American History

ORIGINAL SOURCES

John Adams
The Writings of John Adams (3 Volumes)
A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the USA (3 Volumes)
Diary & Autobiography (4 Volumes)
The Adams-Jefferson Letters

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin: Early Writings
Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, & Later Writings

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson: Writings

John Marshall
John Marshall: Writings

John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon
Cato’s Letters (2 Volumes)

Mercy Otis Warren
History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution

The American Revolution (2 Volumes)
Writings from the Pamphlet Debate, 1764-1776
Writings from the War of Independence, 1775-1783

Liberty Fund Compilations
The Sacred Rights of Conscience: Selected Readings on Religious Liberty and Church-State Relations in the American Founding

Library of America Compilations
American Anti-slavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation
Slave Narratives
The War of 1812: Writings from America’s Second War of Independence

Alexis de Tocqueville
Democracy in America

Abigail Adams
Abigail Adams: Letters

John Quincy Adams
The Diaries of John Quincy Adams, 1779-1848 (2 Volumes)

Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton: Writings

James Madison
James Madison: Writings

Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine: Collected Writings

George Washington
George Washington: Writings

James Wilson
The Collected Works of James Wilson (2 Volumes)

The Founders’ Constitution (5 Volumes)
Vol. 1: Major Themes
Vol. 2: Preamble through Article 1, Section 8, clause 4
Vol. 3: Article I, Section 8, clause 5 through Article II, Section 1
Vol. 4: Article 2, Section 2 through Article VII
Vol. 5: Amendments I-XII

The Debate on the Constitution (2 Volumes)
Part One: September 1787 to February 1788
Part Two: January to August 1788

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass: Autobiographies

Abraham Lincoln
The Speeches & Writings of Abraham Lincoln (2 Volumes)


SECONDARY SOURCES


Conservatism/Political Philosophy

BIBLE

New Testament
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
Philemon
1 Peter

Hebrew Bible
Genesis
Exodus
Deuteronomy
1-2 Samuel/Kings/Chronicles
Job
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
1-2 Maccabees
Wisdom
Sirach


ANCIENT

Confucius
The Analects

Demosthenes
Orations

Cicero
On Duties
On Friendship
On the Laws
The Republic

Marcus Aurelius
Meditations


MEDIEVAL to EARLY MODERN


18th CENTURY to the PRESENT


Religion

G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy

C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity

Blaise Pascal
Pensées

Jews/Israel, and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

George Gilder
The Israel Test

Alan Dershowitz
The Case for Israel

Efraim Karsh
Palestine Betrayed