Primary Texts from 18th Century America
Historians are a bit like ministers in this respect: they summarize, and inevitably interpret, vast tracts of the text so that the central idea can be squeezed between two points of the clock. Unfortunately, many times the “central idea” is not even “central” nor is it an “idea” even remotely conveyed by the original material.
With that reality in mind, we encourage everyone to read the original history — the diaries, journals, letters, and statutes of the past.
Here’s a good start..
The Documentary History of the Destruction of the Gaspee
(Colony Bay Exclusive)
The Works of John Adams — Volume 2
A Method For Prayer — Rev. Matthew Henry
(Insights into the prayer life of the 18th Century)