July 24, 2017

Today in History: Rhode Island

Roger Williams statue, Roger Williams Park, Providence, R.I.
Today in History–February 5–the Library of Congress features Rhode Island, whose founder, Roger Williams, arrived in America on this day in 1631. Find out more about this defender of religious liberty and the state he founded by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to learn more about Roger Williams and the culture and history of the 13th state through a review of primary sources.

Roger Williams resources

Rhode Island stories from America’s Library

Rhode Island primary source set

Rhode Island maps

Rhode Island books & articles

Rhode Island reports, correspondence & more texts

Rhode Island naval films

Rhode Island resident oral histories

Rhode Island sheet music

Rhode Island images

U.S. legislation related to Rhode Island

Rhode Island Guide to Law Online

More U.S. state primary source collections

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