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Swedish Colonziation of the Americas

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

The Swedish colonization of the Americas consisted of a 17th century settlement on the Delaware River in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and possessions in the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th century.

Spanish colonization of the Americas

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Spanish conquest and colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in America of Christopher Columbus in 1492. He had been searching for a new route to the Asian Indies and was convinced he had found it. Columbus was made governor of the new territories and made several more journeys across the Atlantic Ocean. He [...]

Dutch Colonization of the Americas

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

During the 17th century, Dutch traders established trade posts and plantations throughout the Americas; actual colonization, with Dutch settling in the new lands was not as common as with settlements of other European nations. Many of the Dutch settlements had been abandoned or lost by the end of the century, with the exception of the [...]

French colonization of the Americas

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

North America The French established colonies across the New World in the 17th century. They were developed to export sugar and furs among other products. Explorers and settlers from France settled in what is now Canada, the Mississippi Valley and along the Gulf coast in what is now Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana founding the cities [...]

Jamestown colony settlement (1607)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Jamestown was founded in 1607 by the London Virginia Company. Three ships, Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery arrived at Jamestown on May 14, and their crews of 104 men and boys began the first permanent English settlement in North America. The settlers consisted mainly of English farmers and Polish woodcutters, hired in Royal Prussia. Upon [...]

British Colonization of the Americas

Monday, July 25th, 2005

British North America The English established colonies along the east coast of North America from Newfoundland as far south as Florida. Initially, the name “Virginia”, named after Queen Elizabeth I was applied to the entire coast, including what is now the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland. Early colonies included

Series of articles on Colonization of the Americas

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

I’ve got a series of great articles coming up on the Colonization of the Americas by the European powers which will make great historical reference material. Admittedly some of them are reports on failed attempts to start colonies in the New World, but some may prove invaluable references.