publ. in English
Adair, Douglass, “Fame and the Founding Fathers,” (1967) in ed. Trevor Colburn, Fame and The Founding Fathers, pp. 3-26. New York: W.W. Norton, 1974.
Adair, Douglass, “’That Politics May Be Reduced to A Science’: David Hume, James Madison, and the Tenth Federalist,” (1957) in ed. Trevor Colburn, Fame and The Founding Fathers, pp. 93-106. New York: W.W. Norton, 1974.
Bailyn, Bernard. Pamphlets of the American Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1965.
Bailyn, Bernard. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967, and expanded edition, 1992.
Bailyn, Bernard. Faces of Revolution. Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence. New York: Random House, Inc., 1992 (1990).
Bailyn, Bernard. To Begin the World Anew. The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders. New York: Alfred F. Knopf, 2003.
Beard, Charles A. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1913.
Becker, Carl. The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas. New York: Random House, 1942 (1922).
Blackstone, Sir William. Commentaries on the Laws of England. 12th ed., 4 vols. London, 1793-1795 (1765-1769). Available on-line at the Avalon Project at the Yale University Law School.
Bodin, J[ean]. The six books of a commonweale. Trans. Richard Knoles. London: 1606.
Brown, Robert E. Charles Beard and the Constitution. A Critical Analysis of “An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution.” Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1956.
Coke, Sir Edward. The Institutes of the Laws of England, In Four Parts. 15th ed. London: 1794.
DeFoe, Daniel. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. Ed. J. Donald Crowley. London: Oxford University Press, 1970 (1719).
Elkins, Stanley, and Eric McKitrick. The Age of Federalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Filmer, Bart., The Learned Sir Robert. Patriarchia, or The Natural Power of Kings. (London: 1680.) Supplement to John Locke, Two Treatises of Government. New York: Hafner Publishing Company, Inc., 1947.
Fink, Zera S. The Classical Republicans. An Essay in the Recovery of a Pattern of Thought in Seventeenth Century England. Menasha, WI: George Banta Publishing Co., 1945.
Fischer, David Hackett. Albion’s Seed. Four British Folkways in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Gibbon, Edmund. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. 3 vols. New York: Modern Library, Random House, n.d. (1776-1788).
Grotius, Hugo. The Rights of War and Peace. Washington: M.W. Dunne, 1901 (1738).
Harrington, James. The Commonwealth of Oceana and A System of Politics. Ed. with introduction by J.G.A. Pocock. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992 (1756).
Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1950. (London: 1651.)
Hume, David. Essays: Moral, Political and Literary. Ed. Eugene F. Miller. Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Classics, 1992 (1758).
Kramnick, Isaac F. Bolingbroke and His Circle: The Politics of Nostalgia in the Age of Walpole. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968.
Levy, Leonard W. Original Intent and the Framers’ Constitution. New York: Macmillan, 1988.
Locke, John. Two Treatises of Government. With a Supplement, Patriarcha, by Robert Filmer. Ed. and introduction Thomas I. Cook. New York: Hafner Publishing Company, Inc., 1947. (1690)
Main, Jackson Turner. The Social Structure of Revolutionary America. 1965.
Mandeville, Bernard. The Fable of the Bees. Ed. Phillip Harth. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1970 (1705, 1714).
Maier, Pauline. From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776. New York: 1972.
Mansfield, Harvey C. Jr. Statesmanship and Party Government. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965.
McCulloch, David. John Adams. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001.
McDonald, Forrest. We The People. The Economic Origins of the Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958.
McDonald, Forrest. E Pluribus Unum. The Formation of the American Republic. 2nd ed. Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Press, 1979 (1965).
McDonald, Forrest. Alexander Hamilton. A Biography. New York: W.W. Norton, 1982 (1979).
McDonald, Forrest. Novum Ordo Seclorum. The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution. Lawrence, KA: University Press of Kansas, 1985.
McDonald, Forrest. States Rights and the Union. Imperium in Imperio, 1776-1876. Lawrence, KA: University Press of Kansas, 2000.
Miller, William Lee. The Business of May Next. James Madison and The Founding. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1992.
Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de. The Spirit of the Laws. Translated by Thomas Nugent. New York: Hafner Publishing Company, 1949 (1748; first Engl. trans. 1750).
Morgan, Edmund S. The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Morgan, Edmund S. Inventing the People. The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America. New York: W.W. Norton, 1989 (1988).
Owen, John B. The Eighteenth Century. 1714-1815. New York: W.W. Norton, 1974.
Plato. The Republic. Translated by Allan Bloom. New York: 1968.
Plato. The Laws of Plato. Ed. E.B. England. New York, 1976.
Plutarch. The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans. Translated by John Dryden. Rev. ed. by Hugh Clough. New York: 1932.
Pocock, J.G.A. The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975.
Pope, Alexander. Alexander Pope: Selected Poetry and Prose. 2nd ed. Ed. William K. Wimsatt. New York: Holt, Rhinehart and Winston, Inc., 1972.
Polybius. The Histories. Trans. E.S. Shuckburgh, ed. F.W. Walbank. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1962.
Pufendorf, Samuel Freiherr von. The Law of Nature and Nations. Translated by Basil Kennet, with note by Barbeyrac. 5th ed. London: 1749.
Quesnay, François. The Economical Table [Tableau Économique] …, with explanations … by the Marquis de Mirabeau. New York: Bergman Publishers, 1968 (1766).
Sidney, Algernon. Discourses Concerning Government. New York: Arno Press, 1979 (1698).
Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver’s Travels. Ed. J. Donald Crowley. London: Oxford University Press, 1970 (1726).
Smith, Adam. Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Eds. R.H. Campbell, A.S. Skinner and W.B. Todd. 2 vols. Indianapolis, IN: 1981.
Steuart, Sir James. An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Economy. Ed. Andrew S. Skinner. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1966 (1767).
Trenchard, John, and Thomas Gordon. Cato’s Letters: or Essays on Liberty, Civil and Religious, and Other Important Subjects. 3rd ed. London: 1723.
Tucker, St. George. Blackstone’s Commentaries: With Notes of Reference, to Constitution and Laws, of the Federal Government: and of the Commonwealth of Virginia… 5 Vols. Philadelphia: William Young Burch and Abraham Small, 1803.
Vattel, Emmerich de. The Law of Nations, or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns. Philadelphia: 1817.
Wills, Gary. Inventing America. Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002 (1978).