THE YOUNG COLONIALS by Robert arse

THE YOUNG COLONIALS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Though the founding of the American colonies is invariably associated with view of well known historical figures, the rostrum of unsung heroes is extensive and diverse. Robert Carse has fashioned seven unique portraits of young colonials whose self reliance, skill and ingenuity were equal to the challenge of their new environments. The stories of Henry Spelman, teenage guide for Captain John Smith, David Gardiner, who preserved his family land against Indian attack and war, John Scott, exiled against his will, who became a colonel in the Dutch army, Eunice Williams, who survived a 300 mile trek across the cold New England wilderness as a prisoner of the Indians -- are all symbolic of the experiences in store for the newcomer to this rugged land. An excellent supplement to more traditional histories, this offers a penetrating and personal overview.

Pub Date: Jan. 18th, 1963
Publisher: Norton