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HISTORY: United States: Colonial America


HISTORY: United States: Colonial America

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1607 :  a new look at Jamestown Juvenile Book 1607 : a new look at Jamestown

Lange, Karen E.
J 973.21 LANGE

Life in the brand-new Jamestown colony in 1607 wasn't easy. The settlers arrived full of hope-then hard times brought despair. Now the latest archaelogical evidence offers us the clearest glimpse yet of one of the most fascinating chapters in American history.




A lion to guard us Juvenile Book A lion to guard us

Bulla, Clyde Robert.
J BULLA

Left on their own in seventeenth-century London, three impoverished children draw upon all their resources to stay together and make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father.




A Revolutionary field trip :  poems of colonial America Juvenile Book A Revolutionary field trip : poems of colonial America

Katz, Susan.
J 811.54 KATZ

The poems reveal life in colonial America as seen through the eyes of a teacher and her class when they go on field trips to historic sites from the Revolutionary War era.




A visual dictionary of a colonial community Juvenile Book A visual dictionary of a colonial community

Kalman, Bobbie.
J 970.01 KALMAN

This colorful dictionary is a treasure trove of illustrated information that will become a standard for readers of all ages. Topics include: colonial houses, a plantation and its outbuildings, wood and metalworkers and their tools, shops and shopkeepers, transportation, the apothecary, milliner, wigmaker, and many more.




Black stars of colonial and revolutionary times Juvenile Book Black stars of colonial and revolutionary times

Haskins, James, 1941-
J 920.0092 HASKIN

Here is what you want to know about the lives of 19 great black men and women during the Colonial and Revolutionary War era.




Blood on the river :  James Town 1607 Juvenile Book Blood on the river : James Town 1607

Carbone, Elisa Lynn.
J CARBONE

Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of Jamestown, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe.




Changes for Felicity :  a winter story Juvenile Book Changes for Felicity : a winter story

Tripp, Valerie, 1951-
J SERIES AMERICA

The outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775 brings drastic changes to Felicity's life in Williamsburg, affecting both her family and her friendship with Elizabeth.




Colonial kids :  an activity guide to life in the New World Juvenile Book Colonial kids : an activity guide to life in the New World

Carlson, Laurie M., 1952-
J 973.2071 CARLSON

Gives instructions for preparing foods, making clothes, and creating other items used by European settlers in America, thereby providing a description of the daily life of these colonists.




Explore Colonial Jamestown with Elaine Landau Juvenile Book Explore Colonial Jamestown with Elaine Landau

Landau, Elaine.
J 973.21 LANDAU

Get ready to travel to the year 1607 for a visit to the Jamestown colony! With help from their American Indian neighbors, the settlers battled harsh conditions to start their colony, and America came to life.

Author Elaine Landau and her brave dog Max will guide you on your trip. You can go exploring with John Smith, or trade with the American Indian chief Powhatan and his daughter, Pocahontas. The New World is waiting!




From thirteen colonies to one nation Juvenile Book From thirteen colonies to one nation

Micklos, John.
J 973.3 MICKLOS

This book provides a look at the creation of some of America's important documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights




Great Colonial American projects :  you can build yourself! Juvenile Book Great Colonial American projects : you can build yourself!

Bordessa, Kris.
J 745.5 BORDESS

Encouraging readers to explore the daily lives of early colonists, common household items are used for such activities as rug braiding, candle making, weather forecasting, and various Native American games. A colonial time line, common terms used in early American life, and a directory of famous historic sites is also included.




If you lived in Williamsburg in colonial days Juvenile Book If you lived in Williamsburg in colonial days

Brenner, Barbara.
J 975.5425 BRENNER

More than two hundred years ago, two thousand people lived in the town of Williamsburg, Virginia. This book tells you what it was like to grow up in colonial days, before there was a United States of America.




