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The American Revolution: A History by Gordon S. Wood

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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Ethan Allen by Willard Randall

Ethan Allen

Read an excerpt from Willard Sterne Randall's biography of Ethan Allen, commander of the Green Mountain Boys, a confederation of local militias.
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Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick

Bunker Hill

This excerpt from Nathaniel Philbrick describes the uncertain, dramatic start to the legendary Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution.
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A Devil Of A Whipping by Lawrence Babits

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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Treacherous Beauty by Mark Jacob and Stephen Case

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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Forged in Philadelphia by Rebecca Gibby

Forged in Philadelphia

Read an excerpt from Rebecca Eckfeldt Gibby's children's book where she uncovers the history of her Revolutionary-era ancestor from Philadelphia.
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The Revolution's Last Men by Don Hagist

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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The Martyr And The Traitor by Virginia DeJohn Anderson

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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A Perfect Union by Catherine Allgor

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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Sealed with Blood by Sarah Purcell

Sealed with Blood

This excerpt from Sarah Purcell argues shared experiences of the Revolutionary War offered Americans an opportunity to create a sense of national identity
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