Voices from Colonial America by Lisa Trumbauer
Pennsylvania 1643-1776 (National Geographic Voices from ColonialAmerica)

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The history of Pennsylvania, one of the last British colonies, is rich in events that altered the course of the future United States. Readers will take a new look at historical figures such as William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, and Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, through journals and eyewitness accounts that show the influence of these men whose ideas were far ahead of their time. Founded on the ideal of religious tolerance and with great reverence for the Native Americans who inhabited the region, Penn's "holy experiment" inspired the colony's settlers with a vision of freedom that was reflected in the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution.

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About Lisa Trumbauer

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Lisa Trumbauer has written more than 30 books for middle grade readers for a variety of publishers including, Celebration Press: Book Treks series, Facts on File: Immigration series, The Millbrook Press: Click It! computer activity book series, Scholastic, Inc. She lives in Hillsborough, New Jersey.
Published December 13, 2005 by National Geographic Children's Books. 112 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.

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