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Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National America: Bibliographies

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Colonial American History
Items in the High School Library Catalog

This is a selected list of items on the subject of Colonial American history. You will find many more titles in our Library Catalog. Click on the links below to see more information about each item and to access the electronic materials.


Arnold, Andrew Bernard. A Pocket Guide to the US Constitution: What Every American Needs to Know. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018. eBook

Bacon, Nathaniel. Bacon's Declaration in the Name of the People. (30 July 1676). Champaign, Ill.: Project Gutenberg. Ebook

Bailyn, Bernard. The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters during the Struggle over Ratification. New York: Viking Press, 1993.

Beeman, Richard R. Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010.

Benezet, Anthony, and David L. Crosby. The Complete Antislavery Writings of Anthony Benezet, 1754-1783: An Annotated Critical Edition. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. eBook

Blumrosen, Alfred W., and Ruth G. Blumrosen. Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies and Sparked the American Revolution. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, 2005.

Bly, Antonio T., and Tamia Haygood. Escaping Servitude: A Documentary History of Runaway Servants in Eighteenth Century Virginia. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015. eBook

Bradford, William, and Samuel Eliot Morison. Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647: The Complete Text. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. eBook

Burgess, Douglas R. The Politics of Piracy: Crime and Civil Disobedience in Colonial America. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2014. eBook

Bushman, Richard L. The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1992.

Butler, Jon. New World Faiths: Religion in Colonial America. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. eBook

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

Cantwell, Anne-Marie E., and Diana Dizerega Wall. Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

Chidsey, Donald Barr. The Loyalists: the Story of Those Americans Who Fought Against Independence. New York: Crown Publishers, 1973.

Coffman, D.Maris, Adrian Leonard and William O’Reilly, eds. The Atlantic World. London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.

Cox, Caroline. Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

Davis, David Brien and Steven Mintz, eds. The Boisterous Sea of Liberty: A Documentary History of America from Discovery through the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Earle, Alice Morse. Home Life in Colonial Days. Stockbridge, MA: Berkshire House Publishers, 1898, 1992.

Eltis, David, and David Richardson. Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

Gangewere, Robert J. The Exploited Eden: Literature on the American Environment. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

Goodwin, Maude Wilder. Dutch and English on the Hudson: A Chronicle of Colonial New York. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1920.

Hackett, David G. The Religion on Which All Men Agree: Freemasonry in American Culture. Berkeley: University of CA Press, 2014. eBook

Harris, Sharon M. Women's Early American Historical Narratives. New York: Penguin, 2003.

Hutchins, Zachary McLeod. Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2016. eBook

Hutchinson, Dale L. Disease and Discrimination: Policy and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016. eBook

Krawczynski, Keith. Daily Life in the Colonial City. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, 2013.

Krawczynski, Keith, ed. History in Dispute. Vol. 12: The American Revolution, 1763-1789. Detroit, Mich.: Gale, 2003. eBook

Kupperman, Karen Ordahl. The Jamestown Project. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007. Print and eBook

Kwarteng, Kwasi. War and Gold: A 500-year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt. New York: PublicAffairs, 2014.

Lepore, Jill. The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2010. Print and eBook

Levack, Brian P. The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. eBook

Marrin, Albert. Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars 1690-1760. New York: Atheneum, 1987.

McDonald, Kevin P. Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2015.

Miller, Lillian B., and Russell Bourne. In the Minds and Hearts of the People; Prologue to the American Revolution: 1760-1774. Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1974.

Moore, Lindsay R. Women before the Court: Law and Patriarchy in the Ango-American World, 1600-1800. Manchester University Press, 2019. eBook

Morgan, Kenneth. Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America: A Short History. New York: New York University Press, 2001.

Nash, Gary B. Race and Revolution. Madison, WI: Madison House, 1990.

Palmer, R. R. The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2014.

Paquette, Robert L., and Mark M. Smith. The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Print and eBook

Perkins, Edwin J. The Economy of Colonial America. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980.

Pettigrew, William A. Freedom's Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752. Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 2013. eBook

Philbrick, Nathaniel, and George Guidall. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War. Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books, 2011. 

Ragosta, John A. Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy, America's Creed. Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press, 2013. eBook

Rawley, James A., and Stephen D. Behrendt. The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.

Rice, James D. Nature & History in the Potomac Country: From Hunter-gatherers to the Age of Jefferson. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. eBook

Rush, Benjamin, and Frederick Rudolph. Essays on Education in Early Republic. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965. eBook

Sanderson, Eric W. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. New York: Abrams, 2009.

Smith, Carter, ed. Daily Life: A Sourcebook on Colonial America. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1991.

Smith, Carter, ed. The Explorers and Settlers: A Sourcebook on Colonial America. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1991.

Squire, Peverill. The Rise of the Representative. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 20217. eBook.

