b'History GREAT EVENTS FROM HISTORY 79Great Events from History: NEW SERIES! American History Fall 202314921775Exploration to the Colonial EraIn the popular Great Events from History style, this new series puts an emphasis on events that shaped American history.This three-volume sets takes readers on a journey across the Atlantic Ocean to discover the New World through the settlement of the first English colonies.Virtually any schoolchild knows that Christopher Columbus, a Genoan by birth but sailing under the flag of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, opened the Americas to exploration by European adventurers. His three voyages to the New World were just the start of a massive cultural and economic exchange between the countries of Europe and what would become those of the Americas, including the future United States. In the roughly two and a half centuries following Columbuss historic voyages, numerous others from Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy launched exploratory expeditions to what became the United States. These volumes profile the lives and expeditions of such figures asJuan Ponce de Len in FloridaSpanish conquistador Vasco Nez de Balboa, the first European to see HISTORYthe Pacific OceanFREEGiovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine who explored the Atlantic coast NEW!Online AccessFREE Portuguese cartographer Diogo Ribeiro, whose map of the world provided a nearly perfect outline of the East Coast of North AmericaHernando De Soto, a Spaniard who led the first European expedition intoFlorida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and most likely Arkansas GREAT EVENTS FROM HISTORY Ren-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, who set sail from France to explore the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada and the entire course of Mississippi River down to the Gulf of Mexico Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the short-lived Roanoke Colony in Virginia in 1585and numerous other intrepid souls willing to face danger to discover the riches and the majesty of the New WorldIn addition, this set provides students and readers with in-depth information about the early colonies and the experiences of settlers in the new world. In 1639 the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut becomes the first written constitution of the Americas. William Penn is granted a charter for the Province of Pennsylvania in 1681 The Salem witch trials begin in Massachusetts in 1692, leading to the execution of twenty people for witchcraft The French and Indian War between the British colonists and the French erupts in 1754 In 1765 the British government passes the Stamp Act taxing the colonies The Boston Massacre occurs in 1770 Bostonian colonists protest the Tea Act with the Boston Tea Party in 1773 The First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1774 The Revolutionary War begins in 1775In-depth, yet accessible essays provide a summary of the event and discuss the events significance and historical impact. Entries are supplemented with sources for further reading, cross-references, maps, quotations from primary source documents, timelines, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Designed for history students at the high school and undergraduate levels, public librarians will also find the set, and the series as a whole, invaluable as a reference tool for students at all academic levels.September 2023 | Three Volumes; 900 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-458-6 | Library Price: $295GET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com2022-480 Salem Catalog 2023 R7.indd 79 2022-12-28 11:15 AM'