History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent - Vol. 1

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CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS COLONIES.

PART I. THE ENGLISH PEOPLE FOUND A NATION IN AMERICA.

CHAPTER I. EARLY VOYAGES. FRENCH SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA.
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Columbus, taught by Aristotle, discovers the New World7
John Cabot discovers the western continent for England10
Second and third voyages of Columbus11
Sebastian Cabot and Vasco da Gama sail west and east11
Death of Columbus. Cabot enters the service of Spain13
Portuguese voyage. First voyages of the French14
James Cartier discovers and ascends the St. Lawrence15
Cartier at Quebec. Voyage of Roberval17
De la Roche attempts colonization. Samuel Champlain at Quebec18
A French colony at Port Royal, now Annapolis19
Arrival of Jesuit priests20
Of Franciscans. Last years of Champlain21

CHAPTER II. THE SPANIARDS IN FLORIDA AND ON THE PACIFIC COAST.
Pence de Leon lands in Florida22
Explorations of Fernandez, of Grijalva, of Garay and Pineda24
Of Vasquez de Ayllon25
Cortes and the north-west passage26
Gomez explores the north26
Pamphilo de Narvaez in Florida27
Cabeza de Vaca discovers the Mississippi29
He leads a party across the continent30
Coronado's explorations in the west31

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