They came for freedom, and they came to get rich. Europeans descend upon the shores of this new opportunity called “America.” Colonies are quickly founded; dissent and insurrection soon follow. And out of this harsh wilderness of opportunity the American rebel and the everyday patriot are born. Integrating compelling written narrative with short video clips from the acclaimed HISTORY® series, as well as exclusive production stills, full color maps and charts, and historical images, this enhanced e-book brings the invention of America to life like never before.
Settlers come from all over the world, from different social classes and for different reasons – some willingly and some against their will. Colonists both learn from and compete with the indigenous tribes who call this land their home. As each European country tries to exploit the commercial possibilities and tighten their claims on the resources and peoples of the New World, a uniquely independent spirit is fostered within the hearts of the colonists, ultimately leading to a revolution that changes the world.
The World Comes to America is filled with familiar stories in text and video as well as eye-opening facts about the birth of our nation. From the earliest settlers at Jamestown and Plymouth and the first Thanksgiving, to life in the colonies and the American Revolution, this video enhanced e-book explores landmark moments in our political, social, and economic history to give you a clear understanding of the people, ideas, and forces that built our nation from the ground up. Witness the birth of America through the eyes of John Rolfe, John Smith, Pocahontas, Squanto, John Hancock, Sam Adams, Paul Revere, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and many more. Through text, short video supplements, historical images, and more, you’ll get a detailed understanding of critical events and turning points like the rise of tobacco, the development of the slave trade, the Boston Tea Party, the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the Shot Heard ‘Round the World, the surrender of Cornwallis, the Treaty of Paris, and much more. Understanding the birth of America is easy with this enhanced e-book from HISTORY®.