American Revolution


Be sure to check out our American Revolution Reading List – two lists of top texts to read on the American Revolution compiled by Benjamin L. Carp and Michael McDonnell – well as a list dedicated to Native Americans and the American Revolution.

Abrams, Jeanne E. First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role. New York University Press, 2018.

Allgor, Catherine. Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government. University Press of Virginia, 2000.

Allison, Robert J. The American Revolution: A Concise History. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Anderson, Virginia DeJohn. The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Appleby, Joyce Oldham. Liberalism and Republicanism in the Historical Imagination. Harvard University Press, 1992.

—. “Liberalism and the American Revolution.” The New England Quarterly 49, no. 1 (March 1976): 3-26.

—. “The Social Origins of American Revolutionary Ideology.” Journal of American History 64, no. 4 (1978): 935-958.

Armitage, David. The Declaration of Independence: A Global History. Harvard University Press, 2007.

Bailyn, Bernard. Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence. Knopf, 1990.

—. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution. Harvard University Press, 1992.

—, ed. Pamphlets of the American Revolution, 1750-1776. Harvard University Press, 1965.

—. Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution. Vintage, 1986.

Bailyn, Bernard, and John B. Hench, eds. The Press and the American Revolution. American Antiquarian Society, 1980.

Bartoloni-Tuazon, Kathleen. For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789. Cornell University Press, 2014.

Beard, Charles A. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States. Macmillan, 1935.

Beeman, Richard, Edward C. Carter, Stephen Botein eds. Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity.  University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

Bell, James B. A War of Religion: Dissenters, Anglicans, and the American Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Berlin, Ira, and Ronald Hoffman, eds. Slavery & Freedom in the Age of the American Revolution. University Press of Virginia, 1983.

Berkin, Carol.  Revolutionary Mothers: Women and the Struggle for America’s Independence. Random House, 2005.

Bernstein, Richard B. The Founding Fathers Reconsidered. Oxford University Press, 2009. 

Benton, William A. Whig-Loyalism: an Aspect of Political Ideology in the American Revolutionary Era. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1969.

Bilder, Mary Sarah. Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention. Harvard University Press, 2017.

Bloch, Ruth H. “The American Revolution, Wife Beating, and the Emergent Value of Privacy.” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 5, no. 2 (2007): 223-251.

Bouton, Terry. Taming Democracy: “the People,” the Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution. Oxford University Press, 2007.

Bradburn, Douglas. The Citizenship Revolution: Politics and the Creation of the American Union, 1774-1804. University of Virginia Press, 2009.

Brannon, Rebecca. From Revolution to Reunion: The Reintegration of the South Carolina Loyalists. University of South Carolina Press, 2016.

Branson, Susan. Those Fiery Frenchified Dames: Women and Political Culture in Early National Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.

Breen, T.H.  American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People. Hill and Wang, 2011.

—. “‘Baubles of Britain’: The American and Consumer Revolutions of the Eighteenth Century.” In Of Consuming Interests, eds. Carson, Hoffman, and Albert. VA: 1994. Pp. 444-82.

—. “Ideology and Nationalism on the Eve of the American Revolution: Revisions Once More in Need of Revising.” Journal of American History 84, no. 1 (1997): 13-39.

—. The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Brown, Kathleen M. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race and Power in Colonial Virginia. University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Brown, Richard D. Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War. Yale University Press, 2017.

Brown, Roger H.  Redeeming the Republic: Federalists, Taxation, and the Origins of the Constitution. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

Bullock, Steven C. Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

Burrows, Edwin G., and Mike Wallace. “The American Revolution: the Ideology and Psychology of National Liberation.” Perspectives in American History 6 (1972): 167-306.

Butler, John. Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776Harvard University Press, 2001.

Calloway,  American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American CommunitiesCambridge University Press, 1995. 

Calloway, Colin G. The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Carp, Benjamin. Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of AmericaYale University Press, 2010.

—. Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 

—. To Starve the Army at Pleasure: Continental Army Administration and American Political Culture, 1775-1783University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Carté, Katherine. Religion and the American Revolution. An Imperial HistoryUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2021. 

