Franklin &  Marshall College Library

HIS409: Revolutionary America

European History Sources

Cambridge Modern History
Ref D 208 .N4
Especially volumes 6,7,8, which cover 1688-1793. Good for overall background.

Longman Companion to Formation of the European Empire, 1488-1920
Ref D 217 .C46 2000

Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism
Ref D 217 .H57 1991

Facts on File Dictionary of European History, 1485-1789
Ref D 231 W54

American History Sources

American Historical Associationšs Guide to Historical Literature
Ref D 20 .Z2 A44 1995
An annotated bibliography of nearly 27,000 books published between 1961 and 1992 in the field of history. Of special interest are Section 39 : Colonial North America and Section 41 : American Revolution and Early Republic.

Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies
REF E 45 .E53 1993
This 3-volume set contains brief essays on issues relating to the North American Colonies. Some essays include brief bibliographies.

Revolutionary America, 1763 to 1800
Ref E 162 .P86 1994
Part of the "Almanacs of American Life" series; contains chronologies, tables, and maps.

Dictionary of American History
Ref E 174 .A43 1976
Comprehensive, multi-volume encyclopedia of essays on a wide range of topics.

American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History
Ref E 174 .A535 1998

Oxford Companion to United States History
Ref E 174 .O94 2001
See, especially, the entries on "Revolution and Constitution, Era of," and "Revolutionary War."

Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates, 10th Edition
REF E 174.5 .C3 1997

Encyclopedia of American History, 7th Edition
Ref E 174.5 .E52 1996

Encyclopedia of American Political History : Studies of the Principal Movements and Ideas
REF E 183 .E5 1984
Three volumes of long essays on broad topics.

Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America
Ref E 188 .E63 1990

Who Was Who in the American Revolution
Ref E 206 .P87 1993
Biographical entries for over 1,500 people, with a "Guide to Biographical Sources".

American Revolution, 1775-1783: An Encyclopedia
Ref E 208 .A433 1993
Two volumes of essays on over 800 topics; good coverage of all battles and biographies.

Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution
Ref E 208 .B635 1991

Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution
Ref E 209 .M36 1999
Covers people, places, battles, and political background.

Historical Atlas of the American Revolution
Ref Atlas E 208 .B36 2000

Abstracts and Indexes (Periodical Articles)

America: History and Life
This is the major scholarly index to the literature of U.S. history. Brief summaries accompany most of the articles listed.

Humanities Full Text
This index covers the major scholarly journals in history, most of which are available in the F&M periodicals collection. The index can be searched electronically from 1983 to the present. Older volumes - under the title Humanities Index - are available in the Microforms Room.

Primary Sources & Websites

Pennsylvania Gazette
Weekly newspaper published in Philadelphia from 1728 - 1789.

American Memory (Library of Congress)
Links to a collections at the Library of Congress; can search by topics or time periods.

American Independence
Part of the Internet Modern History Sourcebook - links to many primary documents.

18th Century Sources
Links to a wide variety of World Wide Web pages relating to the 18th Century. Includes sites pertaining to military, cultural and social subjects.


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