Submitted for your approval . . . the November episode of “The JuntoCast.” This month, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the Continental Congress, including a number of recent popular histories about it, its popular and academic historiography, and various aspects of its importance.
Also, beginning this month, we will be including a bibliography of works mentioned in the episode and, when appropriate, some extra notes on the topics covered in the episode. Feel free to leave additions in the comments below and we’ll add them.
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Beeman, Richard R. Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776. New York: Basic Books, 2013.
Burnett, Edmund C. The Continental Congress: A Definitive History of the Continental Congress From its Inception in 1774 to March, 1789. New York: Macmillan Co, 1941.
Davis, Derek. Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789: Contributions to Original Intent. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Ellis, Joseph J. Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Henderson, H. James. Party Politics in the Continental Congress (New York: McGraw Hill, 1947).
Irvin, Benjamin H. Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Marston, Jerrilyn Greene, King and Congress: The Transfer of Political Legitimacy, 1774-1776 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987).
Montross, Lynn. The Reluctant Rebels: The Story of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. New York: Harper, 1950.
Phillips, Kevin. 1775: A Good Year for Revolution. New York: Viking, 2012.
Rakove, Jack N. The Beginnings of National Politics: An Interpretive History of the Continental Congress. New York: Knopf, 1979.
———. Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2010.