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Rhode Island 1636-1776

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Did you know that Rhode Island was founded by an outcast of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and that his ideal of religious freedom later became a guaranteed right of every American when the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution?


Through first-person accounts, historical maps, and archival images, readers learn how the foundations of this culturally diverse colony were laid: How town meeting houses forged strong democratic roots; about the role that slavery and smuggling played in the colony once known as Rogues' Island; and why Rhode Islanders were among the first to declare independence, yet the last to sign the Constitution. We also learn of Rhode Island's proud claim to the first Black Regiment.


Middle-school students will encounter Colonial America through fresh eyes in this comprehensive new series. Archival photographs, period maps, and lively, first-person accounts from explorers, Native Americans, missionaries, slaves and indentured servants, farmers, government officials, and more are seamlessly woven together to create a vibrant and accurate portrait of life in 18 European colonies—not just British but French and Spanish, too.


  • Ages 10 to 14
  • Hardcover
  • 112 pages, 30 archival images and period maps
  • 7 1/2'' x 9 3/4''
  • © 2005

Author Jesse McDermott is a graduate of Boston College and Boston University School of Law. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The eloquent text weaves the historical facts into a colorful tapestry representing the realities of Colonial life. Quotations from primary sources and other documentation add authenticity…this is narrative nonfiction at its best.—School Library Journal


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