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Background Information


These books are located in the Reference area of the Library.

American national biography    
   [ Book ]   Call #: Ref 920 A    general editors, John A. Garraty, Mark C. Carnes.
  Published 1999
Encyclopedia of American history    
   [ Book ]   Call #: Ref 973 E v.1    Gary B. Nash, general editor.
  Published 2003
The Reader's companion to American history    
   [ Book ]   Call #: Ref 973 R    Eric Foner and John A. Garraty, editors ; sponsored by the Society of American Historians.
  Published 1991
Dictionary of American history    
   [ Book ]   Call #: Ref 973.03 D v.1    Stanley I. Kutler, editor in chief.
  Published 2003

Books on Reserve

Res973.304 C

Calloway, Colin G. (Colin Gordon), 1953-. The American Revolution in Indian country : crisis and diversity in Native American communities. Cambridge, U.K. ; : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Examines the impact of the American Revolution and its consequences--particularly the influx of more settlers--on Native Americans and their lands, covering Odanak, Oquaga, Fort Niagara, Chota, and other affected areas.

Res973.3 A

The American Revolution : writings from the War of Independence. New York : Library of America, c2001.

Res 970.00497 W

Waldman, Carl, 1947-. Atlas of the North American Indian. 3rd ed. New York : Facts on File, c2009.
A comprehensive exploration of Native American tribes and civilizations of the United States and Canada throughout history, and provides more than 120 detailed maps that mark tribal locations, migrations, and more; and includes a chronology.

Res 970.4 W

Weslager, C. A. (Clinton Alfred), 1909-. The Delaware Indians : a history. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1989, c1972.

Res974.7004 T

Taylor, Alan, 1955-. The divided ground : Indians, settlers and the northern borderland of the American Revolution. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Revolution -- Property -- Patrons -- War -- Lines -- Peace -- State - Leases -- Confrontation -- Fathers -- Chiefs -- Crisis -- Limits -- Bounds -- Blocks -- Ends.

Res 970.0497 J

Richter, Daniel K. Facing east from Indian country : a Native history of early America. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Imagining a distant new world -- Confronting a material new world -- Living with Europeans -- Native voices in a colonial world -- Native peoples in an imperial world -- Separate creations.

Res 973 F

Fenton, William Nelson, 1908-. The Great Law and the Longhouse : a political history of the Iroquois Confederacy. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1998.

Res 973.0497 G

Grumet, Robert Steven. The Lenapes. New York : Chelsea House, c1989.
Examines the history, culture, and changing fortunes of the Lenape (also known as Delaware) Indians.

Res 970 N

Native American testimony : a chronicle of Indian-white relations from prophecy to the present, 1492-1992. New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1991.

Res973.3 M

Marrin, Albert. The war for independence : the story of the American Revolution. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum, 1988.
A detailed account of the Revolutionary War beginning with its origins in the French and Indian War.

 Res P/C                    Usher, Daniel. Indians, Settlers and Slaves in the Frontier Exchange Economy

 Res 973D                 Dillon, RIchard. North American Indian Wars

 REF 970.00 H          Handbook of North American Indians

Primary Sources


Journal articles from JSTOR

Bryn Mawr students, please follow the directions I sent you last week to access JSTOR from home. Gilman and Roland Park students go through your school's network to access JSTOR from home.


Tips for searching:

1.   Go directly to the "advanced" search feature.

2.   Check the "articles" box.

3.   Put phrases or names  in quotations.  ("Revolutionary War", "Native Americans", "Indians of North America", Iroquois Confederacy". etc. If you have  the name of an important leader try adding it into the search.  

Note: JSTOR does also include some primary sources. After searching for articles, you could try checking the "pamphlets" box to locate some.


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