Delaware

When you think of U.S. states that bore witness to some of the most iconic moments from American history, Delaware is probably among the first to come to mind, and with good reason. Delaware was the very first state to ratify the United States Constitution in 1787. It was also home to the beginnings of the nation’s first scheduled steam railroad, as well as the first American log cabins.

However, it’s important to realize that you won’t learn everything you’d ultimately like to know about Delaware from the more generalized history books out there. You need to be studying regional history as well.

Local Interest Books: Your Best Introduction to the “First State”

Whether you’re a born and bred Delaware native looking to get to know your home state better, or a bookworm looking for a new take on American history, local interest literature was made for you.

Discover the details surrounding the origins of some of Delaware’s finest cities and towns, including but not limited to Newark, New Castle, and Seaford. Take a stroll down Wilmington’s historic waterfront with collections of iconic vintage postcards and first-hand accounts. Acquaint yourself with some of Delaware’s African-American citizens’ history with dedicated volumes to their life and culture in Delaware. Find out what it was like to experience World War II as a Delaware resident. It’s right here just waiting to be discovered.

Feed Your Head with Arcadia Publishing

When it comes to local history books you can trust Arcadia Publishing to deliver a quality reading experience. Our expansive catalog is home to thousands of unique, expertly penned regional interest volumes on a multitude of subjects and locations, including Delaware.

Get to know your own hometown on a unique, new level, or reacquaint yourself with the stories of friends and neighbors. Discover new local heroes to admire, or new traditions worth adopting into your own life. Regardless of the path you take, you’ll never see Delaware quite the same way again.

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