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Resource Guide:
Colonial and Revolutionary America

Websites and Digital Archives

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • 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

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • 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

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

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