Builders of Our Country, Book I

by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth

Description:  An engaging account of American history told through twenty-five biographies, representing the most important builders of our country from the year 1000 to the beginnings of the American Revolution, with each hero receiving attention in proportion to the reach of his influence or that of the group of which he is the central figure. The order of presentation is very nearly chronological, except where there is a greater advantage in grouping locally. In returning to any region, the reader is reminded of events previously occurring in the same locale, so as to strengthen his sense of both time and place.

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Ages:  9-12
Length:  283 pages
Format:  Paperback
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2020
ISBN:  978-1-59915-232-5
Genres:  History, American History

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Table of Contents

1. Leif the Lucky
2. Marco Polo
3. Christopher Columbus
4. John Cabot
5. The Spanish Conquests and Explorations
6. Sir Francis Drake
7. Sir Walter Raleigh
8. John Smith and Pocahontas
9. Miles Standish and the Pilgrims
10. Governor Winthrop and the Puritans
11. Roger Williams
12. King Philip's War

13. Henry Hudson

14. The Dutch in America
15. The Early French Explorers
16. Champlain
17. Joliet and Marquette
18. La Salle
19. Lord Baltimore
20. William Penn
21. General James Oglethorpe
22. Nathaniel Bacon
23. Benjamin Franklin
24. Montcalm and Wolfe
25. Sir William Johnson

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