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Historical Fiction - North America: Colonial America (1607 - 1763)
After a shipwreck, Elsabeth James, a teenage girl with supernatural gifts, washes up on a South Carolina plantation where she falls in love and learns magic and healing, but her stay is cut short when she is sent as a servant to Salem, Massachusetts, and, once there, an evil spirit enters her village and she must find a way to save herself and the boy she loves.
Mercy Short by Norma Farber
Call Number: FIC FAR
Publication Date: 1982-11-10
With the help of the respected minister Cotton Mather, a young girl attempts to recover from her tragic experience with the Indians which has led her to believe she is bewitched.
Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill
Call Number: FIC HEM
Publication Date: 2010-06-29
Novel in Verse
A fictionalized account, told in verse, of the Salem witch trials, told from the perspective of three young women living in Salem in 1692--Mercy Lewis, Margaret Walcott, and Ann Putnam, Jr.
Beyond the Burning Time by Kathryn Lasky
Call Number: FIC LAS
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
When, in the winter of 1691, accusations of witchcraft surface in her small New England village, twelve-year-old Mary Chase fights to save her mother from execution.
French and Indian War
The Interpreter by Robert Moss
Call Number: FIC MOS
Publication Date: 1997-02-01
A historical novel that tells the story of Conrad Weiser, the American pioneer who served as Pennsylvania's Indian agent during the French and Indian War.
Blood Secret by Kathryn Lasky
Call Number: FIC LAS
Publication Date: 2004-07-27
Fourteen-year-old Jerry Luna, mute since her mother's disappearance, is sent to her great-great aunt Constanza's house, where she discovers a trunk that draws her into the world of her ancestors during the Spanish Inquisition.
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper; N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
Call Number: FIC COO
Publication Date: 1986-10-31
A tale of adventure, treachery, and friendship in the battle-torn wilderness of eighteenth-century upstate New York.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne; Nancy Stade (Introduction by, Intro and Notes by)
Call Number: FIC HAW
Publication Date: 2004-12-25
Also available as an e-book in the public domain at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33
The Crucible by Arthur Miller; Christopher Bigsby (Introduction by)
Call Number: 812 MIL
Publication Date: 2003-03-25
Against the backdrop of the seventeenth-century Salem witch trials, a woman extracts revenge against her married paramour by charging that he and his wife are sorcerers.
The Fifth of March by Ann Rinaldi
Call Number: FIC RIN
Publication Date: 1993-11-30
Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh, an indentured servant in the Boston household of John and Abigail Adams, is caught up in the colonists' unrest that eventually escalates into the massacre of March 5, 1770.
I, Roger Williams by Mary Lee Settle
Call Number: FIC SET
Publication Date: 2001-04-01
Presents a fictionalized autobiography of Roger Williams, the founder of the American colony of Rhode Island, in which he tells of his life in England, his reasons for crossing the Atlantic, and his activities in the New World.
Sarah Camberwell Tring by Janet Edmonds
Call Number: FIC EDM
Publication Date: 1993-10-01
A young widow in Virginia colony returns to England to collect her inheritance but meets with a mysterious second heir.
The Deerslayer, or the First Warpath by James Fenimore Cooper; Lance Schachterle (Editor, Introduction by)
Call Number: FIC COO
Publication Date: 1987-03-01
Set in the 1740’s just as the French and Indian wars have begun, the novel opens as Natty Bumppo—known as Deerslayer—and his friend Hurry Harry travel to Tom Hutter’s house in upstate New York. Hurry plans to marry Tom’s beautiful daughter Judith, while Deerslayer has come to help his close friend Chingachgook save his bride-to-be, Wah-ta-Wah, from the Huron Indians. When war breaks out, and Hurry and Tom are captured by Indians, Deerslayer must go on his first warpath to rescue them.
The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
Call Number: FIC RIC
Publication Date: 2004-09-14
After being raised as an Indian for eleven years following his capture at the age of four, John Butler is forcibly returned to his white parents but continues to long for the freedom of Indian life.
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe; John Mullan (Introduction by)
Call Number: FIC FLA
Publication Date: 1991-11-26
Follows the heroine's adventures from seventeenth-century England to the American colonies.
Dark Shade by Jane Louise Curry
Call Number: FIC CUR
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
Sixteen-year-old Maggie attempts to save recently orphaned Kip from permanently going back in time to 1758 as an adopted Lenape in the primeval forests of western Pennsylvania.