The Story of the Thirteen Colonies


Explore the origins and development of America’s first thirteen colonies and their path to nationhood.

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Hélène A. Guerber’s The Story of the Thirteen Colonies is a compelling account of the early chapters in America’s history. This narrative delves deep into the inception and development of the first colonies on American soil, tracing their journey from humble beginnings to their unified stand for independence.

Guerber’s engaging storytelling brings to life the diverse tapestry of people, events, and ideals that forged these early settlements into a cradle for a new nation. The book highlights the indomitable spirit of the colonists, their struggles against adversity, and their aspirations for freedom and self-governance.

Guerber weaves a rich historical fabric, illustrating how the thirteen distinct colonies gradually united to form the foundation of the United States. This work is not just a chronicle of events; it’s a tribute to the enduring legacy of the early American settlers and their unshakeable belief in a common destiny.

Book Size

5.5 x 8.5 in


Black & white

Cover Finish


Font Size

Cormorant Garamond 12pt


96 black and white maps and illustrations

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Softcover, Hardcover, PDF



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