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HISTORY: United States: Colonial America


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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.



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