September 29, 2021

Today in History: Rhode Island

Last Updated on May 5, 2021

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 primary source set

Rhode Island primary source set with Teacher’s Guide

Rhode Island images

Rhode Island maps

Rhode Island books & articles

Rhode Island historical newspapers

Rhode Island reports, correspondence & more texts

Rhode Island naval films

Rhode Island resident oral histories

Rhode Island sheet music

U.S. legislation related to Rhode Island

Rhode Island Guide to Law Online

Rhode Island stories from America’s Library

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