Voices from Colonial America: Delaware 1638-1776

Voices from Colonial America: Delaware 1638-1776

by National Geographic Society, Karen Hossell

Hardcover(Library Binding)



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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792268642
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 08/08/2006
Series: National Geographic Voices from ColonialAmerica Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.82(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

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

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