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HistRevolV1_i-xliv.indd 28 3/16/12 11:38 AM Bibliography The Writings of Mercy Otis Warren MANUSCRIPTS AND COLLECTIONS Mercy Warren Papers, MHS (Boston) Otis Papers, MHS Warren-Adams Manuscripts, MHS Knight-Gerry Papers, MHS Warren-Winthrop Letters, MHS Elbridge Gerry Papers, MHS Warren Family Letters and Papers, Pilgrim Museum (Plymouth) Gay-Otis Papers, Butler Library (Columbia University) Otis Family Manuscripts, Butler Library Manuscript History, Houghton Library (Harvard University) PUBLISHED COLLECTIONS Charles Francis Adams, ed., Correspondence Between John Adams and Mercy Warrm, Relatingto the "History ofthe American Revolution," MHS, Collections, fifth series, IV (Boston, 1878) L.H. Butterfield, ed., Adams Family Correspondmce (4 vols.; Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963-1973) C. Harvey Gardiner, ed., A Study in Dissent: The Warren-Gerry Correspondence, 1776- 1792 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1968) Warren-Adams Letters: BeingChiefly a Correspondence AmongJohn Adams, Samuel Adams, andlames Warren, MHS, Collections, vols. 72, 73 (1917, 1925) WARREN'S PUBLICATIONS "The Adulateur," Massachusetts Spy, March 26 and April 23, 1772 Boston, 1773 (pamphlet) Magazine ofHistory, 16 (1917-18), pp. 227-259 "The Defeat," Boston Gazette, May 24 and July 19, 1773 Edmund M. Hayes, ed., NEQ, 49 (September 1976), pp. 440-458 "The Group," Boston Gazette, January 23, 1775 Massachusetts Spy, January 26, 1775 Boston: Edes and Gill, 1775 New York: John Anderson, 1775 (The Group, A Farce) xxviii HistRevolV1_i-xliv.indd 29 3/16/12 11:38 AM VOLUME ONE xxix Jamaica, printed; Philadelphia, reprint: James Humphreys, Jr., 1775. (The Group, A Farce) (No copy of the Jamaica edition is available.) "Observations on the New Constitution and on the Federal and State Conventions. By A Columbian Patriot" (Boston, 1788) Reprinted in Paul Leicester Ford, ed., Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, Published During Its Discussion by the People, I 7871788 (Brooklyn, 1888): 1-23, where it is erroneously attributed to Elbridge Gerry. Reprinted in Herbert j. Storing, ed. , The Complete Anti-Federalist (7 vols. ; Chicago, 1981), 4: 270-287 Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous (Boston, 1790) (Includes two dramatic tragedies: "The Sack of Rome" and "The Ladies of Castille." ) Edmund M. Hayes, ed., "The Private Poems of Mercy Otis Warren," NEQ, 54 (June 1981), pp. 199-224 Plays and Poems ofMercy Otis Warren: Facsimile Reproductions Compiled and with an I"troduction by Benjamin Franklin V(Delmar, N.Y.: Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, 1980) (Includes "The Adulateur," "The Defeat," and "The Group"; "The Blockheads" and "The Motley Assembly," the authorship of which is disputed; and the 1790 Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous.) History ofthe Rise, Progress andTermination oftheAmerican Revolution. Interspersed with Biographical, Political and Moral Observations (Boston: Manning and Loring, 1805) Photo-facsimile, New York: A.M.S. Press, 1970 Chapter XXXI reprinted in Herbert j. Storing, ed., The Complete AntiFederalist (7 vols.; Chicago, 1981), 6: 195-249 Secondary Sources The most comprehensive and complete biography ofWarren is Mary Elizabeth Regan, "Pundit and Prophet of the Old Republic: The Life and Times of Mercy Otis Warren, 1728--1814" (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, 1984). Jean Fritz, Cast for a Revolution: Some American Friends and Enemies, 1728-1814 (Boston, 1972) is an admirable study of Warren's life in the context of Massachusetts politics. John j. Waters, Jr., The Otis Family in Provincial and Revolutionary Massachusetts (Chapel Hill, N.C., 1968) is a multigenerational family history which brilliantly illuminates local Massachusetts history as well as that of the Otises. The best short introduction to Warren's thought and writings is Maud Macdonald Hutcheson, "Mercy Warren, 1728-1814," WMQ, third series, 10 (July 1953), pp. 378--402. Arthur H. Shaffer, The Politics of History: Writing the History oftheAmerican Revolution, 1783-1815 (Chicago, 1975) discusses the HistRevolV1_i-xliv.indd 30 3/16/12 11:38 AM xxx IV A R R E N ' S H I S T 0 R Y 0 F T II E R E V 0 L U T I 0 N historical writings of the Revolutionary era, with a focus on the development of a national historiography. William Raymond Smith, History as Argument: Three Patriot Historians ofthe American Revolution (The Hague, 1966) analyzes the historical theories and assumptions of David Ramsay, Mercy Warren, and John Marshall. I have discussed eighteenth-century historical thought generally in The Revolutionary Histories: Contemporary Narratives of the American Revolution (Ithaca, N.Y., 1980), and in "Creating a Useable Future: The Revolutionary Historians and the National Past," in Jack P. Greene, ed., The American Revolution: The UnfinishedAgenda (New York: forthcoming, 1987). I have treated Warren's historical theory in...


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