The Colony Chronicles: The Definitive Collection of the Colonial Era: A Modern Classic

“The Colonial Era,” as the genre is sometimes called, was a period of colonization from the 1500s through the 1860s.

It saw the emergence of a global empire and the creation of what is now known as the United States.

Here’s a look at some of the key moments in the history of America.

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