Most readings will be available from Internet sources. The following printed books are also helpful: Bernard Bailyn, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution; J. P. Greene, ed., The American Revolution, Its Character and Limits; S. E. Morison, ed., Sources and Documents Illustrating the American Revolution; and Polybius, The Histories. The first class session will meet on September 20. Holidays will cancel classes on November 8 and December 13. Midterm results are due November 15. The last class session will meet on December 20. A date for the final exam will be decided later.
I. INTRODUCTION: Republican theory. Polybius, Book VI. See: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/polybius6.html#An%20Analysis%20of%20the%20Roman%20Government
II. Royal Proclamation 1763. See: http://www.solon.org/Constitutions/Canada/English/PreConfederation/rp_1763.html
III. Acts of Trade and Navigation. See: http://www.founding.com/library/lbody.cfm?id=83&parent=17
IV. Stamp Act Crisis. See: http://ahp.gatech.edu/hisdocs.html
V. John Adams, Novanglus 6 February 1775. See: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/ja2/writings/novan1.htm
VI. Declaration of Independence.
VII. Shays’s Rebellion.
VIII. Articles of Confederation.
IX. Constitution of the United States.
X. James Madison’s Tenth Federalist.
XI. Bill of Rights.