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In political science, a revolution (Latin: revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental and relatively sudden change in political power and political organization which occurs when the population revolts against the government, typically due to perceived oppression (political, social, economic) or political incompetence. In book V of the Politics, the Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle (384–322 BC) described two types of political revolution:

  1. Complete change from one constitution to another
  2. Modification of an existing constitution.

Revolutions have occurred through human history and vary widely in terms of methods, duration and motivating ideology. Their results include major changes in culture, economy and socio-political institutions, usually in response to perceived overwhelming autocracy or plutocracy.

Scholarly debates about what does and does not constitute a revolution center on several issues. Early studies of revolutions primarily analyzed events in European history from a psychological perspective, but more modern examinations include global events and incorporate perspectives from several social sciences, including sociology and political science. Several generations of scholarly thought on revolutions have generated many competing theories and contributed much to the current understanding of this complex phenomenon.

Notable revolutions in recent centuries include the creation of the United States through the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the French Revolution (1789–1799), the Spanish American wars of independence (1808–1826), the European Revolutions of 1848, the Russian Revolution in 1917, the Chinese Revolution of the 1940s, the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the Iranian Revolution in 1979, and the European Revolutions of 1989.

Revolution Media

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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... More

[View of Boston] / J. Turner.

[View of Boston] / J. Turner.

Print shows bird's-eye view of Boston, Massachusetts, with view of Native hunting and a palm tree in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The American Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Bo... More

A view of the City of Boston the capital of New England, in North America / drawn on the spot by his excellency Governor Pownal.

A view of the City of Boston the capital of New England, in North Amer...

Print shows view of Boston, Massachusetts, from Cambridge looking across the Charles River; a shortened view with reduced skyline. Title from item. Print attributed to Pierre Charles Canot.

Virginia Marylandia et Carolina in America Septentrionali ..

Virginia Marylandia et Carolina in America Septentrionali ..

Cartouche showing European traders and Natives in tropical setting around a large skin with title text. Title from item. Illus. in: Atlas geographicvs maior ... / per Iohannem Baptistam Homannvm. Norimbergae :... More

Map ornament showing a Native family and a large bison, a pelican perched on a rock below, and above, two Natives pour water from a cornucopia, a opossum hangs by its tail from the border

Map ornament showing a Native family and a large bison, a pelican perc...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Atlas geographicvs maior ... / per Iohannem Baptistam Homannvm. Norimbergae : Curantibus Homannianis Heredibus, 1753-59 [i.e., 1781 ; v. 1, 1759], no. 139. Published ... More

Cartouche showing a French missionary, a trapper, and a naked Native around a large skin with text, above a view of Niagara Falls around which are many beaver

Cartouche showing a French missionary, a trapper, and a naked Native a...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Atlas geographicvs maior ... / per Iohannem Baptistam Homannvm. Norimbergae : Curantibus Homannianis Heredibus, 1753-59 [i.e., 1781 ; v. 1, 1759], no. 139. Published ... More

The south prospect of the city of New York in America

The south prospect of the city of New York in America

Print shows the waterfront on the south side of New York City with ships and boats in the foreground; prominent features numbered, legend not included.

A perspective view of Montreal in Canada

A perspective view of Montreal in Canada

Print shows a view of Montréal from across the Saint Lawrence River.

The great financier, or British economy for the years 1763, 1764, 1765

The great financier, or British economy for the years 1763, 1764, 1765

Print shows George Grenville holding a balance with scales "Debts" and "Savings", the debt far outweighs savings; among those in line to contribute their savings is a Native American woman representing America,... More

This is the place to affix the stamp

This is the place to affix the stamp

Print shows a skull and crossbones representation of the official stamp required by the Stamp Act of 1765. Title from item. Illus. in: The Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser, 1765 October 24. American 1... More

The tomb-stone

The tomb-stone

Print shows several men, George Grenville, Lord Bute, the Duke of Bedford, and, as a small dog wearing clerical robes, Dr. W. Scott, labeled "AntiSejanus", dancing on a sarcophagus with bas-reliefs of "Britanni... More

The Pennsylvania journal and weekly advertiser - expiring: in hopes of a resurrection to life again / William Bradford.