Castronovo, Russ. Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks, and Revolutionary Communications in Early America. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Clark, J. C. D. The Language of Liberty, 1660-1832: Political Discourse and Social Dynamics in the Anglo-American World. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Clark Smith, Barbara. The Freedoms We Lost: Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary AmericaThe New Press, 2010.

Cogliano, Francis D. Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Political History. Routledge, 2008.

Cohen, Kenneth. They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic. Cornell University Press, 2017.

Colbourn, H Trevor. The Lamp of Experience: Whig History and the Intellectual Origins of the American Revolution.  University of North Carolina Press, 1965.

Conway, Stephen. “From Fellow-Nationals to Foreigners: British Perceptions of the Americans, Circa 1739-1783.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 59, no. 1 (2002): 65-100.

Countryman, Edward. The American Revolution. Hill and Wang, 1988.

—. “Indians, the Colonial Order, and the Social Significance of the American Revolution.”  William & Mary Quarterly  53, no. 2 (1996): 342-62.

—. A People in Revolution The American Revolution and Political Society in New York, 1760-1790. W.W. Norton, 1989.

Cox, Caroline. Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution. University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

Cutterham, Tom. Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American RepublicPrinceton University Press, 2017.

Crane, Elaine Forman. The Poison Plot: A Tale of Adultery and Murder in Colonial Newport. Cornell University Press, 2018.

Damiano, Sara T. To Her Credit: Women, Finance, and the Law in Eighteenth-Century New England CitiesJohns Hopkins University Press, 2021.

Davidson, Cathy N. Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America. Oxford University Press, 1986.

Dowd, Gregory Evans.  A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Doyle, Nora. Maternal Bodies: Redefining Motherhood in Early America. University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Dubcovsky, Alejandra. Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South. Harvard University Press, 2016.

DuVal, Kathleen. Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American RevolutionRandom House, 2016.

Du Rivage, Justin. Revolution against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence. Yale University Press, 2017.

Edelson, S. Max. The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence. Harvard University Press, 2017.

Edling, Max. A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Egerton, Douglas R.  Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America.  Oxford University Press, 2009.

Egnal, Marc. A Mighty Empire: The Origins of the American Revolution. Cornell University Press, 1988.

Eustace, Nicole. Passion is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution, University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Faber, Eberhard L. Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America. Princeton University Press, 2015.

Farber, Hannah. Underwriters of the United States: How Insurance Shaped the American FoundingUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2021.

Fantovic, Clement. America’s Founding and the Struggle over Economic Inequality. University Press of Kansas, 2015.

Farrelly, Maura Jane. Anti-Catholicism in America, 1620-1860. Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Fenn, Elizabeth. Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82Hill and Wang, 2002.

Fliegelman, Jay. Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language, and the Culture of Performance. Stanford University Press, 1993.

—. Prodigals and Pilgrims: The American Revolution Against Patriarchal Authority 1750-1800. Cambridge University Press, 1985. 

Frazer, Gregg L. God against the Revolution: The Loyalist Clergy’s Case against the American Revolution. University Press of Kansas, 2018.

Freeman, Joanne B. Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic. Yale University Press, 2001.

Frey, Sylvia R. Water from the Rock: Black Resistance in a Revolutionary Age. Princeton University Press, 1991.

Gaskill, Malcolm. Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans. Basic Books, 2014.

Gibson, Alan. Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates Over the Origins and Foundations of the American Republic. University Press of Kansas, 2006.

—. Understanding the Founding: The Crucial Questions. University Press of Kansas, 2007.

Gienapp, Jonathan. The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era. Belknap Press, 2018.

Goetz, Rebecca Anne. The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.

Gordon-Reed, Annette. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. W.W. Norton, 2009.

Gordon-Reed, Annette, and Peter S. Onuf. “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. Liveright, 2016.

Gould, Eliga. Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World EmpireHarvard University Press, 2014.

—.  A Virtual Nation: Greater Britain and the Imperial Legacy of the American Revolution,” American Historical Review 104, no. 2 (April 1999): 476-89.

