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Florida

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Juan Ponce de Leon and the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida
Call Number: 975.9 FUS
ISBN: 093992384X

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First encounters between Spain and The Americas: two worlds meet
Call Number: 970.01 MCI
ISBN: 9781590849248

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The New History of Florida - Michael Gannon (Editor)
Call Number: 975.9 GAN
ISBN: 9780813044316
Publication Date: 2012-11-04
A complete history of the state of Florida, from pre-historic to modern times, including a thorough exploration of the state's diverse inhabitants

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Fort Mose: Colonial America's black fortress of freedom - Kathleen A. Deagan; Darcie A. MacMahon
Call Number: 975.9 DEA
ISBN: 0813013526
Publication Date: 1995-05-20
Fort Mose, established in 1738 by the Spanish, was the first legally sanctioned free black community in what is now the United States. This book offers a rich, balanced perspective of the African-American experience in the Spanish colonies--one that is not limited to slavery.

 

Georgia

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Oglethorpe and Colonial Georgia, a history
Call Number: 975.8 RUS
ISBN: 0786422335

James Oglethorpe - Cookie Lommel
Call Number: B OGLETHORPE
ISBN: 0613327063
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
A biography of the English founder and first governor of the colony of Georgia

 

Hispaniola

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Dominican Republic - Bob Temple
Call Number: 972.93 TEM
ISBN: 9781422206249
Publication Date: 2010-09-01

 

Jamestown

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The Jamestown colony
Call Number: 975.5 SAK
ISBN: 0516202952

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New beginnings: Jamestown and the Virginia Colony
Call Number: 975.5 ROS
ISBN: 0792282779

 

New Amsterdam

There are several biographies of Peter Stuyvesant, too!  Just look in the biography section.

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Voices from Colonial America: New York: 1609-1776
Call Number: 974.7 BUR
ISBN: 9780792263906

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Gotham: a history of New York City to 1898
Call Number: 974.7 BUR
ISBN: 9780195140491

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Peter Stuyvesant - L. J. Krizner; Lisa Sita
Call Number: 974.7 KRI
ISBN: 0823957322
Publication Date: 2005-01-01

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The New York Colony - Dennis Brindell Fradin
ISBN: 0516003895
Publication Date: 1988-03-01

 

Plymouth

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Every day life in the Massachusetts Bay
Call Number: 974.4 DOW
ISBN: 0486255654

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Mayflower
Call Number: 973.2 PHI
ISBN: 0670037605

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Massachusetts, 1620-1776 - Michael Burgan; Brendan McConville (As told to)
Call Number: 974.4 BUR
ISBN: 0792263839
Publication Date: 2005-11-08

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The Massachusetts Colony - Dennis Brindell Fradin
Call Number: 974.4 FRA
ISBN: 0516003860
Publication Date: 1986-09-01

 

Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico: an unfinished story
Call Number: 972.95 HAU
ISBN: 0689314310

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Puerto Rico
Call Number: 972.95 DAV
ISBN: 0516210424

 

Quebec

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The Canadian frontier, 1534-1760
Call Number: 971.01 ECC
ISBN: 0826307051

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French fortresses in North America 1535-1763: "Quebec, Montreal, Louisbourg and New Orleans"
Call Number: 971.01 CHA
ISBN: 184176714X

 

Southwest

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The last conquistador: Juan de Onate and the settling of the Far Southwest
Call Number: B de Onate
ISBN: 0806123389

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Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico
Call Number: 978.9 KES
ISBN: 9780806139622

 

Multiple settlements

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The new Americans: Colonial times, 1620-1689
Call Number: 970.02 MAE
ISBN: 0688134491

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Jamestown, Quebec, Santa Fe - James Kelly; Barbara Clark Smith
Call Number: 970.02 KEL
ISBN: 9781588342416
Publication Date: 2007-03-01

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Possessing the Pacific - Stuart Banner
Call Number: 325.3 BAN
ISBN: 9780674026124
Publication Date: 2007-11-30
Traces the settlement of lands taken from indigenous people throughout the Pacific by British and Americans during the 1800s. Includes information on colonial settlement in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska.

A partial list of library books

In each box of the column on the left, you will find the titles of a few books on each settlement.  If you want to find additional titles, click on the link below.  It will connect you with the library catalog. 

Websites on U.S. history

The websites listed here contain information on a range of topics related to U.S. history.  As you scan the list, you will see that some of the sites are more general, while some focus on a specific area or topic. 

Don't forget to click on the "Online Databases" tab at the top of the page for links to online encyclopedias and databases. 

 

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