The Pennsylvania journal and weekly advertiser - expiring: in hopes of...

Print shows the masthead for The Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser with a skull and crossbones representation of the official stamp required by the Stamp Act of 1765, "An emblem of the effects of the S... More

The statue, or the adoration of the wise-men of the west

The statue, or the adoration of the wise-men of the west

Print shows Dr. W. Scott on a pedestal, he is wearing clerical robes, a crown fashioned from tobacco leaves, and holding a branch from an apple tree in his right hand and a picture of the tax stamp; around the ... More

The new country dance, as danced at C****, July the 30th 1766

The new country dance, as danced at C****, July the 30th 1766

Print shows a number of prominent figures in a line dancing, above the dancers is John Wilkes riding behind a witch on a broom, he is defecating on Lord Bute; other dancers include the Prince of Wales, William ... More

The triumph of America

The triumph of America

Print shows William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, driving a triumphal carriage in which rides a Native American representing America. The carriage is drawn by a team of six horses, "Royal Oak, Crafty, Weathe... More

Amerique

Amerique

Print shows America as a woman wearing feathered skirt and robe, in a border design for a map. Title from item. Illus. in: Atlas ecclésiastique / Louis Brion de la Tour. Paris : Desnos, 1766. Published in: The ... More

Common-wealth - the colossus

Common-wealth - the colossus

Print shows William Pitt walking on stilts; the right stilt, labeled "Sedition", points to New York, the left, labeled "Popularity", is firmly planted in London. He uses one crutch, labeled "Pension", for suppo... More

[The repeal or the funeral of Miss Ame=Stamp]

[The repeal or the funeral of Miss Ame=Stamp]

Print shows a funeral procession on the banks of the Thames, with warehouses in a line in the background, one of which is inscribed "The Sheffield and Birmingham Warehouse Goods now ship'd for America." George ... More

A political, anatomical, satirical, lecture on heads and no heads; as exhibited at St. J--ms's 1766

A political, anatomical, satirical, lecture on heads and no heads; as ...

Print shows the Earl of Bute holding up a bust of William Pitt as the starting point of his lecture on "Heads and No Heads"; on a table before him and on a shelf to the left are several busts identified by numb... More

A view of the fall of Montmorenci and the attack made by General Wolfe, on the French intrenchments near Beauport, with the Grenadiers of the army, July 31 1759 Vue de la chûte ou Saût de Montmorenci et de l'attaque des retrenchments Francois près de Beauport, par le Général Wolfe avec le Grenadiers de l'armée le 31 Juillet 1759 / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Hervey Smyth ; engraved by Wm. Elliot.

A view of the fall of Montmorenci and the attack made by General Wolfe...

Print shows British warships on the Saint Lawrence River disembark troops below cliffs at the Plains of Abraham, waterfall in the foreground. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robe... More

A view of Louisburg in North America, taken near the light house when that city was besieged in 1758 Vue de Louisburg, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, prise du fanal durant le dernier siege en 1758 / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Ince of the 35th Regt. ; engraved by P. Canot.

A view of Louisburg in North America, taken near the light house when ...

Print shows view from the headlands above the lighthouse, with ships in the harbor, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, center, and distant view of the harbor. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhil... More

The lord god omnipotent reigneth - let all the earth rejoice! / P. Revere.

The lord god omnipotent reigneth - let all the earth rejoice! / P. Rev...

Print shows Britannia, wearing crown, seated on a throne and Liberty seated at her feet; behind them, to the left, two ships collide in storm-tossed seas, and on a cloud above them are two angels, the one on th... More

A view of the City of Quebec, the capital of Canada, taken partly from Pointe des Peres, and partly on board the vanguard man of war, by Captain Hervey Smyth Vue de la ville de Québec, capitale du Canada, prise en partie de la Ponte des Peres, et en partie àbord de l'avantgarde vaisseau de guerre, par le Cape. Hervey Smyth / / P. Benazech sculp.

