Researching the American Revolution

Your source for information on the American War of Independence

Key References

Books

Boatner, Mark Mayo. Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. Bicentennial ed. [rev. and expanded]. New York: D. McKay Co, 1974.

Boatner’s encyclopedia is the authoritative source for basic information on people, places, battles and other overview information.  It is a “must-have” volume for every Revolutionary War researcher.

Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution. Clearfield, 1932.

Heitman is the authoritative source for Continental Army officers, their promotions, dates of service and commands.  It is also a consistent source for name spelling.

Web sites

David Library of the American Revolution

For links to useful web sites containing primary resources, Women’s history, Reenactment groups, Archives and Bibliographies see Resources in the American Revolution and Early Republic Eras

Massachusetts Historical Society

For links to documents in various repositories, teacher and student resources, televisions and film and frameworks and standards click Useful links to Resources.

 

 

 

 

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