Our strange new land Juvenile Book Our strange new land

Hermes, Patricia.
J SERIES MY AMER

In May 1607, 3 ships sailed up the James River in Virginia. In the riverbank marshes, they made land and hung the flag--England's flag--establishing the first permanent English colony in Jamestown, Virginia. In 1609, the first ship carrying women and children arrived. After 71 days at sea, nine-year-old Elizabeth Barker is thrilled to be on dry land. Lizzie keeps a journal for Caleb, her twin brother who stayed in England because of his weak lungs. In her buoyant entries,Lizzie tells of the abundant forests, trading with and learning from the Indians, and adventures with her new friends.




Outrageous women of Colonial America Juvenile Book Outrageous women of Colonial America

Furbee, Mary R. (Mary Rodd), 1954-
J 920.7209 FURBEE

Readers will be amazed by the stories of such remarkable colonial women as Mumbet, a slave who won her freedom in a Massachusetts courtroom in the 1780s; Mercy Warren, whose passionate plays about the Revolution thrust her onto the theater scene as America's first female playwright; and Peggy Arnold, the wife of Benedict Arnold, who was as formidable a spy as her notorious husband.




Phillis Wheatley :  colonial American poet book Phillis Wheatley : colonial American poet

Salas, Laura Purdie.
JB WHEATLE SALAS

Follows the life of one of America's first black poets.




Seventh and Walnut :  life in colonial Philadelphia Juvenile Book Seventh and Walnut : life in colonial Philadelphia

Knight, James E.
J 974.811 KNIGHT

A night watchman who is also the town crier in colonial Philadelphia talks about the daily life in the city, its leading citizens, and important landmarks as he shows a visitor to Chestnut Street.




Sir Walter Raleigh :  founding the Virginia colony book Sir Walter Raleigh : founding the Virginia colony

Ward, Nancy, 1971-
JB RALEIGH WARD

Examines the early life and explorations of Sir Walter Raleigh and Raleigh's legacy. When England's Queen Elizabeth I asked Sir Walter Raleigh to search for new lands to claim and colonize, her loyal subject pledged to found a colony in tribute to his Queen. This exciting recreation of the founding, loss, and reclamation of the Virginia colony in the late 1500s also describes Raleigh's unsuccessful search for the fabled wealthy kingdom of El Dorado, the deterioration of his relationship with the Queen, and his eventual execution.




Spotlight on Stacey book Spotlight on Stacey

Cocca-Leffler, Maryann, 1958-
E COCCA L

When Stacey's class has to perform in a play about colonial America, preparation and the surprise appearance of a sheep onstage help her overcome her chronic stage fright.




The lost colony of Roanoke Juvenile Book The lost colony of Roanoke

Dolan, Edward F., 1924-
J 975.6175 DOLAN

A Mystery Unfolds -- The Beginning of a Dream -- Troubles on Sea and Land -- Settled at Last -- White's Return -- A Mystery for the Centuries -- Timeline.




The new Americans :  Colonial times, 1620-1689 Juvenile Book The new Americans : Colonial times, 1620-1689

Maestro, Betsy.
J 970.02 MAESTRO

Traces the competition among the American Indians, French, English, Spanish, and Dutch for land, furs, timber, and other resources of North America.




The thirteen colonies Juvenile Book The thirteen colonies

Nobleman, Marc Tyler.
J 973.2 NOBLEMA

Introduces the European immigrants who came to North America as explorers and settlers, their interactions with native people, and the wars that ultimately led to their independence.




You wouldn't want to be an American colonist! :  a settlement you'd rather not start Juvenile Book You wouldn't want to be an American colonist! : a settlement you'd rather not start

Morley, Jacqueline.
J 973.21 MORLEY

Introduction -- Virginia: A Bit of History -- The Lost Colony -- Third Time Is a Charm? -- Settling In -- The Algonquins - Friends or Foes? -- Exploring the Territory -- Supply Ships - A Blessing or a Curse? -- Famine and Starvation -- The Colony Grows -- Success!




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