Unit 4: Optional Readings

 

Origins of the American Revolution

  • Rhys Isaac, "Religion and Authority: Problems of the Anglican Establishment in Virginia in the Era of the Great Awakening and the Parsons' Cause." William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd. Ser., Vol. 30, No. 1, Chesapeake Society. (Jan., 1973), pp. 3-36. [LINK]
  • Jon Butler, "Enthusiasm Described and Decried: The Great Awakening as Interpretative Fiction." The Journal of American History, Vol. 69, No. 2. (Sep., 1982), pp. 305-325. [LINK]
  • Fred Anderson, "A People's Army: Provincial Military Service in Massachusetts During the Seven Years' War," WMQ, 3rd ser., 40 (1983), 499-527. [LINK]
  • Edmund S. Morgan, "The American Revolution: Revisions in Need of Revising," WMQ 14 (1957), 3-15. [LINK]
  • Allan Kulikoff, "The Progress of Inequality in Revolutionary Boston," WMQ 28 (July 1971) 375-412. [LINK]
  • Billy G. Smith, "The Material Lives of Laboring Philadelphians, 1750 to 1800," WMQ 38 (April 1981), 163-202. [LINK]
  • Gordon S. Wood, "A Note on Mobs in the American Revolution," 23 (1966), 635-642. [LINK]
  • Pauline Maier, "Popular Uprisings and Civil Authority in Eighteenth-Century America," WMQ 27 (1970), 3-35. [LINK]
  • Gary B. Nash, "The Transformation of Urban Politics 1700-1765." The Journal of American History, Vol. 60, No. 3. (Dec., 1973), pp. 605-632. [LINK]
  • Richard Beeman, "Deference, Republicanism, and the Emergence of Popular Politics in Eighteenth-Century America," WMQ 49 (July 1992), 401-430. [LINK]
  • R. A. Ryerson, "Political Mobilization and the American Revolution: The Resistance Movement in Philadelphia, 1765 to 1776." WMQ 31(Oct., 1974), pp. 565-588. [LINK]
  • Jackson Turner Main, "Government by the People: The American Revolution and the Democratization of the Legislatures," WMQ (July 1966), 391-407. [LINK]
  • Barbara Clark Smith, "Food Rioters and the American Revolution," WMQ 51 (Jan. 1994), 3-38. [LINK]
  • T. H. Breen, "Narrative of Commercial Life: Consumption, Ideology, and Community on the Eve of the American Revolution," WMQ (July 1993), 471-501. [LINK]
  • T. H. Breen, "'Baubles of Britain': The American and Consumer Revolutions of the Eighteenth Century," Past & Present , No. 119 (May, 1988), pp. 73-104. [LINK]
  • Tim Arango, "The Housing Bubble and the American Revolution," New York Times, November 29, 2008. [LINK]
  • Ron Chernow, "The Founding Fathers Versus the Tea Party." New York Times, September 23, 2010. [LINK]
  • Jim Cullen, "Review of T.H. Breen, American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People" History News Network 5-13-10 [LINK]
  • Bernard Bailyn, "Central Themes of the American Revolution" in S. Kurtz and J. Hutson, eds., Essays on the American Revolution (1973) [PDF]
  • Gary Nash, "Also There at the Creation: Going beyond Gordon Wood," WMQ (July 1987), 602-611. [PDF]
  • Walter Isaacson, "Benjamin Franklin Joins the Revolution," Smithsonian.com (August 1, 2003). [LINK]
  • Francis Couvares, et. al., Interpretations of American History: Patterns & Perspectives, Vol. 1 7th ed. (Free Press, 2000), p. 137-155. [PDF]
  • Linda Colley, "The Politics of Eighteenth Century British History," Journal of British 25 (October 1986), 359-379. [LINK]
  • Wood Holton, "Patriot vs. Patriot in Virginia and the Origins of the American Revolution," Journal of American Studies 34 No. 2 (Aug. 2000), 231-56. [LINK]