History 231 Reading Guide

America at 1750:  Toward The American Revolution?

Further readings:

  • J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, “Letters from an American Farmer” (1782).  Link
  • John M. Murrin, “The Legal Transformation: The Bench and Bar of Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts,” in Colonial America: Essays in Politics and Social Development, ed. Stanley N. Katz and John M. Murrin, 3d ed. (New York: Knopf, 1983).
  • T.H. Breen, “An Empire of Goods: The Anglicization of Colonial America, 1690-1776” J. British Studies 25.4 (1986): 467-499.  JSTOR
  • Gary B. Nash, “The Transformation of Urban Politics, 1700-1764” JAH 60.3 (1973): 605-632.  JSTOR
  • Michael Kammen, People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization, (New York: Oxford, 1972).
  • Edmund Morgan, “Slavery and Freedom: The American Paradox” JAH 59.1 (1972): 5-29.  JSTOR
  • Mary Beth Norton, “The Evolution of White Women's Experience in Early America” AHR 89.3 (June, 1984), 593-619.  JSTOR
  • David Hackett Fischer, Growing Old in America: The Bland-Lee Lectures Delivered at Clark University (New York: Oxford, 1978).