CATEGORY: Colonial America
The Dutch Surrender New Netherland, 350 Years Ago
September 8, 2014

On the 350th anniversary of its demise, get the facts on the only Dutch colony in mainland North America, which included present-day New York City. Read More

Deeper Roots of Northern Slavery Unearthed
June 25, 2014

An investigation has revealed that one of Colonial New England’s most aristocratic families participated in the slave trade. Read More

Remembering the Proclamation of 1763
October 7, 2013

King George III’s Proclamation of 1763, issued 250 years ago today, proved to be just the first of a series of British actions that led to the American Revolution. Read More

Archaeologists Discover Oldest Colonial Fort in U.S Interior
July 23, 2013

Archeologists have discovered the remains of a 16th century garrison that predates the earliest English settlements in the United States by decades. Read More

Evidence of Cannibalism Found at Jamestown
May 2, 2013

New evidence supports historical accounts that desperate Jamestown colonists resorted to cannibalism during the harsh winter of 1609-10. Read More

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Before Salem, the First American Witch Hunt
October 31, 2012

Thirty years before the infamous Salem witch trials, a witch hunt hysteria swept through another colonial New England town. Read More