1. The Working Class in Revolutionary America

Primary Source
Brutus. “To the Free and Loyal Inhabitants of the City of New-York, 1774.” History Matters. George Mason University. » Read
Secondary Source
Young, Alfred F. “George Robert Twelves Hewes (1742-1840): A Boston Shoemaker and the Memory of the American Revolution.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, 38, no. 4 (October 1, 1981): 562–623. » Read

2. The Promise of Freedom: The Role of Slavery in Revolutionary Virginia

Primary Source
“Proclamation of Earl of Dunmore, 1775.” Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery. PBS. » Read
Secondary Source
Holton, Woody. “‘Rebel against Rebel’: Enslaved Virginians and the Coming of the American Revolution.” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 105, no. 2 (April 1, 1997): 157–92. » Read

3. A Rhetorical Analysis of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

Primary Source 
Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by W. & T. Bradford, February 14, 1776. » Read Note: Read “Introduction,” “Of the Origin and Design of Government in General…,” “Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession.”
Secondary Source
Ferguson, Robert A. “The Commonalities of Common Sense.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, 57, no. 3 (July 1, 2000): 465–504. » Read

4. Colonial Insurgent and the American Cause

Primary Source
“Declaration of Independence (A Transcription), July 4, 1776.” America’s Founding Documents. National Archives. » Read
Secondary Source
Breen, T.H. “Samuel Thompson’s War: The Career of an American Insurgent.” In Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation, edited by Alfred F. Young, Gary B. Nash, and Ray Raphael, 53–66. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. » Read (requires 4×4 login)

5. Domesticity and the American Revolution

Primary Source 
“Letters between John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams.” Adams Family Papers. Massachusetts Historical Society.:
A) Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March – 5 April 1776 » Read
B) Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 14 April 1776 » Read
Secondary Source
Gelles, Edith B. “Abigail Adams: Domesticity and the American Revolution.” The New England Quarterly 52, no. 4 (December 1, 1979): 500–521. » Read

6. The Economic and Political Origins of the American Constitution

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Madison,  James. “Vices of the Political System of the United States, April 1787.” Founders Online. National Archives. » Read
Secondary Source
Holton, Woody. “Did Democracy Cause the Recession That Led to the Constitution?” The Journal of American History 92, no. 2 (September 1, 2005): 442–69. » Read

7. Understanding and Analyzing “Federalist No. 10”

Primary Source 
Madison, James. “The Federalist Papers No. 10, November 23, 1787.” The Avalon Project. Yale Law School. » Read
Secondary Source
Spencer, Mark G. “Hume and Madison on Faction.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, 59, no. 4 (October 1, 2002): 869–96. » Read

8. Wives in Post-Revolutionary America

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Murray, Judith Sargent. “On the Equality of the Sexes, April 1790.” Judith Sargent Murray Society. » Read
Secondary Source
Lewis, Jan. “The Republican Wife: Virtue and Seduction in the Early Republic.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, 44, no. 4 (October 1, 1987): 689–721. » Read

9. George Washington and the John Jay Treaty

Primary Source 
Washington, George. “From George Washington to Boston Selectmen, 28 July 1795.” Founders Online. National Archives. » Read
Secondary Source
Estes, Todd. “The Art of Presidential Leadership: George Washington and the Jay Treaty.” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 109, no. 2 (January 1, 2001): 127–58. » Read

10. Creating Citizens in a New Republic

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Rush, Benjamin. “Of the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic, 1798.” Founders’ Constitution, University of Chicago Press. » Read
Secondary Source
Howell, William Huntting. “A More Perfect Copy: David Rittenhouse and the Reproduction of Republican Virtue.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, 64, no. 4 (October 1, 2007): 757–90. » Read

11. Jefferson on the Separation of Church and State

Primary Source 
Jefferson, Thomas. “Jefferson’s Letter to the Danbury Baptists, 1802.” Library of Congress Information Bulletin. » Read
Secondary Source
Neem, Johann N. “Beyond the Wall: Reinterpreting Jefferson’s Danbury Address.” Journal of the Early Republic 27, no. 1 (April 1, 2007): 139–54. » Read

12. Natural Rights of Women

Primary Source
Anonymous. “Plan for the Emancipation of the Fair Sex.” Lady’s Magazine and Musical Repository, January 1802. » Read
Secondary Source
Zagarri, Rosemarie. “The Rights of Man and Woman in Post-Revolutionary America.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, 55, no. 2 (April 1, 1998): 203–30. » Read