Reference Materials


Included here:

1. Print References

2. Web Sites


1. Print References

Blanko, Richard L., comp. The War of the American Revolution: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Published Sources. New York: Garland, 1984.

Petersen: "Section on espionage and propaganda."

Claghorn, Charles Eugene. Women Patriots of the American Revolution: A Biographical Dictionary. Boston, MA: Scarecrow Press, 1992.

Surveillant 2.5: "Among these 600 biographies of women who performed patriotic acts are details on those who spied for the Americans."

Coakley, Robert W., and Stetson Conn. The War of the American Revolution: Narrative, Chronology, and Bibliography. Washington, DC: GPO, 1975.

Petersen: "Significant coverage of espionage."

Gephart, Ronald M. Revolutionary America, 1763-1789: A Bibliography. 2 vols. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1984.

Petersen: "Section in vol. 2 on Secret Service and Psychological Warfare."

Mahoney, Harry Thayer, and Marjorie Locke. Gallantry in Action: A Biographic Dictionary of Espionage in the American Revolutionary War. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1999.

Jonkers, AFIO WIN 7-00, 19 Feb. 2000, says that this "is an interesting compendium of American espionage agents," which will be "instructive and useful to readers young and old." For Warren, CIRA Newsletter, Fall 2000, Gallantry in Action's "170 brief biographies of the main players on the Revolutionary intelligence battlefield" produce "a useful addition to the library of anyone interested in the history of intelligence," even though the work's "basis [is] in secondary sources."


2. Web Sites

University of Michigan Clements Library, "Spy Letters of the American Revolution (from the Collections of the Clements Library)" at:

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