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Written through complete historian Gilje, those volumes don't simply conceal the continental U.S. however the whole North American continent. Gilje depends on fundamental assets up to attainable within the alphabetically prepared entries. masking the interval from the French and Indian warfare, in 1754, to the tip of the struggle of 1812 (1815), the encyclopedia comprises the anticipated biographical entries at the Founding Fathers, in demand politicians, and renowned army leaders, yet a different attempt has been made to incorporate formerly ignored teams within the examine of this period, similar to local americans, African american citizens, ladies, and the reduce periods. different subject matters contain army engagements (both significant and minor); elements of quotidian lifestyles (Clocks, garments, Hygiene); beliefs (Humanitarianism, Liberty); and different matters of the day (Education, Immigration, faith, Women’s prestige and rights). Entries, averaging a few part web page in size, are cross-referenced and via lists of extra examining. There are a few black-and-white illustrations incorporated, as a rule pictures. quantity three contains a 12-page “Bibliographical consultant to extra Reading,” helpfully damaged down into sections like “Economic Development” and “Foreign Policy.” Following this are with regards to one hundred fifty pages of “Selected fundamental Documents,” starting from “Albany Plan of Union” (1754) to “Proposed Amendments to the Constitution” (1815). additionally in quantity three are 35 maps, such a lot of them of army campaigns and battles but additionally together with thematic maps equivalent to “Ethnic and Racial range within the British Colonies ahead of 1775” and “Loyalist Stronghold and progressive help in the course of the American Revolution, 1776–81.” total, this is often an easy-to-use, necessary, and finished source that might be a helpful addition to the historical past collections of high-school, educational, and public libraries. additionally to be had as an booklet.

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See also fur trade. Further reading: Claus-M. Naske and Herman Slotnick, Alaska: A History of the 49th State (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979); S. : Duke University Press, 1987); Alan Taylor, American Colonies (New York: Penguin, 2001). Albany Congress (1754) The Albany Congress was a meeting of representatives of seven colonies held in Albany, New York, to propose a form of union under the British government that is sometimes held as a precedent for the Stamp Act Congress (1765), First Continental Congress (1774), Second Continental Congress (1775), and the formation of the United States.

Although Adams continued to articulate a vision of a strong and united nation, his presidency, undermined in part by the nature of his election, was a failure, and he was defeated by Jackson in 1828. Adams was 62 years old when he left the White House in 1829. Rather than retire, he represented his local Massachusetts constituency in Congress from 1830 until his death in 1848. During this period Adams emerged as an articulate and forceful opponent of slavery. ” Adams died in the House of Representatives on February 23, 1848.

Grigory Ivanovich Shelikhov, who headed the largest fur company trading in Alaska, established the first permanent Russian settlement in North America on Kodiak Island in 1784. In 1797, Shelikhov’s son-in-law, Nikilay Petrovich Rezanov, consolidated all the fur-trading companies operating in Alaska, and in 1799 he obtained an imperial charter for the Russian American Fur Company, modeled after the British East India Company. Rezanov visited Alaska in 1805–06 and traveled to California to establish trade contacts with the Spanish.

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