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  • The Forts of Colonial North America
  • Written by Rene Chartrand
    Illustrated by Donato Spedaliere
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781849081979
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The Forts of Colonial North America

British, Dutch and Swedish colonies

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The second in a two-volume study of forts in colonial North America, this title offers a detailed look at various types of fortifications built between the times of the earliest British settlements in North America in the late 16th century until the end of the Seven Years War, when France ceded New France to Britain. With photographs of these sites as they are today, specially-commissioned artwork depicting the forts in their original uses and detailed maps, author Rene Chartrand also provides readers a valuable look back at early American colonial life. Altogether, a comprehensive, detailed look into an important aspect of American history, and one that is still visible across the landscape today.

Forts included:

- Roanoke Island: fours forts built by the colonists of North Carolina, 1585-90
- Jamestown: he first permanent settlements built by colonists, starting in 1607
- Early British fortifications in New England, Nova Scotia, and along the coast
- Early Dutch fortifications in what is now New York, Connecticut and New Jersey
- Swedish fortifications in Delaware, 1638-55
- Forts in Newfoundland and the Hudson Bay area, built by the French but ceded to Britain
- Castle William, Boston
- Fort Oswego, Lake Ontario
- Frontier forts along the Ohio River and Lake George
- Fort Pitt and Crown point, built to secure British-American conquests
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Praise

"The book fills a gap in the coverage of Dutch and Swedish forts which are often missed in other books." - Joe Kaufmann, Site O

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Author Rene Chartrand takes us on a quick, but not hurried, tour of forts built by the British, Dutch and Swedish colonies between the 16th and 18th centuries. The color recreations of select forts of the period are wonderful, as are the contemporary plans drawn and the photograph of the sites as they exist today." - Tim Kidwell, Model Retailer (March 2011)

"This volume offers a valuable guide to much of the colonial forts of North America, and is highly recommended." -Bolling Smith, The Coast Defense Journal
 
 

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