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This image depicts the book cover of New England’s Remarkable Women by Carole Owens. The cover is pink with white borders on the top and bottom corners. In the center, there is a black framed portrait of a New England woman. She has brown hair with white feathers and is wearing a pink dress.

Remarkable Women of New England

This excerpt from Carole Owens explores women’s various roles and responsibilities between 1754 and 1787, including those of laborers and business owners.
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This image shows the book cover of Revolutionary by Alex Myers. The righthand side of the cover is blue, while the left-hand side is red and white striped. There is a female figure in a blue dress and black boots holding a rifle, which is pointed downward, in her left hand. Only the left side of her body is visible as the rest runs off the cover page. She is on the left side of the book cover.

Revolutionary

Read an excerpt from Alex Myers's historical fiction novel on Deborah Sampson, a woman who joined the Continental Army at the age of 21 disguised as a man.
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The Right to Vote

Read an excerpt from Alexander Keyssar's book, The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States.
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This image depicts the book cover of Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin. The cover shows a sole Indian man in a canoe in the water. His back is toward the viewer and he is looking down. There is a 13-star American flag draped in the background of the cover.

Forgotten Allies

This excerpt recounts how Oneida tribal members found themselves facing increasing pressure to choose sides as the Anglo-American conflict intensified.
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This image shows the book cover of Journal of the American Revolution, Volume 1. The title of the book is written in yellow. The cover is a painting of General George Washington in a blue coat and tan pants with riding boots. His right hand is in a fist on the right side of his waist. He sits on a white horse on snowy ground. Washington is looking to the right and there is another soldier on horseback behind him with his right arm pointed outward with a sword in his hand. The sky behind them is grey.

Turning Point

This excerpt from Todd Andrlik features an article by Thomas Fleming revealing a turning point for General George Washington during the American Revolution
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This image depicts the book cover of Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776. The cover is a white page with the bottom right corner being lifted, as if being turned, to expose a colored image of some of the Founding Fathers.

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor

Read this excerpt where Richard Beeman reminds us the original Independence Day was not viewed so much as a new beginning but as a prelude to full-scale war.
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This image depicts the book cover of Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia’s Black Community 1720-1840 by Gary Nash. It is a white cover with a sepia toned image of a Revolutionary era building with a door and windows on either side and three windows on the second floor. The top of the building is triangular. There are people walking down the street in front of the building.

Forging Freedom

Read this excerpt from Gary Nash that details generations of free blacks as they pursued a secure and dignified existence based on self-employment.
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This image depicts the book cover of Reporting The Revolutionary War by Todd Andrlik. The background is a newspaper article text, black text written on a white background. On the left side of the cover, there is the painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River. On the right side of the book cover, there is a red box with white text written in it that says, “Before it was History, it was news.”

Reporting the Revolutionary War

This excerpt tells how a British decision to confiscate gunpowder from Williamsburg's magazine provoked outrage and action by the city's patriots.
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This image depicts the book cover of They Were Good Soldiers: African Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 by John Rees. The title and the author’s name are written on the bottom of the image in front of a green background the tip of the book cover is a painting of five African American soldiers all in various states of firing and positioning their rifles across a field to an army of British redcoats. One African American solder is on bended knee. To the right of the soldiers is a white Army officers with his arm extended toward the British soldiers. The picture depicts the white army officer instructing the African Americans to fire toward the enemy.

They Were Good Soldiers

In these excerpts from John Rees, Black veterans share details of their service, emancipation, and freedom in the midst of revolutionary ferment.
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Our Sister Republics

Caitlin Fitz investigates South Americans who visited the United States to inspire support and gather supplies for their revolutions back home.
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