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The Joseph Bellamy House:
The Great Awakening in Puritan New England--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at The Joseph Bellamy House: The Great Awakening in Puritan New England, students will learn about the role of religion in 18th-century life and the resurgence of religious fervor known as the Great Awakening. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Connecticut Landmarks
Connecticut Landmarks, formerly The Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, is Connecticut's statewide museum-based preservation organization. It owns the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, also known as the Joseph Bellamy House. The mission of the organization is to preserve historic structures, sites, collections and landscapes, as well as to interpret the social and material dimensions of their properties to the public.

Plymouth Colony Archive Project of the University of Virginia:
Archives and Analysis of Plymouth Colony, 1620-1691

The Plymouth Colony Archive Project features online historical analyses and original source documents on the Colony's social history. The site features artifacts, maps, wills, court records, architecture, and samples of material culture that help students gain insight into what life was like for these early settlers.

Library of Congress:
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

Visit this online exhibit by the Library of Congress that uses prints, paintings, and samples from its Rare Book and Special Collections Division, as well as biographical sketches, to illustrate the role of religious groups in the colonial era and their contributions to the American Revolution.

Modern History Sourcebook
The Modern History Sourcebook is one of a series of Internet history primary sourcebooks created by the History Department of Fordham University in New York. Included on their website are numerous sources on the Reformation and Colonial North America.

National Humanities Center
TeacherServe, a program of the National Humanities Center, features a section called Divining America: Religion and the National Culture which offers essays on religion during different time periods in the U.S., including The Great Awakening.

 

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