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Almost A Miracle by John Ferling

Almost A Miracle

This excerpt from John Ferling recounts how British troops led by General Howe defeated Washington's American army in the gruesome Battle of Brandywine
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Following the Drum by Nancy Loane

Following the Drum

This excerpt from Nancy Loane focuses on female camp followers during the American Revolution: nurses, cooks, laundresses, and even ladies of privilege.
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1776 by David McCullough

1776

Read an excerpt from David McCullough's book that captures American reactions in the immediate aftermath of the Declaration of Independence.
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The Road To Guilford Courthouse by John Buchanan

The Road to Guilford Courthouse

This excerpt from John Buchanan examines not only the battlefield strategy made in the Carolinas, but also the military careers of the major characters
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Saratoga by Richard Ketchum

Saratoga

Read an excerpt from Richard Ketchum's Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War.
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The Disaffected by Aaron Sullivan

The Disaffected

Read an excerpt from Aaron Sullivan's book, The Disaffected: Britain’s Occupation of Philadelphia during the American Revolution.
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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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The Shoemaker And The Tea Party by Alfred Young

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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The Divided Ground by Alan Taylor

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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Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts

Founding Mothers

Read this excerpt from Cokie Roberts that offers a comprehensive look at the many roles women played in American Revolutionary War.
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