—. The Persistence of Empire: British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution. University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

Gould, Eliga H., and Peter S. Onuf, eds. Empire and Nation: the American Revolution in the Atlantic World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Gray, Edward G., and Jane Kamensky. The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Gray, Edward G. Tom Paine’s Iron Bridge: Building a United States. W.W. Norton, 2016.

Greene, Jack P. “The American Revolution.” American Historical Review 105, no. 1 (2000): 93-102.

—. The Constitutional Origins of the American Revolution. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

—. “The Flight From Determinism: A Review of Recent Literature on the Coming of the American Revolution.” The South Atlantic Quarterly 61, no. 2 (Spring 1962). OR in Interpreting Early America: Historiographical Essays, 311-333. University of Virginia Press, 1996.

—. “The Social Origins of the American Revolution: an Evaluation and an Interpretation.” Political Science Quarterly 88, no. 1 (1973): 1-22.

Griffin, Patrick. America’s RevolutionOxford University Press, 2012.

—, ed. Experiencing Empire: Power, People, and Revolution in Early America. University of Virginia Press, 2017.

—. The Townshend Moment: The Making of Empire and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century. Yale University Press, 2017. 

Gunderson, Joan R. To be Useful to the World: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790.  University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Harless, Richard. George Washington and Native Americans: “Learn Our Arts and Ways of Life.” George Mason University Press, 2018.

Hartigan-O’Connor, Ellen. The Ties That Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.

Hattem. Michael D. Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution. Yale University Press, 2020.

Hemphill, C. Dallett. “Manners and Class in the Revolutionary Era: A Transatlantic Comparison.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 63, no. 2 (April 2006): 345-372.

Herrera, Ricardo A. For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861. New York University Press, 2018.

Hinderaker, Eric. Boston’s Massacre. Belknap Press, 2018.

Hoffman, Ronald, ed., The Transforming Hand of Revolution: Reconsidering the American Revolution as a Social Movement. University of Virginia Press, 1995.

Holton, Woody. Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia. University of North Carolina Press, 1999.

—. Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution. Simon and Schuster, 2021.

—. Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution. Hill and Wang, 2008.

Hoock, Holger. Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth. Crown Publishing, 2017.

Ingersoll, Thomas N. The Loyalist Problem in Revolutionary New England. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Irvin, Benjamin H. Clothed in the Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Jameson, J. Franklin. The American Revolution Considered As a Social Movement. Princeton University Press, 1926.

Jasanoff, Maya. Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary WorldVintage, 2012.

Jennings, Francis. The Creation of America: Through Revolution to Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Jensen, Merrill. The Articles of Confederation: An Interpretation of the Social-Constitutional History of the American Revolution, 1774-1781. University of Wisconsin Press, 1959.

—. The Founding of a Nation: A History of the American Revolution, 1763-1776. Oxford University Press, 1968.

Johnson, Ronald Angelo. Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance. The University of Georgia Press, 2014.

Johnson, Rashauna. Slavery’s Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Juster, Susan. Disorderly Women: Sexual Politics and Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England. Cornell University Press, 1994.

Kachun, Mitch. First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Kamensky, Jane. A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley. W.W. Norton, 2016.  

Kammen, Michael G. A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture. Vintage, 1987. 

—. People of Paradox: an Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization.  Knopf, 1972.

—. A Rope of Sand: the Colonial Agents, British Politics, and the American Revolution. Cornell University Press, 1968.

—. A Season of Youth: The American Revolution and the Historical Imagination.  Cornell University Press, 1988.

Karrs, Marjoleine. Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina. University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Kenyon, Cecilia M. “Men of Little Faith: The Antifederalists on the Nature of Representative Government.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 12, no. 1 (January 1955): 3-43.

Kerber, Linda.  Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America.  University of North Carolina Press, [1980], 1997.

Kessler, Amalia D. Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877. Yale University Press, 2017.

Klarman, Michael J. The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Klein, Rachel N. Unification of a Slave State: The Rise of the Planter Class in the South Carolina Backcountry, 1760-1808. The University of North Carolina Press, 1992.

Klepp, Susan E. and Karin A. Wulf. The Diary of Hannah Callender Sansom: Sense and Sensibility in the Age of the American Revolution.  Cornell University Press, 2010.

