The landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth in 1620. The intolerance of the Puritans and the infamous Salem witch trials. The French and Indian wars between English and French colonists and their Indian allies. The Boston Tea Party and the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Students will become eyewitnesses to these and many other fascinating historic events as they become acquainted with colonial Massachusetts.
Impeccably researched facts, archival artwork, and first-person accounts allow readers to learn just what they need to know —and more —about the colony where the war for America's independence began.
Middle-school students will encounter Colonial America through fresh eyes in this comprehensive series. Archival photographs, period maps, and lively, first-person accounts from explorers, Native Americans, missionaries, slaves and indentured servants, farmers, government officials, and more are seamlessly woven together to create a vibrant and accurate portrait of life in 18 European coloniesnot just British but French and Spanish, too.