A view of the City of Quebec, the capital of Canada, taken partly from...

Print shows warships on the Saint Lawrence River with the city of Québec in the background. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Street, Thos. Jefferys... More

An east view of Montreal, in Canada Vue orientale de Montréal, en Canada / / drawn on the spot by Thomas Patten ; engraved by P. Canot.

An east view of Montreal, in Canada Vue orientale de Montréal, en Cana...

Print shows a view of Montréal from across the Saint Lawrence River, with ships in the foreground, and a legend identifying the General Hospital, the "Recollects," St. Sulpicius, the nunnery, the Jesuit's Churc... More

A south east view of the city of New York, in North America Vue de sud est de la ville de New York, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale / / drawn on the spot by Thomas Howdell, of the Royal Artillery ; engraved by P. Canot.

A south east view of the city of New York, in North America Vue de sud...

Print shows two men sitting on a knoll under a tree in the foreground and a distant view of New York City with King's College, now Columbia University, the most prominent building visible. Title from item. Prin... More

A north view of Pensacola, on the Island of Santa Rosa / drawn by Dom. Serres.

A north view of Pensacola, on the Island of Santa Rosa / drawn by Dom....

Print shows view of Pensacola from aboard ship with boats in the foreground.

A view of Charles Town the capital of South Carolina in North America Vue de Charles Town capitale de la Carolina du Sud dans l'Amérique Septentrionale engraved by C. Canot from an original painting of T. Mellish, in the collection of Mr. John Bowles

A view of Charles Town the capital of South Carolina in North America ...

Print shows ships in the harbor at Charleston, South Carolina, with distant view of the city in the background. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robt. Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Str... More

A view of the of the Pierced Island, a remarkable rock in the Gulf of St. Laurence - two leagues to the southward of Gaspée Bay Vuë de l'Isle Percée, rocher remarquable dans le Golfe St. Laurent a 2 lieues au sud de la Baye de Gaspe / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Hery. Smyth ; engraved by P. Canot.

A view of the of the Pierced Island, a remarkable rock in the Gulf of ...

Print shows a warship in the foreground approaching rock formation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Street, Thos. Je... More

The north star

The north star

Print shows Lord Bute seated on clouds from behind which project rays of the sun, he holds a cat-o'-nine-tails in one hand, a purse in the other, his feet rest on an open volume of "the Laws of England". To his... More

A view of Miramichi, a French settlement in the Gulf of St. Laurence, destroyed by Brigadier Murray detached by General Wolfe for that purpose, from the Bay of Gaspe Vue de Miramichi establissement Francois dans le Golfe de St. Laurent, détruit par le Brigadier Murray, détaché a cet effet de la Baye de Gaspé, par le Général Wolfe / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Hervey Smyth ; etch'd by Paul Sandby ; retouched by P. Benazech.

A view of Miramichi, a French settlement in the Gulf of St. Laurence, ...

Print shows a detail of British troops in small boats approaching a French settlement. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Street, Thos. Jefferys the ... More

[Britannia, full-length portrait, left profile, seated, holding olive branch in right hand and staff topped with liberty cap in left hand] / G.B. Cipriani inv. ; F. Bartolozzi sculp.

[Britannia, full-length portrait, left profile, seated, holding olive ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Continued corruption, standing armies, and popular contents considered ... / William Bollan. London : Printed by J. Almon, 1768, frontispiece. Published in: The Americ... More

A view of Cape Rouge or Carouge, nine miles above the City of Quebec on the north shore of the river St. Laurence - from this place 1500 chosen troops at the break of day fell down the river on the ebb of tide to the place of landing 13 Sept. 1759 Vue de Cap Rouge vulgairement Carouge, a 9 miles au dessus de la ville de Québec - sur le bord septentrional de la riviere de St. Laurent - c'est de Carouge que 1500 himmes de troupes choisies descendirent avec la marée au lieu de debarquement 13 Sept. 1759 / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Hervey Smyth ; engraved by Peter Mazell.

A view of Cape Rouge or Carouge, nine miles above the City of Quebec o...

