I used many resources to guide my research for Hamilton and Peggy! The ones listed below proved to be the most helpful and comprehensive. If you’d like to learn more about this fascinating time in American history, these are excellent places to begin your own research.


The Schuyler Family:

Cunningham, Anna K. Schuyler Mansion: A Critical Catalogue of the Furnishings & Decorations. Albany: New York State Education Department, 1955.

Cushman, Paul. Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father. Amherst: Modern Memoirs Publishing, 2010. Print.

Egly, T.W., Jr. General Schuyler’s Guard. 1986. Print.

Gerlach, Don R. “Philip Schuyler and the New York Frontier in 1781.” The New-York Historical Society Quarterly 53 (1969): 148–181. Print.

———. “After Saratoga: The General, His Lady, and ‘Gentleman Johnny’ Burgoyne.” New York History 52.1 (1971): 4–30. JSTOR. Web. 14 July 2016.

———. Proud Patriot: Philip Schuyler and the War of Independence, 1775–1783. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1987. Print.

Grant, Anne MacVicar. Memoirs of an American Lady: With Sketches of Manners and Scenery in America, as They Existed Previous to the Revolution. New York, 1845. Print.

Halsey, Francis Whiting. “General Schuyler’s Part in the Burgoyne Campaign.” Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association 12 (1913): 109–118. JSTOR. Web. 14 July 2016.

Humphreys, Mary Gay. Women of Colonial and Revolutionary Times: Catherine Schuyler; With Portrait. Leopold Classic Library, 1897. Print.

Mayer, Brantz. Journal of Charles Carroll of Carrollton: During His Visit to Canada in 1776. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1876. Print.

Phelan, Helene. The Man Who Owned the Pistols: John Barker Church and His Family. Interlaken: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1981. Print.

Saffron, Morris H. Surgeon to Washington: Dr. John Cochran (1730–1807). New York: Columbia University Press, 1977. Print.

Tuckerman, Bayard. Life of General Philip Schuyler, 1733–1804. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1903. Print.


Alexander Hamilton:

Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton. New York: Penguin Books, 2004. Print.

Flexner, James Thomas. The Young Hamilton: A Biography. New York: Fordham University Press, 1997. Print.

Larson, Harold. “Alexander Hamilton: The Fact and Fiction of His Early Years.” The William and Mary Quarterly 9.2 (1952): 139–151. JSTOR. Web. 14 July 2016.

Schachner, Nathan. “Alexander Hamilton Viewed by His Friends: The Narratives of Robert Troup and Hercules Mulligan.” The William and Mary Quarterly 4.2 (1947): 203–225. JSTOR. Web. 14 July 2016.

Syrett, Harold C., and Jacob E. Cooke. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. Vol.1 and 2. New York: Columbia University Press, 1962. Print.


Hamilton: The Musical:

Miranda, Lin-Manuel, and Jeremy McCarter. Hamilton: The Revolution. New York: Grand Central Publishing and Melcher Media, 2016. Print.


Women in the American Revolution:

Berkin, Carol. Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence. New York: Random House, 2005. Print.

Bleecker, Ann Eliza. The Posthumous Works of Ann Eliza Bleeker in Prose and Verse: To Which is Added a Collection of Essays, Prose and Poetical. Gale, Sabin Americana, 2012. Print.

Good, Cassandra A. Founding Friendships: Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Print.

North, Louise V., Landa M. Freeman, and Janet M. Wedge. In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation, 1765–1799. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2011. Print.

Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750–1800. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1980. Print.

Stevens, John Austin, William Abbatt, Henry Phelps Johnston, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, and Nathan Gillett Pond. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries. Vol. 1. New York: A.S. Barnes & Company, 1877. Print.


George and Martha Washington:

Chernow, Ron. Washington: A Life. New York: Penguin Books, 2011. Print.

Fleming, Thomas. The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers. New York: Harper Collins, 2009. Print.

Keller, Kate Van Winkle, and Charles Cyril Hendrickson. George Washington: A Biography in Social Dance. Sandy Hook: The Hendrickson Group, 1998. Print.

Philbrick, Nathaniel. Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. New York: Penguin Random House, 2016. Print.

Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth. Martha Washington. Cambridge, 1897. Print.


Washington’s Aides-de-Camp:

Beall, Mary S. “The Military and Private Secretaries of George Washington.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, DC 1 (1897): 89–118. JSTOR. Web. 1 February 2017.

Lefkowitz, Arthur S. George Washington’s Indispensable Men: The 32 Aides-de-Camp Who Helped Win American Independence. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2003. Print.

Steiner, Bernard Christian. The Life and Correspondence of James McHenry: Secretary of War under Washington and Adams. The Burrows Brothers Company, 1907. Print.

Tilghman, Tench. Memoir of Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman, Secretary and Aid to Washington: Together with an Appendix, Containing Revolutionary Journals and Letters. 1876. Print.


