Synopses & Reviews
THIRTEEN COLONIES & THE LOST COLONY ?Take a step back and discover the thirteen colonies of Colonial America. From European exploration through the American Revolution, witness the unique history and character of each colony. Trace the role of each colony in the American Revolution and that colony's impact on the formation of our Constitution. This primary source series includes transcribed colonial patents and charters, with an explanation for readers in contemporary language. Maps and portraits of notable colonists are also included.Rhode Island: This book traces the history of Rhode Island from Roger Williams's exodus from the Massachusetts colony, thus creating a settlement ? the colony of Rhode Island ? where people could live in harmony and worship as they pleased. Using primary source documents to enhance a lively and accessible text, it is a vivid account of the story behind the foundation of this colony and the independent spirit of those who settled there.