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History Day

Suggested resources based on topics sent to us.

Revolutionary Period

Revolutionary War

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.

Connecticut

Connecticut and the Revolutionary War

Also check specific people in the Previous Topics guide.

Archives

Many record groups may have relevant information. This guide offers just a few examples.

Books, Documents, etc.

Other Institutions

Local libraries, historical societies and museums can be helpful.

Battle of Groton Heights and Burning of New London

Battle of Groton Heights and Burning of New London

See also

Books, Documents, etc.

Other Institutions

Saratoga

Saratoga

While Connecticut-born Benedict Arnold is best known for his treason, he was first a hero of the Revolutionary War.

See also previous topics:

Books, Documents, etc.

Other Institutions - General

Other Institutions - General

Women and the Revolution

Women and the Revolution

Revolutionary Women and how the role of women changed during and after the War.

People of Color and the Revolution

People of Color and the Revolution

These are only a few examples.