The European Struggle to Settle North America: Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521-1608 (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Feb 8, 2011 - History - 264 pages
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This history of early European colonial efforts in North America (specifically, the portion north of Mexico and the Caribbean) examines why three colonies-St. Augustine, Jamestown and Quebec-succeeded where many before them had failed. Chapters cover Columbus' exploration and the Treaty of Tordesillas; other Spanish explorers and settlements in the New World; French attempts at settlement prior to Quebec; early English settlements, including Roanoke; failed settlements dating to the Norse enclaves on Greenland; and in-depth studies of the three colonies that survived.
  

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Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1
Introduction
3
One The Beginning
7
Two Spanish Colonization Efforts
17
Three French Colonization Efforts
47
Four St Augustine
84
Five English Colonization Efforts
98
Six Jamestown
129
Eight Québec
168
Nine The Failed Settlements
184
Ten The Three Settlements That Survived
198
Eleven Conclusion
222
Chapter Notes
231
Bibliography
245
Index
249
Copyright

Seven Acadia
149

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About the author (2011)

Margaret F. Pickett is co-director of Pickett Educational Resources and was a living history interpreter for the National Park Service at Historic Jamestowne for ten years. She lives in Bluffton, South Carolina. Dwayne W. Pickett is an historical archaeologist and the author of numerous articles. As co-director of Pickett Educational Resources he has developed several programs to teach the principles of archaeology and historical research. He lives in Bluffton.

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