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This is Who We Were: Colonial America, 1492-1775

Table of Contents

Essay on Colonial America



Introduction



Section One: Profiles



1494: Portuguese Explorer Sails to the New World


1513: Iroquois Leader of Upstate New York Onondaga Tribe


1521: Native Warrior From Florida’s West Coast


1524: Spanish Conquistador of Noble Heritage


1586: Young Girl Travels to the New World and Back Again


1608: Polish Glass Factory Manager in the Jamestown Colony


1615: Indentured Servant on a Tobacco Plantation


1620: English Reformist Travels to the Netherlands then the New World


1633: Laborer Works on Turtle Bay Mill in New Amsterdam


1635: Mohawk Tribesman Efforts Help Prevent Smallpox


1643: Thread Spinner in Massachusetts Supplements Income


1656: First Woman Slave to Sue for Her Freedom


1671: French Jesuit Missionary in Wisconsin


1675: Native American Converts to Christianity


1686: Governor of the Dominion of New England


1711: Deputy Governor of North Carolina


1722: Candle Maker and Mother in New Hampshire


1730: Tobacco Inspector in Maryland


1733: Merchant in West Indies Trade for Molasses


1740: Successful Blacksmith in Virginia


1741: Slave Executed for Role in Uprising


1752: Plantation Owner’s Wife Challenges Slaves’ Treatment


1754: Delegate at the Albany Congress


1758: Soldier in the French and Indian War


1763: New Jersey Farmer Defies Royal Proclamation


Section Two: Historical Snapshot



Historical Snapshot—1600 to 1774


Section Three: Original 13 Colonies



Connecticut


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


Delaware


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


Georgia


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


Maryland


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


Massachusetts


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


New Hampshire


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


New Jersey


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


New York


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


North Carolina


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


Pennsylvania


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


Rhode Island


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


South Carolina


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


Virginia


Timeline


Colonists


Natives


Section Four: Economy of the Times



Currency in Colonial America, essay


Selected Incomes


Services and Fees


Slave Trades


Commodities


Selected Prices


Section Five: All Around Us—What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To



All Around Us—1492 to 1775


Further Reading