Klepp, Susan E. Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760-1820. University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Knott, Sarah. Sensibility and the American Revolution. University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Kulikoff, Allan. “Revolutionary Violence and the Origins of American Democracy.” Journal of the Historical Society 2, no. 2 (2002): 229-260.

LaCroix, Alison L. The Ideological Origins of American Federalism. Harvard University Press, 2010.

Landsman, Ned C. From Colonials to Provincials: American Thought and Culture, 1680-1760. Twayne Publishers, 1997.

Larson, John. The Market Revolution in America: Liberty, Ambition, and the Eclipse of the Common Good. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Lemisch, Jesse L. “Jack Tar in the Streets: Merchant Seamen in the Politics of Revolutionary America.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 25, no. 3 (1968): 371-407.

—. Jack Tar vs. John Bull: the Role of New York’s Seamen in Precipitating the Revolution. Garland Pub., 1997.

Levecq, Christine. Black Cosmopolitans: Race, Religion, and Republicanism in an Age of Revolution. University of Virginia Press, 2019.

Lum, Kathryn Gin. Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Lynd, Staughton. “The Mechanics in New York Politics, 1774-1788.” Labor History 5, no. 3 (March 1964): 225-246.

—. “Who Should Rule at Home? Dutchess County, New York, in the American Revolution.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 18, no. 3 (July 1961): 330-359.

Lynd, Staughton, and David Waldstreicher. “Free Trade, Sovereignty, and Slavery: Toward an Economic Interpretation of American Independence.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 68, no. 4 (October 2011): 597-630.

Magra, Christopher P. The Fisherman’s Cause: Atlantic Commerce and Maritime Dimensions of the American Revolution. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Mailer, Gideon. John Witherspoon’s American Revolution. University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

Maier, Pauline. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. Vintage, 1992.

—. From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776.  W.W. Norton, 1992.

—. “Popular Uprisings and Civil Authority in Eighteenth-Century America.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 27, no. 1 (1970): 4-35.

—. Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788. Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Main, Jackson Turner. The Social Structure of Revolutionary America. Princeton University Press, 1965.

Martin, Bonnie and James F. Brooks, eds. Linking the Histories of Slavery: North America and Its Borderlands. School for Advanced Research Press, 2015.

McBride, Spencer W. Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America. University of Virginia Press, 2016.

McConville, Brendan. The King’s Three Faces: the Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776. University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

McDonald, Forrest S. E Pluribus Unum: The Formation of the American Republic, 1776-1790. Houghton Mifflin, 1965.

—. Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution. University Press of Kansas, 1986.

McDonnell, Michael A., and Woody Holton. “Patriot vs. Patriot: Social Conflict in Virginia and the Origins of the American Revolution.” Journal of American Studies 34, no. 2 (August 2000): 231-256.

—. “Review: A People’s Revolution? Towards a New History of the Revolutionary Era.” Reviews in American History 29, no. 4 (December 2001): 502-509.

—. ed. Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History, and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War. University of Massachusetts Press, 2013.

McMahon, Lucia.  Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American RepublicCornell University Press, 2012.

Messer, Peter C. Stories of Independence: Identity, Ideology, and History in Eighteenth-Century America. Northern Illinois University Press, 2005.

Middlekauf, Robert. The Glorious Cause: the American Revolution, 1763-1789. Oxford University Press, 1982.

Moniz, Amanda B. From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Morgan, Edmund S. “The American Revolution as an Intellectual Movement.” In Paths of American Thought, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger and Morton White, 11-33.  Houghton Mifflin, 1963.

—. “The American Revolution: Revisions in Need of Revising.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 14, no. 1 (1957): 3-15.

—. American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. Norton, 1975.

—. The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89. University of Chicago Press, 1956.

. The Challenge of the American Revolution.  Norton, 1976.

—. Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America. W.W. Norton, 1988.

—. The Meaning of Independence: John Adams, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. University of Virginia Press, 1976.

—. “Slavery and Freedom: the American Paradox.” Journal of American History 59, no. 1 (1972): 5-29.

—. The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to RevolutionUniversity of North Carolina Press, 1995.

Morgan, Gwenda.  The Debate on the American Revolution. Manchester University Press, 2007.

