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Ethan Allen

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Primary Sources

Allen, Ethan, and Stephen Carl Arch. A Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen’s Captivity. Acton, Mass.: Copley Pub. Group, 2000.

Allen, Ethan. Reason, Only Oracle of Man; or a Compendious System of Natural Religion. Boston: J. P. Mendum, Cornhill, 1854.

Allen, Ethan, and John J. Duffy. Ethan Allen and His Kin: Correspondence, 1772-1819. 2 vols. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1998.

“Bourgyone ‘Gates Has Ethan Allen in His Head’ and Will Exchange No Other,” n.d.


Secondary Sources

Allen, Ethan, Ira Allen, and J. Kevin Graffagnino. Ethan and Ira Allen: Collected Works. 3 vols. Benson, Vt: Chalidze Publications, 1992.

Bellesiles, Michael A. Revolutionary Outlaws: Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993

Bennett, David. A Few Lawless Vagabonds: Ethan Allen, the Republic of Vermont, and the American Revolution. Havertown, PA: Casemate Publishers, 2014.

Brown, Charles Walter. Ethan Allen of Green Mountain Fame – A Hero of the Revolution. Chicago: M. A.Donohue & Co., n.d.

“Confused Accounts of Ethan Allen’s Death: Later Accounts Compound the Story — Seeking the Main Chance: Limited Educatio,” n.d.

De Puy, Henry W. Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. Buffalo: Phinney & Co., 1857.

Dorson, Richard M., ed. Patriots of the American Revolution: True Accounts by Great Americans, from Ethan Allen to George Rogers Clark. New York: Gramercy Books, 1998.

 Duffy, John J., and H. Nicholas Muller. Inventing Ethan Allen. Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2014.

———. “Inventing Ethan Allen.” Journal of the American Revolution, August 6, 2014.

 Hall, Henry. Ethan Allen – The Robin Hood of Vermont. New YOrk: D. Appleton and Company, 1892

 Holbrook, Stewart H. Ethan Allen. New York: The MacMillian Company, 1940.

Hoyt, Edwin P. The Damndest Yankees: Ethan Allen & His Clan. Brattleboro, Vt: S. Greene Press, 1976.

Jellison, Charles A. Ethan Allen – Frontier Rebel. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 1969.

Pell, John. Ethan Allen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1929.

Procknow, Eugene. “British Fascination with Ethan Allen.” edited by Todd Andrlik. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2016.

———. “Ethan Allen:  Patriot, Land Promoter or Turncoat?” Journal of the American Revolution, November 5, 2013.

———. “Seth Warner or Ethan Allen:  Who Led the Green Mountain Boys?” Journal of the American Revolution, February 24, 2014.

Randall, Willard Sterne. Ethan Allen: His Life and Times. 1st ed. New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 2011.


There are no known Ethan Allen paintings or other likenesses only idealized statues.

Ethan Allen at Vermont State Capitol Montpelior
Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen in Statuary Hall, US Capitol Washington DC

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