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Thomas Hooker: Preacher, Founder, Democrat; Biography of the Puritan Leader of Colonial New England By George Leon Walker
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Puritan minister, colonial pioneer, and inspiration for the first ever democratic constitution – Thomas Hooker’s fine example of religious and public service is explored in this... More > biography. During his researches into the local history of Connecticut and the Hartford Church, George Leon Walker uncovered enough information to justify a biography of Thomas Hooker. After several years of meticulous research, corroborating historical sources, accounts and records of the early colonial period with Hooker’s own surviving written works, he published this account of the great preacher’s life and achievements in 1891. We follow Thomas Hooker from his youth in an England rent by religious conflict, through his education at Cambridge University, through initial demonstrations of his great and inspiring oratorical gifts. His sympathy for Puritanism in the 1620s disrupted his quiet life as a preacher and lecturer in England, and he was forced to leave the country for the Netherlands, and then onward to New England.< Less
Victorian Colonial Warfare: Africa from the Campaigns Against the Kaffirs to the South African War By John Curry & Donald Featherstone
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The 'small war' was a particularly Victorian concern. Its course was followed with avid interest by the general public. Every setback and victory, every act of courage and cowardice was recorded and... More > illustrated in the popular press. Nowhere was this more true than in Africa, where small wars came in three distinct types: campaigns of conquest or annexation; campaigns for the suppression of an insurrection, such as those in East and West Africa, where many campaigns began as simple expeditions and ended by bringing vast territories under British rule; and campaigns to avenge an insult, designed to impose control without annexing territory. Donald Featherstone, an acknowledged expert on colonial warfare, has written a vivid and accurate account of the small wars in Africa, drawing heavily on the letters and first-hand reports of those who were there. The book was described by the Journal of the Royal Artillery as 'wide ranging ... well researched and excellent...'< Less
The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay With an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island (1789) By Arthur Phillip
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Admiral Arthur Phillip RN (11 October 1738 – 31 August... More > 1814) was a Royal Navy officer, the first Governor of New South Wales and led the colonisation of what is now Australia and founded the British penal colony that later became the city of Sydney, Australia.After much experience at sea, Phillip sailed with the First Fleet as Governor-designate of the proposed British penal colony of New South Wales. In January 1788, he selected its location to be Port Jackson (encompassing Sydney Harbour).Phillip was a far-sighted governor who soon saw that New South Wales would need a civil administration and a system for emancipating the convicts. But his plan to bring skilled tradesmen on the voyage had been rejected, and he faced immense problems of labour, discipline and supply. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Phillip< Less
Pyramid of Destiny -Lost Pacific Colonies of the Bronze-Age God-Kings By Rex & Heather Gilroy
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This is a monumental, ground-breaking book in the investigation of Australia’s ‘unknown’ history of discovery, exploration and settlement, for it does not concern itself with... More > European discoveries of the 16th century onwards, but with peoples from the Old and New Worlds in Copper and Bronze-Age times. This book presents a mass of evidence, backed up by rock inscriptions and relics, that Australia was not only settled and mined by mineral-seeking Egyptians, Phoenicians and their allies, but that they eventually created an Australian-Pacific Empire larger than that of the Egyptian homeland, establishing their own Pharonic ruling class in the process. Follow Rex and Heather Gilroy as they uncover evidence of a fantastic past. The hidden history of the Uru, the megalithic ‘mother’ civilisation which evolved in Australia and the Uruan origins of the Pyramid. See the massive stone heads, idols and massive ruins of a ‘lost’ Australian history now revealed!< Less
The History and Stories of the Guild Family By S. Theodore Guild, Jr.
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A history of early colonial American families and family vignettes about the women in the family.
The History and Stories of the Guild Family By S. Theodore Guild, Jr.
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A history of early colonial American families and family vignettes about the women in the family.
Meanjin to Brisvegas: Snapshots of Brisbane's journey from colonial backwater to new world city By John Tilston
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This book describes seminal moments in the history of the capital city of Queensland, which in just one generation has grown from country town to vibrant modern metropolis. It had a tough start. It... More > became a separate state with less financial support from London than any other colony in the mighty British Empire. Almost a century later is was briefly the Allied Forces headquarters for the Pacific War, delighting and depressing its citizens in equal measure. Then it had to shake off corruption in high places before it could realise its great potential. There was some intrigue along the way. Early Brisbane society was enlivened by its own aristocratic Lady Di; a gruesome murder started a dynasty; the Battle of Brisbane was hushed-up to maintain morale; and the local ‘Rat Pack’ played a rather different Joke. Prior to European settlement - as Meanjin - it was a busy meeting place for the many indigenous clans in the Moreton Bay region.< Less
Meanjin to Brisvegas: Snapshots of Brisbane's Journey from Colonial Backwater to New World City By John Tilston
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In just one generation Brisbane has grown from country town to vibrant modern metropolis. Yet it had a tough start. It used to be a blue collar town, struggling under the weight of its history. Prior... More > to European settlement, as Meanjin, it was a busy meeting place for the many indigenous clans in the Moreton Bay area. Almost 200 years ago Brisbane had an traumatic start as a penal settlement poorly run by veterans of the Napoleonic Wars. It became a new state with less support from London than any other colony in the British Empire. Almost a century later it was briefly the headquarters for the Pacific War, delighting and depressing its citizens in equal measure. Then it had to fight off corruption in high places before it realising its great potential. There was some intrigue along the way. Early Brisbane society was enlivened by its own aristocratic Lady Di; a gruesome murder started a dynasty; the Battle of Brisbane was hushed-up to maintain morale; and the local ‘Rat Pack’ played a rather nasty Joke.< Less
The Martin Family History By Francie Lane
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The Martin Family History, Volume 1, a biography of Hugh Martin, born 1698, Ireland; died 1761, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. Includes his parents Alexander & Martha [Coughran] Martin; his brothers... More > William Martin of Colleton Co., SC; James Martin of Hunterdon Co., NJ; Thomas Martin of Bucks Co., PA; Robert Martin of Northampton Co., PA; and Rev. Henry Martin of Newtown Presbyterian Church, Bucks Co., PA. His sisters include Agnes (Mrs. Thomas) Dawson of Bucks Co., PA; and Esther (Mrs. Francis) Mason of Northampton Co., PA. Includes son, Rev. Thomas Martin (1743-1770) of Orange Co., VA and relationship with the James Madison family of Montpelier. Subsequent volumes will feature Hugh & Jane [Hunter] Martin's children: Vol. 2 - Col. James Martin of Stokes Co., NC and Martha (Mrs. Samuel) Rogers of Rockingham Co., NC. Vol. 3 - Jane (Mrs. Thomas) Henderson. Vol. 4 - Robert Martin, Sr. of Rockingham Co., NC and Samuel Martin, Esq. of Mecklenburg Co., NC. Vol. 5 - Gov. Alexander Martin of Rockingham Co., NC.< Less
The History of King Philip's War By Increase Mather D. D.
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This is an account of the early Colonial relations with the Native Tribes, including the events that lead up to King Philip's War with the colonists.

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