This map, “American Revolution,” offers an overview of the Founding period and owes its greatest debt to Gordon Wood’s The American Revolution (2002), but also incorporates a host of online resources from Dickinson College and elsewhere.
HOW TO USE
Click on menu (upper left) for a chronological listing of place marks arranged in three layers (Colonial Crisis, War for Independence and Building a Republic) in order to find coverage of the period roughly from 1765-1788 with a concentration on the Revolutionary War itself. Each blue-and-gold Dickinson placemark contains images with short snippets of text from Gordon Wood’s The American Revolution (Modern Library, 2002), followed by links to the full text of related primary sources.
- George Washington to Committee of Congress (January 29, 1778)
- George Washington, Address to Officers at Newburgh (March 15, 1783)
- James Madison, Vices of the Political System of the United States (1787)
- Madison’s Notes in Federal Convention (Clickable Day-By-Day with Summaries) (1787)
- Founders’ Constitution (1787-91)