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This image shows the book cover of The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor. There is an illustration of two white men and three slaves of African descent.

The Internal Enemy

This excerpt from Alan Taylor examines the complex subject of slavery in a state dedicated to liberty and freedom, yet enslaved two-fifths of the population
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A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution

This excerpt includes a journal entry of a young Hessian soldier during the month of July 1781, the summer before the surrender at Yorktown.
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This image shows the book cover of A Fools Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump by Lonnie Bunch, III. A Fool’s Errand is written in golden bold letters, while the subtitle and Lonnie’s name are written in white font. There is a photograph of Lonnie in a suit and his hands folded in front of him. He is smiling at the viewer.

A Fool's Errand

This excerpt of Lonnie Bunch intertwines his personal experiences with the long road that led to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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The image shows the book cover of Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff. The cover is written in red font and the subtitle is written in blue font. There are three circular portraits. On the left is a portrait of a woman, the middle there is a portrait of a Native American, and on the right is a portrait of a gentleman in a red coat.

Liberty's Exiles

This excerpt from Maya Jasanoff illustrates exiled loyalists' experience and what it meant as an American colonist returning to Great Britain after defeat.
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This image shows the book cover of Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip Morgan. The background is white. “Slave Counterpoint” is written in black at the top of the cover. The subtitle is written in a deep red towards the bottom of the cover. There is a mirror image of a slave, in a sepia tone, with a stick in their hand and with their heads pointing downward. The slave is standing on grass.

Slave Counterpoint

This excerpt from Phillip Morgan explains the value of studying slave culture in the eighteenth century and “humanizing the institution of slavery.”
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This image shows the book cover of Rush: Revolution, Madness, and the Visionary Doctor who Became a Founding Father by Stephen Fried. The word “Rush” is written at the top of the cover. There is a portrait Of Benjamin Rush from the chest up and there is writing written over the book cover.

Rush

Read an excerpt from Stephen Fried's biography of Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence and surgeon-general in the Continental Army.
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This image shows the book cover of Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution by Nathan Perl-Rosenthal. It is an illustration of a ship at sea. There is a British flag on the stern of the ship and an American flag on the bow.

Citizen Sailors

This excerpt from Nathan Perl-Rosenthal that examines evolving concepts of identity, nationality, and citizenship in the decades leading to the War of 1812.
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The Valley Forge Winter

This excerpt from Wayne Bodle presents the story of the winter of 1777-1778 during the American Revolution with details that may be new to most readers.
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This image shows the book cover of Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When American Became Independent, May 1-July 4, 1776, by William Hogeland. The title of the book is written at the top of the page and William’s name is written at the bottom. The portrait on the cover shows a group of men on the street and they are burning money. One gentleman, with his back toward the viewer, raises his hat off his head with his right hand.

Declaration

This excerpt by William Hogeland explores the people, backroom politicking, and passions that ignited our pursuit of liberty during the American Revolution.
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This image depicts the book cover of George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. There is a portrait of Gorge Washington. The right side of the portrait runs off the left side of the book cover, so only the left side of his body is visible.

The Secret Six

This excerpt from authors Kilmeade and Yaeger shows George Washington's use of intelligence and counterintelligence, including Culper Spy Ring
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