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A Sovereign People: The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism
by Carol Berkin
Published: 2017
Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty
by John B. Boles
Published: 2017
Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Published: 2017
The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence
by S. Max Edelson
Published: 2017
Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America
by Kevin R.C. Gutzman
Published: 2017
Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth
by Holger Hoock
Published: 2017

In 1775 the British government was not the limited monarchy we know today. The King was in charge of the executive branch of the government and his duties and powers corresponded, roughly, to those the President now handles in the United States. ... Political parties as we understand them today had yet to be born. England was split into four or five factions, some revolving around a noble Lord such as Marquis of Rockingham, some around a class (the country squires) and roughly on-third of Parliament around the King who, through his executive power, had innumerable jobs, from cabinet post to lucrative sinecures, to dispense among those who supported him.

Thomas Fleming
Now We Are Enemies: The Story of Bunker Hill (1960; reissued 2010)