1600-1754: Colonial Americans: Publications
1600-1754: Colonial Americans: Publications
A Brief account of the province of East New Jarsey in America (Edinburgh: Printed by J. Reid, 1683)—an early piece of promotional literature;
Daniel Coxe, A description of the English province of Carolana (London: Printed for Edward Symon, 1727)—a travel account of the Mississippi Valley;
Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix, Histoire et description generale de la Nouvelle France, avec le journal historique d’un voyage fait par ordre du roi dan l’Amérique septentrionnale (Paris: Rolin, 1744)—a description of New France including discussions of Native Americans and a history of an unsuccessful Huguenot colony in Florida in the sixteenth century;
Louis Hennepin, A new discovery of a vast country in America extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico. With a description of the Great Lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals, also, the manners, customs, and languages, of the sever al native Indians, and the advantage of commerce with those different nations (London: Printed for M. Bentley, J. Tonson, H. Bon-wick, T. Goodwin, and S. Manship, 1698)—translated work which describes the geography and native peoples of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River;
Benjamin Martyn, Reasons for establishing the colony of Georgia, with regard to the trade of Great Britain, the increase of our people, and the employment and support it will afford to great numbers of our own poor, as well as foreign persecuted Protestants (London: Printed for W. Meadows, at the Angel in Cornhill, 1733)—describes the area and enumerates several reasons for its settlement;
Nathaniel Morton, New-Englands memorial, or, A brief relation of the most memorable and remarkable passages of the providence of God manifested to the planters of New-England in America: with special reference to the first colony thereof called New-Plimouth (Cambridge, Mass.: Printed by S.G. and MJ. for John Vsher of Boston, 1669)—an early history of the Plymouth colony and biographies of some of its settlers;
William Penn, Some account of the Province of Pennsylvania in America: lately granted under the great seal of England to William Penn &c.: together with priviledges and powers necessary to the well-governing there of: made pub lick for the information of such as are, or may be disposed to transport themselves, or servants into those parts (London: Printed and sold by Benjamin Clark, 1681)—a promotional account of Pennsylvania designed to lure settlers;
John Smith, Advertisements for the unexperienced planters of New-England, or anywhere. Or, The path-way to experience to erect a plantation. With the yearely proceedings of this country in fishing and planting, since the yeare 1614. to the yearly 1630. and their present estate (London: Printed by lohn Havilland, 1631)—Smith’s history of the colonies to the year 1630 with advice on how to start a successful settlement;
Smith, The Generali Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning, in 1584, to this present 1624 (London: Michael Sparkes, 1624)—Smith’s history of the Virginia Colony, Plymouth, and Bermuda;
Captain William Snelgrave, A New Account of Some Parts of Guinea and the Slave-Trade (London: Printed for James, John, and Paul Knapton, 1734);
Gabriel Thomas, An historical and geographical account of the province and country of Pensilvania, and of the West-New-Jersey in America... with a map of both countries (London Printed for and sold by A. Baldwin..., 1698)—promotional literature luring settlers to the Quaker colonies of Pennsylvania and what was then West New Jersey;
Andrew White, A Relation of Maryland; together, with a map of the countrey, the conditions of plantation, His Majesties charter to the Lord Baltemore, translated into English. (London, 1635)—an early description of Maryland and some of the Native American inhabitants;
Edward Winslow, Good newesfrom New-England: or, A true relation of things very remarkable at the plantation of Plimouth in New England. Shewing the wondrous providence and goodnes of God, in their preservation and continuance, being delivered from many apparant deaths and dangers. Together with a Relation of such religious, and civill Lawes and Customes, as are in practise amongst the Indians, adjoyning to them at this day. As also what commodities are there to be raysed for the maintenance of that and other Plantations in the said Country (London: W. Bladen and J. Bellamie, 1624)—an early account of Plymouth along with a description of the Native Americans.
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