• Colonial America

  • A Captivating Guide to the Colonial History of the United States and How Immigrants of Countries Such as England, Spain, France, and the Netherlands Established Colonies
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Did you know that the first English settlement in the New World was a disaster?

Perhaps you have heard the story of Roanoke before. Or maybe even the creation of Jamestown. But have you heard about the Spanish colonies in North America? Or the French and Dutch settlements?

Colonial America was diverse, with European settlers from various nations coming to the New World and meeting the Native Americans who already inhabited the land. What were their interactions like? Was there any semblance of peace between all of the groups who called this land their home?

This audiobook will examine that in more detail, as well as a closer look at how some of the major British colonies were formed. The current-day United States owes its heritage to all of the people who moved or already lived there, but Britain perhaps had the greatest influence. After all, even today, Americans celebrate their independence from Great Britain.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into this exciting period of history, and learn more about how the United States became what it is today. In this audiobook, you will discover:

  • The early days of the Age of Discovery and the European navigators who opened the world to colonization
  • The rivalries that took place among England, France, and Spain
  • The role of religion and how it played a factor in colonization
  • The establishment of the Thirteen Colonies
  • A closer look at New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, including their origins and how they prospered
  • How life in the colonies differs from the modern day
  • The roles the Founding Fathers played and a brief look at the road to the American Revolution
  • And so much more!

Buy this audiobook now to learn more about Colonial America!

©2022 Captivating History (P)2022 Captivating History
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I love this book

As an immigrant, I appreciate a thorough understanding of the Colonial era from this book.

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colonial america

This is an excellent book. I had known about Roanoke and the Jamestown settlements, but it was really interesting to learn about the dutch and the Spanish settlements in North America, and the rivalries that took place

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A good overview of the Colonial American period

Even though I'm very familiar with this period in history, the audiobook did provide some new and interesting information that I had not known before. It was told in various, engaging segments that were easy to follow. While there was much information about the native peoples, I wish there was more stories the interactions between the various indigenous peoples and the European colonizers.

Colin Fluxman does a very good job presenting the material and not distracting from the story but allowing the story to shine.

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a wee bit more than you get in u.s. history

surprisingly, much of of this, i had already learned. whether I got most of it in school, or sometimes via historical fiction, this still had stuff that kept my interest

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