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This image depicts the book cover for Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals who Led the Colonies to War by Les Standiford.

Desperate Sons

This excerpt from Les Standiford describes America's growing number of grievances with its mother country and Britain's indifference to colonists' complaints
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This image depicts the book cover of Philadelphia: A 300 Year History edited by Russell Weigley.

Philadelphia

This excerpt from a multitude of authors shows how the events of 1776 led an uneasy population to shore up their defenses and eventually flee.
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This image depicts the book cover of Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hackett Fischer. An image of Paul Revere is the focal point of the book cover. He is seated at a desk, with his firth hand on his chin and his elbow on the table looking quizzingly at the viewer.

Paul Revere's Ride

This excerpt from David Hackett Fischer delves into Paul Revere's history as well as the tumultuous world he lived in, and highlights that fateful day.
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This image depicts the book cover of Learning to Stand and Speak by Mary Kelley.

Learning to Stand and Speak

Read an excerpt of historian Mary Kelley's book Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America's Republic.
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This image depicts the book cover for Sex Among the Rabble by Clare Lyons. There is a portrait of four Revolutionary men and one woman. They are on the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia at night. The woman is in the middle and there are two men on either side of her. She is also holding a candle.

Sex Among the Rabble

Read an excerpt from Clare A. Lyons' book, Sex Among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender & Power in the Age Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830.
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This image depicts the book cover of Cabal! The Plot Against General Washington by Mark Edward Lender. The cover shows trees and a sunset. On the left, there is a circle image of Cabal. And on the right, there is a circled image of Washington. Both portraits are turned toward each other, so it looks like the men are staring at each other. The portraits are in black and white.

Cabal! The Plot Against General Washington

Read an excerpt from Mark Edward Lender's Cabal! The Plot Against General Washington on the challenge to Washington’s command known as the "Conway Cabal."
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First Ladies of the Republic

First Ladies of the Republic

Read an excerpt of Abrams' First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role.
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The image depicts Colonists Citizens Constitutions book cover by James Hrdlicka. It is a blue cover with a photo of the first few lines of the constitution. “We, the people of the United States,” is a visible.

Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions

Read an excerpt from James Hrdlicka's exhibition book Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions: Creating the American Republic.
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This image depicts the book cover of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow. It is an illustration of George Washington on a white horse. He is wearing a blue suite with tan pans and black riding boots. He and the horse are looking to their ride in the midst of riding.

Washington: A Life

Read an excerpt from Ron Chernow's biography on George Washington, Washington: A Life.
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This image depicts the Winning Independence: The Decisive Years of the Revolutionary War, 1778-1781 book cover by John Ferling. Hi name is written on the bottom of the cover. The title of the book is written in black with an off yellow background. And the top of the cover shows a portrait of George Washington on horseback with soldiers surrounding him and smoke filling the air behind them. There are three red coated solders standing to the right of Washington.

Winning Independence

Read an excerpt of John Ferling's new book, Winning Independence: The Decisive Years of the Revolutionary War, 1778-1781.
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