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New Hampshire History


In pre-Columbian times, what was to become present-day New Hampshire was inhabited by various Algonquian tribes.

The first Europeans reached the area at the beginning of the 17th century, and began to settle in 1623. By 1631, European settlements had been established at Dover, Durham and Stratham.

When the American Revolution began, New Hampshire was the first state to declare its independence. Only one battle was fought in the state; the raid on Fort William and Mary, which is widely regarded as the first battle of the Revolutionary War.

By the mid 19th century, the state was industrializing, and many textiles mills were established in the state. These new industries attracted many new immigrants from Quebec and Ireland.

In the 20th century, the textile industry has gone into decline, but the state has rebounded as a center of high technology and service industries. New Hampshire has also become known as the site of the New Hampshire Presidential primary, which is the first presidential election primary in the United States, and gives an early indication of the popularity of the candidates.


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The New Hampshire Colony (True Books: American History (Paperback))

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A history of the New England colony, from its earliest Native American inhabitants to the arrival of European colonists, through to the Revolutionary War and its aftermath.

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The resourcefulness of Granite Staters in their efforts to innovate and improvise is the reason for this incredible and intriguing cast of true stories about New Hampshire people living what they love and loving what they do.
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It Happened in New Hampshire recounts twenty to thirty episodes from the history of the Granite State, including memorable events such as A Presidental Black Eye, 1789 and New Hampshire Picks a President, 1952, but also featuring lesser-known tales. From its earliest settlements at Odiorne Point, Dover, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire was different from the other colonies, and its history holds many surprises and a number of events that were significant to the founding and growth of the United States.

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On New Hampshire's thin, cold soil, strewn with rocks, generations of resourceful, tough, independent men and women created a landscape of meadows and pastures, of stone walls and weathered barns and clapboard houses, that has affected the American imagination.

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In his full-scale history of New Hampshire from the Algonkin people to the coming of the American Revolution, the historian Jere R. Daniell discusses the Indian population, the development of community life, the founding of New Hampshire as a royal colony, the political adjustments that existence as a separate colony necessitated, the nature of New Hampshire’s social institutions, and many other subjects. His epilogue links colonial New Hampshire to subsequent developments in the state.

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History of the Town of Hollis, New Hampshire, from Its First Settlement to the Year 1879: With Many Biographical Sketches of Its Early Settlers, Their ... and Other Residents (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from History of the Town of Hollis, New Hampshire, From Its First Settlement to the Year 1879: With Many Biographical Sketches of Its Early Settlers, Their Descendants, and Other Residents
As this book will be found to contain very many short biograph ical persona! Sketches, it is hoped that it will not be looked upon as a matter of unpardonable egotism should it be introduced to the charitable reader with the like brief sketch of itself. Though a native of Hollis, the home of an honored ancestry for a hundred years and more, and my own, in childhood and youth, it has not been so for the last fifty years and more. It was my fortune to begin and spend a busy professional life of between thirty and forty years in a distant western State.
I am not aware that while living in Hollis I gained more knowl' edge of its early history and people than would ordinarily fall to the lot of other young persons in the like circumstances, and the many years of my absence from New England tended rather to lessen than add to the little I had before acquired.
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History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912: Genealogy and Appendix

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History of Concord, New Hampshire, from the original grant in seventeen hundred and twenty-five to the opening of the twentieth century (VOLUME 1)

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