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The Oxford History of Historical WritingVolume 3: 1400-1800$
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José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, and Daniel Woolf

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.001.0001

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Historical Writing in Colonial and Revolutionary America

Historical Writing in Colonial and Revolutionary America

(p.680) Chapter 33 Historical Writing in Colonial and Revolutionary America
The Oxford History of Historical Writing

David Read

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines works that advertise themselves explicitly as projects for recording past events in the thirteen English colonies of North America that became the United States. The discussions cover Puritan history-writing in New England; New England historiography and the Indian Wars; historiography in Virginia; historiography before the revolution; historiography during and after the American Revolution.

Keywords:   historical writing, historiography, English colonies, Jamestown, Constitution, Puritans, New England, Indian Wars, Virginia, American Revolution

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