Print shows a ship on the Saint Lawrence River with a rowboat of troops disembarking at a point above the city of Québec. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 53 i... More

John Wilkes, Esq.

John Wilkes, Esq.

Print shows John Wilkes, half-length portrait, flanked by Hercules crushing a snake with his foot and Minerva wearing helmet and holding a spear. Title from item. Illus. in: Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, .... ... More

The conference

The conference

Print shows William Beckford rebuking Thomas Harley beneath which is printed a petition containing 14 points, "Instructions given to Sir Robert Ladbrooke, Knt. William Beckford, Esq; the Right Hon. Thomas Harle... More

Frontispiece to the Middlesex Petition

Frontispiece to the Middlesex Petition

Broadside showing, above three columns of text (comprising the petition), George III seated on his throne receiving several men, one, kneeling before him, presents the petition, on May 24th 1769. Title from ite... More

The city carriers

The city carriers

Print shows Samuel Turner, Lord Mayor of London, at the head of a procession, alongside Liberty, to present the petition of the Livery of London to the king. Truth rides sidesaddle on a donkey followed by Willi... More

The times - taken from an original character which appear'd at the masquerade at Lincoln, Decr. the 21st 1769

The times - taken from an original character which appear'd at the mas...

Print shows the figure of a man draped with ribbons labeled with the issues of the times.

The Chevalier D'--n producing his evidence against certain persons

The Chevalier D'--n producing his evidence against certain persons

Print shows opposing groups of government officials; Chevalier D'Eon, portrayed as an ape, vomits on Lord Bute who stands before other members of the Duke of Grafton's ministry and astride the Earl of Hillsboro... More

The ever-memorable peace-makers settling their accounts

The ever-memorable peace-makers settling their accounts

Print shows the Duke of Bedford, the Earl of Bute, and Lord Holland portrayed as a fox, with the Devil behind him, seated at a table. Lord Holland writes in a ledger labeled "Unacd Millions". Title from item. C... More

The machine to go without asses

The machine to go without asses

Print shows George III and Liberty riding in a carriage labeled "Magna Charta" as it passes over the Duke of Grafton, the Earl of Bute, Lord Holland, and Lord Mansfield. Title from item. Design'd & engrav'd for... More

The massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770, ...

The massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770, ...

Print shows British troops firing on citizens in Boston. Title from item. Caption continues: in which Messrs Saml. Gray, Saml. Maverick, James Caldwell, Crispus Attucks, Patrick Carr were killed, six other woun... More

Le General Arnold un des chefs de l'armée Anglo-Americaine.

Le General Arnold un des chefs de l'armée Anglo-Americaine.

Benedict Arnold, half-length portrait, facing front, wearing uniform; in oval with ornate border.

Wide o'er the ocean while Britannia reigns / Bonnor, del. et sculp.

Wide o'er the ocean while Britannia reigns / Bonnor, del. et sculp.

Print shows a Roman soldier guiding Britannia, with key in hand, to a temple, the crests of France and Spain lie on the ground before her, and at her side a cherub carries her shield and lance. Title from item.... More

Bunker's Hill on N. York Island

Bunker's Hill on N. York Island

Drawing shows distant view of wooded landscape with a few buildings. Title from item. Inscriptions on front are difficult to decipher. Inscribed in ink on the back: Montresor. Possibly owned or drawn by John Mo... More

[A tarred and feathered man standing on hands and feet with a rope attached to upper thighs and held by a man standing at left; the man on all fours looks back at a wild-eyed devil standing behind him]

[A tarred and feathered man standing on hands and feet with a rope att...

Title from item. Possibly from series published by Carrington Bowles; see Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5232. Forms part of: Briti... More

[Britannia frees the dove of peace]

[Britannia frees the dove of peace]

Newspaper masthead illustration showing Britannia freeing the dove of peace. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The Boston Gazette, and Country Journal, no. 769 (1770 January 1), title page. Published i... More

[The coffin of Patrick Carr]

[The coffin of Patrick Carr]

Print shows section of newspaper column with illustration of the coffin bearing skull and crossbones and the initials of Patrick Carr, who died from wounds received during the Boston Massacre. Title devised by ... More

The hon. James Otis, jun. Esq.

