In a landmark work, a leading scholar of the eighteenth century uses diaries, personal correspondence, newspapers, and legislative records to examine the ways in which an understanding of the nature of history influenced the thinking of the Founding Fathers.
This open course from Yale will examine the Revolution from a broad perspective, tracing the participants' shifting sense of themselves as British subjects, colonial settlers, revolutionaries, and Americans. The site provides syllabi, and lectures taught by scholars at Yale.
This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the American Revolution that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the American Revolution and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.
Rag Linen is an online museum and educational archive of rare and historic newspapers, which serve as the first drafts of history and critical primary source material. The collection also features some notable periodicals, documents, broadsides and books from the beginning of colonization until the end of the American Revolution.
The Massachusetts Historical Society has a number of excellent online exhibits, including the Adams Family Papers, Coming of the American Revolution, the End of Slavery in Massachusetts, the Siege of Boston, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and more.
This online exhibit from the University of Michigan examines the everyday intelligence operations of both the British and American armies. The exhibit includes a gallery of letters, a timeline, biographical information, stories, and a variety of educational resources.
This exhibit provides an overview of the work of and issues faced by the first Congress, which was a virtual second sitting of the Federal Convention, fleshing out the governmental structure outlined in the Constitution and addressing the difficult issues left unresolved by the Constitution.