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Title:
The forty years that created America : the story of the explorers, promoters, investors, and settlers who founded the first English colonies
Author:
Lamont, Edward M., 1926- , author.
Publication Information:
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
Physical Description:
viii, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
In this book, author Ted Lamont asks us to reconsider our country's formative years, and explore the stories, lives, achievements, and failures of America'ss earliest founding fathers: those who paved the way for the Colonial Era, and the American Revolution. They were explorers, investors, passionate religious leaders, and determined developers who struggled for generations to successfully plant the English flag in this strange new soil ... The infancy of America--from Roanoke'ss founding in 1585 through the firm establishment of Jamestown and Plymouth in 1625--i2s where we first see planted the seeds of the rest of America'ss colonial, economic, political, and cultural history.--Provided by publisher
Language:
English
Contents:
Treasure, cod, and the northwest passage -- The Elizabethan years -- Probing the forbidden shores -- The English are coming -- Soldier of fortune -- The first English colony -- The king and his princess -- Exploring the Chesapeake -- Captain Newport returns -- Troubles for the president -- Under new management -- Northern Virginia becomes New England -- Indian partners -- The Leiden Separatists -- The Plymouth Plantation -- Indian summer -- Emerging conflicts -- John Winthrop and the Puritans -- King Philip's War -- Virginia and Massachusetts.
ISBN:
9781442236592
Format :
Book