The Schlager Anthology of the American Revolution: A Student's Guide to Essential Primary Sources

Editor: Chandler, Jon
Publication Year: 2021
Publisher: Schlager Group Inc.

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-93-530659-7
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 72
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The Schlager Anthology of the American Revolution offers a modern, original sourcebook covering the movement for American independence.

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Table of Contents

  • Reader’s Guide
  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: British America in 1763
  • Benjamin Franklin: “Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind”
  • Benjamin Franklin: Albany Plan of Union
  • Benjamin Franklin: Join, or Die
  • Jonathan Mayhew: Two Discourses
  • James Glen: “The Situation, Strength, and Connections of the Several Nations of Neighboring Indians”
  • Minavavana: Address to Alexander Henry
  • Pontiac: “Master of Life” Speech
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • Paxton Boys: A Declaration and Remonstrance of the Distressed and Bleeding Frontier Inhabitants of the Province of Pennsylvania
  • Benjamin West: The Death of General Wolfe
  • Chapter 2: The Imperial Crisis
  • Thomas Pownall: The Administration of the Colonies
  • Oxenbridge Thacher: The Sentiments of a British American
  • James Otis: The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved
  • Daniel Dulany: Considerations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes in the British Colonies, for the Purpose of Raising a Revenue, by Act of Parliament
  • Patrick Henry: Virginia Resolves on the Stamp Act
  • Francis Bernard: Letter to the Board ofTrade
  • Thomas Moffat: Letter to Joseph Harrison on the Newport Riot
  • Declaration of Rights of the Stamp Act Congress
  • William Bradford: “Expiring: In Hopes of a Resurrection to Life Again”
  • Nathaniel Ryder: The Great Debate in the Committee of the Whole House of Commons on the Stamp Act, 1766
  • Letter from London Merchants Urging Repeal of the Stamp Act
  • House of Commons Examination of Benjamin Franklin about the Stamp Act
  • Chapter 3: The Crisis Deepens
  • The Declaratory Act
  • George Mason: Letter to the Committee of Merchants in London
  • “Address to the Ladies”
  • “Save Your Money, and Save Your Country!”
  • John Dickinson: Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania
  • Report on the Boston Massacre
  • Paul Revere: The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King-Street Boston on March 5th 1770, by a party of the 29th Reg
  • Joseph Warren: “Boston Massacre: An Oration”
  • Benjamin Franklin: “Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One”
  • “Tea, Destroyed by Indians”
  • Edenton Tea Party
  • George Hewes: Recollection of the Boston Massacre
  • Chapter 4: Rebellion
  • Intolerable Acts
  • Quebec Act
  • Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress
  • First Continental Congress: Letter to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec
  • Patrick Henry: “Liberty or Death” Speech
  • Francis Smith: Letter to Governor Thomas Gage
  • Anna Young Smith: “An Elegy to the Memory of the American Volunteers”
  • Thomas Gage: Offer of Amnesty
  • Olive Branch Petition
  • Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms
  • Proclamation by the King for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition
  • The Second Continental Congress Responds to King George III’s Proclamation of Rebellion
  • Thomas Paine: Common Sense
  • Charles Inglis: The Deceiver Unmasked
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Chapter 5: The Limits of Independence
  • Felix: Petition to the Governor of Massachusetts
  • Peter Bestes, et al.: Letter to Their Representatives
  • Phillis Wheatley: Letter to Samson Occom
  • Lord Dunmore: Proclamation
  • Original Draft of the Declaration of Independence
  • Thomas Hutchinson: Strictures on the Declaration of the Congress at Philadelphia
  • Petition of Prince Hall and Others to the Massachusetts General Court
  • Nero Brewster: Petition to the New Hampshire General Assembly
  • Pennsylvania: An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
  • Cato: Letter and Petition to the Pennsylvania Assembly
  • Thomas Jefferson: Notes on the State of Virginia
  • Chapter 6: Winning the War
  • George Washington: Address to the Continental Congress
  • George Washington: Letter to Martha Washington
  • George Washington: General Orders
  • Abigail Adams: “Remember the Ladies” Letter
  • John Adams: Reply to the “Remember the Ladies” Letter
  • George Washington: Letter to John Hancock
  • Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 1
  • Molly Gutridge: “A New Touch on the Times”
  • Esther DeBerdt Reed: Sentiments of an American Woman
  • Representation of a Parade Condemning the Treason of Benedict Arnold
  • Eliza Wilkinson: Letters from a Planter’s Daughter
  • George Washington: Farewell Address
  • Boyrereau Brinch: Pension Application
  • Memoirs of Andrew Sherburne; a Pensioner of the Navy of the Revolution
  • Jehu Grant: Pension Application
  • Chapter 7: Losing the War
  • Janet Schaw: Treatment of Loyalists in North Carolina
  • Joseph Brant: Letter to Lord George Germain
  • Nicholas Cresswell: Journal of a Loyalist in Virginia
  • Anna Rawle: “A Loyalist’s Daughter”
  • Murphy Stiel: “The Lost Dream”
  • William Humphrey: The Savages Let Loose, or the Cruel Fate of the Loyalists
  • Chickasaw Chiefs: Appeal to Congress
  • Freedom Certificate
  • “Memoirs on the Life of Boston King”
  • A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison
  • List of Documents by Category