A History of the United States of America, Preceded by a Narrative of the Discovery and Settlement of North America ...

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J.H. Butler, 1884 - 434 pages
 

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Contents

SPANISH FAILURES IN AMERICA
34
The FIRST EMIGRATION
38
ENGLAND IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
42
FIRST VENTURES OF ENGLAND IN AMERICA
47
THE FOUNDATIONS OF New FRANCE
51
THE DUTCH TRADERS
54
Part III
58
Topical Analysis for Review
59
Chronological Table
64
JAMESTOWN
65
VIRGINIA
69
PLYMOUTH
72
THE PURITAN MIGRATION
77
THE COLONY OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY
81
THE OTHER NEW ENGLAND COLONIES
85
THE INDIANS OF North AMERICA
89
COLORED
90
THE ENGLISH AND THE INDIANS
94
ENGLAND AND New ENGLAND
98
The Loss OF THE CHARTERS
101
The QUAKERS AND NEW JERSEY
106
WILLIAM PENN AND HIS COLONY
110
Routes of Navigators to India and America in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth
112
The OLD DOMINION
115
MARYLAND I 20
120
The CAROLINAS AND GEORGIA
123
Chronological Table
134
New Spain and the West Indies
134
FRANCE IN AMERICA
135
CONFLICT BETWEEN THE FRENCH AND THE ENGLISH
138
The BEGINNING OF THE
143
THE FRENCH AND INDIAN
147
THE FALL OF FRANCE IN AMERICA
151
PONTIACS
156
Topical Analysis for Review Chronological Table Page 135 138 143 147 151
158
Part II
161
ENGLAND AND THE COLONIES
173
THE BEGINNING OF THE QUARREL
177
THE FIRST RESISTANCE
182
THE FIRST FIGHTING
188
The New England States during the War for Independence
192
OPEN
193
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
198
THE STATES AND CONGRESS
202
THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE
206
The Middle States during the War for Independence
207
The Southern States during the War for Independence
222
Western Coast of Africa Spain and Crown Point and Ticonderoga
228
THE END OF THE
229
Topical Analysis for Review
233
Chronological Table
237

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