History of the Colonies and the States they Became:
This section of Pequot Library’s Special Collections is one of the best. While state historical societies throughout New England have more about the specific state they represent, very few collections cover the history of all the colonies in such a comprehensive way. This is one of the fullest, most complete records of New England History in existence and, as in each of the other categories in the Special Collections, the selection of materials is impeccable. These materials range from the early exploration of the new world by a host of nations, through the history of the original colonies, up to the period after the founding of the Library. These histories extend from the colonies’ founding through the 19th century. They include detailed records of the history of many of the towns within each colony along with invaluable genealogical material.
R 974 History Vol. 1
Howard, R.H. (1880) A History of New England: Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Countries, Cities and Principal Towns of the Six New England States, Including, in its List of Contributors, More Than Sixty Literary Men and Women, Representing Every County in New England/edited by R.H. Howard and Henry E. Crocker.
R 974 P87
Powell, Lyman Pierson (1898). Historic Towns of New England, edited by Lyman P. Powell
R 974 ANDERSON Vol. 1
Anderson, Robert Charles (1999). The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635/ Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn
R 974.4 MASSACHUSETTS BAYLIES Vol.1
Baylies, Francis (1866). An Historical Memoir of the Colony of New Plymouth, From the Flight of the Pilgrims into Holland in the Year 1608, to the Union of that Colony with Massachusetts in 1692. By Francis Baylies. With Some Corrections, Additions, and a Copious Index, by Samuel G. Drake…
R974. 4 MASSACHUSETTS ADAMS
Adams, John Quincy (1842). The Social Compact, Exemplified in the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; With Remarks on the Theories of Divine Right of Hobbes and of Filmer, and the Counter Theories of Sidney, Locke, Montesquieu, and Rousseau, Concerning the Origin and Nature of Government: a Lecture Delivered Before the Franklin Lyceum, at Providence, R. I., November 25, 1842. By John Quincy Adams.
R974.5 Rhode ISLAND Vol.1
Arnold, Samuel Greene (1894). History of the State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations.
R974.1 MAINE ABBOTT
Abbott, John S.C.(1892). The History of Maine by John S.C. Abbott…Revised Throughout and Five Chapters of New Matter Added by Edward H. Elwell.
R974. 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE BELKNAP Vol. 2
Belknap, Jeremy (1813). The History of New-Hampshire. Comprehending the Events of One Complete Century and Seventy-Five Years From the Discovery of the River Pascataqua to the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety. Containing Also, a Geographical Description of the State, With Sketches of its Natural History, Productions, Improvements, and Present State of Society and Manners, Laws, and Government.
R974.3 VERMONT THOMPSON
Thompson, Zadock (1842). History of Vermont, Natural, Civil, and Statistical, in Three Parts, With a New Map of the State, and 200 Engravings. By Zadock Thompson.
R974.723 NEW YORK O’CALLAGHAN Vol. 1
O’Callaghan, E.B. (1848). History of New Netherland or, New York Under the Dutch/ by E.B. O’Callaghan.