In a Q&A published alongside a series of Assassin's Creed 3 videos on Amazon, Ubisoft's team historian, Maxime Durand, and Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation writer Matt Turner discuss the texts they used to bring historical context to the games and recommend further reading.
"Opinions of what was going on in the colonies before, during and after the Revolution were extremely diverse," Turner told Amazon. "It was important for us to represent as many differing opinions as we could throughout the story as well as allow those ideas to change as pivotal moments came and went. One strategy for achieving that was representing all the different classes, from the governors, to the Colonial elite to the common man and below. We wanted to allow each strata the ability to express their views which leads to Connor making his own decisions on where he stood in the conflict."
You can check out the four-part video series and the recommended reading list, which includes gems like Lobcocks and Fartleberries: 18th-Century Insults to Confound Your Foes at Amazon's Inside Assassin's Creed 3 website.