American Revolution
Suggested Reading List

Alberts, Robert C. Benjamin West: A Biography. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1987.

Akers, Charles W. Abigail Adams: An American Woman. Boston: Little, Brown. 1980.

Alden, John R. A History of the American Revolution. New York: Knopf, 1969

Alden, John R. George Washington: A Biography. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1984.

Ammon, Harry. James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.

Bailyn, Bernard. Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence. New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 1990.

Bailyn, Bernard. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1967.

Banning, Lance. The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Beard, Charles, A. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States. New York, The Macmillan company, 1936.

Beeman, Richard R. Patrick Henry: A Biography. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974.

Berkin, Carol. A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution. Boston: Mariner, 2003.

Bobrick, Benson. Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.

Bowen, Catherine Drinker. Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May to September 1787. Boston, Little, Brown, 1966.

Bradford, M.E. and Forrest McDonald. Original Intentions: On the Making and Ratification of the United States Constitution. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1993

Brands, H.W. The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. New York: Doubleday, 2000

Brodie, Fawn. Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History. New York, Norton, 1974.

Brookhiser. Richard. Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. New York: Free Press, 1996

Brookhiser. Richard. Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution. New York: Free Press, 2003.

Burke, Edmund. On the American Revolution; Selected Speeches and Letters. Edited by Elliott Robert Barkan. New York, Harper & Row 1966.

Butterfield, L. H., Marc Friedlaender, and Mary-Jo Kline, eds. The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1975.

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Cappon, Lester J., ed. The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams. 2 vols. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 1959.

Catton, Bruce and William B. Catton. The Bold and Magnificent Dream: America's Founding Years, 1492-1815. New York: Doubleday, 1978.

Commager, Henry Steele and Richard B. Morris, eds. The Spirit of Seventy-Six: The Story of the American Revolution As Told by Participants. New York, Harper & Row, 1967.

Countryman, Edward. The American Revolution. New York: Hill and Wang, 1985.

Cunningham, Noble E., Jr. In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1987.

Curry, Thomas J. The First Freedoms: Church and State in America to the Passage of the First Amendment. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

DePauw, Linda Grant. Founding Mothers: Women in America in the Revolutionary Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975.

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Egnal, Mark. A Mighty Empire: The Origins of the American Revolution. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1988.

Elkins, Stanley and Eric McKitrick. The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Ellis, Joseph. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997

Ellis, Joseph J. Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams. New York: Norton, 1993.

Ellis, Joseph. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.

Ferling, John, ed. The World Turned Upside Down: The American Victory in the War of Independence. Contributions in Military Studies, No. 79. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Ferling, John E. The First of Men: A Life of George Washington. Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1988.

Ferling, John E. Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Ferling, John E. John Adams: A Life. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1992.

Fischer, David Hackett. Paul Revere's Ride. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1994.

Flexner, James Thomas. George Washington: A Biography. 4 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1965-1972.

Flexner, James Thomas. The Traitor and the Spy: Benedict Arnold and John Andre. New York: Classics, 1991.

Flexner, James Thomas. Washington: The Indispensable Man. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974

Flexner, James Thomas. The Young Hamilton: A Biography. New York: Fordham University Press, 1997.

Freeman, Douglas Southall. George Washington: A Biography. 7 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1948-1957.

Foner, Eric. Tom Paine and Revolutionary America. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1976.

Flower, Milton E. John Dickinson: Conservative Revolutionary. Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1983.

Franklin, Benjamin. Autobiography and Other Writings. New American Library, 1985

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Gipson, Lawrence Henry. The Coming of the American Revolution 1763-1775. New York, Harper, 1954.

Gottschalk, Louis. Lafayette Comes to America. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1935.

Hall, Kernit. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. New York: Oxford, 1992.

Hamilton, Alexander, John Jay and James Madison. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States. Various Editions.

Hawke, David Freeman. A Transaction of Free Men: The Birth and Course of the Declaration of Independence. New York: Scribners, 1964.

Higginbotham, Don. Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary Rifleman. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1961

Higginbotham, Don. The War of American Independence: Military Attitudes, Policies, and Practice, 1763-1789. New York: Macmillan, 1971

Higginbotham, Don. George Washington and the American Military Tradition. University of Georgia Press, 1987.

Hutson, James H. John Adams and the Diplomacy of the American Revolution. Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1980

Jameson, J. Franklin. The American Revolution Considered as a Social Movement. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1967.

Jensen, Merrill. The New Nation: A History of the United States During the Confederation, 1781-178. New York, Knopf, 1950.

Jensen, Merrill. The American Revolution within America. New York: New York Univ. Press, 1974.

Kammen, Michael. A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.

Keller, Rosemary. Patriotism and the Female Sex: Abigail Adams and the American Revolution. Brooklyn: Carlson, 1994.

Kelly, Alfred H., Winfred A. Harbison and Herman Belz. The American Constitution: Its Origins and Development. 7th ed. New York: Norton, 1991.

