Sample Chapter – Franklin Humiliated Before British Privy Council

It only took one hour for British Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn to turn Benjamin Franklin from a conciliator that wanted to smooth over differences between Britain and her North American Colonies to a flaming rebel that worked incessantly for independence. Wedderburn’s one-hour tirade against Franklin before the British Privy Council very possibly cost him the Colonies. Continue reading Sample Chapter – Franklin Humiliated Before British Privy Council

Sample Chapter – Colonial American History Journal – Book 1

After its establishment in May of 1607, the colonists in Jamestown faced a harrowing existence. Salt poisoning from the briny river water they drank, dysentery and typhoid ravaged the men of the colony. The relationship with the surrounding native tribes ranged from hostility to reluctant friendship. There was the constant threat of attack by the Spanish, who often explored the area. Their arrival coincided with the beginning of a seven-year drought, thus adding to their difficulties. Continue reading Sample Chapter – Colonial American History Journal – Book 1