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Books on Colonial America

Maryland 1634-1776
Maryland 1634-1776
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First-person accounts, archival illustrations, and historic maps reveal Maryland's rich history. Discover how the colony was founded by Catholics yet largely settled by Protestants; how it was uniquely ruled by a single proprietor; why a ton of tea was burned in Annapolis; how tobacco and wheat were often used as money; and why the American Revolution ended here.


$21.95
New France 1534-1763
New France 1534-1763
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You might know that New Hampshire's proud motto is "Live Free or Die." But did you know that it was a quest for sassafras and a shortcut to Asia that brought the first Europeans to this part of America in 1603? Or that John Smith of the Virginia Colony officially claimed the land for England in 1614? Now, readers can follow the rich history and the changing boundaries of this colony, which has included what is now Maine and which has at times been part of Massachusetts.


$21.95
$9.99
South Carolina 1540-1776
South Carolina 1540-1776
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Did you know that the Spanish attempted to establish a colony in what is now South Carolina 40 years before the English founded Jamestown in Virginia? Or that the colony's name is derived from two European kings named Charles?


$21.95
Christmas in Williamsburg
Christmas in Williamsburg
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Culture

Bring the warm glow of Christmas past into your home with nostalgic Williamsburg flavor. The perfect holiday gift, this gorgeously illustrated, handsomely designed book will become a family keepsake and a seasonal celebration of our nation’s past. Packed with traditions, crafts, recipes, and customs that span three hundred years of American Christmases, this volume traces the rise of the holiday from colonial times to the present. Exclusive reenactment photograps and beautifully illustrated history bring traditions of yesteryear such as make-a-wish holiday tree tags, handcrafted hot chocolate, Victorian style paper chains, and handcrafted clove orange pomanders straight to your family’s living room for a more meaningful family holiday season.


$17.95
Witches
Witches
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

In the little colonial town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, two girls began to twitch, mumble, and contort their bodies into strange shapes. The doctor tried every remedy, but nothing cured the young Puritans. He grimly announced the dire diagnosis: The girls were bewitched! And then the accusations began.


$16.95
$11.86
The Journals of Captain John Smith
The Journals of Captain John Smith
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Adventure Classics

Drawing from Smith's own personal journals, this concise biography paints a rich and detailed portrait of one of America's most intriguing founding fathers. Historian John Thompson guides us through annotated selections of Smith's most important and compelling writings, adding authoritative perspective and commentary to round out the picture. This lively, illustrated edition is a valuable resource—providing a fresh, accessible look at a key historical figure and conveying a vivid sense of what life in the New World was like.


$16.00
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
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Plimoth Plantation and National Geographic collaborate to reveal the true story behind the first Thanksgiving. Setting aside popular myths of brave peaceful settlers, wild Indians, and turkey, it presents a fresh new look at this popular event in American history. Vibrant photos of a historic reenactment plus informative text based on rigorous research show children how 52 English colonists gathered with 90 men of the Wampanoag tribe and their families for three days to celebrate the harvest. Readers may be surprised to learn there were no Indians with large feathered headdresses and that the English didn't call themselves Pilgrims. This compelling account recovers the lost voices of the Wampanoag and invites young people to read and think about our shared history.
$17.95