Today Colonial America Christian Writers is inaugurating a new blog called Colonial Quills that focuses on 18th century America. If you’re interested in the early history of this country and/or want to learn more about this pivotal era, you won’t want to miss the fun, intriguing, and inspiring information and fellowship you’ll find on Colonial Quills!
Blog hosts include Carla Glade and Carrie Fancett Pagels, whose inspiration led to the founding of Colonial Quills. Other members include Laurie Alice Eakes, Laura Frantz, Louise Gouge, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Lynne Squire, Roseanna White, Rita Gerlach, Lori Benton, Pat Iacuzzi, Gina Welborn, and of course, moi. Columns include In Ye Olden Days, with topics on colonial life ranging from family life to food, politics, folklore, religion, and much more; Tools of the Trade with tips on writing and researching the American colonial era; and themes centered on holidays and special events.
We hope you’ll drop by and join in the conversation about the beginnings of this country!
The American Patriot Series is the only truly comprehensive fictional series on the American Revolution. Painstakingly researched using a wide range of primary resources as well as the latest popular and scholarly histories of the American colonial and Revolutionary periods, it contains a highly engaging and accurate account of the founding of the United States.
While the series is written for adult readers, it is also appropriate for students from middle school through college age. The books of the American Patriot Series will engage students and bring history alive in a way that non-fiction texts cannot.
At the time of the Revolution the American colonies were already a melting pot of racial, ethnic, and religious groups. The American Patriot Series accurately depicts this diversity by portraying the involvement of women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other groups in the struggle for independence.
The American Revolution and the establishment of the United States are based solidly in the Christian faith of our founding generation, as innumerable primary resources document. It is therefore appropriate for the American Patriot Series to reflect those crucial aspects of our nation's founding by accurately depicting the beliefs and values of those who sacrificed their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to bring this nation to birth.