A straight, over-all history, in the early discovery, exploration and colonization stages, of North America and particularly...

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A straight, over-all history, in the early discovery, exploration and colonization stages, of North America and particularly the United States. The time covered is from Coronado and De Soto to the mid-17th century as the colonies reach an era of comparative benevolence under Charles II. Here are the early Spanish explorations in Florida, on the Mississippi and the Rio Grande, and the advent of the English under Drake and Gilbert, Raleigh, Waymouth; the early colonies in Virginia, Massachusetts, and the land grants to Lords Baltimore and York; the fight between Spain and England for the colonies, the religious persecution and rivalry, the struggle with the Indians and with nature. Pure history on the level of top drawer textbook- but with enough of interest in the adventure level to appeal to that market for true adventure.

Pub Date: Feb. 16, 1948

ISBN: N/A

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Publisher: Scribner

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1948