A Book of American Explorers

Thomas Wentworth HIGGINSON (1823 - 1911)

This book tells the story of exploration in America in the words of the explorers themselves. It consists of extracts from narratives of the early discoverers and explorers of the American continent from the Northmen in 10th century to 17th century Massachusets Bay Colony. - Summary by Kikisaulite

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History , Exploration

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Larry Wilson
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Play 01 Book I, The Legends of the Northmen (985‒1008). Part 1, How the Northmen discovered North America Phil Schempf
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Play 02 Book I, Part 2, The Voyage of Leif the Lucky Phil Schempf
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Play 03 Book I, Part 3, Leif finds Vines, and goes back to Greenland Phil Schempf
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Play 04 Book I, Part 4, Thorvald, Leif’s Brother, goes to Vinland Phil Schempf
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Play 05 Book I, Part 5, Karlsefni’s Adventures Phil Schempf
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Play 06 Book II, Columbus and his Companions (1492‒1503). Part 1, The First Letter from Columbus Pete McElveen
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Play 07 Book II, Part 2, The Second Voyage of Columbus Pete McElveen
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Play 08 Book II, Part 3, Columbus reaches the Mainland Pete McElveen
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Play 09 Book II, Part 4, Columbus at the Mouth of the Orinoco Pete McElveen
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Play 10 Book II, Part 5, Columbus thinks himself near the Earthly Paradise Pete McElveen
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Play 11 Book II, Part 6, Daring Deed of Diego Mendez deongines
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Play 12 Book II, Part 7, How Diego Mendez got Food for Columbus deongines
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Play 13 Book II, Part 8, How Diego Mendez saved Columbus deongines
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Play 14 Book II, Part 9, Appeal of Columbus in his Old Age deongines
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Play 15 Book III, Cabot and Verrazzano (1497‒1524). Part 1, First News of John and Sebastian Cabot John
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Play 16 Book III, Part 2, Sebastian Cabot’s Voyage John
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Play 17 Book III, Part 3, Verrazzano’s Letter to the King John
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Play 18 Book IV, The Strange Voyage of Cabeza de Vaca (1528‒1533). Part 1, The Strange Voyage Elsie Selwyn
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Play 19 Book IV, Part 2, Cabeza de Vaca saved by Indians Elsie Selwyn
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Play 20 Book IV, Part 3, Cabeza de Vaca’s Captivity Elsie Selwyn
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Play 21 Book IV, Part 4, The Indians of the Gulf of Mexico Elsie Selwyn
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Play 22 Book IV, Part 5, Cabeza de Vaca’s Escape Elsie Selwyn
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Play 23 Book V, The French in Canada (1534‒1536). Part 1, Cartier’s Visit to Bay of Chaleur Sabrina Antonelli
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Play 24 Book V, Part 2, Cartier sets up a Cross Rita Boutros
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Play 25 Book V, Part 3, Cartier ascends the St. Lawrence Rita Boutros
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Play 26 Book V, Part 4, How the Indians tried to frighten Cartier Rita Boutros
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Play 27 Book V, Part 5, How Cartier reached Hochelaga, now Montreal Rita Boutros
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Play 28 Book V, Part 6, The Festivities at Hochelaga Rita Boutros
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Play 29 Book VI, Adventures of De Soto (1538‒1542). Part 1, How De Soto set sail Rita Boutros
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Play 30 Book VI, Part 2, De Soto attacks the Indians, and finds a Fellow Countryman April6090
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Play 31 Book VI, Part 3, The Story of John Ortiz deongines
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Play 32 Book VI, Part 4, De Soto discovers the Mississippi deongines
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Play 33 Book VI, Part 5, De Soto’s Vain Attempts to reach the Sea deongines
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Play 34 Book VI, Part 6, Death and Burial of De Soto deongines
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Play 35 Book VII, The French in Florida (1562‒1565). Part 1, Jean Ribaut in Florida Duane Desalvo
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Play 36 Book VII, Part 2, Alone in the New World Duane Desalvo
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Play 37 Book VII, Part 3, Laudonnière’s Search for the Colonists Duane Desalvo
