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Klingenstein Library are especially strong for the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods. This guide covers the years towith the inevitable steps forward and backward.
The geographic scope reflects the library collections for this time period: The points of view of all participants, including foreign governments and other allies, are represented. The purpose of this guide is to introduce the researcher to the kinds of resources—reference books, manuscripts, newspapers, broadsides, pamphlets, maps, prints, and current historical journals—available at the Library, and to outline the ways in which these materials can be identified and used.
Please keep in mind that the collections are divided into three main areas—general printed collections; manuscripts; and prints, photographs and architectural drawings—and that the librarians and curators in each of those areas are the best guides to the collections. This guide is meant as a complement to the assistance provided by those librarians and curators, so please be sure to approach them with any specific questions you may have.
Because so many of the collections from this time period are rare, and often fragile, researchers will be brought surrogate formats—microfilm, microfiche, photostatic copies and Readex cards—when available.
Original materials are reserved for exhibitions, photography and digitization. Photographic reproductions of most materials may be ordered through the Department of Rights and Reproductions. While most of the holdings of the Library are housed in closed stacks, many reference books are available on shelves in the reading room.
These are indicated in this guide with the words "Reading Room Reference. The following sources, about United States and New York City history, contain a significant amount of information about the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods and are recommended for those just beginning their research.
History Carruth, Gorton, ed.
The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates. Day-by-day chronological charts are divided into four categories of description: Foner, Eric and John A.
The entries in this volume, of varied lengths, include numerous cross-references and the citation of at least one source for further reading.
Ketz, Louise Bilebof, ed. Dictionary of American History. Short and medium-length entries are listed alphabetically in this eight volume set; the index is in the last volume.
Harper and Row, See especially the chapters "Tyranny is Tyranny" and "A Kind of Revolution," which offer a class-based interpretation of the fight for independence.
A History of New York City to Oxford University Press, Tracing New York City history from its known beginnings untilthis volume incorporates much modern scholarship and social history into a thorough, readable narrative.
Its well-organized chapters are excellent starting points for delving into specific topics; the work is marred only by poor endnotes. Encyclopedia of New York City. Yale University Press, An index supplements the alphabetical access; bibliographies are included for most entries.
The Iconography of Manhattan Island, This unique source, which chronicles Manhattan history from toincludes numerous illustrations and maps. A librarian can assist you with the use of its complex arrangement.
The American Revolution Bailyn, Bernard. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution. The politics of the Revolution as revealed through the writing of the time, especially pamphlets.
The New Press, The American Revolution as experienced by different groups of people-"rank and file rebels," "fighting men and boys," women, loyalists and pacifists-is conveyed through excerpts from letters, diaries and newspapers of the time.
Writings from the War of Independence. Library of America, Over a hundred writings by famous and lesser known figures in the Revolution, with substantial notes, biographical profiles, chronology of events and index.What others are saying "Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Paulo Freire This is a "must read" for all educators.
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