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This image shows the book cover of The American Revolution: A History by Gordon S. Wood. It is a painting of a Continental Army solder with a sword raised in his right hand and an American flag with 1776 written on it in yellow in his left hand.

The American Revolution

This excerpt from Gordon Wood shows how the ideals of 'republicanism' influenced the governments being formed at the start of the Revolutionary War.
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The Hemingses of Monticello

Read an excerpt from Annette Gordon-Reed's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.
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This image shows the book cover of A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens by Lawrence Babits. It is a painting of the battle with Redcoats and the Continental Army.

Battle of Cowpens

This excerpt from Lawrence Babits transports us to 1781, when Americans finally achieved victory at the Battle of Cowpens after a series of southern losses.
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Common Sense

This excerpt comes from the section "Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs" from Common Sense, the influential pamphlet by Thomas Paine.
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This image shows the book cover of The Shoemaker and The Tea Party by Alfred Young. It is an illustration of the Boston Tea Party.

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

Read an excerpt from Alfred Young's essays about the contributions of ordinary people, specifically a shoemaker, to the American Revolution.
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This image shows the book cover of The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution by Alan Taylor. At the top of the image are two illustrations: on the left is a settler and on the right is a Native American.

The Divided Ground

Read this excerpt from Alan Taylor that tells of an important ally in the American Revolution: the Oneida Nation, a nation of the Iroquois Confederacy.
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This image shows the book cover of The Revolution's Last Men: The Soldiers Behind the Photographs by Don Hagist. The title and Don’s name are written in a square in the center of the image. There are three black and white photographs on the top and bottom of the image, each depicting an older gentlemen who was a Revolutionary War soldier.

The Revolution's Last Men

Read an excerpt from Don Hagist in which he updated biographies on the last living American Revolution veterans for a more accurate take.
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This image shows the book cover of Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold’s Plot to Betray America by Mark Jacob and Stephen Case. The top of the cover shows a Revolutionary War battle. Treacherous is written in blue font and Beauty is written in red. There is a black and white circular portrait of Peggy in the middle of the image.

Treacherous Beauty

Read an excerpt from a biography by Mark Jacob and Stephen H. Case highlighting the life of Peggy Shippen, the wife of the treasonous Benedict Arnold.
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The image shows a book cover of Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution by Benjamin Carp. There is an illustration of ships sailing into port at the top of the cover surrounded by a red border with stars. The rest of the cover is blue.

Rebels Rising

This excerpt from Benjamin Carp explains the role of colonial meeting spaces as opinions of everyday people gained increasing political influence.
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This image shows the book cover of The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites by Libby O'Connell. The title of the book is written in blue and red. Around the title are items of food forming the shape of a dish. From the top moving to the right is a blue shell grab, meat, anise, a bowl of red berries, a charred corn on the cob in the husk, Swiss cheese, small pretzels, two chicken wings, a bowl of grain, two small red peppers, and a bowl of green soup.

The American Plate

Read this excerpt from Libby O'Connell's The American Plate about the role patriotism played in leading us towards our now ubiquitous coffee culture.
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