By John Bach McMaster
A bestseller while it used to be first released in 1883, this primary quantity of historian John Bach McMaster's magnum opus is a full of life heritage of the us that's as interesting because it is informative. finally stretching to 8 volumes, McMaster's epic used to be unique in its emphasis on social and fiscal stipulations as determining elements in shaping a nation's tradition: as well as the phrases and activities of significant males and the results of important skirmishes and battles, McMaster indulges his obsession with attention-grabbing trivialities, from which fruit and veggies have been to be present in the markets of 18th-century Boston to the price of books in Pennsylvania sooner than the Revolution. American historian JOHN BACH McMASTER (1852-1932) taught on the Wharton tuition of Finance and financial system on the college of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from 1883 to 1919. He additionally wrote Benjamin Franklin as a guy of Letters (1887) and a faculty historical past of the U.S. (1897), which grew to become a definitive textbook.
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The New England colonists lived largely in villages. They were engaged in farming, manufacturing, and commerce. 10. For twenty years, during the Civil War and the Puritan rule in England, the colonies were left to themselves; but in 1660 Charles II became king of England, and a new era began in colonial affairs. [Illustration: THE CHARTER OAK, HARTFORD, CONN. ] FOOTNOTES  On his map Smith gave to Cape Ann, Cape Elizabeth, Charles River, and Plymouth the names they still retain. Cape Cod he called Cape James.
In it two settlements (now known as Portsmouth and Dover) were planted (1623) on the Piscat'aqua River, and some fishing stations on the coast farther north. In 1629 the province was divided. Mason obtained a patent (or deed) for the country between the Merrimac and the Piscataqua, and named it New Hampshire. Gorges received the country between the Piscataqua and the Kennebec, which was called Maine. [Illustration: ENGLISH ARMOR. --The towns on the Piscataqua were small fishing and fur-trading stations, and after Mason died (1635) they were left to look out for themselves.
When two Quaker women arrived (1656), they were sent away and a sharp law was made against their sect.  But in spite of all persecution, the Quakers kept coming. At last (in 1659-61) three men and a woman were hanged on Boston Common because they returned after having once been banished. Plymouth and Connecticut also enacted laws against the Quakers. --By this time the days of Puritan rule in old England were over. In 1660 King Charles II was placed upon the throne of his father. Connecticut promptly acknowledged him as king, and sent her governor, the younger John Winthrop, to London to obtain a charter.