The American Colonies
What was life like for European settlers in the New World? How did American colonies function before the Revolutionary War? Explore life in the pre-Revolutionary era of North America.
Puritan Laws and Character
Henry William Elson
A historian describes the culture and laws of Puritan society in 17th and 18th century New England.
Witchcraft in Salem
In 1692, mass hysteria gripped the town of Salem, Massachusetts, killing 20 people and creating what is now known as the Salem Witch Trials.
A New African-American Culture
This text explores the formation and evolution of African-American culture during colonial times.
The Salem (and other) Witch Hunts
Mike Kubic discusses the Salem witch trials and how they relate to other prejudiced hunts throughout history.
Settling a New World: The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island
National Park Service
This text provides insight into the first (failed) English colony in North America: Roanoke, also known as the “Lost Colony.”