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Title: A Brief Political and Geographic History of ...
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: Good
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When we think of North American colonies, images of Pilgrims and Thanksgiving come to mind. Would you be surprised to learn there were other colonies long before those famous thirteen ? Before anyone landed on the shores of Plymouth Bay, the colony of New France was alive and well. It stretched from the Atlantic Ocean north of Maine west to the Great Lakes, and later south to the Gulf of Mexico. The French had come seeking a western route to Asia. New York City is famous as a worldwide center of trade. Its businesslike roots reach back to 1624, when the governor of a Dutch colony bought Manhattan Island from local Indians. The Dutch built a trading post there called New Amsterdam. It was the headquarters of the New Netherland colony. The log cabin is the symbol of frontier life. Hardy pioneers built these homes across the American west. But if not for the colonists of New Sweden, the log cabin may never have existed in North America. Check inside for more details on North America s little-known colonies, their lasting contributions, and why their names have changed through time.About the Author:
Think history is boring? So did author Lissa Johnston until she took a history class in college that was actually interesting, entertaining, and fun! She switched majors, earned a master s degree in history, and has been thinking, reading, and writing about history ever since. Lissa is a member of the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has written books in a variety of genres including biographies, social studies, and historical fiction. She also enjoys speaking to students at conferences and on school visits. Born in Alpine, Texas, Lissa grew up in Dallas. She now lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband, two children, and a yellow lab named Chloe. When she is not writing, Lissa enjoys reading, computing, playing tennis, and eating Mexican food.
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