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America's beginnings : the dramatic events that shaped a nation's character

Author: Tony Williams
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ; Williamsburg, Va. : in association with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, ©2010.
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At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 key events-some known and some forgotten- that shaped colonial and revolutionary America, from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention.
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Genre/Form: History
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Williams, Tony, 1970-
America's beginnings.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ; Williamsburg, Va. : in association with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, c2010
(OCoLC)747306219
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Williams
ISBN: 9781442204874 1442204877 9781442204898 1442204893
OCLC Number: 600995904
Description: x, 197 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Settlement --
1. Lost Colony --
2. Jamestown --
3. Starving time --
4. First representative legislature in Britain's New World --
5. First Africans --
6. Mayflower Compact --
7. City upon a hill --
8. Indian uprising of 1622 --
9. Dissents of Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams --
10. Pequot War --
pt. II. Colonies --
11. King Philip's War --
12. Bacon's Rebellion --
13. Glorious revolution in America --
14. Salem witch trials --
15. Boston smallpox epidemic of 1721 --
16. Great awakening --
17. Benjamin Franklin and the lightning rod --
18. Albany Plan of Union --
19. Great meadows --
20. Braddock's march --
21. Royal proclamation of 1763 --
pt. III. Resistance --
22. Stamp Act --
23. Townshend Acts --
24. Boston massacre --
25. Boston Tea Party --
26. Continental Congress --
27. Give me liberty or give me death --
pt. IV. War --
28. Lexington and Concord --
29. Bunker Hill --
30. Fort Ticonderoga --
31. Common sense --
32. Declaration of rights --
33. Declaration of Independence --
34. Crossing the Delaware --
35. Saratoga --
36. French alliance --
37. Valley Forge --
38. Guilford Courthouse --
39. Yorktown --
40. Newburgh Conspiracy --
41. Peach Treaty of 1783 --
42. Washington surrenders his commission --
pt. V. Nationhood --
43. Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom --
44. Annapolis Convention --
45. Shays' Rebellion --
46. Constitutional Convention --
47. Ratifying Conventions --
48. The Federalist --
49. Inauguration of George Washington --
Bill of Rights.
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