Moyer, Paul B. The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America. Cornell University Press, 2015.

Mullins, Patrick J. Father of Liberty: Jonathan Mayhew and the Principles of the American Revolution. University Press of Kansas, 2017.

Murrin, John M. “The Great Inversion, or Court Versus Country: a Comparison of the Revolution Settlements in England (1688-1721) and America (1776-1816).” In Three British Revolutions: 1641, 1688, 1776, edited by J. G. A. Pocock, 368-453. Princeton University Press, 1980.

—. “A Roof Without Walls: the Dilemma of American National Identity.” In Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American Identity, edited by Richard R. Beeman, Stephen Botein, and Edward C. Carter, 333-348. University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

—. Rethinking America: From Empire to Republic. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Nash, Gary B. Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia’s Black Community, 1720-1840. Harvard University Press, 1988.

—. The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create AmericaPenguin, 2006. 

—. The Urban Crucible: The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution. Abridged Edition. Harvard University Press, 1986.

Navakas, Michele Currie. Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.

Nelson, Eric. “Patriot Royalism: the Stuart Monarchy in American Political Thought, 1769-75.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 68, no. 4 (October 2011): 533-572.

—. Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding. Harvard University Press, 2014.

Norton, Mary Beth. Founding Mothers and Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society. Random House, 1997.

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

O’Brien, Greg. Choctaws in a Revolutionary Age, 1750-1830University of Nebraska Press, 2005.

Onuf, Peter S. Jefferson and the Virginians: Democracy, Constitutions, and Empire. Louisiana State University Press, 2018.

O’Shaughnessy, Andrew. An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.

—. The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the EmpireYale University Press, 2014.

Park, Benjamin E. American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in the Age of Revolutions, 1783-1833. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 

Parkinson, Robert G. The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution.  University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

Pashman, Howard. Building a Revolutionary State: The Legal Transformation of New York, 1776-1783. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Perl-Rosenthal, Nathan. Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution. Harvard University Press,  2015.

Pincus, Steven C. A. The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders’ Case for an Activist Government. Yale University Press, 2016.

Pocock, J.G.A. “1776: The Revolution Against Parliament.” In Virtue, Commerce, and History: Essays on Political Thought and History, 73-88. Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Pole, J. R. Political Representation in England and the Origins of the American Republic. St. Martin’s Press, 1966.

Preston, David L. Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution. Oxford University Press, 2015.

Purcell, Sarah J. Sealed with Blood: War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

Pybus, Cassandra.  Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and their Global Quest for Liberty. Beacon Press, 2007.

Rakove, Jack N. Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

Raphael, Ray. A People’s History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence.  New Press, 2001.

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

Reid, John Phillip. The Concept of Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution. University of Chicago Press, 1988.

—. Constitutional History of the American Revolution. 4 vols. University of Wisconsin Press, 1986-1993.

Reese, Ty M. “Liberty, Insolence and Rum: Cape Coast and the American Revolution.” Itinerario 28, no.3 (2004): 18-37.

Roney, Jessica Choppin. Governed by a Spirit of Opposition: The Origins of American Political Practice in Colonial Philadelphia. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

Rosenfeld, Sophia. Common Sense: A Political History. Harvard University Press, 2011.

Royster, Charles. A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Rozbicki, Michal Jan. Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution. University of Virginia Press, 2011.

Ryan, Kelly A. Everyday Crimes: Social Violence and Civil Rights in Early America. New York University Press, 2019.

Ryerson, Richard Alan. The Revolution Is Now Begun: The Radical Committees of Philadelphia, 1765-1776. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.

Schermerhorn, Calvin. Unrequited Toil: A History of the United States Slavery. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Schocket, Andrew M. Fighting Over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution. New York University Press, 2015.

—. “The American Revolution: New Directions for a New Century.” Reviews in American History 38, no. 3 (September 2010): 576-586.

Shaffer, Arthur H. The Politics of History: Writing the History of the American Revolution, 1783-1815. Precedent Pub., 1975.

Simms, Brendan. Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783. Basic Books, 2009.

