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Author Tim McGrath Joins the Museum to Explore Commodore John Barry’s Role in the Continental Navy, Nov. 15

Award-winning author Tim McGrath will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for a special presentation, titled “‘What Think You of an American Fleet?’: The Rise and Fall of the Continental Navy,” to kick off the Museum's 2023-24 Read the Revolution Speaker Series. Drawing on two of his award-winning books, Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America’s Revolution at Sea and John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail, McGrath will explore the life of Commodore John Barry (1745-1803) and his role in the Continental Navy, our first official naval force.
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Give the Gift of the Revolution! Holiday Gift Ideas from the Museum

It's the season of giving! Let the Museum of the American Revolution be your guide to all things giftable, from tickets to unforgettable experiences, and Museum Shop offerings like apparel, books, home décor, keepsakes, and more. Shop on site or online, any time to check everyone off your list this year while supporting the Museum in a meaningful way.
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This image shows the book cover of John Adams by David McCullough. John Adams is written in red font on the bottom of the cover and David’s name is written in white font at the top of the cover. The image is a portrait of John Adams.

John Adams

Read an excerpt from David McCullough about the Founding Fathers negotiating with the British as they begin talks to officially end the war.
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Insignia of Independence

This excerpt from artist Don Troiani and author James L. Kochan looks at the armies of the American Revolution and further divides each by regiment to take a closer look.
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This image shows the book cover of Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution by Patrick O'Donnell. The image is an illustration of a battle occurring in a filed. There is smoke filling the air.

Washington's Immortals

This excerpt from Patrick O'Donnell tells the story of the First Maryland Regiment and its presence at many of the major battles of the American Revolution
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This image shows the book cover of The Unruly City by Mike Rapport.

The Unruly City

This excerpt from Mike Rapport shows London’s response to the American Revolution - Londoners sought political reforms but not a British revolution.
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This image shows the book cover of The Martyr and the Traitor by Virginia DeJohn Anderson. It is an illustration tinted in blue of a village and fields in the background. In the foreground, there is a noose hanging on the right side of the image.

The Martyr and the Traitor

This excerpt from Virginia DeJohn Anderson adds complexity to our understanding of choosing sides in the Revolutionary era.
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Archaeology at the Site of the Museum of the American Revolution

Read this timeline by historical archaeologist Rebecca Yamin about the artifacts discovered during the excavation of Philadelphia's newest Museum.
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This image shows the book cover of Lexington and Concord: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution by Arthur Tourtellot. It is a white background with three colored illustrations in the middle showing scenes from the battle. The left and right images are soldiers in the battlefield and the middle image shows Redcoats in front of a building.

Lexington and Concord

This excerpt from Arthur Tourtellot takes us on a journey into the events of Lexington and Concord starting with an overview of the British Army in Boston
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This image shows the book cover of A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation by Catherine Allgor. The text is written on the left side of the image and a faded portrait of Dolley is on the right side of the image. Her face is visible down to her neck then fades to white. She is wearing a golden necklace.

A Perfect Union

This excerpt from Catherine Allgor shows how Dolly Madison became a well known figure in the United States, even earning the title of “America’s Queen.”
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