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Appleby, Joyce. “The Social Origins of American Revolutionary Ideology,” Journal of American History, volume 64 (1978), pp. 935-958.

Ammerman, David. In The Common Cause: American Response to the Coercive Acts of 1774 (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1974).

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

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

Bailyn, Bernard. The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1974.

Bailyn, Bernard. To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders. New York: Knopf, 2003.

Bradford, Charles H. The Battle Road: Expedition to Lexington and Concord. Philadelphia: Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1988.

Brown, Richard D. Revolutionary Politics in Massachusetts: The Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Tows, 1772–1774. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970.

Burnett, Edmund Cody. The Continental Congress. New York: Macmillan Company, 1941.

Calhoon, Robert McCluer. The Loyalists in Revolutionary America 1760–1781. New York: Harcourt, 1963.

Crowley, John. The Invention of Comfort: Sensibilities and Design in Early Modern Britain and Early America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

Dickerson, Oliver M. “The Commissioners of Customs and the ‘Boston Massacre’.” The New England Quarterly, volume 27, number 3 (Sept. 1954), 307-325.

Dickerson, Oliver M. The Navigation Acts and the American Revolution. New York: Octagon Books, 1951.

Doerflinger, Thomas. A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise: Merchants and Development in Revolutionary Philadelphia. Chapel Hill: Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va. by the University of North Carolina Press, 1986.

Egnal, Marc and Joseph Ernst, “An Economic Interpretation of the American Revolution,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd series, volume 29 (1972), pp. 3-32.

Evans, Emory. “Planter Indebtedness,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd series, v. 19 (1962), pp. 511-33.

Fischer, David Hackett. Paul Revere’s Ride. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Frothingham, Richard. History of the Siege of Boston and the Battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.

Fowler, William M. Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan. New York: Longman, 1997.

Galvin, John R. The Minute Men: The First Fight: Myths and Realities of the American Revolution. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 1996.

Harris, John, ed. Lexington-Concord Alarm: Our Revolutionary War Begins. Boston: Globe Newspaper Co., 1975.

Hutchinson, Thomas. “A Dialogue between an American and a European Englishman (1768), in Perspectives in American History, IX (1975), 343-410.

Jensen, Merrill, ed. Tracts of the American Revolution, 1763-1776. Hackett Publishing, 2003 (reprint of Bobbs-Merrill; Indianapolis, 1967).

Kerber, Linda K. “History Can Do It No Justice: Women and the Reinterpretation of the American Revolution,” in Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert, eds., Women in the Age of the American Revolution. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia for the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, 1989, pp. 3-42.

Labaree, Benjamin Woods. Catalyst for Revolution: The Boston Tea Party. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Bicentennial Publication, 1973.

Labaree, Benjamin Woods. The Boston Tea Party. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1979.

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

Maier, Pauline. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. New York: Knopf, 1996.

Mandell, Daniel R. Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.

Marston, Jerrilyn Greene. King and Congress: The Transfer of Political Legitimacy, 1774–1776.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Mathews, Albert. “The Solemn league and Covenant, 1774,” in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Transactions, XVIII (1915–1916), 103-122.

Morgan, Edmund S. Paul Revere’s Three Accounts of His Famous Ride. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2000.

Morgan. Edmund S. The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to Revolution. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953.

Nash, Gary B. The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1979.

Olson, Alison G. Making the Empire Work: London and American Interest Groups, 1690-1790. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Rakove, Jack N. The Beginnings of National Politics: An Interpretive History of the Continental Congress. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.

Rakove, Jack N. Declaring Rights: A Brief History with Documents. Bedford Books: Boston and New York, 1998.

Royster, Charles. A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783. New York: Norton, 1979.

Schlesinger, Arthur M. The Colonial Merchants and the American Revolution: 1763-1776. New York, NY: Columbia University, 1918.

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

Sweet, John Wood. Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730-1830. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.

Thomas, Robert. “A Quantitative Approach to the Study of the Effects of British Imperial Policy upon Colonial Welfare,” Journal of Economic History, volume 25 (1965), pp. 615-38.

Tourtellot, Arthur Bernon. William Diamond’s Drum: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1959.

Tyler, John. Smugglers and Patriots: Boston Merchants and the Advent of the American Revolution. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1986.

Wroth, L. Kinvin Wroth and Hiller B. Zobel, editors. Legal Papers of John Adams, Volume 3. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965.

Young, Alfred Fabian. The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1999.

Zobel, Hiller B. The Boston Massacre. New York: W. W. Norton, 1970.