Colonial Days in America

Before the United States declared independence in 1776, it was a colony of many European nations, primarily Great Britain, France and Spain. This feature describes what life was like in America before independence.

For more on some of the early colonists, see features on the Mayflower and the Jamestown Settlement, and for more on the independce of the United States, see features on the American Revolution and America's Famous Documents.

Roanoke The Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery from History

Roanoke The Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery from History

Jane Yolen , Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple
Illustrator:  Roger Roth 
Nonfiction picture book
For ages 7 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2003   ISBN: 978-0689823213
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New Beginnings: Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607-1699

New Beginnings: Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607-1699

Daniel Rosen
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
National Geographic, 2005   ISBN: 978-0792282778
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