Slaughter, Thomas P. Independence: the Tangled Roots of the American Revolution.  Hill and Wang, 2014.

—. The Whiskey Rebellion: Epilogue to the American Revolution. Oxford University Press, 1986.

Slauter, Eric. “Reading and Radicalization: Print, Politics, and the American Revolution.” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 8, no. 1 (December 1, 2010): 5-40.

Smith, Craig Bruce. American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era. University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Smyth, Alexander. A Rape in Early Republic: Gender and Legal Culture in an 1806 Virginia Trial, Randall L. Hall, ed. University Press of Kentucky, 2017.

Spellberg, Denise A. Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders. A. A. Knopf, 2013.

Spero, Patrick. Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

—. Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776. W.W. Norton, 2018.

Staloff, Darren M. Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson: The Politics of Enlightenment and the American Founding. Hill and Wang, 2007.

Stephens, Rachel. Selling Andrew Jackson: Ralph E.W. Earl and the Politics of Portraiture. University of South Carolina Press, 2018.

Sydnor, Charles S. American Revolutionaries in the Making: Political Practices in Washington’s Virginia. Macmillan, 1965.

Taylor, Alan. American Colonies: The Settling of North America. Penguin Books, 2002.

—. American Revolution: A Continental History, 1750-1804. W. W. Norton, 2016.

Taylor, William Harrison. Unity in Christ and Country: American Presbyterians in the Revolutionary Era, 1758-1801. University of Alabama Press, 2017.

Thomas, Peter D. G. British Politics and the Stamp Act Crisis: The First Phase of the American Revolution. Clarendon Press, 1975.

—. The Townshend Duties Crisis: The Second Phase of the American Revolution, 1767-1773. Oxford University Press, 1987.

—. Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution. Oxford University Press, 1991.

Tiedemann, Joseph S. “A Tumultuous People: The Rage for Liberty and the Ambiance of Violence in the Middle Colonies in the Years Preceding the American Revolution.” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 77, no. 4 (2010): 387-431.

Tiedemann, Joseph S. Reluctant Revolutionaries: New York City and the Road to Independence, 1763-1776. Cornell University Press, 1997.

Trautsch, Jasper M. The Genesis of America: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Formation of National Identity, 1793-1815. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Valsania, Maurizio. Jefferson’s Body: A Corporeal Biography. University of Virginia Press, 2017.

Van Buskirk, Judith L. Generous Enemies: Patriots and Loyalists in Revolutionary New York. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

—. Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

Waldstreicher, David. In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820. The University of North Carolina Press, 1997.

—. “The Revolutions of Revolution Historiography: Cold War Contradance, Neo-Imperial Waltz, or Jazz Standard?.” Reviews in American History 42, no. 1 (2014): 23-35.

—. Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification. Hill and Wang, 2010.

Warner, Michael. The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America. Harvard University Press, 1990.

Winterer, Caroline. American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason. Yale University Press, 2016.

Witzig, Fred E. Sanctifying Slavery and Politics in South Carolina: The Life of the Reverend Alexander Garden, 1685-1756. University of South Carolina Press, 2018.

Wood, Gordon S. The American Revolution: A History. New York: Modern Library, 2003.

—. The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787. University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

. The Radicalism of the American Revolution. Vintage, 2003.

—.Rhetoric and Reality in the American Revolution,” William and Mary Quarterly, 23, no. 1 (1966).

Yazawa, Melvin. Contested Conventions: The Struggle to Establish the Constitution and Save the Union, 1787-1789. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.

Young, Alfred F., ed. The American Revolution: Explorations in the History of American Radicalism. Northern Illinois University Press, 1976.

—. Liberty Tree: Ordinary People and the American Revolution.  New York University Press, 2006. 

—. The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution. Beacon Press, 1999.

—. Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier.  Knopf, 2004.

Young, Alfred F., Gary Nash and Ray Raphael, eds. Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals and Reformers in the Making of the Nation. Knopf, 2010.

Zagarri, Rosemarie. Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early Republic. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

*The above list was compiled by the editors of Age of Revolutions with further assistance from Zachary Stoltzfus, Kristen Block, Michael D. Hattem, Rachel Engl, and William Clift.*

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