American History Books, the 1600s

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.

Native Americans

History Book List: Early American Civilizations

themes include Aztecs, Incans, Mayans, & other Native Americans

Early American History

History Book List: America 1000 – 1600

themes include Early Explorers, such as Eric the Red, Leif the Lucky, & Christopher Columbus

American History Books

History Book List: America 1600 – 1610

themes include Jamestown, Pocahontas, John Smith

Living History Books, Pilgrims

History Book List: America 1620’s

themes include the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, Squanto, Plymouth Colony, & Thanksgiving

Early American History Books

History Book List: America 1630 – 1700

themes include the Puritans, William Penn, Colonial Life, slavery, the Iriquois of French Canada

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