This guide includes the time leading up to the U.S. Revolutionary War.
The Connecticut State Library recognizes language can be problematic, especially historic language. Historic writings often include language that would be considered charged and/or offensive today. We often look to standards within librarianship. Researching this time period often requires variation in spelling and terms.
These are just some resources. Check with History & Genealogy too.
Check for specific people under People tab and/or Previous Topics guide.
Also check specific people in the Previous Topics guide.
Many record groups may have relevant information. This guide offers just a few examples.
Local libraries, historical societies and museums can be helpful.
While Connecticut-born Benedict Arnold is best known for his treason, he was first a hero of the Revolutionary War.
See also previous topics:
Revolutionary Women and how the role of women changed during and after the War.
These are only a few examples.
Not everyone in the colonies supported independence from England. Those who remained loyal to England were called Loyalists or Tories.
See also guide pages:
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