The History of the Thirteen Colonies of North America 1497-1763

Reginald W. Jeffery

Series: Political Science and History
BISAC: HIS038000

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This book, originally published in 1908, is a short narrative of the History of the Thirteen Colonies. The author endeavoured to give as often as possible the actual words of contemporaries, hoping that readers may thereby be tempted to search further among the mass of documentary evidence which still needs so much careful study.

Chapter 1: Introduction: Early English Voyages to North America

Chapter 2: Virginia: The First Great Colony of the British

Chapter 3: The Colonisation of Maryland and the Carolinas

Chapter4: The Puritans in Plymouth and Massachusetts

Chapter 5: Connecticut; Rhode Island and Providence Plantation; New Haven; Maine; New Hampshire

Chapter 6: The Fight with the Dutch for Their Settlement of New Netherlands

Chapter 7: The Quaker Settlements and Georgia

Chapter 8: The Social and Economic History of New England

Chapter 9: The Social and Economic History of the Southern and Middle Colonies

Chapter 10: The French Colonies in North America

Chapter 11: French Aggression

Chapter 12: The Climax: The Struggle between English and French Colonists

Chapter 13: Chronology

Chapter 14: Bibliography

Chapter 15: Index

List of Illustrations

George Washington
Frontispiece
From the painting attributed to Gilbert Stuart in the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Francis Drake
From an engraving by J. Honbraken in the British Museum

Captain John Smith
From an engraving in his "Generall Historie of Virginia"

Map of North America, 1755

William Pitt, Lord Chatham
From the painting by W. Hoare in the National Portrait Gallery

Quebec from Point Levy in 1761
From an engraving by R. Short

The Marquis de Montcalm
From a painting by J. B. Massé

General James Wolfe
From the picture by Schaak in the National Portrait Gallery

The Death of Wolfe
After the painting by B. West

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