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The Illustrated Inventory of Paul Revere's works
at the American Antiquarian Society - Bibliography


Books and Articles:

Agresto, John. “Art and Historical Truth: The Boston Massacre.” Journal of Communication 29.4 (1979): 170-174.

Allen, Charles Dexter. American Book-plates. New York: Macmillan, 1894.

Barnhill, Georgia B. Bibliography on American Prints of the Seventeenth Through the Nineteenth Centuries. New Castle, Del: Oak Knoll Press, 2006.

---. Prints of New England. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1991.

Bialostocki, Jan, and Jaroslaw Pelenski. “Art and Politics: 1770-1830." American & European Revolutions, 1776-1848: Sociopolitical & Ideological Aspects. 363-393. 1980.

Boston Prints and Printmakers, 1670-1775: A Conference Held by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1 and 2 April 1971. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts; distributed by the University Press of Virginia [Charlottesville, VA], 1973.

Brigham, Clarence S. Paul Revere's Engravings. New York: Atheneum, 1969. Reprinted.

Bruce-Mitford, Miranda. The Illustrated Book of Signs & Symbols. New York: DK Pub, 1996.

Bullock, Steven C. Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Butler, William E. American bookplates. London, UK: Primrose Hill Press, 2000.

Casper, Scott. “The Boston Massacre: Paul Revere’s most famous engraving transformed a minor colonial melee into a revolutionary cause celebre.” American History 43.3 (2008): 22.

Forbes, Esther. Paul Revere and the World He Lived in. Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin, 1942; 1988.

Goss, Elbridge H. The Life of Colonel Paul Revere. Boston: Gregg Press, 1972.

“Illustrated Americana of the Revolution.” Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 7.3 (1892): 371-380.

Jones, Michael Wynn. The cartoon history of the American Revolution. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c1975.

Karshan, Donald H. “American Printmaking, 1670-1968.” Art in America 56.4 (1968): 22-55.

Korshak, Yvonne.  “The Liberty Cap as a Revolutionary Symbol in America and France” in Smithsonian Studies in American Art. Vol. 1, No. 2 (Autumn, 1987), pp. 52-69.

Martello, Robert. “Paul Revere’s Last Ride: The Road to Rolling Copper.” Journal of the Early Republic 20.2 (2000): 219-239.

---. Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

Miller, Joel J. The Revolutionary Paul Revere. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, c2010.

Newman, Eric P. The Early Paper Money of America: Colonial Currency, 1696 - 1810. Iola, WI : Krause Publications, c1997.

Pierce, Simon. “Freemason Symbols.” Masonic Education. 2007-11. 28 Jan. 2011. <>

Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1843-2009. [Note: refer to Index entry for ‘Revere, Paul’ on page 444].

Reilly, Elizabeth C. A Dictionary of Colonial American Printers’ Ornaments and Illustrations. Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1975.

Schlesinger, Arthur M. “Liberty Tree: A Genealogy” in The New England Quarterly. Vol. 25, No. 4 (Dec., 1952), pp. 435-458.

Selesky, Harold. “Paul Revere.” Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History. Ed. Harold E. Selesky. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006.

Steblecki, Edith J. Paul Revere and Freemasonry. [Boston, MA] : Paul Revere Memorial Association, c1985.

Stephens, Frederic G, and M D. George. Catalogue of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. London: by order of the Trustees, 1870.

Swan, Bradford F. Indian’s an Indian, or, The several sources of Paul Revere’s engraved portrait of King Philip. Providence, RI: Roger Williams Press, 1959.

Thomas, Peter D.G. The American Revolution. The English Satirical Print 1600-1832. Series. Cambridge, UK; Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1986.

Triber, Jayne E. A True Republican: the life of Paul Revere. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

Wright, Esmond. “An Artisan of Revolution: Paul Revere.” History Today 25.6 (1975): 401.

York, Neil Longley. “Rival Truths, Political Accommodation, and the Boston “Massacre.” Massachusetts Historical Review 11. (2009): 57-95.

Young, Alfred F, and Harvey J. Kaye. Liberty Tree: Ordinary People and the American Revolution. New York: New York University Press, 2006.

Links to other Revere holding institutions and repositories:

Boston Athenaeum
Commonwealth Museum
Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
Library of Congress
Massachusetts Archives
Massachusetts Historical Society
Museum of Fine Art, Boston
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Paul Revere House
Worcester Art Museum

[Detail from William Breck Trade Card Box 1 Folder 11]

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