Books on Early America, Pre-1700’s
This section of the U.S. History Book List points you to good historical fiction and nonfiction set before 1700.
For other years, please see our main American History Reading List.
The book list is arranged chronologically, with topics shown below the dates to make it easier to find selections. Each book is linked to one of our affiliates so you can see pictures & further description.
themes include Aztecs, Incans, Mayans, & other Native Americans
themes include Early Explorers, such as Eric the Red, Leif the Lucky, & Christopher Columbus
themes include Jamestown, Pocahontas, John Smith
themes include the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, Squanto, Plymouth Colony, & Thanksgiving
themes include the Puritans, William Penn, Colonial Life, slavery, the Iriquois of French Canada