Kerber, Linda K. Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America. Chapel Hill: Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, 1980

Ketcham, Ralph. Benjamin Franklin. New York: Washington Square Press, 1966.

Ketcham, Ralph. James Madison: A Biography. New York: Macmillan, 1971.

Kristol, Irving, Martin Diamond and G. Warren Nutter. The American Revolution: Three Views. New York: American Brands, Inc., 1975.

Kurtz, Stephen G. and James H. Hutson, eds. Essays on the American Revolution. Chapel Hill, Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va., by the University of North Carolina Press, 1973.

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Lancaster, Bruce. The American Heritage Book of the Revolution, by the editors of American Heritage. [Narrative previously published as From Lexington To Liberty: The Story of the American Revolution] New York, American Heritage, 1958.

Langguth, A.J. Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989

Levin, Phyllis Lee. Abigail Adams: A Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987

Lodge, Henry Cabot. Alexander Hamilton. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin, 1899

Madison, James. Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787. With an intro. by Adrienne Koch. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1966.

Madison, James. Writings. Edited by Jack N. Rakove. New York: Library of America, 1999.

Maier, Pauline. From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776. New York: Knopf, 1972.

Maier, Pauline. The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams. New York: Knopf, 1980

Maier, Pauline. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1997

Mapp, Alf J., Jr. Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case Of Mistaken Identity. New York: Madison Books, 1987

Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and His Time. 6 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1948-1981.

McCullough, David. John Adams. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

McDonald, Forrest. We the People: The Economic Origins of the Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958

McDonald, Forrest. E Pluribus Unum: The Formation of the American Republic 1776-1790. Indianapolis: Liberty Press, 1979.

McDonald, Forrest. Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, c1985.

McDonald, Forrest. Alexander Hamilton: A Biography. New York: Norton, 1982.

Middlekauf, Robert. The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789. New York: Oxford Univ. Press., 1982.

Mitchell, Broadus. The Price of Independence: A Realistic View of the American Revolution. New York, Oxford University Press, 1973.

Miller, Helen Hill. George Mason: Gentleman Revolutionary. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1975.

Miller, John C. The Federalist Era 1789-1801. New York, Harper, 1960.

Miller, John C. The Origins of the American Revolution. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1959

Miller, William Lee. The Business of May Next: James Madison and the Founding. Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1992.

Mintz, Max M. Gouverneur Morris and the American Revolution. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1970.

Morgan, Edmund S. The Genius of George Washington. New York: Norton, 1980.

Morgan, Edmund S. The American Revolution: Two Centuries of Interpretation. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1965.

Morris, Richard B. The American Revolution Reconsidered. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

Morris, Richard B. The Forging of the Union 1781-1789. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.

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Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1996.

Paine, Thomas. Common Sense and Other Writings. Edited and with an introduction by Gordon S. Wood; notes by George W. Boudreau. New York: Modern Library, 2003.

Pole, J.R., ed. The American Constitution For and Against: The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers. New York: Hill and Wang, 1987.

Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the American Revolution. Chapel Hill: Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg Va., by the University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Rakove, Jack N. James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic. Edited by Oscar Handlin. New York: Longman, 2002

Rakove, Jack N. Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1996

Randall, Willard Sterne. Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor. New York: Morrow, 1990.

Randall, Willard Sterne. Alexander Hamilton: A Life. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.

Randall, Willard Sterne. Thomas Jefferson: A Life. New York: H. Holt, 1993.

Randall, Willard Sterne. George Washington: A Life. New York: H. Holt, 1997.

Royster, Charles. Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution. New York: Knopf, 1981.

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Scheer, George F. and Hugh S. Rankin. Rebels and Redcoats: The Living Story of the American Revolution. New York: American Library, 1957.

Shy, John. A People Numerous and Armed: Reflections on the Military Struggle for American Independence. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 1976.

Shy, John. Toward Lexington: The Role of the British Army in the Coming of the American Revolution. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1965.

Smith, Page. John Adams. 2 vols. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1962.

Smith, Page. The Constitution: A Documentary and Narrative History. New York: Morrow, 1978.

Smith, Page. A New Age Now Begins: A People's History of the American Revolution. 2 v., New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976.

Smith, Page. The Shaping of America: A People's History of the Young Republic. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980.

Smith, Richard Norton. Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

Trevelyan, George Otto. The American Revolution. New York: McKay, 1964. (Originally 6 Volumes, 1899.)

Tuchman, Barbara W. The First Salute: A View of the American Revolution. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1988.

Ver Steeg, Clarence L. Robert Morris: Revolutionary Financier, with an Analysis of His Earlier Career. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1954.

Wickwire, Franklin, and Mary Wickwire. Cornwallis: The American Adventure. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.

Wood, Gordon S. The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787. Chapel Hill, Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va., by the University of North Carolina Press [1969]

Wood, Gordon S. The Radicalism of the American Revolution. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1992.

Wood, Gordon S. The American Revolution: A History. New York: Modern Library, 2002.

Wood, Gordon S. Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford History of the United States). New York: Oxford, 2009

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