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Robert Morris: Financier of the Revolution by Charles Rappleye

Financier of the Revolution

Read an excerpt from Charles Rappleye about the rise and fall of Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Morris.
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Grand Forage 1778 by Todd Braisted

Grand Forage 1778

This excerpt from Todd Braisted details how the British Army gathered provisions and battled with American soldiers and civilians for supplies and loyalties
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Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick

Valiant Ambition

This excerpt from Nathaniel Philbrick tells the story of the rise of George Washington and the fall of Benedict Arnold during the American Revolution
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The First Congress by Fergus Bordewich

The First Congress

Read this excerpt from Fergus Bordewich that covers the debates over Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan to the simple question of how we address the president.
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The Declaration Of Independence: A Global History by David Armitage

The Declaration of Independence

This excerpt by David Armitage examines how the Declaration of Independence became a political and philosophical model for nations across the globe.
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Benjamin Franklin in London by George Goodwin

Benjamin Franklin in London

Read an excerpt from George Goodwin that highlights Benjamin Franklin's role as a colonial representative, actively engaged in British politics.
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George Washington's America by Barnet Schecter

George Washington's America

This excerpt from Barnet Schecter shows the issues facing Washington and the Continental Army in 1776 as they began to defend the city from the British.
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Women Of The Republic by Linda Kerber

Women of the Republic

This excerpt from Linda Kerber explains the concept of "Republic Motherhood" during the Revolution and explores its lasting legacy on the American Republic
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The Kings Three Faces by Brendan McConville

The King's Three Faces

This excerpt from Brendan McConville discusses the physical and symbolic destruction of objects associated with the British Monarchy.
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A Revolution in Eating by James McWilliams

A Revolution in Eating

This excerpt from James McWilliams shows how the first American cookbook in 1796 led to introducing American recipes alongside the traditional British ones
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