American Revolution & Colonial Life
Use this subject guide as a starting point to find resources on the American Revolution and colonial life for your school assignments and reports. If the titles listed here are not readily available, use the online catalog to place a hold on the item.
The following print sources will provide you with general information about the American Revolution, as well as about topics related to this war, such as its causes, major battles, important figures, outcomes and results, and accounts of colonial life. Some sources may be designated as reference materials, (R), which means that they may only be used at the library that owns them.
American Revolution by Stuart Murray (J 973.3 Mur)
American Revolution: Almanac compiled by Barbara Bigelow and Linda Schmittroth (J R 973.3 Big)
Let It Begin Here! Lexington & Concord: First Battles of the American Revolution by Dennis Brindell Fradin (J 973.3 Fra)
American Revolution: Biographies (Two Volume Set) compiled by Linda Schmittroth and Mary Kay Rostek (J R 973.3)
Black Heroes of the American Revolution by Burke Davis (J 973.3 Dav)
George Washington by Lenny Hort ( J B Washington)
Heroines of the American Revolution by Diane Silcox Jarret (J 973.3 Sil)
Paul Revere: American Patriot by JoAnn A. Grote (J B Revere)
Causes of the American Revolution
The Boston Tea Party by R. Conrad Stein (J 973.3 Ste)
Liberty or Death: The American Revolution, 1763-1783 by Betsy Maestro (J 973.3 Mae)
The Real Revolution by Marc Aronson (J 973.3 Aro)
The Revolutionary War by Rebecca Stefoff (J 973.3 Ste)
Documents of the American Revolution
American Revolution: Primary Sources compiled by Linda Schmittroth (J R 973.3 Ame)
The Declaration of Independence inscribed by Sam Fink (J 973.3 Dec)
Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman (J 973.3 Fre)
Primary Source Accounts of the Revolutionary War by James M. Deem ( J 973.3 Dee)
Colonial Life/Early American Life
American Voices from Colonial Life by Rebecca Steffof ( J 973.2 Ste)
Colonial America:This is a seven volume series on a variety of topics about the American Revolution ( J 973.2 Col)
Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New World by Laurie Carlson (J 973.2 Car)
Colonial Life by Bobbie Kalman (J 973.2 Kal)
Colonial Life by Rebecca Steffof (J 973.2 Ste)
Colonial Living by Edwin Tunis (J 973.2 Tun)
Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak by Kay Winters (J 973.3 Win)
Daliy Life in Colonial America by Don Nardo (J 973.2 Nar)
This site provides numerous links to sites for timelines, the National Archives, transcripts of the Declaration, and information on important people.
This site gives numerous links to timelines, major events, people, maps, and important documents of the war.
Information on the thirteen original colonies, daily routines, games, crafts, holidays, education. Includes links to spots such as Jamestown, Plymouth, Williamsburg, and Mt. Vernon.
Colonial Life for Kids
Site includes links to numerous sites about Colonial life including clothing, money, family, education, justice, tools, music, occupations and travel. Links to reference sites also listed.
Visit Colonial Williamsburg and see life in a Virginia colony of 250 years ago.
Site includes numerous links to information about colonization and daily life in colonial America.
You can see images portraying important people and events of the time period by using a Google - Images search.
Search by using keywords such as American Revolution, American Colonial Life, American Revolution Battles, George Washington, or Signing of the Declaration of Independence, in order to find related pictures.
You can find materials on this topic by searching relevant subject headings. You may expand your search to include All Libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System or limit the search to your local library's holdings.
Prepared by Youth Services Staff, updated 3/11
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