Colonial American History

Colonial Amerca

OUR CURRENT BOOK

READING TABLE OF CONTENTS

Our Next Book Will Be…

JOURNALS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

THE BOOKS I WOULD LIKE US TO CONSIDER READING ARE:

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COLONIAL AMERICAN HISTORY PUBLISHED PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENT COLLECTIONS

  • The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century: A Documentary History of Virginia, 1606-1700 by Warren M. Billings
  • Captain John Smith: Writings with Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of America by Captain John Smith and James Horn
  • Major Problems in American Colonial History by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
  • A Documentary History of Religion in America to 1877 by Edwin S. Gaustad (Editor)
  • Winthrop’s Journal, History of New England by John Winthrop

All the works are college level in scholarship, well written and intended to be accessible to the general reading public and could easily be read by interested high school students.

The books come in an accessible format, so if you use text to speech for a vision impairment this will not be a problem. Some of the books are available through the Nation Library Service for the Blind. All are available in print from your local public library (possibly through inter-library loan).

I am open to changing books if their is a group consensus.

If someone discovers they are more drawn to the supplemental reading than the primary book wonderful. Please share what you find meaningful with the group.

I hope we find a group of open minded, intellectually curious and active individuals. I don’t mind if we’re quiet, but I hope we are meaningful. It is my intention to act as a moderator/facilitator/participant, not as a teacher. Ideally the group will self moderating and sustaining.

There are wonderful episodes in American History. There are tragic and shameful episodes in American History. Honestly studying history is learning about both, not ignoring one or pretending the other does not exist.