18th century

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

By Sally M. Walker

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This book reports on the work of forensic scientists who are excavating grave sites in James Fort, in Jamestown, Virginia, to understand the people who lived in the Chesapeake Bay area in the 1600s and 1700s.

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A Picture Book of Patrick Henry

By David A. Adler

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Chronicles the life of Patrick Henry from his childhood on a tobacco plantation in Virginia to the American Revolution, when he spoke the famous words "Give me liberty or give me death," one month before the first shots rang out.

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African-Americans in the Colonies

By Jean Kinney Williams

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Contents: Jamestown, Virginia, 1621 -- Slavery becomes an American institution -- Recreating Africa in America -- Freedom at any cost -- Liberty, but not for all.

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Williamsburg

By Judy Alter

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Contents: The beginnings -- The Virginia Colony -- The founding of Williamsburg -- The General Assembly -- Restoration -- Visiting historic Williamsburg.

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The U.S. History Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Exciting Events from the Past

By Joan D'Amico, Karen Eich Drummond

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Chapters discuss different time periods in American history, focusing on typical foods and cooking styles. Includes recipes for such dishes as pumpkin bread, Virginia ham with cherry sauce, and buckwheat griddle cakes.

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Good Women of a Well-Blessed Land: Women's Lives in Colonial America

By Brandon Marie Miller

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A social history of the American colonial period with a focus on the daily lives of women, including European immigrants, Native Americans, and slaves.

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Projects about Colonial Life

By Marian Broida

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Projects for the northern, middle and southern colonies include: fishnet, hornbook, candle making, building a cradle, hasty pudding (sappawn), a model windmill, writing with a quill pen, Shrewsbury cakes, sewing a pocket, and pieces of eight.

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Projects about Plantation Life

By Marian Broida

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Presents information about life in Virginia, South Carolina, and Mississippi between 1770 and 1860 and provides instructions for making such related projects as a Commonplace book, a folk remedy for colds, a recipe for Hoppin' John, and a girls' game called Graces.
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A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History

By Michael Farquhar

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Michael Farquhar ransacked the archives to rescue 30 almost-famous Americans from the dust bin of obscurity. These colorful figures range from Mayflower Murderer John Billington (1624) to Dick Fosbury, father of the "Flop" (1968).
Also available to download as an audiobook.
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