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This image depicts the book cover of Revolution Against Empire by Justin Du Rivage.

Revolution Against Empire

Read this excerpt from Justin du Rivage that introduces the competing ideological groups who shaped and reshaped the debates during the American Revolution
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This image depicts the book cover of A Generous and Merciful Enemy by Daniel Krebs.

A Generous and Merciful Enemy

This excerpt from Daniel Krebs reveals the experience of the tens of thousands of German-speaking soldiers, called "Hessians" hired by the British Crown.
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This image depicts the book cover of Digging in The City of Brotherly Love by Rebecca Yamin. The cover is a photo of a Philadelphia park in the fall. The top and bottom of the book cover are purple. The title of the book is written in front of a yellow strip.

Digging in the City of Brotherly Love

Read this excerpt from Rebecca Yamin that features a 19 century insurance policy, suggesting an explanation to a unidentified recovered artifact.
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A Gentleman of Color by Julie Winch

A Gentleman of Color

Read an excerpt from Julie Winch's biography of James Forten, a boy who would grow to become a prominent businessman, abolitionist and a celebrated Patriot.
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This image depicts the book cover of Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution. The book cover shows a letter written with words and images. The images are used in place of words to code the message.

Invisible Ink

This excerpt from John Nagy shows the spycraft of a Philadelphia family during British occupation and their assistance in helping Washington prepare battle
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This image depicts the book cover of Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters’ Eyes by Paul Staiti.

Of Arms and Artists

This excerpt from Paul Staiti discusses artist and Revolutionary War veteran John Trumbull’s effort to create the paintings for the US Capitol Building.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Burning of His Majesty's Schooner Gaspee by Steven Park. The book cover is a watercolor paining of the ship burning in the water as men in two lifeboats watch the blaze.

The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee

This excerpt from Steven Park tells how a group of colonial protestors captured and burned a British naval schooner a year before the Boston Tea Party.
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This image depicts the book cover of Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech by Stephen D. Solomon. The image is a piece of paper being torn from the right and left side. Underneath the paper appear images of the Founding Fathers, most notably Benjamin Franklin on the far right side, who stares at the viewer.

Revolutionary Dissent

This excerpt from Stephen Solomon explores how early Americans used technology and communication networks to expand participation in political discussions
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Braddock's Defeat by David Preston

Braddock's Defeat

Read this excerpt by David Preston that summarizes the challenges of a pivotal battle and its impact on the Revolutionary War two decades later.
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This image depicts the book cover of Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution by Arthur Lefkowitz.

Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution

Read an excerpt from Arthur Lefkowitz that introduces less-celebrated figures of the war and reveals their methods for creating art amidst the war.
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