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Blog Posts by Subject: Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Mary Katherine Goddard's Declaration of Independence

Most Americans in the revolutionary period found out who signed the Declaration of Independence in print, not parchment. Publicizing the signers’ names was a bold step considering that they were endorsing treason.Read More ›

The Material Realities of Slavery in Early New York

A look at the history of slavery in early New York, through the estate of the manor lord, Adolphus Philipse.Read More ›

The Witch: A Reading and Resource List

Already being touted as one of the best horror films of the year, The Witch is the story of a New England family that slowly begins to fall apart when they are banished from their Pilgrim community. Writer and Director Robert Eggers recently mentioned in an interview that he used the library's resources to do research for the film.Read More ›

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