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The thirteen colonies : travel historic America.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York ; London : Fodor's, [2003]

Physical Description:
x, 499 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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The Travel Historic America series takes travelers back in time with in-depth coverage of historical sights, attractions, and events as well as historic places to stay and eat. It also includes driving tours, overviews, timelines, and a handy resource chapter. Covering from the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 to the end of the Federal Period in 1820 in Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. v
Traveling Through Historyp. viii
How to Use this Guidep. ix
Liberty's Roadp. 1
Forging a New Republicp. 4
Colonial America's Superhighwayp. 13
Mel Gibson Slept Herep. 16
Connecticutp. 23
The Litchfield Hills to the Connecticut Valleyp. 29
Nathan Hale, Benedict Arnold, and Companyp. 31
Town Listings A-Zp. 32
Delawarep. 52
The Tides of Time: Coastal Delawarep. 57
Three Centuries in the First State: Dutch Settlement to Du Pont Splendorp. 58
Town Listings A-Zp. 60
Mainep. 75
Built on a Ship's Fortune: Midcoast to Downeast Mainep. 80
The Spirited Southern Coastp. 81
Town Listings A-Zp. 82
Maryland and Washington, D.C.p. 91
Star-Spangled Marylandp. 96
Life Styles of the Rich and Revolutionaryp. 97
Town Listings A-Zp. 98
Massachusettsp. 117
Merchant Ships, Fishing Skiffs, and the Country's First Millionairesp. 123
The Massachusetts Frontierp. 124
Town Listings A-Zp. 125
New Hampshirep. 167
Colonial Nooks and Crannies: The Grand Monadnock Steeplechasep. 173
River to Summit, Valley to Sea: Romancing the Colonial Stonep. 173
Town Listings A-Zp. 175
New Jerseyp. 187
Ten Crucial Days: Trying Men's Souls in Trenton and Princetonp. 192
Washington Slept Here ... and Slept Here and Slept Here: Winter Encampments in North Jerseyp. 194
Town Listings A-Zp. 195
New Yorkp. 219
Empire and Independence: Warfare in the Mohawk and Hudson River Valleysp. 227
Old Nieuw York: The Dutch in the Hudson River Valleyp. 229
Town Listings A-Zp. 231
North Carolinap. 270
From Sound to Sea: Colonial Sites of the Coastal Plainp. 276
In Search of Libertyp. 277
Town Listings A-Zp. 278
Pennsylvaniap. 291
A Pilgrimage that Pays Tribute to Pennp. 298
Battle Cries and Whispersp. 299
Town Listings A-Zp. 301
Rhode Islandp. 335
Jewels in the Crown: Newport, Bristol, and Providencep. 340
The Roads Less Taken: Roger Williams, William Blackstone, and Colonial Bywaysp. 344
Town Listings A-Zp. 346
South Carolina and Georgiap. 370
Upcountry Battlefields of the Southern Campaignp. 375
Ringing the Southern Bellesp. 376
Town Listings A-Zp. 377
Vermontp. 396
Southern Vermont: Birth of the Rebellionp. 401
Northern Vermont: Islands of War, Peaks of Gloryp. 402
Town Listings A-Zp. 404
Virginiap. 417
The Tricorne Tourp. 425
George Washington Really Did Sleep Here!p. 427
Town Listings A-Zp. 429
Resourcesp. 473
Indexp. 483
The Thirteen Coloniesp. 6
Connecticutp. 24
Delawarep. 54
Mainep. 76
Maryland and Washington, D.C.p. 92
Massachusettsp. 118
Historic Bostonp. 126
New Hampshirep. 168
New Jerseyp. 188
New Yorkp. 220
Lower Manhattanp. 247
North Carolinap. 271
Pennsylvaniap. 292
Historic Philadelphiap. 317
Rhode Islandp. 336
Historic Newportp. 352
South Carolina and Georgiap. 371
Vermontp. 398
Virginiap. 418
Colonial Williamsburgp. 463