Chapter 03: The British in North America
- Halifax Citadel
A brief account of the history of the citadel.
Britain's Expansion in North AmericaBritish Explorers
- Samuel Hearne
A brief biography, with a portrait and maps.
- James Cook
A detailed biography, with a portrait and excerpts from journals.
- Anthony Henday
A brief account of Henday's travels for the Hudson's Bay Company.
- Henry Kelsey: The Young Adventurer
Detailed account of his life and travels in North America, with excerpts from his journals.
The Hudson's Bay Company
- HBC Learning Centre: Young Explorers
The history of the Hudson's Bay Company, with an interactive map and timeline, as well as paintings, drawings, and other illustrations.
- Hudson's Bay Company History
An account of the history of the company, with a few illustrations. Click the links at the bottom of the page to read the whole story.
- Exploration of the Northwest Passage
Scroll down and click on the name of an explorer to read about his travels. There is a link for each explorer that shows the route he took.
- Arctic Exploration
Overview of the exploration of the Arctic, with a map showing the routes of the major explorations.
- Some Arctic Explorers
Under “Interactive Maps”, click “Quest for the Northwest Passage” to see the routes various explorers took on their search for a path through the Arctic.
- Exploration 1497 to 1760
Look for these maps in the list: The Search for a Northwest Passage 1576 to 1587; The Search for a Northwest Passage and Exploration of the Eastmain 1742 to 1749.
- Digital History: Guided Readings: Colonization
Extensive information on the colonies; few illustrations.
- Historic Jamestowne
The founding and history of Jamestown, Virginia, with illustrations.
- Pennsylvania History
Articles about the history of Pennsylvania, beginning with the discovery of North America. The article "Pennsylvania on the Eve of Colonization" has information about the First Nations of the area.