History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution
Interspersed with Biographical, Political, and Moral Observations

By Mercy Otis Warren
Edited and Annotated by Lester H. Cohen


Mercy Otis Warren has been described as perhaps the most formidable female intellectual in eighteenth-century America. This work (in the first new edition since 1805) is an exciting and comprehensive study of the events of the American Revolution, from the Stamp Act Crisis of 1765 through the ratification of the Constitution in 1788–1789.

Steeped in the classical, republican tradition, Warren was a strong proponent of the American Revolution. She was also suspicious of the newly emerging commercial republic of the 1780s and hostile to the Constitution from an Anti-Federalist perspective, a position that gave her history some notoriety.

Lester H. Cohen taught history and American Studies at Purdue University.


Jan 1989 | 6 x 9 | 821 Pages

In Two Volumes

Volume 1: Foreword, bibliography, editor's note, list of abbreviations, index. Volume 2: Index for both volumes.


978-0-86597-069-4 Paperback