The United States of America stretches from sea to shining sea. It is a civilized and cultivated land of modern convenience, state of the art medical care, and abundant food. Yet, when the first English settlers landed in the 1500s the land was wild and dangerous and the population sparse. America appeared to the white men to be "a forest standing in water."
This is the story of the brave men and women who carved out a nation from the untamed wilderness. Those who risked everything they had to give you and I the opportunities we have today!
HOTB.1.1-A Forest Standing in Water
John Smith and his men face starvation and hostile warriors as they establish the colony at Jamestown.
HOTB.1.2-La Belle Sauvage
The colonists at Jamestown struggle to survive and John Smith is rescued by an unlikely friend.
HOTB.1.3-Sedition of a Revolutionary Kind
The Pilgrims flee King James and get caught in a civil war in Holland before eventually making the perilous journey to New England.
HOTB.1.4-All Men Have This Corruption
Squanto escapes from slave traders and returns to New England where he helps the Pilgrims make peace with the native tribes.
HOTB.1.5-Errand into the Wilderness
Benjamin Franklin flees his brother in Boston and establishes himself in Philadelphia.
HOTB.1.6-The Whistling of Bullets
A young Lt. Col. George Washington ambushes a French force leading to war between England and France.
Very easy to listen and learn!
Great story telling. Really entertaining and educational.
Informative & Entertaining
A really good US History podcast. Thumbs up!