The Forts of Colonial North America

British, Dutch and Swedish colonies

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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

Product details

Published Jan 18 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781849081979
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 101
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…


Donato Spedaliere

Donato Spedaliere was born in Switzerland and move…


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