Print Resources

When searching for print resources, consult the following:

Subject headings:

  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Pictoral works
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Sources
  • United States--History--1775-1783, Revolution
  • United States -- History -- Confederation, 1783-1789
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 1775-1783
  • United States--Revolutionary War
  • United States--Founding Fathers
  • United States--Declaration of Independence
  • United States -- History -- 1783-1865

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Some helpful print resources:

Bender, David L. (1989). American values: Opposing viewpoints. San Diego: Greenhaven Press. Print.

"Various authors debate what Americans value in politics, society, business, and religion; what patriotism is, and how to improve our culture. Includes critical thinking skills activities." Excellent resource for students who are struggling to identify an American characteristic for their project or for those who have chosen a characteristic but are having trouble defending it. 

Downs, Hugh. (2002). My America: What my country means to me by 150 Americans from all walks of life. New York: Scribner. Print.

This book gets to the heart of the matter answering the question "What is an American?" after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Contributors range from average citizens to politicians and celebrities. 

Minks, Louise and Benton. (1992). America at War: The Revolutionary War. New York : Facts on File. Print.

This book describes the causes of the Revolutionary War as well as distinguished figures of the time.  It also describes major battles and includes pictures and maps to aid in comprehension.

Smith, Carter. (1991). The Revolutionary War : a sourcebook on colonial America. Brookfield, CT : Millbrook. Print.

This book "describes and illustrates the historical, political, military, social, and cultural aspects of the Revolutionary War through a variety of images created during that period."  It includes bibliographical references as well as an index and is a useful source for high school students.  It contains maps and illustrations.

Vail, John. (1990). World leaders past & present: Thomas Paine. New York: Chelsea House. Print.

"Examines the life of the influential political writer whose pamphlet 'Common Sense' became one of the basic tracts of the American Revolution."  This book is illustrated and offers bibliographical references and an index.

Welch, Catherine A. (2006). History Maker Bios: Patrick Henry. New York: Barnes & Noble. Print.

This biography details the life of famous orator Patrick Henry.  It includes an index and bibliography.