Steinberg, Theodore. Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Stratton, Billy J. Buried in Shades of Night: Contested Voices, Indian Captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip's War. Tucson, Ariz: The University of Arizona Press. eBook

Webb, Stephen Saunders. 1676, the End of American Independence. New York: Knopf, 1984. eBook

Winthrop, John. Massachusetts' Arbitrary Government Described and Vindicated. Hoboken, N.J.: BiblioBytes. eBook

Winthrop, John, Richard S. Dunn, and Laetitia Yeandle. The Journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996. eBook

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

Zagarri, Rosemarie. A Woman’s Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution. Wheeling, Ill.: Harlan Davidson, 1995. eBook


Desperate Crossing: Untold Story of the Mayflower. New York: Films Media Group, 2011.

Founding Mothers. New York: Films Media Group, 2005.

In the Beginning. New York: Films Media Group, 1987.

No Rest for the Wicked: Protestantism and Economics. New York: Films Media Group, 2009.

TEDTalks: Eric Sanderson - Picturing New York, Before the City. New York: Films Media Group, 2009.

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Serving Tray with painted decoration. Reverend Lemuel Haynes in the Pulpit., c.1800-1820 (ArtStor)

The Early United States
Items in the High School Library Catalog

This is a selected list of items -- you will find many more titles in our Library Catalog. Click on the links below to see more information about each item and to access the electronic materials.


Banning, Lance. Founding Visions: The Ideas, Individuals, and Intersections that Created America. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. 

Beeman, Richard. Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution. New York: Random House, 2010.

Black, Jason Edward. American Indians and the Rhetoric of Removal and Allotment. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2015.

Bridges, Amy. Democratic Beginnings: Founding the Western States. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2015. 

Bolt, William K. Tariff Wars and the Politics of Jacksonian America. Book Collections on Project MUSE. Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2016.

Drez, Ronald J. The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception : The British Attempt to Seize New Orleans and Nullify the Louisiana Purchase. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2015.

Elkins, Stanley M., and Eric L. McKitrick. The Age of Federalism. New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.

Findling, John E., and Frank W. Thackeray. Events That Changed America in the Eighteenth Century. Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1998.

Finkelman, Paul. Slavery and the Founders : Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson. Armonk, New York : M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2014.

Fleming, Thomas J. The Louisiana Purchase. Turning Points. Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, 2003. 

Franklin, Benjamin, Alexander Hamilton, James Wilson, Brutus I., James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Elbridge Gerry, et al. The Essential Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches and Writings. New York, NY : Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., 2018.

Franklin, John Hope, and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. From Slavery to Freedom : A History of African Americans. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2011.

Fresonke, Kris, and Mark David Spence. Lewis & Clark : Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2004.

Frymer, Paul. Building an American Empire : The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion. Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2017.

Goetzmann, William H. When the Eagle Screamed : The Romantic Horizon in American Expansionism, 1800-1860. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.

Hogeland, William. The Whiskey Rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America’s Newfound Sovereignty. New York : Scribner, 2006. 

Howe, Daniel Walker. What Hath God Wrought : The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. The Oxford History of the United States. New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

Humphreys, James Scott, and Brian Dallas McKnight. The Age of Andrew Jackson. Interpreting American History Series. Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, 2011.

Hunt, Helen. And the Spirit Moved Them : The Lost Radical History of America’s First Feminists. New York : The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2017.

Killenbeck, Mark Robert. M’Culloch v. Maryland : Securing a Nation. Landmark Law Cases & American Society. Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, 2006.

McCraw, Thomas K. The Founders and Finance : How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.

Pierce, Jason. Making the White Man’s West : Whiteness and the Creation of the American West. Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2016.

Sellers, Charles. The Market Revolution : Jacksonian America, 1815-1846. New York : Oxford University Press, 1991. 

Starna, William A. From Homeland to New Land : A History of the Mahican Indians, 1600-1830. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2013.

Stone, Geoffrey R. Sex and the Constitution : Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton and Company, 2017. 

Varon, Elizabeth R. We Mean to Be Counted : White Women & Politics in Antebellum Virginia. Gender & American Culture. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press,1998. 

Vile, John R. The Men Who Made the Constitution : Lives of the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 2013.

Wilkins, David E. Documents of Native American Political Development : 1500s to 1933. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

Willis, Lee. Southern Prohibition : Race, Reform, and Public Life in Middle Florida, 1821-1920. Athens ; London : The University of Georgia Press, 2011.

Wills, Garry. A Necessary Evil : A History of American Distrust of Government. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999. 

Wood, Gordon S. Empire of Liberty : A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


First Invasion: The War of 1812. Produced by History Education. 2004.  


Framework for Democracy-The American Experiment. Produced by Intelecom. 2002.  


Growth of A Nation, 2, Democracy in America. Produced by Media Rich Learning. 2017.  

The Presidents: 1789-1825. Produced by History Education, 2005.  

The War of 1812. Newsreel from National Archives & Records Administration. 2008.  

The Margaret Fuller Legacy: America's First Feminist, 1810–1850. Produced by James Bride. 2012.  

New York Divided: Slavery, the Civil War, and King Cotton. Produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. 2007.  

The Reform Impulse: Episode 7—A Biography of America. Produced by Annenberg Learner. 2000.  

Westward Expansion: Episode 5—A Biography of America. Produced by Annenberg Learner. 2000.

- January 2019