Primary Source Spotlight: American Revolution

Scenes from events and battles leading up to and during the American Revolution

Primary sources

U.S. History Primary Source Timeline: American Revolution

American Revolution primary source set

The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts collection

Mapping the American Revolution and Its Era

Battle maps and charts of the American Revolution (1881)

Printed Ephemera 1763-1783

Revolutionary war texts 1763-1783

American Revolution images 1764-1784

Revolutionary war era images & broadsides to 1799

Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution (1905)

Additions to Chronicling America Highlight the Revolutionary War Teaching with the Library of Congress

Words & Deeds in American History 1775-1799

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

Documents from the Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789

Primary source sets: people

Primary source sets: events

More related primary source sets

Online exhibitions

The American Revolution – John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations 

Creating the United States: Revolution of the Mind

Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents

Teaching resources

Primary Source Learning: American Revolution

Secondary Sources

Stories About the Revolutionary Period from America’s Library

Young People’s History of the American Revolution (1921)

The pictorial history of the American revolution; with a sketch of the early history of the country (1846)

The cause and effect of the American revolution, and the example of Washington” (1885)