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Recommended Readings

The following reading lists feature classic histories and recent monographs selected by historians in this department to complement the six story lines around which the Foundation’s Becoming Americans central theme is organized. We recommend these titles to our interpreters, to teachers who use the published Becoming Americans education plan in their classrooms, and to general readers who are eager to learn more about early America and colonial Virginia. Periodically our scholars refresh the list with important new additions to an ever growing literature. Recommended readings are divided into sections that correspond to the arrangement of research themes.