Nicolson C (2013) The Revolutionary Politics of John Adams, 1760-1775. In: Waldstreicher D (ed.) A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Blackwell Companions to American History Series. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 60-77. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470655585.html
Colin Nicolson provides a critical evaluation of the historiography of John Adams's pre-revolutionary politics and examines the process behind his emergence as a leading figure of the American Revolution.
American Revolution; Massachusetts; John Adams; historiography; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848