Colonial America

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General Information   

 Colonial Families   Colonial Leaders   Early Colonies 
 Colonial Regions  Colonial Trades  Religious Groups

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General Information 
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American Memory - Library of Congress resource

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Archiving Early America

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Colonial America (KidInfo) - Links to many sites on Colonial America

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Colonial America - This site contains maps, bibliographies, gateways, primary sources, biographies, journals, societies and organizations, etc.

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Colonial Life in the 1700s

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Life in Colonial times - Many links to Colonial sites, including clothing

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Mission U.S. (PBS Interactive Games)

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White Oak Living History Farm (scroll to bottom of page for great links to early America)

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Colonial Families
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Colonial Children (Games & Toys)

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Colonial Food - What did the colonists in Williamsburg enjoy for a tasty snack? 

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Colonial Food Recipes

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Colonial Food: What's for Dinner? Meals at the Plimoth Plantation

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Colonial Games (Stratford Hall - Robert E. Lee birthplace)

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Colonial Life - Learn about daily life in Colonial America

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Colonial Medicine and Health (Stratford Hall - Robert E. Lee birthplace)

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Colonial Music and Dance  (Stratford Hall - Robert E. Lee birthplace)

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Colonial School - (Noah Webster.org)

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Colonial Schools - What was it like to go to school in Colonial America? (Stratford Hall - Robert E. Lee birthplace)

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Colonial Williamsburg - Experience life in the 17th and 18th centuries as lived by re-enactors at Colonial Williamsburg

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Colonial Women (daily life)

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Colonial Women (Portland State University)

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Colonial Women (student report)

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Colonial Women - Interview from Colonial Williamsburg

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Colonial Women Inventors 

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Indentured Servants

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Colonial Leaders
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Colonial Hall - Biographies of America's Founding Fathers

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William Bradford - includes journal excerpts

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Cecilius Calvert

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Anne Hutchinson

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James Oglethorpe

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William Penn

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Sir Walter Raleigh

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John Smith

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Establishing Jamestown - Excerpts from John Smith's writings (primary sources)

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Peter Stuyvesant

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Roger Williams

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Religious Groups

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Pilgrims

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Puritans

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Quakers

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Early Colonies
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History is Fun - includes information about the Jamestown Settlement

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History of Jamestown

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Jamestown - Many links to Jamestown websites

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Jamestown Online Adventure (Historyglobe.com)- Interactive educational adventure about choice settlers made at Jamestown.  

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On the Trail of Captain John Smith (interactive adventure - National Geographic)

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Virtual Jamestown - Learn about the settlement at Jamestown and take a virtual tour of the village.

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The Lost Colony of Roanoke - This website has many links to information about the Lost Colony.

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Mayflower

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You are the Historian (Plimoth Plantation) Re-live the first Thanksgiving as a historian.

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Colonial Regions
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Chart of 13 original colonies

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TimePage - Brief history of the 13 original colonies

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New England Colonies - Many links to the New England Colonies

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Connecticut

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Massachusetts

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New Hampshire

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Rhode Island

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Middle Colonies - Many links to Middle Colony web sites

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Delaware 

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New York

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New Jersey

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Pennsylvania

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Southern Colonies - Many links to the Southern Colonies

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Georgia

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Maryland

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North Carolina; North Carolina

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South Carolina

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Virginia; Virgina's Early Relations with Native Americans

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Plantations & Slavery

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Plantation Life (Stratford Hall - Robert E. Lee birthplace)

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Stratford Hall (Robert E. Lee birthplace)

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Africans in America (PBS)

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Slavery in Colonial Times

Spanish Settlements
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Spanish Missions summary of missions settlements

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Five Spanish Missions of San Antonio

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Spanish Mission Communities (Southwest)

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Mission San Luis (Florida)

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Spanish Florida

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Spanish Missions (Georgia)

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Colonial Trades
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Colonial Crafts & Trades - Excellent descriptions of tools and crafts of Colonial America

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Colonial Craftsmen - Summary of many trades

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Colonial Occupations - Definitions of many different kinds of colonial jobs

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Colonial Williamsburg Trades - Excellent source of information on a variety of colonial trades

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Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen - dictionary of trades

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Apothecary (Pharmacist)

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Basketmaker

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History of Blacksmithing;

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Brickmaker

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Broomaker

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Cabinetmaker

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Carpenter

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Cooper

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Doctor; Colonial Diseases & Cures

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Fur trader/trapper; Fur Trade #2

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Glassmaker

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Gunsmith

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Innkeeper/Tavern Owner; Leominster Taverns; Wetherburn's Tavern (Colonial Williamsburg)

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Limner  colonial artist/painter

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Miller

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Milliner/Hatter

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Papermaker 

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Printer

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Saddler

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Shipbuilder; Shipbuilder #2

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Shoemaker

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Silversmith

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Tailor/Dressmaker - clothing worn at Plimoth Plantation 

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Tanner

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Weaver - Gallery tour of colonial textiles

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Wheelwright

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Wigmaker; Wigmaker #2

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This webpage was last updated: 03/31/2014