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The New Hampshire Colony

The New Hampshire Colony

by Kathleen W. Deady

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Provides an introduction to the history, government, economy, resources, and people of the New Hampshire Colony. Includes maps, charts, and a timeline.


Provides an introduction to the history, government, economy, resources, and people of the New Hampshire Colony. Includes maps, charts, and a timeline.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
In The New Hampshire Colony, writer Kathleen W. Deady provides primary aged readers a usable introduction to early life in that part of the New World. Native Americans from a number of tribes inclusive of the Algonquin originally inhabited New Hampshire. Over time, the Algonquin and other Native tribes lived a life based upon stewarding the natural resources of their territory. Then, in the 17th century, European settlers from England came to the shores of New Hampshire. The arrival of these colonists marked the beginning of the end for the Native peoples. Eventually, as Kathleen Deady relates in this well written text, the European settlers overwhelmed the Native tribes. Then, divisions among the loyalties of British colonists and their royal government in Europe led to the Revolutionary War. After eight years of conflict, independence was established and New Hampshire became the ninth state in the new nation. Using a light touch on historical dates, facts, and figures, Deady provides readers in grades 2-3 a solid entry point for better understanding what life in colonial New Hampshire might have been like. This is a sound text and one that could fit in quite nicely into a social studies curriculum. Part of the "Fact Finders" series.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Superficial accounts of the history and life conditions in these North American English colonies. Each one begins with an overview of the Native American groups that lived in the area and explains how the Europeans gained control of their lands. Chapter two discusses the early settlers and any major land grants. Simple maps show the outstanding geophysical features of the colony, major towns, and its location within North America. Discussions of colonial life, such as housing and agriculture, are followed by a section devoted to work, trade, and industries, and one on community and religion. A bar graph shows population growth over time. The last chapter deals with the road to statehood, including the colony's role in the Revolutionary War and its acceptance of the U.S. Constitution. There is barely enough information here for rudimentary reports, but the books do make the material accessible to newly emergent readers. The typeface is large, and there are only two paragraphs on each page. Colorful and well-captioned, but unattributed, reproductions appear throughout. Instructions for accessing the publisher's Internet search engine lead to age-appropriate Web sites. Purchase where needed for lower-level readers, but consider as secondary choices for collections that require more detailed information. Titles in "The Colonies" series (ABDO) are much meatier, even though they are also written with simple vocabulary.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Capstone Press
Publication date:
American Colonies Series
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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