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Planting Colonies in North America, 1588-1701

 

The Spanish and French in North America

        New Mexico

        The First Communities of New France

England in the Chesapeake

       Jamestown and the Powhatan Confederacy

        Tobacco, Expansion, and Warfare

        Maryland

        Indentured Servants

        Community Life in the Chesapeake

The New England Colonies

        The Social and Political Values of Puritanism

        Early Contacts in New England

        Plymouth Colony and the Mayflower Compact

        The Massachusetts Bay Colony

        Indians and Puritans

        New England Communities

        The Politics of Gender in Massachusetts

        Dissent and New Communities

The Restoration Colonies

        Early Carolina

        From New Netherland to New York

        The Founding Of Pennsylvania

Conflict and War

        King Philip's War

        Bacon's Rebellion

        Wars in the South

        The Glorious Revolution in America

        King William's War

 

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Vocabulary

 

Algonquian

Chesapeake

Pueblo

Nova Scotia

Acadia

Powhatan

Roanoke

Pocahontas

Opechancanough

Indenture

Pacifism

Barbados

Separatists

Wampanoags

Puritan

Quakers

Metacomet

Massasoit

Tammany

Susquehannock

 

 

People and Events

Francisco de Coronado

Samuel de Champlain

Mayflower Compact

Oliver Cromwell

The Bay Psalm Book

Roger Williams

Thomas Hooker

Anne Hutchinson

Restoration Colonies

William Penn

Navigation Acts

Nathaniel Bacon

John Winthrop

Henry Hudson

William Bradford

 

Review Questions

 

  1. Discuss the differences between colonizing "frontiers of inclusion" and "exclusion."

  2. What factors turned England's Chesapeake colony of Virginia from stark failure to brilliant success?

  3. Discuss the role of religious dissent in the founding of the first New England colonies and in stimulating the creation of others.

  4. Compare and contrast William Penn's policy with respect to Indian tribes with the policies of other English settlers, in the Chesapeake and New England, and with the policies of the Spanish, the French, and the Dutch.

  5. What were the principal causes of colonial violence and warfare of the late seventeenth century?

 

Recommended Readings

James Axtell, The European and the Indian: Essays in the Ethnohistory of Colonial America (1981).

Carl Bridenbaugh, Vexed and Troubled Englishmen, 1590- 1642 (1968).

W.J.Eccles, France in America (1990).

Andrew L. Knaut, The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 (1995).

Edmund S. Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom (1975).

Neal Salisbury, Manitou and Providence: Indians, Europeans, and the Making of New England (1982).

David J. Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America (1992).

Peter H. Wood, et al., eds., Powhatan's Mantle: Indians in the Colonial Southeast (1989).

 

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