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This is what we all learned in school: Pilgrims on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. They had a rough start, but ultimately made a go of it, made friends with the Indians, and celebrated with a big Thanksgiving dinner. Other uptight religious Puritans followed them and the whole place became New England. There were some Dutch down in New York, and sooner or la ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published August 21st 2019 by Lyons Press
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Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We all learned American Colonial history ... 1600s and the Pilgrims, the Puritans, Jamestown, Thanksgiving ... and then our lessons jump to the Revolutionary War, Boson Tea Party, etc. But, there is so much history about the colonials in the late 1600s and early 1700s that I did not know.

I think the most memorable revelation was the great differences between the Virginians and the New Englanders and then the Pennsylvanians. Unless we Americans understand those differences, it is difficult to re
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s a very interesting and readable study of the formation of colonial America long before the events that led to the American Revolution. We have all learned that the migration to the North American continent was in pursuit of religious freedom, but without the background of the changing views that came with reining Royalty. This resulted in multiple migrations with varied approaches to settlement locations, governance and cooperation with both the indigenous native population and the settlers ...more
Brian Kinsella
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was ok
The book claims to fill a void of time that people may be ignorant of. For the author to mention the colonies' religious differences as being extreme, compared to an enlightened America in the 21st Century is puzzling and quite bold. Not only that, but Native Americans are referred to as "Indians" throughout the book, which is such an outdated term I'm surprised it made it to print. These, plus lack of any bibliography or referencing, make for a disappointing read. ...more
Kenneth Price
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good introduction to Colonial History
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