A 25 episode lecture series from Yale University. The course takes a “broad perspective, tracing the participants’ shifting sense of themselves as British subjects, colonial settlers, revolutionaries, and Americans.” Go to the Sessions tab to play the lectures. You may need to open the Course Materials link in a new tab to download the zip file (includes transcripts).
Website contains hundreds of primary and secondary sources to help you understand events in America between 1763 and 1789. Includes topic pages, timelines, glossaries, biographical profiles and quotes, concept maps and activities such as crosswords and quizzes.
Sections for topics including Articles of Confederation, Shays' Rebellion, Constitutional Convention, Federalist Papers, Bill of Rights, the social consequences of the revolutionary ideals, attitudes about slavery and change in American society.
Correspondence and writings of six shapers of the US: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. Over 183,000 fully annotated, searchable documents.
The Coming of the American Revolution: 1764 to 1776 - Massachusetts Historical Society
"By investigating the lives and events recorded in newspapers, official documents and personal correspondence from our collection, you will immerse yourself in the past and discover the fears, friction and turmoil that shaped these tumultuous times."
Boston Tea Party - Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Explore the sub-topics in these chapters for discussions about how the creation of a nation brought around many revolutions from multiple perspectives - for women, slaves, Native Americans, Loyalists and other groups.
The American Revolution - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Website shares the "story of the collapse of the British Empire and the making of an American nation through the same myriad influences that shaped the perspectives of the extraordinary people—free and enslaved, women and men, rich and poor, Native American and European—who transformed the Atlantic world in the second half of the eighteenth century."
"This is the story of the American Revolution and the loss of Britain's North American colonies during the eighteenth century." This site contains American Revolution articles, essays and images from the British Library collection.
Tax stamps issued as a result of the 1765 Stamp Act passed by the British Government to extract taxation from its American colonies.
The American War of Independence: The Rebels and the Redcoats - BBC
An essay on the Age of Enlightenment, or Age of Reason, and how it provided a philosophical basis for the American Revolution. The Sage American History website has a number of other sections that will also be useful in understanding the American Revolution.