New Hampshire 1603-1776

New Hampshire 1603-1776


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New Hampshire 1603-1776 by Scott Auden

You might know that New Hampshire's proud motto is "Live Free or Die." But did you know that it was a quest for sassafras and a shortcut to Asia that brought the first Europeans to this part of America in 1603? Or that John Smith of the Virginia Colony officially claimed the land for England in 1614? Now, readers can follow the rich history and the changing boundaries of this colony, which has included what is now Maine and which has at times been part of Massachusetts. Scott Auden's narrative also details the challenges of daily colonial life, how good relations with the native Abenaki deteriorated into nearly a century of warfare, and the daring deeds of New Hampshire Patriots during the War of Independence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426300349
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 04/10/2007
Series: Voices from Colonial America Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction     9
The Stage Is Set     13
Planting of the Piscataqua     25
Massachusetts Gains Control     37
Royal New Hampshire     49
Life in New Hampshire     57
Life Under the Lords of Trade     69
A Time of Growth     81
Revolutionary New Hampshire     91
Time Line     1O4
Resources     105
Quote Sources     106
Index     107

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