By artfully illustrating the boundaries of colonial powers, mapmakers in the 1700s helped define what our New World would become.
The British seize Manhattan from the Dutch—and alter the trajectory of North American history
A Soldier-Humanist Fights a War for Peace in North America
Thomas Morton liked the lush country, the Indians liked Thomas—and the stern Puritans cared little for either
The discoverer of the New World was first and foremost a sailor says the historian who won the Pulitzer Prize for his brilliant biography of Columbus.
A hurricane sank a fleet in Pensacola Bay 450 years ago, dooming the first major European attempt to colonize North America, a story that archaeologists are just now fleshing out
More than two decades before the Revolution broke out, a group of Americans voted on a scheme to unite the colonies. For the rest of his life, Benjamin Franklin thought it could have prevented the war. It didn’t—but it did give us our Constitution.
Very. The legacy of British traits in America is deeper and more significant than we knew.
On their weathered stone battlements can
be read the whole history of the three-century
struggle for supremacy in the New World
They had sent King Charles to the scaffold without remorse. Now they were fugitives in New England with a big price on their heads