Resources for Episode 1

By The Sons of History

The leading up to the American Revolution involved a lot of moving parts: taxation without representation, civil unrest, foreign and domestic wars, and the development of a lot of smart people who took stands against British tyranny.

The Sons of History have put all of our resources in one place so that you can continue your education regarding this momentous event in world history. Happy reading and studying.

Letters and Books

  • On the Writs of Assistance - James Otis
  • On the Stamp Act - James Otis
  • Constitutional Liberty and Arbitrary Power - Joseph Warren
  • The Rights of Colonists as Men - Samuel Adams
  • The Boston Massacre - John Hancock
  • Address of the First Continental Congress
  • Declaration of Colonial Rights
  • On the Resolution to Put the Commonwealth into a State of Defence - Patrick Henry
  • Address to the People of England
  • A Summary View of the Rights of British America - Thomas Jefferson
  • The Art of Power - Jon Meacham
  • Virginia Resolves on the Stamp Act - Patrick Henry
  • On Moving His Resolutions for Conciliation with the Colonies - Edmund Burke
  • 1776 - David McCullough
  • Common Sense - Thomas Paine
  • A Few Acres of Snow - Robert Leckie
  • The French & Indian War - Walter R. Borneman
  • The Seven Years War - Julian Corbett
  • John Adams - by David McCullough
  • George Washington’s War: The Saga of the American Revolution - Robert Leckie
  • Thoughts on American Liberty - John Witherspoon
  • Declaration of the Causes and the Necessity for Taking Up Arms (entitled A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North America, Setting forth the Causes and Necessity of Their Taking Up Arms) - John Dickinson and Thomas Jefferson
  • The Olive Branch Petition (entitled To the King’s Most Excellent Majesty)
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