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This image depicts the book cover of The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard. The title is written in blue text and the cover is a painting of a countryside.

The Midwife's Revolt

Read an excerpt from Jodi Daynard's historical fiction novel about a woman confronting life and widowhood during the American Revolution.
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The Perils of Peace by Thomas Fleming

The Perils of Peace

This excerpt from Thomas Fleming describes the political reaction in Britain immediately after the surrender at Yorktown, Virginia
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This image depicts the book cover of The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence by T.H. Breen. The bottom of the book cover is black, and the author’s name is written in white text. The middle of the cover is white, and the text is written in red and black. And the top of the cover is an image of ships docking and people on the docks.

The Marketplace of Revolution

This excerpt from T.H. Breen looks at how one city’s rebellion, the Boston Tea Party, became an entire people’s war and created a common cause of America.
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The image depicts the book cover of The American Revolution a Historical Guidebook. Frances H. Kennedy is the editor of the book. The book cover is a photograph of the Liberty Bell. The background is dark, but there is a stream of line illuminating some of the text written at the top of the bell. The crack of the bell is on the left side and is visible in the stream of light.

The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook

This excerpt from Frances H. Kennedy describes more than 100 landmarks from the American Revolution in the chronology of their importance to the war.
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The image depicts the book cover of Don Troiani's Soldiers of The American Revolution by James Kochan and Don Troiani. There is a portrait of a Revolutionary War battle. The title of the book is written in blue and written around a picture of a gun at the top of the book cover.

Don Troiani’s Soldiers of the American Revolution

These works by Don Troiani show his original paintings of soldiers alongside the actual objects he studied in his artistic recreations.
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This image depicts the book cover of John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail by Tim McGrath. The bottom of the cover shows two ships in battle on a body of water. There is cannon fire depicted. The title of the book is written in the middle of the cover, with the John Barry text in larger text than the rest of the title. The top of the book cover shows a portrait of John in his blue and gold military outfit. He is looking to his left.

John Barry

Read an excerpt from Tim McGrath about Continental Navy Officer John Barry's actions that turned a seeming disaster into a stunning victory.
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This image depicts the book cover of Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers who Won America’s Independence by Jack Kelly. The title of the book is written in white and yellow fonts in front of a blue background. The top of the cover shows a painting of soldiers facing the viewer but looking off into the distance.

Band of Giants

This excerpt from Jack Kelly describes the circumstances surrounding Washington's important decision to march his troops to Virginia in the summer of 1781.
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George Washington by Stephen Brumwell

George Washington

Read an excerpt from Stephen Brumwell's biography of George Washington and learn how Washington secured the history-making position of Commander in Chief.
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This image depicts the book cover of American Cake by Anne Byrn. The book cover shows a white frosted cake with pink rose petals on top. The cake sits on a white cake stand with more petals surrounding the right side of the stand. Below this image is the title of the book. Below the title of the book are three smaller photographs of cakes dated 1770, 1903, and 1963.

Double Feature: Gingerbread

Read these excerpts featuring Colonial recipes along with tempting and intriguing stories about our early American culinary history.
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This image depicts the book cover of Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health by Jeanne Abrams.

Revolutionary Medicine

Read an excerpt from Jeanne Abrams to learn how Washington's effort to prevent smallpox represents one of the first American public health initiatives
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