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The Colonization of North America: 1492-1783: Geographical Discoveries, the Establishment of Colonies & Wars

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This book represents an attempt to bring into one account the story of European expansion in North America down to 1783. The authors wrote this book in response to a clear demand for a text written from the standpoint of North America as a whole, and giving a more adequate treatment of the colonies of nations other than England and of the English colonies other than the thirteen which revolted. The book is divided into three main parts: I. The founding of the colonies; II. Expansion and international conflict; and III. The revolt of the English colonies.
Table of Contents:
The Founding of the Colonies
The Background and the Discovery
The Founding of New Spain (1492-1543)
The Expansion of New Spain (1543-1609)
The Establishment of the French Colonies (1500-1700)
The Beginnings of English Expansion (1485-1603)
The Chesapeake Bay and Insular Colonies (1603-1640)
The Beginnings of New England (1606-1640)
The English Colonies During the Revolutionary Period (1640-1660)

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