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The forty years that created America : the story of the explorers, promoters, investors, and settlers who founded the first English colonies

Author: Edward M Lamont
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
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In this book, author Ted Lamont asks us to reconsider our country's formative years, and explore the stories, lives, achievements, and failures of America'ss earliest founding fathers: those who paved the way for the Colonial Era, and the American Revolution. They were explorers, investors, passionate religious leaders, and determined developers who struggled for generations to successfully plant the English flag in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward M Lamont
ISBN: 9781442236592 1442236590
OCLC Number: 880808898
Description: viii, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Treasure, cod, and the northwest passage --
The Elizabethan years --
Probing the forbidding shores --
The English are coming --
Soldier of fortune --
The first English colony --
The king and his princess --
Exploring the Chesapeake --
Captain Newport returns --
Troubles for the president --
Under new management --
Northern Virginia becomes New England --
Indian partners --
The Leiden Separatists --
The Plymouth Plantation --
The indian summer --
Emerging conflicts --
John Winthrop and the Puritans --
King Philip's War --
Virginia and Massachusetts.
Responsibility: Edward M. Lamont.

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Lamont examines English colonization of the New World from 1585-1625 while taking a close look at the activities of Captain John Smith of Jamestown and Governor William Bradford of Plymouth. Between Read more...

 
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