The Southern Colonies

The Southern Colonies

by Jacob Abbott


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Part three 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 very first sixteenth century colonization attempts in what is today the southern United States. It provides fascinating details of the early French settlers, who predated even the Spanish-and of how the religious strife in Europe between Catholic and Protestant, from which they had fled, followed them to the New World.
The book then moves on to describe the Spanish settlement of Florida, and then the intervention of the English settlers. Drawing upon original sources, manuscripts and diaries, Abbott weaves a gripping tale of the failure of the first English colonial attempts, including the famous "lost colony" of Roanoke, the second colony, the birth of the first European child on American shores, and the incredible deprivations suffered by these early pioneers.
Next, Abbot describes the amazing adventures of John Smith and the settlement of Virginia, revealing the truth about the Indian Pocahontas on the way. The settlement of the Carolinas is then reviewed, including the internal tribulations which nearly wrecked the entire colonial effort, and the struggle to establish a European settlement in the face of staggering natural obstacles and hostile Indian natives.
Finally, the book discusses the creation of the colony of Georgia-first established as an anti-slavery settlement area in which Negroes were not allowed to be present. Abbott caps off this astonishing story with the sad tale of the origin of Negro slavery in the New World.
If you thought you knew the story of pre-Pilgrim American colonization, think again-this book will reveal the true history of a time period now hidden.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781389628511
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 02/28/2021
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was a native of the state of Maine who was a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy, a minister, and founder of two schools (the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston and the Mount Vernon School for Boys, in New York City).
He wrote more than 180 books and became famous for his easy-to-read style of historical storytelling, stripped of the dry dustiness which characterized other texts.

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