The Colonies 1492-1750

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Reuben Gold Thwaites

Series: American History, Culture and Literature
BISAC: HIS036000

In this book American colonization is considered in the light of general colonization as a phase of history. Englishmen in planting colonies in America brought with them the institutions with which they had been familiar at home: it is shown what these institutions were, and how, in adapting themselves to new conditions of growth, they differed from English models. As prominent among the changed conditions, the physical geography of America and its aboriginal inhabitants receive somewhat extended treatment; and it is sought to explain the important effect these had upon the character of the settlers and the development of the country. The social and economic condition of the people is described, and attention is paid to the political characteristics of the several colonies both in the conduct of their local affairs and in their relations with each other and the mother-country. It is shown that the causes of the Revolution were deep-seated in colonial history. Attention is also called to the fact, generally overlooked, that the thirteen mainland colonies which revolted in 1776 were not all of the English colonial establishments in America.

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CHAPTER I. THE LAND AND THE NATIVE RACES.PAGES

CHAPTER II. DISCOVERIES AND EARLY SETTLEMENTS (1492-1606).

CHAPTER III. COLONIZATION AND THE COLONISTS.

CHAPTER IV. THE COLONIZATION OF THE SOUTH (1606-1700).

CHAPTER V. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN THE SOUTH IN 1700.

CHAPTER VI. THE COLONIZATION OF NEW ENGLAND (1620-1643).

CHAPTER VII. NEW ENGLAND FROM 1643 TO 1700.

CHAPTER VIII. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN NEW ENGLAND IN 1700.

CHAPTER IX. THE COLONIZATION OF THE MIDDLE COLONIES (1609-1700).

CHAPTER X. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN THE MIDDLE COLONIES IN 1700.

CHAPTER XI. OTHER ENGLISH NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES (1605-1750).

CHAPTER XII.THE COLONIZATION OF NEW FRANCE (1608-1750).

CHAPTER XIII. THE COLONIZATION OF GEORGIA (1732-1755).

CHAPTER XIV. THE CONTINENTAL COLONIES FROM 1700 TO 1750.

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