The books and articles on this list are most of what we’ll be reading this semester. We may end up adding or changing a few; there are also podcasts, videos, and digital projects in the weekly agendas that aren’t reflected here.

Armstrong, Benjamin. Small Boats and Daring Men: Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare, and the Early American Navy. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.

Brown, Marvin L., and Marta Huth. “Saratoga.” In Baroness von Riedesel and the American Revolution: Journal and Correspondence of a Tour of Duty, 1776-1783, 47–67. University of North Carolina Press, 1965.

Burnard, Trevor. “A Passion for Places: The Geographic Turn in Early American History.” Commonplace, July 2008.

Eustace, Nicole. “Demographic Strategies and the Defeat of Tecumseh: MORAVIANTOWN, CANADA, OCTOBER 1813.” In 1812, 118–67. War and the Passions of Patriotism. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.

Hattendorf, John B. “Debating the Purpose of a Navy in a New Republic: The United States of America, 1775–1815.” In Ideologies of Western Naval Power, c. 1500–1815, 1st ed., 280–299. Routledge, 2020.

Inskeep, Steve. Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab. New York, New York: Penguin Press, 2015.

Karp, Matthew J. “Slavery and American Sea Power: The Navalist Impulse in the Antebellum South.” The Journal of Southern History 77, no. 2 (2011): 283–324.

Ostler, Jeffrey. “Just and Lawful Wars, 1783–1795.” In Surviving Genocide, 82–122. Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas. Yale University Press, 2019.

Smith, Jason W. To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire. Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges. The University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Sneff, Emily. “Episode 208: Nathaniel Philbrick, Turning Points of the American Revolution.” Ben Franklin’s World. Accessed July 27, 2020.

Sofka, James R. “The Jeffersonian Idea of National Security: Commerce, the Atlantic Balance of Power, and the Barbary War, 1786–1805.” Diplomatic History 21, no. 4 (October 1, 1997): 519–44.

———. “‘“The Jeffersonian Idea of National Security” Revisited.’” In Rough Waters: American Involvement with the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, edited by James R. Sofka, Silvia Marzagalli, and John J. McCusker, 161–84. . Liverpool University Press, 2010.

Van Sickle, Eugene S. “Reluctant Imperialists: The U.S. Navy and Liberia, 1819—1845.” Journal of the Early Republic 31, no. 1 (2011): 107–34.

Watson, Samuel. “Military Learning and Adaptation Shaped by Social Context: The U.S. Army and Its ‘Indian Wars,’ 1790-1890.” Journal of Military History 82, no. 2 (April 2018): 373–438.