Category: Colonial Americans

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30
June, 2015
 

Stand and deliver!

Epitomizing the devilish character straight from fiction, William Plunkett’s life and deeds incite curiosity across the North America even today. With a love for adventure and dream to make money, the chemist turned into...

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27
May, 2015
 

General Braddock’s Expedition to Disaster

Poor military tactics and inflexible leadership of General Braddock squandered the advantage of superior numbers at the Battle of Monongahela, and the French badly rout...

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Recent Posts

11
June, 2015
 

No Country For Women And Kids

The Rule of Ranging is about the history of the colonial frontier during the 18th century. It tells much more than wars, conquests, and development of trade. Survival, persistence, and tenacity of men, women, and children who lived in the frontier...

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5
June, 2015
 

First Native American Christian congregation: the Mahicans

In 1740, Christian Henry Rauch established the Moravian mission at Shekomeko and began initiating Mahicans into the Christian faith. The Mahicans were in search for spiritual s...

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20
May, 2015
 

How Young George Washington Screwed Up And Started a World War

Fame and military glory motivated 22-year-old George Washington, then a young and ambitious militia officer, to ambush a French contingent led by Read More >


11
May, 2015
 

Tun Tavern: Freemasons and US Marines

Philadelphia’s Tun Tavern Freemason Lodge holds an important place in the History of North America. My heroes Finn and Gus end up in this tavern when they arrive in America, starving and looking for a job in Read More >


16
April, 2015
 

British Identity in Colonial America

At the time my protagonists Finn and Gus arrive in America in The Rule of Ranging, the American colonial mindset still was very much British. At that time period, there were maybe 3 million Europeans living in the American colonies, all coming from ...

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