Voices from Colonial America: Delaware 1638-1776

Voices from Colonial America: Delaware 1638-1776

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Although geographically small, Delaware has a big history. The state has been claimed at different times by more foreign countries than any of the other 13 British colonies. Aided by historical maps, archival illustrations, and first-person accounts, readers experience the chilling Indian massacre of the first European settlers and follow the events that helped the region develop into a thriving colony, as it changed from Swedish to Dutch to British control. They learn how Delaware provided Pennsylvania with vital access to the sea and became the subject of a dispute between William Penn and Maryland's Lord Baltimore. Readers also learn how Delaware's early support of independence helped it build a militia of nearly 4,000 men and how Delaware was first in line to ratify the Constitution for the newly created United States. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 109 pages
  • 195.6 x 259.1 x 12.7mm | 385.56g
  • Washington, DC, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0792268644
  • 9780792268642

About Karen Hossell

Karen Hossell has written over 40 nonfiction books. She lives in Winter Park, Florida.
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