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Waters, Kate, Sarah Mortonís Day, Scholastic: 1989. Text and photographs of Plymouth Plantation follow a Pilgrim girl through a typical day as she milks the goats, cooks and serves meals, learns her letters, and adjusts to her new stepfather. RL3.4


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...If You Lived in Colonial Times, Ann McGovern (Scholastic Inc., 1992).  Tells you what it was like to live in the New England colonies during the years 1565 to 1776.  RL4.1


Mary Geddy's Day: A Colonial Girl in Williamsburg, Kate Waters (Scholastic Inc., 2002).  A fictionalized account of one day in the life of a colonial girl in Colonial Williamsburg on the day that the colony of Virginia cast its vote for independence from Great Britain.  RL3.7


Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy, Kate Waters (Scholastic Inc., 1996).  Text and photographs follow a six-year-old Pilgrim boy through a busy day during the spring harvest in 1627: doing chores, getting to know his Wampanoag Indian neighbors, and spending time with his family.  RL4
  Founding Mothers and Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society, Mary Beth Norton, (1996).


  American Colonies, Alan Taylor, (2001).


  The Spanish Frontier in North America, David J. Weber, (1992).


  Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England, William Cronon, (1983).


  Witches of the Atlantic World: A Historical Reader and Primary Source Book, Elaine G. Breslaw, (2000).


  Storms Brewed in Other Men's Worlds: The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795, Elizabeth A.H. John, (1975).


  The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815, Richard White, (1991).


  The Name of War: King Phillip's War and the Origins of American Identity, Jill Lepore (1998).


  The Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from the European Contract Through the Era of Removal, James H. Merrell, (1989).


  Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America, Ira Berlin, (1998).


  Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia, Kathleen M. Brown, (1996).


  How Did American Slavery Begin?, Edward Countryman, ed., (1999).


  Liberty of Conscience and the Growth of Religious Diversity in Early America, 1636-1786, Carla Gardina Pestana, (1987).


  Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700-1750, Marcus Rediker (1987).


Enter the Virtual Jamestown Archive Jamestown and the Virginia Experiment

The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress, Virtual Jamestown aims to shape the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary observance in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony. http://www.virtualjamestown.org/


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