Adventures in Colonial America

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Adventures in Colonial America Publisher's Summary

In 1775, the colonists in British North America - Americans, really - began a fight for independence that would last nearly a decade, and which resulted in a new nation with its own constitution.

The U.S. Constitution as it was originally written, contained remedies to legislation passed by the English/British Parliament during the 17th and 18th Centuries, which were so objectionable that colonists were willing to give up their lives and property to become free.

is the first installment of a 13-part series, published as an adaption of the author's quarterly website, adventuresincolonialamerica.com.

Volume 1 focuses on the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the reader will learn about the history of the colony from the early settlements in the 17th Century through independence. Information is also provided about social and political issues, as well as the people, places and events that helped create a new, independent nation... the United States. 

Highlighted in this issue:  conflict between the colonists and Native Indians; contributions made by the Puritans; King William's War; the Battles of Lexington and Concord; the political fight between colonists , monarch, and Parliament that resulted in the protections we have today in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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  • Book 1

    • Adventures in Colonial America

    • Volume I The Massachusetts Bay Colony
    • By: Mary Baewer
    • Narrated by: Deren Hansen
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1775, the colonists in British North America - Americans, really - began a fight for independence that would last nearly a decade, and which resulted in a new nation.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 2

    • Adventures in Colonial America

    • Volume II The New Jersey Colony: A Small Colony with a Fighter's Heart (Volume 2)
    • By: Mary A Baewer
    • Narrated by: Deren Hansen
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Adventures in Colonial America is a 13-part series focusing on the history of each of the original 13 American colonies from their founding, through expansion, the American Revolution and ultimately the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 3

    • Adventures in Colonial America

    • Volume 3, Maryland: An Anomaly among the Colonies
    • By: Mary Baewer
    • Narrated by: Deren Hansen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Maryland was founded as a haven for English Catholics, persecuted by the Protestants in England and the English government as well. However, the intent of Maryland's founders was never fulfilled because of feuds between Catholics and Protestants and the eventually takeover of the colony by the British government, turning it from a proprietary colony to a royal colony under the control of the British government.

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    • link to website does not work

    • By Mary P on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 4

    • Adventures in Colonial America: Volume IV

    • Georgia: From Debtor's Haven to Revolutionary Battleground
    • By: Mary A. Baewer
    • Narrated by: Deren Hansen
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    James Oglethorpe and the “Georgia Trustees” founded the Georgia colony as a haven for Britain's poor and unskilled, where they could live, learn a skill, and become productive members of society. However, the best of intentions often do not come to fruition, and the Georgia colony was no exception. Rather than a debtor's haven, Georgia became a military stronghold, involved in border wars, wars with Native Indians, other colonies, and France and Spain.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 5

    • Adventures in Colonial America: Volume 5

    • New Hampshire: From One Colony, Two Independent States
    • By: Mary Baewer
    • Narrated by: Deren Hansen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New Hampshire was founded through land grants issued to John Mason and Fernando Gorges in 1622. Unable to create a formal government for several years, the colony was split in two, each with its own governor. However, the divided usually fall and realizing their weakness, they sought protection from Massachusetts. Although New Hampshire was governed by Massachusetts, the Massachusetts legislature allowed New Hampshire some self-government.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 6

    • Pennsylvania: The Keystone of Independence

    • Adventures in Colonial America Volume 6
    • By: Mary A Baewer
    • Narrated by: Deren Hansen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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    This book surveys the colonial and revolutionary history of the Pennsylvania colony from the day William Penn founded the colony, through decades of political disagreement among members of the Penn family, and between the Pennsylvania government and its citizens. Those disputes resulted in groundbreaking political principles, many of which became the foundation of the new federal government when the US became independent.

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    • By Kegan Hilaire on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Adventures in Colonial America, Volume VII: Virginia: From First Colony to the First U.S. President

    • By: Mary A. Baewer
    • Narrated by: Deren Hansen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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    In 1607, three small ships - the Discovery, Godspeed, and Susan Constant - arrived on the shores of the eastern North American coast and established the first successful British settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. For two centuries, colonists faced the challenges of life in a new world - weather, Native Indian attacks, starvation, and disease - to establish the strongest economy in the American colonies.

    Regular price: $14.95