The hon. James Otis, jun. Esq.

Print shows James Otis, bust portrait, flanked by Hercules crushing a snake with his foot and Minerva holding a staff topped with a liberty cap. Title from item. Illus. in: Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, .... B... More

Vue de la Riviere et l'Isle de Courou dans la Guyane francoise, ou deb́arque les Européens pour l'Isle Cayenne

Vue de la Riviere et l'Isle de Courou dans la Guyane francoise, ou deb...

Print shows activity along a shoreline of a river in Kourou, French Guiana. Title from item. Printed at head of title in reverse: L'Isle de Courou. Printed at top right: 39. Printed at bottom left: A Paris chez... More

The courtiers assembled, on hearing the news of the death of the Rt. Honble. Wm. Beckford

The courtiers assembled, on hearing the news of the death of the Rt. H...

Print shows a group of ministers seated around a table commenting on the news of William Beckford's death. Depicted are Jeremiah Dyson, John Montagu Sandwich, William Murray Mansfield, Sir Fletcher Norton, Augu... More

[Four coffins of men killed in the Boston Massacre]

[Four coffins of men killed in the Boston Massacre]

Print shows section of newspaper column with illustration of four coffins bearing skull and crossbones and the initials of those killed: Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell, and Crispus Attucks. Title ... More

Vue du port Philadelphie - dans l'Amérique - graveé d'aprés le tableau de Vernet / Vernet pinxit.

Vue du port Philadelphie - dans l'Amérique - graveé d'aprés le tableau...

Print of an idealized, European view of the port of Philadelphia showing buildings on the waterfront of the Delaware River, a boat in the foreground, and a windmill on the right.

[Cartouche showing allegory on America] / G.F. Lotter sculps.

[Cartouche showing allegory on America] / G.F. Lotter sculps.

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Atlas novus sive tabulae geographicae ... / Tobias Conrad Lotter. Augustae Vindelicorum : [1772?], no. 6. Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints;... More

The right honourable William Pitt, Earl of Chatham

The right honourable William Pitt, Earl of Chatham

Print shows William Pitt, bust portrait; medallion above eight lines of verse. Title from item. Illus. in: Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, .... Boston : 1772, title page (cover). Published in: The American Revol... More

Castle William

Castle William

Drawing shows a distant view of Castle William, a British fortification on an island in Boston Harbor. Title from item. Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 gra... More

King George II, crowned June 11, 1727 - King George III, crowned Oct. 25, 1760

King George II, crowned June 11, 1727 - King George III, crowned Oct. ...

Print shows right profile bust portraits of King George II and King George III wearing laurel wreaths. Title from item. Illus. in: Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, ... (Boston, Mass.). Boston, 1774, p. 6. Publish... More

Liberty triumphant; or the downfall of oppression

Liberty triumphant; or the downfall of oppression

Political cartoon shows New England colonists' response to the British Tea Tax, enacted by Lord North's ministry in 1773, superimposed over a map of the Northern and Middle British Colonies. Title from item. Pr... More

His majesty King George the III - contemplating a medal of King Alfred

His majesty King George the III - contemplating a medal of King Alfred

Print shows King George III, full-length portrait, wearing coronation robes, standing in library with seal of England over the doorway; he holds a medal with portrait of Alfred the Great. Title from item. Illus... More

[View of the entrance to White Haven]

[View of the entrance to White Haven]

Print shows three islands at entrance to White Haven: Cape Martingo, Three Top Island, and Whitehead Island; illustration printed at bottom of chart.

Secretary Pitt

Secretary Pitt

Print shows William Pitt, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left; medallion. Title from item. Illus. in: The Annual Register of World Events. Dublin : J. Exshaw, 1774, p. 483. Published in: The Ameri... More

Charles Gravier comte de Vergennes - conseiller d'Etat ordinaire, ministre et secretaire d'Etat et chef du conseil royal des finances / Callet pinxt ; Vangelisti sculp.

