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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Book List: Origins of the American Revolution

I just finished reading An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America (2014) by Nick Bunker. In his afterword, Bunker offered a listing of what he considered the ten most useful books on the origin of the American Revolution. I know we all have our favorites--here is his list in order of relevance:
  1. Jensen, Merrill, The Founding of a Nation: A History of the American Revolution, 1763-1776 (1968).
  2. Greene, Jack P., The Constitutional Origins of the American Revolution (2011).
  3. Marshall, P. J., The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America, c.1750-1783 (2005).
  4. Wood, Gordon S., The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1991).
  5. Breen, T. H., American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People (2010).
  6. Anderson, Fred, Crucible of War (2000).
  7. O’Shaughnessy, Andrew Jackson, The Men Who Lost America (2013).
  8. Black, Jeremy, George III: America’s Last King (2006).
  9. Bailyn, Bernard, The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson (1974).
  10. Boswell, James, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791).

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