Colonial Reading List

1.     David Hackett Fischer, Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America (1989).
2.     Alan Taylor, American Colonies: The Settling of North America (2001).
3.     J.H. Elliot, Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830 (2007).

4.     Bernard Bailyn, Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution (1986).
5.     Alison Games, Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic World (1999).

Native Americans
6.     William Cronon, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England (1983).
7.     Richard White, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 (1991).

Space/Atlantic World
8.     Elizabeth Anne Fenn, Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 (2001).
9.     David Armitage and Michael J. Braddick, ed., The British Atlantic World 1500-1800 (2002).
10.   William and Mary Quarterly Forum: Beyond the Atlantic (October 2006):
– Alison Games, “Beyond the Atlantic: English Globetrotters and Transoceanic Connections”
– Philip J. Stern, “British Asia and British Atlantic: Comparisons and Connections”
– Paul W. Mapp, “Atlantic History from Imperial, Continental, and Pacific Perspectives”
– Peter A. Coclanis, “Atlantic World or Atlantic/World?”

11.  Winthrop D. Jordan, White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 (1968).
12.  Philip D. Morgan, Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (1998).
13.  Ira Berlin, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America (1998).

14.  David D. Hall, Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England (1989).
15.  Jon Butler, Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People (1992).
16.  Christine Leigh Heyrman, Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt (1998).

17.  Linda K. Kerber, Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America (1980).
18.  Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 (1991).
19.  Mary Beth Norton, Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800 (1996).

20.  Thomas M. Doerflinger, A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise: Merchants and Economic Development in Revolutionary Philadelphia (2001).
21.  Bruce H. Mann, Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence (2009).
22.  Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, The Ties That Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America (2009).

23.  Richard Lyman Bushman, The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities (1993).

24.  Holly Brewer, By Birth or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority (2007).

The American Revolution
25.  Bernard Bailyn, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1967).
26.  Gordon S. Wood, The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 (1969).
27.  John Shy, A People Numerous and Armed: Reflections on the Military Struggle for American Independence (1990)
28.  T. H. Breen, The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence (2005).

29.  Gordon S. Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution (Vintage, 1993).
30.  Alan Taylor, William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic (1995).
31.  Joyce Appleby, Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans (2001).