Charles Gravier comte de Vergennes - conseiller d'Etat ordinaire, mini...

Print shows Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right, seated at ornately carved desk featuring portrait of Louis XVI. Includes armorial shield below portrait. Ti... More

The Parlmt. dissolved, or, the Devil turn'd fortune teller / design'd & engrav'd by G. Terry, Paternoster Row.

The Parlmt. dissolved, or, the Devil turn'd fortune teller / design'd ...

Print shows Lord North and another minister with the Devil who has conjured a Native male figure, representing America, standing on a prostrate soldier and holding a building, representing Parliament, from whic... More

A political lesson / J. Dixon invenit et fecit.

A political lesson / J. Dixon invenit et fecit.

Print shows a rearing black stallion (possibly representing America) which has thrown its rider (possibly representing England). The rider has struck his head on a mile marker "To Boston VI miles" behind which ... More

Britain, America, at length be friends ...

Britain, America, at length be friends ...

Print shows America, as a Native woman, shaking hands with Britannia with the goddess Concord standing between them holding a globe and an olive branch. Ships in a busy port are in the background, and a lion, l... More

A perspective view of the town and fortifications of Montreal in Canada / D. Pomarede sculp.

A perspective view of the town and fortifications of Montreal in Canad...

Print shows a bird's-eye view of the fortifications at Montréal from above the Saint Lawrence River. Title from item. Illus. in: The Annual Register of World Events. Dublin : J. Exshaw, 1774, p. 407. Published ... More

The harbour and part of the town of Havannah

The harbour and part of the town of Havannah

Print shows ship on the left in the foreground in the channel at the entrance to Havana; the city seen at right behind wall. Title from item. This record contains unverified, old data from Cresswell, 1975. Illu... More

The Whitehall pump

The Whitehall pump

Print shows Lord North pumping water from a water fountain topped with the head of George III onto the prostrate bodies of Britannia and a Native figure representing America. Several ministers and judges look o... More

The colossus of the North; or the striding Boreas

The colossus of the North; or the striding Boreas

Print shows Lord North, astride a stream flowing from Westminster Hall, standing on two blocks labeled "Tyranny" and "Venality"; flowing down stream are members of Parliament, at the head of the stream stands J... More

The mitred minuet

The mitred minuet

Print shows four Anglican bishops joining hands and dancing around a copy of the "Quebec Bill" which lies at their feet, on the left, Lord Bute, playing the bagpipes, and Lord North stand with another minister ... More

A new method of macarony making, as practised at Boston

A new method of macarony making, as practised at Boston

Print shows two men with a tarred and feathered customs officer, they are forcing him to drink from a large teapot. The man has a short piece of rope around his neck which may have been attached to the piece of... More

The dissolution of P[arliamen]t

The dissolution of P[arliamen]t

Print shows members of Parliament riding in a large carriage past a building commemorating "John Wilkes Esqr."

[A scene in the West Indies showing Natives on the beach with a British sailor and three large casks, and two ships in the harbor]

[A scene in the West Indies showing Natives on the beach with a Britis...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The West-India atlas; or, A compendious description of the West-Indies: illustrated with 40 correct charts and maps, taken from actual surveys.... / Thomas Jefferys, G... More

Virtual representation, 1775

Virtual representation, 1775

Print shows Lord Bute aiming a blunderbuss at a man representing colonial America; a member of Parliament, pointing at the American, tells Bute "I give you that man's money for my use", to which the American re... More

Frontispiece - when fell debate & civil wars shall cease ...

Frontispiece - when fell debate & civil wars shall cease ...

Print shows an allegorical scene with three female figures, seated on the left is America, standing center, on clouds, is Peace holding an olive branch in her right hand raised toward an airy "Temple of Commerc... More

A certain cabinet junto / P. Revere, sc.

A certain cabinet junto / P. Revere, sc.

Print shows King George III, speechless (his caption balloon is empty), seated on the right in a high-backed chair at a table, with Lord North seated opposite presenting a paper to the King that states "for the... More

A front view of the lines taken from the advanced post near Browns house

A front view of the lines taken from the advanced post near Browns hou...

