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This category is intended for sites about the history of what is now the United States of America, prior to its independence from Britain. This period has traditionally started with the 1492 expedition of Christopher Columbus, who initiated the first sustained contact between Europe and the Western Hemisphere; through the Revolutionary War (or War for American Independence), and includes successive exploration and colonization of North America by Spain, England, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and other European nations.
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Squantum (Squanto) and Cupids - The life story of Squantum (Squanto), a native american who helped the Pilgrim Fathers. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation History - Includes history and the education resources available to students and Colonial history enthusiasts. Davistown Museum - History of hand tools and technology in USA, colonial history of the Davistown Plantation (Liberty and Montville, Maine) and coastal Maine Native Americans (Wawenoc Indians). Includes extensive bibliography. The Mayflower Page - Extensive historical data, including passenger list, crew, documents, crime and punishments on board, and pilgrim writings. Spanish Colonial Military Artifacts - Exhibition and interpretation of ca. 1650-1821 Spanish colonial military artifacts from the former Spanish Floridas and Louisiana. Emphasis is on such uniform-related materials as buttons, buckles, and insignia. New Netherland Project - Its primary objective is to complete the transcription, translation, and publication of all Dutch documents in New York repositories relating to the seventeenth-century colony of New Netherland. Fourth of July Celebrations Database - From American University, selected examples of Independence Day celebrations throughout US history. The Liberty Tree - A broad-based site celebrating the American spirit, especially during the Revolution. There are also personal writings, and movie reviews. The First American Theatre - A history of the earliest theatrical performances in America. Early Colonial Era - A timeline of significant events to 1700 at The History Place. Trade in Colonial America - Understanding the colonial economy, presented by ECONnections. Colonial America Resources - Electronic copies of Poor Richard's Almanac, and other materials from 1700's. Maps of Colonial America - Hargrett Library Rare Maps listings of colonial America. Thomas Hariot's A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia - Archive edition at the University of Virginia. Colonial USA Archives - Historical text archives and resources links to the Colonial period. Colonial Hall: Biographies of America's Founding Fathers - Learn early American history through excerpts from the 1829 book. Cultural Readings: Colonization and Print in the Americas - An exhibition of books, manuscripts, illustrations, and maps from the Penn Library. The People of Colonial Albany Live Here - Interactive web exhibit of the Colonial Albany Social History Project, a model community history program sponsored by the New York State Museum.
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