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THIRTEEN COLONIES The Real History of America By Robert Joseph Napoli
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This is a history book, which details the founding of America. It covers in detail how America was colonized and the expansion of the original colonies in the New World. It is not a work with a... More > political agenda, rather a compilation of the real facts which shaped the continent and the real history of how North America evolved prior to the American Revolution.< Less
American History Vol. V Wars of the Colonies By Jacob Abbott
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Starting with a brief recapitulation of the establishment of the thirteen colonies along the Atlantic seaboard of North America, this volume then details the interactions—in war and... More > peace—of the early European settlers with the Indians and with each other. The major early Indian wars—with the Pequot and King Philip—are discussed in little-known but fascinating detail. Included are many action-packed anecdotes of life on the frontier, the hardships of pioneer life—and duplicity and strife between Indian and European. The British conquest of Canada from the French is then dealt with, ending with the deaths of both French and English commanding generals at the battle for Quebec. Finally the war with the famous Indian chief Pontiac is reviewed, along with dramatic events such as the Deerfield Massacre and the cunning strategies employed by Pontiac to exact many victories over the Europeans until his final—and inevitable—defeat.< Less
American History Vol. V Wars of the Colonies By Jacob Abbott
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Starting with a brief recapitulation of the establishment of the thirteen colonies along the Atlantic seaboard of North America, this volume then details the interactions—in war and... More > peace—of the early European settlers with the Indians and with each other. The major early Indian wars—with the Pequot and King Philip—are discussed in little-known but fascinating detail. Included are many action-packed anecdotes of life on the frontier, the hardships of pioneer life—and duplicity and strife between Indian and European. The British conquest of Canada from the French is then dealt with, ending with the deaths of both French and English commanding generals at the battle for Quebec. Finally the war with the famous Indian chief Pontiac is reviewed, along with dramatic events such as the Deerfield Massacre and the cunning strategies employed by Pontiac to exact many victories over the Europeans until his final—and inevitable—defeat.< Less
American History Vol. VI The Revolt of the Colonies By Jacob Abbott
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This volume provides a fascinating and detailed account of all the events that led up to the opening military engagements of what became the American Revolution. Starting with a discussion of how the... More > concept of government, independence, and liberty took root in the thirteen colonies because of their unique social makeup, the author moves on to contrast this with the commercial and economic demands of England. The introduction of the Stamp Act and its effect upon the colonies is treated with objectivity. As events sped up, the clock was set in motion for a military clash. The exploits of, among others, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, James Otis, and the other major players are revealed in gripping detail, along with the heavy-handed Boston Massacre, the burning of HMS Gaspee, the Boston Tea Party, and the Battle of Lexington—when the British finally realized that they were no longer dealing with unhappy colonists, but a full-fledged rebellion.< Less
American History Vol. VI The Revolt of the Colonies By Jacob Abbott
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This volume provides a fascinating and detailed account of all the events that led up to the opening military engagements of what became the American Revolution. Starting with a discussion of how the... More > concept of government, independence, and liberty took root in the thirteen colonies because of their unique social makeup, the author moves on to contrast this with the commercial and economic demands of England. The introduction of the Stamp Act and its effect upon the colonies is treated with objectivity. As events sped up, the clock was set in motion for a military clash. The exploits of, among others, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, James Otis, and the other major players are revealed in gripping detail, along with the heavy-handed Boston Massacre, the burning of HMS Gaspee, the Boston Tea Party, and the Battle of Lexington—when the British finally realized that they were no longer dealing with unhappy colonists, but a full-fledged rebellion.< Less
COLONIAL BOY Second Edition By Denis Montgomery
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These memoirs describe the life of the author from 1934 to 1954, during WWII and the pre-apartheid period, when the Union of South Africa was an honoured and much valued member of the British... More > Commonwealth. The detailed and intimate stories include much background to life in those years which have now become history. There are brief notes on his subsequent career in the 'wider world'.< Less
British-India Maps By The Indiaman Magazine
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Digitally restored maps of British-India towns and railway routes of the individual railway companies such as the East Indian Railways, the Great Indian Peninsular Railways, the Bombay, Baroda and... More > Central India Railways plus many more dating from 1897. Locate the British churches, cemeteries, schools, British cantonments and railway stations where your family lived in 19th century British-India.< Less
British Memorial Inscriptions in India By The Indiaman Magazine
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A poignant record of almost 1,000 individual memorial inscriptions about the people who served in British-India and Southern Asia! A fascinating and comprehensive record of individuals lives who... More > served in India and Southern Asia taken from their tombstones. Within this book are 114 pages containing almost 1,000 memorial inscriptions which record the names and details of several thousand people! These records are a mine of information for any genealogist who wants to learn more about their family. Details of service in India and family relationships were carved on these tombstones for eternity, and are recorded here giving you a wealth of family information that can help you to uncover more details about your own family.< Less
British India 1900-47 By Robert J. Carr
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A students' guide to British India - the Raj. This is a Himalayan University publication designed to engage with students and enable the processing of historical information. It is suitable for both... More > college and university learners.< Less
Letters, Journals, & Diaries of ye Colonial America By Don Corbly
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These 93 stories provide a unique insight into the lives of mostly ordinary colonial people who lived in extraordinary times. Read the first description of the New World in the exploring ship... More > captain’s logbook, a letter from the first indentured servant, and the trial of Bridget Bishop, the first person hung for witchcraft in Salem. Compare the diary of the richest man in Virginia to Mary Cooper’s diary wherein she longed for rest from her labors. Read 16-year-old George Washington’s Rules of Civility, the pathetic letter from near-destitute indentured Elizabeth Sprig, Benjamin Franklin’s account of Grime’s confession and hanging, John Adams’ defense of British soldiers in the Boston Massacre, and the first prayer given in the First Continental Congress. Read 16-year-old Sally Wister’s diary of the battle of Germantown, a journal of the participants in the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s account of his Midnight Ride, and newspaper accounts of President Washington’s death and funeral.< Less