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The Correspondence of Roger Williams: 1629-1653 : 1654-1682
by Glenn W. Lafantasie
University Press of New England (July 1988)
ISBN: 0874513863

A Key Into The Language Of America
by Roger Williams, Introduction by Howard M. Chapin
Paperback - 232 pages Reprint edition
Applewood Books (August 1997)
ISBN: 1557094640


The First American Founder: Roger Williams and Freedom of Conscience
by Alan E. Johnson
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Paperback – 662 pages (also available as a Kindle e-book)
Philosophia Publications (July 2015)
ISBN: 978-1511823715
Dimensions (in inches): 6 x 1.5 x 9

I, Roger Williams
by Mary Lee Settle
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Hardcover - 320 pages (April 2001)
W.W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393049051
Dimensions (in inches): 1.08 x 9.58 x 6.59

Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America (Library of Religious Biography Series)
by Edwin Scott Gaustad
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Paperback - 248 pages
Judson Press (July 1999)
ISBN: 0817013385
Dimensions (in inches): 0.70 x 8.45 x 5.50

Master Roger Williams, A Biography
by Ola Elizabeth Winslow
The MacMillan Company (1957)

Millenarian Piety of Roger Williams
by W. Clark Gilpin

Roger Williams
by Henry Chupack

Roger Williams
by William Jay Jacobs

Roger Williams: A Contribution to the American Tradition
by Perry Miller
Bobbs-Merrill Company (1953)

Roger Williams, God's Apostle of Advocacy : Biography and Rhetoric (Studies in American Religion, Vol 36)
by L. Raymond Camp
Edwin Mellen Press (January 1989)
ISBN: 0889466793

Roger Williams and Puritan Radicalism in the English Separatist Tradition (Studies in American Religion, Vol 34)
by Hugh Spurgin
Edwin Mellen Press (September 1989)
ISBN: 0889466785

Roger Williams: A Reference Guide
by Wallace Coyle

Roger Williams: A Study of the Life, Times and Character of a Political Pioneer
by Edmund James Carpenter
Ayer Co Pub (June 1972)
ISBN: 083699955X

Roger Williams' Dream for America (American University Studies Series IX History, Vol 129)
by Donald Skaggs
Peter Lang Publishing (August 1993)
ISBN: 0820418706

Roger Williams, Prophet and Pioneer
by Emily Easton
AMS Press (June 1970)
ISBN: 0404022367

Roger Williams, The Pioneer of Religious Liberty
by Oscar S. Straus
Ayer Co Pub (June 1936)
ISBN: 0836955862

Separating Church and State: Roger Williams and Religious Liberty
by Timothy L. Hall
Paperback - 272 pages
Univ of Illinois Pr (Pro Ref) (January 1998)
ISBN: 0252066642
Dimensions (in inches): 0.66 x 8.90 x 5.92
Review: Roger Williams, founder of the colony of Rhode Island, is famous as an apostle of religious tolerance and a foe of religious establishments. In Separating Church and State, Timothy Hall combines impressive historical and legal scholarship to explore Williams's theory of religious liberty and relate it to current debate. Williams's fierce religious dogmatism, Hall argues, is precisely what led to his religious tolerance, making him one of the most articulate champions in history of the argument for the necessary separation of church and state.

Trust and Treachery: An Historical Novel of Early Seventeenth-Century England and New England
by Linda Kraeger
Edwin Mellen Press (August 1996)
ISBN: 0773442421


The following publications by the Roger Williams Family Association are available in hard copy and PDF on CD.
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Book I: The Waterman and Winsor Lines Through His Daughter Mercy Williams
Book II: The Hart Line Through His Daughter Freeborn Williams
Book III: The Sayles Line Through His Daughter Mary Williams
Book IV: Through His Son Joseph Williams
Book V: Through His Son Daniel Williams


Dream Seekers: Roger Williams' Stand For Freedom (The American Adventure)
by Loree Lough
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Synopsis: When twelve-year-old Phillip and his sister move with their parents from Plymouth to Boston in 1634, they encounter mysterious Indians and survive narrow escapes.

Finding Providence: The Story of Roger Williams (An I Can Read Chapter Book)
by James Watling Avi (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Synopsis: In 1635, Roger Williams is on trial in the Massachusetts Bay Colony for preaching what was then considered radical ideas about freedom and equality. When Roger is found guilty, he must escape and travel into the wilderness, where his only hope will be to find his friends the Narragansett Indians. Avi's account of how Williams founded Providence, Rhode Island, is vividly brought to life. Full color.

Roger Williams
by Mark Ammerman
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Synopsis: Here is a biography of America's pioneer of separation of church and state, Roger Williams, written for young readers. It tells the story of Williams arrival in the New World in 1631, his expulsion from Massachusetts Bay, and his founding of Rhode Island.

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