The Northern Colonies

The Northern Colonies

by Jacob Abbott


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Part four of an eight part series on the history of America from its earliest times through to the age of George Washington, told by master storyteller Jacob Abbott.
This volume starts with the 1602 expedition by Bartholomew Gosnold which created the first settlement in what became Massachusetts. Facing immense difficulties, the project struggled for many years before the advent of the religious refugees known as the Puritans, who settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and other areas. The importance of this migration is dwelt on at length by Abbott, who provides many hidden but fascinating details of the trials and tribulations of this highly celebrated group of settlers. The voyage of the Mayflower, the early interactions with the Indians, and the prospering of the colony are recounted in vivid detail.
Next the book moves on to discuss the Dutch founding of the settlement of New Amsterdam-and of its seizure by the English and renaming into New York. It then concludes by recounting the expansion of settlements along the Connecticut River, and the founding of the first colonies in New Haven and Rhode Island.
The overriding theme which the modern reader draws from this work is that of the incredible ingenuity and self-reliance of these early pioneers-cut off from Europe, they had to provide completely for themselves in every facet of life. The story of their survival-and eventual prosperity-is inspiring.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781389628450
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 02/26/2021
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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