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Curated by Museum staff since 2013, Read the Revolution features excerpts from thought-provoking books about the American Revolution. Read the Revolution was created with thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Subscribe to get the biweekly Read the Revolution featured excerpts emailed right to your inbox for free.

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Speaker Series

Inspired by the Read the Revolution featured excerpts, the Read the Revolution Speaker Series brings celebrated authors and historians to the Museum for lively, facilitated discussions of their work. Each Read the Revolution Speaker Series program, hosted by Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, includes a special talk and audience Q&A.

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Four quadrant graphic featuring the book covers for My Name is James Madison Hemings, How Benjamin Franklin Became a Revolutionary in Seven (Not-So-Easy) Steps, Colonization and the Wampanoag Story, and Spy Ring.

Summer Reading List: 2024 Young Readers Edition

Posted: June 12, 2024
See our 2024 summer reading list of Revolutionary books that will encourage young readers to explore the past and the people who shaped it.
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When Women Lost the Vote: Young Readers Edition

Posted: October 14, 2020
View a reading list of books for young readers inspired by our special exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807.
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Introductory wall panel in the Witness to Revolution special exhibit with white text on a red background.

Witness to Revolution Exhibit Reading List

Posted: April 24, 2024
See five books recommended by the Museum that explore key people connected to George Washington’s tent and were critical to researching and constructing the exhibition.
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