Battles of Lexington and Concord
- Battle Road – Hour-by-Hour Account
- Minute Man National Historic Park
- Wikipedia–Battles of Lexington and Concord
Important Revolutionary War Figures
- Paul Revere
- Samuel Adams
- John Hancock
- Thomas Gage
- Articles at Boston 1775 Blog
- Dr. Joseph Warren
- Isaac Davis
- Samuel Whittemore
- Hezekiah Wyman
- Captain John Parker
- Samuel Prescott
- William Dawes
- Prince Estabrook (black man who fought with the colonials at Lexington)
- “1776” by David McCullough
- “A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic” by John Ferling
- “Almost A Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence” by John Ferling
- “Daniel Morgan: Revolutionary Rifleman” by Dan Higginbotham
- “His Excellency: George Washington” by Joseph J. Ellis
- “The British Are Coming” by Rick Atkinson
- “The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire” by Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessey
- “The Minute Men” by John R. Galvin
- “The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War” by J. L. Bell
- “The Women of the American Revolution” by Elizabeth F. Ellet
- “Washington’s Crossing” by David Hackett Fischer
- “Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution” by Patrick K. O’Donnel
- “Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It” by John Ferling
- “Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue” by Susan Casey
Other Revolutionary War Resources
- Massachusetts Historical Society
- Lexington Historical Society
- Boston 1775 Blog, written by J. L. Bell author of “The Road to Concord“, is a good resource on the history of April 19, 1775 and the Revolutionary War in general.
- Small Pox in Colonial America–notes from the book “Pox Americana” that provide some perspective on COVID-19 relative to small pox in the 18th century
Recent Posts from Colonial History Websites
Journal of the American Revolution
- In the Spring of 1776, as the American Revolution was underway the movement of the Colonies towards independence was just starting to gain steam…. The post John Adams and the Rule of Law appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.
- Weaponizing Impeachment: Justice Samuel Chase and President Thomas Jefferson’s Battle Over the ProcessThere was much discussion over the impeachment process during the Constitution’s ratifying debates. Federalists argued that the ability to impeach an individual gave disproportionate… The post Weaponizing Impeachment: Justice Samuel Chase and President Thomas Jefferson’s Battle Over the Process appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.
- This month we asked our contributors, which person, for whom no image is known to exist, would you like to discover a full-length portrait… The post Contributor Question: If We Only Had A Portrait . . . appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.
- The American Revolution spurred the world’s first significant movement to abolish slavery and the African slave trade. Before then, there was virtually no antislavery… The post Rhode Island Acts to Prevent an Enslaved Family from Being Transported to the South appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.
- The Bliss Family roots run deep in Connecticut. Born in England around 1618, Thomas Bliss became a founder of Hartford and Norwich, Connecticut before… The post The Brothers Bliss: A Soldier’s Account Behind the New York Lines appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.
National Public Radio
- The mud- and rust-encrusted guns were discovered by accident as the Georgia riverbed was being dredged. Researchers suspect they came from British ships scuttled to the river bottom in 1779.
- A Christmas Day battle at Fort Ticonderoga between Massachusetts and Pennsylvania regiments in the Continental Army has long been a mystery. Now, new documents detail what happened and why.
- In his new book, Nathaniel Philbrick grabs the reader's head and turns it towards the sea, providing a fresh take on an old story of the Revolutionary War.
- Relics from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War are creating all sorts of problems in South Carolina. Old cannonballs continue to be found, and many need to be detonated.
The American Revolution Institute
- Among the most curious treasures in the library of the American Revolution Institute is a monochrome aquatint with etching of a properly dressed gentleman with his left hand gripping the pommel of his sword and his right arm draped around a bare-breasted woman whose arm is curled suggestively around his neck. The legend reads The […]
- In 1787 Thomas Jefferson was in Paris, wasting his time as ambassador from a government that had so little authority that the French government could safely ignore it. Many of Jefferson’s American friends, including James Madison, were deeply concerned about violent unrest driven by high taxes and the burden of debts compounded by deflation. In […]
- The American Revolution was a peculiar sort of revolution, and not least because it was led by men we find it hard to imagine as revolutionaries. George Washington, George Mason, and John Hancock were respected and wealthy members of the gentry. They had everything to lose and apparently little to gain from revolution. They were […]
- What did George Washington look like? We know, or think we know, because we have seen dozens of portraits of him. We carry his image in our pockets, on our dollar bills and our loose change. And though the most familiar portraits by Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale and John Trumbull differ somewhat, most of […]
- On the night of March 5, 1770—251 years ago tonight—a party of British soldiers shot and killed five Bostonians in an event known ever since as the Boston Massacre. The killings shook the loyalty of Britain’s North American colonists to the British government. John Adams wrote that the “foundation of American independence was laid” that […]