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Play 38 Book VII, Part 4, Capture of Fort Caroline by the Spaniards Duane Desalvo
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Play 39 Book VIII, Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1583) Duane Desalvo
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Play 40 Book IX, The Lost Colonies of Virginia (1584‒1590). Part 1, The First Voyage to Virginia Duane Desalvo
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Play 41 Book IX, Part 2, Visit to an Indian Princess April6090
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Play 42 Book IX, Part 3, Adventures of the First Virginia Colony deongines
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Play 43 Book IX, Part 4, The Second English Colony in Virginia deongines
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Play 44 Book IX, Part 5, Search for the Lost Colony deongines
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Play 45 Book X, Unsuccessful New England Settlements (1602‒1607). Part 1, Gosnold’s Fort at Cuttyhunk deongines
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Play 46 Book X, Part 2, Captain Waymouth explores the Penobscot deongines
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Play 47 Book X, Part 3, The Popham Colony on the Kennebec ChadH94
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Play 48 Book X, Part 4, Captain Gilbert’s Adventure with Indians April6090
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Play 49 Book XI, Captain John Smith (1606‒1631). Part 1, The Virginia Colony BettyB
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Play 50 Book XI, Part 2, The Colonists BettyB
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Play 51 Book XI, Part 3, Captain Smith’s Capture by Indians BettyB
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Play 52 Book XI, Part 4, Captain Smith and Pocahontas BettyB
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Play 53 Book XI, Part 5, King Powhatan BettyB
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Play 54 Book XI, Part 6, A Virginia Princess BettyB
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Play 55 Book XI, Part 7, An Indian Dance in Virginia BettyB
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Play 56 Book XI, Part 8, Indian Children BettyB
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Play 57 Book XI, Part 9, “The Planter’s Pleasure and Profit” BettyB
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Play 58 Book XI, part 10, The Glories of Fishing BettyB
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Play 59 Book XI, part 11, Visit of Pocahontas to London BettyB
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Play 60 Book XI, Part 12, First Buildings of the Virginia Colonists BettyB
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Play 61 Book XI, Part 13, Captain Smith’s Recollections BettyB
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Play 62 Book XII, Champlain on the War-Path (1609) Duane Desalvo
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Play 63 Book XIII, Henry Hudson and the New Netherlands (1609‒1626). Part 1, Discovery of the Hudson River KevinS
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Play 64 Book XIII, Part 2, Indian Traditions of Hudson’s Arrival KevinS
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Play 65 Book XIII, Part 3, Hudson’s Last Voyage, and how he was set adrift in the Ice Duane Desalvo
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Play 66 Book XIII, Part 4, Dutch Settlement of the New Netherlands ChadH94
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Play 67 Book XIV, The Pilgrims at Plymouth (1620‒1621). Part 1, Sailing of the Pilgrims Larry Wilson
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Play 68 Book XIV, Part 2, Miles Standish at Cape Cod Larry Wilson
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Play 69 Book XIV, Part 3, The First Encounter Larry Wilson
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Play 70 Book, XIV, Part 4, The Landing on Plymouth Rock Larry Wilson
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Play 71 Book XIV, Part 5, Plymouth Village founded Larry Wilson
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Play 72 Book XIV, Part 6, “Welcome, Englishmen!” Larry Wilson
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Play 73 Book XV, The Massachusetts Bay Colony (1629‒1631). Part 1, Voyage of the Massachusetts Colonists Larry Wilson
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Play 74 Book XV, Part 2, The Puritans in Salem Harbor Larry Wilson
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Play 75 Book XV, Part 3, The Four Elements in New England Larry Wilson
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Play 76 Book XV, Part 4, A Sea-Adventure of the Puritans Larry Wilson
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Play 77 Book XV, Part 5, Governor Winthrop’s Night out of Doors Larry Wilson
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Play 78 Book XV, Part 6, The Privations of the Puritans Larry Wilson
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