The Rhode Island Colony

Overview

Why did Roger Williams convince four independent towns to band together to form Rhode Island Colony?

Both the Massachusetts and Connecticut colonies were trying to take the towns' land.

Inside, You'll Find:

The history of Rhode Island's founding as a colony and its journey to statehood;

Maps, a timeline, ...

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Overview

Why did Roger Williams convince four independent towns to band together to form Rhode Island Colony?

Both the Massachusetts and Connecticut colonies were trying to take the towns' land.

Inside, You'll Find:

The history of Rhode Island's founding as a colony and its journey to statehood;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and what daily life was like for colonists before Rhode island became a state;

Surprising True facts that will shock and amaze you!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
It is generally understood that the Colony of Rhode Island was established as a refuge of tolerance aimed at offering greater personal liberty than was available in Puritan Massachusetts. What is often overlooked is that while there was more religious toleration in Rhode Island, there still were issues linked to slavery, the lot of women, class divisions, and hostility toward Native Americans that all resulted in negative outcomes. Cunningham takes his readers back in time to visit what it must have been like to live in this Crown Colony. Beginning with the lives of Native American people who initially settled in this region, Cunningham traces Rhode Island history through the Revolutionary War. Along the Way Cunningham does a fine job of detailing what life was like for both the rich and common folk who made up the colonization movement in Rhode Island. Of particular interest are the sections that deal with social history and daily life. Part of "The Thirteen Colonies" series, this book's colorful period illustrations magnify the text and enhance the content value. Cunningham also does a good job of chronicling the pathway to revolution that ultimately splintered Rhode Island, and the other twelve colonies, from Great Britain. This is an informative little book that will help readers better understand this phase of American history. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531266106
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: A True Book
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 581,083
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 First Nation How did Narragansett men and women divide their work? 7

2 Settlers From Far Away What did Roger Williams believe, and how did he put it into practice? 11

3 Life in Rhode Island What challenges did Rhode Island's children face? 21

4 Taxes and Trouble What is taxation without representation? 27

Rhode Island's Founding Fathers What did these founders do for Rhode Island? 36

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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