The Colony of Rhode Island
Rhode Island is America’s smallest state, but its history is far from tiny. This information-rich text takes readers on a journey through Rhode Island’s colonial history and the role it played in gaining independence for the American colonies. Students will learn about Rhode Island’s religious and social environment, early industry, and key historical figures. Important events such as King Philip’s War, Stamp Act protests, and the Revolutionary War are examined through the unique lens of Rhode Island’s colonial environment. Primary sources, maps, and period-specific artwork supplement the text and support social studies curricula.