Print shows two cheval-de-frise and two buildings in the middle distance. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.W. Des Barres, .... More

[Liberty triumphs over Tyranny] / Isaac Taylor del et sculp.

[Liberty triumphs over Tyranny] / Isaac Taylor del et sculp.

Print shows a female figure holding staff topped with liberty cap, representing Liberty, standing over Tyranny in a pastoral setting.

An old fox tarr'd and feather'd

An old fox tarr'd and feather'd

Print shows title page illustration of caricature of John Wesley as a fox in clerical robes. Title from item. Illus. in: An old fox tarr'd and feather'd / Augustus Montague Toplady. London : Printed for M. Lewi... More

Plan of the town & fortifications of Montreal or ville Marie in Canada - view of the town &c of Montreal / Aitkin sc.

Plan of the town & fortifications of Montreal or ville Marie in Canada...

Print shows map "Plan of the town & fortifications of Montreal or ville Marie in Canada" on the Saint Lawrence River, with insert, after D. Pomarede (see no. 352), "View of the town &c of Montreal" which the fo... More

[A Native American presents map to Europe?] / R.R. inv & fect.

[A Native American presents map to Europe?] / R.R. inv & fect.

Print shows the interior of a temple, a Native bowing on one knee and presenting a map to a female figure (Liberty?) sitting on a throne on a pedestal and holding a long staff topped with a liberty cap; a cheru... More

New York, May 8, 1775. Extract of a letter from Philadelphia, to a gentleman in this City, dated the 6th instant. Yesterday evening Dr. Franklin arrived here from Londin in six weeks, which he left the 20th of March, which has given great joy to

New York, May 8, 1775. Extract of a letter from Philadelphia, to a gen...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 108, Folder 19.

The Scotch Butchery, Boston, 1775

The Scotch Butchery, Boston, 1775

Print shows Lords Bute and Mansfield conferring, to their right stands Simon Fraser and Lord Wedderburn, "Deputies" to the aforenamed. On the far right are soldiers wearing Highland dress (of the 71st Regiment ... More

Fresh intelligence. Monday. November 6, 1775. Williamsburg, (Virginia) Oct. 28. After Lord Dunmore, with his troops and the navy, had been for several weeks seizing the persons and property of his Majesty's peaceable subjects in this colony, on

Fresh intelligence. Monday. November 6, 1775. Williamsburg, (Virginia)...

Evans 14707.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 144, Folder 12.

Long Island open on the north side of Nicks Mate Island

Long Island open on the north side of Nicks Mate Island

Print shows islands (Long Island Head, Gallop Island, and Nix's Mate) in Boston Harbor and a distant view, on the right, of Boston. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the... More

The congress / P.E.D. inv. & delin. ; R. Aitkin sculp.

The congress / P.E.D. inv. & delin. ; R. Aitkin sculp.

Print shows title page illustration of a female figure, representing America, sitting amidst implements of war. Title from item. Illus. in: The Pennsylvania magazine: or, American monthly museum. Philadelphia :... More

Miss V-gh-n [and] the American hero

Miss V-gh-n [and] the American hero

Print shows cameo portraits of an American woman, Miss Vaughan and William Howe. Title from item. Illus. in: The town and country magazine, or, Universal repository of knowledge, instruction, and entertainment.... More

A view of the country towards Dorchester, taken from the advanced works on Boston Neck

A view of the country towards Dorchester, taken from the advanced work...

Print shows open countryside looking toward Dorchester, Massachusetts, with soldiers in redoubt on the left. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Br... More

A view of Boston from Dorchester Neck / Wm. Pierre delin.

A view of Boston from Dorchester Neck / Wm. Pierre delin.

Print shows view across harbor of Boston from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.W. Des Barres, ..... More

Boston from Willis Creek / Wm. Pierre delin.

Boston from Willis Creek / Wm. Pierre delin.

Print shows distant view of Boston from across river. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.W. Des Barres, .... London : 1777-17... More