U.S. History: Stamp Act Debates
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To search large collections of ebooks simultaneously: Gale Virtual Reference Library, Infobase eBooks, and Salem History. Also: Britannica Academic contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica, plus primary sources, ebook content, images and video, journal articles, and recommended web links.
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- American colonial documents to 1776. (English historical documents, vol. IX –X ) DA 26 E55 v. 9 and v. 10
- American political writing during the founding era, 1760-1805 / Charles S. Hyneman and Donald S. Lutz. JK 113 .A716 1983 2 vols (index in v.2)
- American Tory / William H. Nelson. E 277 .N48
- Debatable issues in U.S. history: From colonies to a country, 1635-1790. E 178.3 .D42 2004, v. 1
- Debating the issues in colonial newspapers / David A. Copeland. E 187 .C78 2000
- The founding of a nation: A history of the American Revolution, 1763-1776 / Merrill Jensen. E 195 J4 (also an online ebook)
- The glorious case: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 / Robert Middlekauff. E 208 .M52 1982
- Jared Ingersoll; A study of American loyalism in relation to British colonial government. E 302.6 I6 G44 1969
- The long fuse: How England lost the American colonies, 1760-1785 / Don Cook. E 210 .C665 1995
- Major problems in the era of the American Revolution, 1760-1791 / Richard D. Brown, editor. E 208 .M335 2000
- Prologue to revolution: Sources and documents of the Stamp Act Crisis, 1764-1766. E 215.2 .M57
- The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to revolution. E 215.2 .M58
- Whig-Loyalism: An aspect of political ideology in the American revolutionary era / William Allen Benton. E 277 .B4
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See the course guide Finding Primary Sources for ways to find documents and primary sources in our Library.
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How to debate like a pro (PBS presents great advice from Georgetown Univ. students who won the 2012 National Debate Tournament)
- Amdocs: Documents for the Study of American History (from the WWW Virtual Library project)
- The American colonists' library: a treasury of primary source documents (An invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals,~arranged chronologically)
- The American Revolution and Constitution (including many ebooks and primary source documents; from the Online Library of Liberty)
- The Avalon Project: The American Revolution – a documentary history, 1764-1783 (documents in law, history, and diplomacy from Yale Law School)
- Digital History: Documents of the American Revolution, 1750-1806.
- Internet Library of Early Journals (choose "Search" and select "Annual Register" to access the Annual Register, a review of British and world events published beginning 1758 in this searchable collection of digitized 18th and 19th century journals; from the eLib Project of the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford)
- Internet Modern History Sourcebook: American Independence (documents)
- Newspapers in Revolutionary Era America & The Problems of Patriot and Loyalist Printers
- Outraged Colonials: The Stamp Act Crisis (A video lecture by Prof. Joanne Freeman at Yale; From Open Yale Courses which provide lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet)
- Stamp Act Crisis, 1765-1766 (documents including colonist responses to the Stamp Act debate from America in Class, a program from the National Humanities Center)
- Stamp Act primary sources (8 documents from HistoryWiz.com)
- The Stamp Act protests (a lesson module with primary sources from Investigating U. S. History, City University of New York)
- Stamp Act: The origin, implementations, and consequences (Created by the University of Massachusetts History Club, whose objective is to provide history enthusiasts and students with facts and in-depth information on British and American actions and reactions to British taxation on its colonies.)