation
Contents A New World -- Before Columbus -- The European background -- English colonization -- Settlement -- Virginia -- Maryland -- The New England colonies -- The Pilgrims -- The Puritans -- Dissension -- The middle colonies -- The Carolinas and Georgia -- Imperial organization -- The growth of provincial power -- Political growth -- Population growth -- Economic growth -- Land, labour, and independence -- Cultural and religious development -- Literature, newspapers, and periodicals -- Visual and performing arts -- Education -- From a city on a hill to the great awakening -- Colonial America, England, and the wider world -- Conflict for territory -- The great war for the empire -- Aftermath -- The Native American response -- British relations with American Indians -- European-Indian alliances -- American Indian leaders -- From Columbus to colonial America
Summary The New World, as the land that comprises the United States was once known, held the promise of opportunity and changing fortunes for those who discovered and colonized it. Even before becoming an independent nation, the land proved to be a bounteous yet challenging home. This lively volume recounts the early history of America, using a diverse selection of the era's personal and historic documents as guideposts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Genre/Form History.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Wallenfeldt, Jeffrey H.
ISBN 1615307346 (electronic bk.)
9781615307340 (electronic bk.)