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Colonial Research Project: Home

The Unique Nature of Your Colony/State

Books in the Library

We have many books in our library related to the American Colonies. You can browse the shelves for 973.2 and 974.9.

We have a book for each Colony. Connecticut pictured above.

Colonial Research Project

The Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock, December 1620

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In our library


Remember: Our Library is Stretchy

Remember your library can  s t r e t c h  to accommodate your information needs. If you can't find what you need in our library or databases, there are two ways I can complete instant purchases:

  • Buy a Kindle book (you need to borrow a library Kindle)
  • Add a book title to Ebrary our e-book database

Each of these options takes about 10 minutes. Ask me! - Kathy Johnson (kjohnson@)

Reference Sources

Nice essays on Puritanism and religious culture and its influence on literature and education. See Vol. 1 for Early America.

R  973  v.1


Search Query Tips

In order to find colonial resources you need to indicate that time period in your query as well as the state. Examples:

  • New York Colony
  • Colony of New York
  • New York Colonial Era
  • New York 15th Century OR 16th Century


Ebrary - Search 80,000 e-books

Primary Source Documents

Would You Eat What the Settlers Ate?

Actually, the settlers life was so harsh that just finding enough food to eat was a challenge.

Some resources not appropriate!