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By Kenneth C. Davis

Kenneth C. Davis, writer of the outstanding ny occasions bestseller have no idea a lot approximately background, provides a suite of notable tales, each one detailing an missed episode that formed the nation's future and personality. Davis's dramatic narratives set the checklist instantly, busting myths and bringing to gentle little-known yet attention-grabbing proof from a time while the nation's destiny hung within the stability. Spanning a interval from the Spanish arrival in the US to George Washington's inauguration in 1789, America's Hidden heritage is an iconoclastic examine America's earlier, connecting a number of the dots among historical past and latest headlines, and proving why Davis is actually America's instructor. discover: Which Pilgrims arrived in Florida fifty years sooner than the Mayflower sailed. What very best courtroom Justice went to criminal. What traitor is venerated with a statue for his bravery. Which scuffling with girl in colonial New England scalped her Indian captors.

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All three also enjoyed hearty congratulations, along with a great many dinner invitations. In a short time, Hannah Dustin was the most famous woman in America. This heroic tale of “redemption” and victory over the Indians, and by extension their French allies, was hailed in Puritan Massachusetts, possibly all the more because of Hannah Dustin’s somewhat disreputable family history. Her father, Michael Emerson, had been in legal trouble for abusing his Haverhill neighbors and family, which included nine children; six other children had died in infancy.

1688 In the Glorious Revolution, King James II flees to France; the constitutional monarchy is restored under William and Mary, James’ daughter. 1689–1697 The Second Indian War, or King William’s War. 1692 Salem witchcraft trials. 1702–1711 Queen Anne’s War (known as the War of the Spanish Succession in Europe). In 1704, French and Indians massacre English settlers at Deerfield, Massachusetts; English forces massacre Apalachee Indians at Spanish missions in Florida. | 39 \ Mrs. Hutchinson, you are called here as one of those that have troubled the peace of the commonwealth and the churches here; .

It immortalized Dustin, hatchet in one hand, scalps in the other. While some details of Hannah Dustin’s extraordinary escape were undoubtedly embroidered upon as the story grew over time into regional legend, there was nothing at all extraordinary in the fact that Hannah Dustin and the others had been taken captive by Indians. That was a risk that came with the territory in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America, and throughout New England in particular. 11 Not all reacted as Hannah Dustin did.

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