Journals of Continental Soldiers:

Fisher, Elijah. Elijah Fisher’s Journal While in the War for Independence, and Continued Two Years after He Came to Maine, 1775–1784. Augusta: Press of Badger and Manley, 1880. Print.

Martin, Joseph Plumb. A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier. New York: Signet Classics, 2010. Print.

Rochambeau, Count de, and M. W. E. Wright. “What France Did for America: Memoirs of Rochambeau.” The North American Review. 205.738 (1917): 788–802. JSTOR. Web. 29 August 2016.

Thacher, James, M.D. A Military Journal during the American Revolutionary War, from 1775 to 1783. Boston: Cottons & Barnard, 1827.


The French and Hessians during the Revolutionary War:


Acomb, Evelyn M. The Revolutionary Journal of Baron Ludwig von Closen, 1780–1783. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1958.

Brown, Marvin L., Jr. Baroness von Reidesel and the American Revolution: Journal and Correspondence of a Tour of Duty, 1776–1783. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1965.

Chastellux, Francois Jean. Travels in North America, in the Years 1780–81–82. New York, 1828. Print.

Jones, T. Cole. “Displaying the Ensigns of Harmony: The French Army in Newport, 1780–1781.” The New England Quarterly Vol. 85, No. 3 (September 2012), pp. 430–467. JSTOR.

Kennett, Lee. The French Forces in America, 1780–1783. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1977. Print.

Selig, Robert A. “A German Soldier in America, 1780–1783: The Journal of Georg Daniel Flohr.” The William and Mary Quarterly 50.3 (1993): 575–590. JSTOR. Web. 22 August 2016.

Stevens, John Austin. “The French in Rhode Island.” The Magazine of American History July 1879. Vol. III, No. 7.


The Iroquois:

Glatthaar, Joseph T., and James Kirby Martin. Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution. New York: Hill and Wang, 2007. Print.



Cunningham, John T. The Uncertain Revolution: Washington & the Continental Army at Morristown. West Creek: Cormorant Publishing, 2007. Print.

Mills, Weymer Jay. Historic Houses of New Jersey. Bibliolife. Print.

Rae, John W. Morristown: A Military Headquarters of the American Revolution. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2002. Print.


Espionage during the Revolution:

Daigler, Kenneth A. Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2014. Print.

Kaplan, Roger. “The Hidden War: British Intelligence Operations during the American Revolution.” The William and Mary Quarterly 47.1 (1990): 115–138. JSTOR. Web. 23 February 2017.

Nagy, John A. George Washington’s Secret Spy War: The Making of America’s First Spymaster. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2016. Print.

Rose, Alexander. Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring. New York: Random House, 2006. Print.

Stone, William L. “Schuyler’s Faithful Spy: An Incident in the Burgoyne Campaign.” The Magazine of American History Vol. II, (1878). pp. 414–419.


New York during the Revolution:


Albany Chronicles: A History of the City Arranged Chronologically, From the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time; Illustrated with Many Historical Pictures of Rarity and Reproductions of the Robert C. Pruyn Collection of the Mayors of Albany. Albany: Albany Institute and Historical and Art Society. Print.

Roberts, Warren. A Place in History: Albany in the Age of Revolution, 1775–1825. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010. Print

Schecter, Barnet. The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution. New York: Penguin Books, 2002. Print.


Benedict Arnold and Peggy Shippen:

Jacob, Mark, and Stephen H. Case. Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, the Woman behind Benedict Arnold’s Plot to Betray America. Guilford: Lyons Press, 2012.

Philbrick, Nathaniel. Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. New York: Penguin Random House, 2016. Print.

Stuart, Nancy Rubin. Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married. Boston: Beacon Press, 2013. Print.

Sheinkin, Steve. The Notorious Benedict Arnold. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2010. Print.


Clothing in Colonial America:

Baumgarten, Linda. Eighteenth-Century Clothing at Williamsburg. Williamsburg: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1986. Print.

———. What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America. Williamsburg: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2002. Print.\

Baumgarten, Linda, John Watson, and Florine Carr. Costume Close-Up: Clothing Construction and Pattern, 1750–1790. Williamsburg: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1999.

Riley, Mara, and Cathy Johnson. Whatever Shall I Wear? A Guide to Assembling a Woman’s Basic 18th Century Wardrobe. Graphics/Fine Art Press, 2002. Print.



Alexander Hamilton, PBS.

George Washington,MGM.

George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King,PBS.

John Adams,HBO.

Lafayette: The Lost Hero,PBS.

Liberty! The American Revolution, PBS.

The Crossing,A&E.


Collected Papers:

The Founders Online website, created by the National Archives, is an extraordinary database of letters between the Founding Fathers and their families, compatriots, and friends:

Philip Schuyler’s Papers at the NYPL: