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Project Gutenberg's Great Epochs in American History, Vol. II, by Various This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Great Epochs in American History, Vol. II The Planting Of The First Colonies: 1562--1733 Author: Various Editor: Francis W. Halsey Release Date: June 11, 2005 [EBook #16038] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK GREAT EPOCHS, AMERICAN *** Produced by Carel Lyn Miske and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net GREAT EPOCHS IN AMERICAN HISTORY DESCRIBED BY FAMOUS WRITERS FROM COLUMBUS TO WILSON Edited, with Introductions and Explanatory Notes By FRANCIS W. HALSEY _Associate Editor of "The World's Famous Orations"; Associate Editor of "The Best of the World's Classics"; author of "The Old New York Frontier"; Editor of "Seeing Europe With Famous Authors"_ IN TEN VOLUMES ILLUSTRATED VOL. II THE PLANTING OF THE FIRST COLONIES: 1562--1733 Current Literature Publishing Company New York COPYRIGHT, 1912 AND 1916, by FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY [_Printed in the United States of America_] [Transcriber's Note: This text retains original spellings. Also, superscripted abbreviations or contractions are indicated by the use of a caret (^), such as w^th (with).] INTRODUCTION (_The Planting of the First Colonies_) After the discoverers and explorers of the sixteenth century came (chiefly in the seventeenth) the founders of settlements that grew into States--French Huguenots in Florida and Carolina; Spaniards in St. Augustine; English Protestants in Virginia and Massachusetts; Dutch and English in New York; Swedes in New Jersey and Delaware; Catholic English in Maryland; Quaker English and Germans in Pennsylvania; Germans and Scotch-Irish in Carolina; French Catholics in Louisiana; Oglethorpe's debtors in Georgia. To some of these came disastrous failures--to the Huguenots and Spaniards in Florida, to the English in Roanoke, Cuttyhunk and Kennebee. Others who survived had stern and precarious first years--the English in Jamestown and Plymouth, the Dutch in New York, the French in New Orleans. Chief among leaders stand Joh
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