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Resource Guide:
Colonial and Revolutionary America

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
United States Colonial History (1607-1775)E 186 – E 199
United States The Revolution (1775-1783)E 201 – E298
United States 1775-1789. The Confederation, 1783-1789E 303 – E309
French and Indian War 1755-1763E 199

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Jamestown (Va.)
  • Puritans
  • Wampanoag Indians
  • Williamsburg (Va.)‚ Buildings, structures, etc
  • Virginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses
  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Indentured servants‚ Great Britain‚ Colonies‚History
  • Tobacco‚ United States
  • Boston Harbor (Mass.)‚ Maps‚ Early works to 1800
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799‚Bibliography
  • Harvard University‚History
  • Bacon's Rebellion, 1676
  • Smith, John, 1580-1631. Journals. Selections
  • United States‚ Colonial question‚ Speeches in Congress
  • United States ‚ History ‚ French and Indian War, 1755-1763
  • Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683. Correspondence
  • Great Britain. Stamp Act (1765)
  • United States. Continental Congress
  • Sons of Liberty ‚ 1770-1780
  • Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799‚ Oratory.
  • Boston Tea Party, 1773
  • United States. Continental Army
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826‚Manuscripts
  • Adams, John, 1735-1826‚Correspondence
  • United States‚ History‚ Revolution, 1775-1783‚ Battlefields
  • George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
  • Massachusetts. Governor (1774-1775: Gage)
  • United States‚ Relations‚France ‚ 18th Century
  • Roger's Rangers
  • Marion, Francis, 1732-1795‚ Military service
  • Yorktown (Va.)‚ History‚ Siege, 1781‚ Early works to 1800
  • United States. Articles of Confederation
  • United States‚ History‚ Revolution, 1775-1783‚ Finance‚ Sources

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
The common law in colonial AmericaKF 361 .N45 2008
Taxation in Colonial AmericaeBook
Authority and Female Authorship in Colonial AmericaeBook
Archaeology of Clothing and Bodily Adornment in Colonial AmericaeBook
Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785eBook
Witchcraft in Early North AmericaeBook
The Glorious Revolution in America : Documents on the Colonial Crisis of 1689eBook
Making War and Minting Christians : Masculinity, Religion, and Colonialism in Early New EnglandeBook
Strange New Land : Africans in Colonial AmericaeBook
After Columbus : Essays in the Ethnohistory of Colonial North AmericaeBook
New World Faiths : Religion in Colonial AmericaeBook
Defiance of the patriots : the Boston Tea Party and the making of AmericaE 215.7 .C37 2010
Writings / Captain John Smith ; with other narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the first English settlements of AmericaF229 .S592 2007
The Southern frontier, 1670-1732F 212 .C67

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • American History
  • American History Illustrated
  • American Antiquity
  • American Historical Review
  • American Heritage
  • Virginia Gazette
  • Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
  • William and Mary Quarterly

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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