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Converging Worlds by Louise A. Breen

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Part II

REGIONS

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This section focuses on the major regions settled by the English in North America and the Caribbean. English colonization efforts began long after the Spanish had made their enormous conquests in Mexico and Peru, yet English colonizers expected their own experiences to replicate those of their Catholic rivals. Promoters expected to find precious metals, densely populated Indian civilizations that could be exploited for labor, or a passage to the Pacific that would provide easy access to Asian markets. After long years of trial and error, particularly at Jamestown, the English realized that their colonies would not follow this pattern. ...

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