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Of Arms And Artists by Paul Staiti

Of Arms and Artists

This excerpt from Paul Staiti discusses artist and Revolutionary War veteran John Trumbull’s effort to create the paintings for the US Capitol Building.
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John Barry by Tim McGrath

John Barry

Read an excerpt from Tim McGrath about Continental Navy Officer John Barry's actions that turned a seeming disaster into a stunning victory.
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Band Of Giants by Jack Kelly

Band of Giants

This excerpt from Jack Kelly describes the circumstances surrounding Washington's important decision to march his troops to Virginia in the summer of 1781.
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American Cake by Anne Byrn

Double Feature: Gingerbread

Read these excerpts featuring Colonial recipes along with tempting and intriguing stories about our early American culinary history.
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Don Troiani's Soldiers Of The American Revolution by James Kochan and Don Troiani

Don Troiani’s Soldiers of the American Revolution

These works by Don Troiani show his original paintings of soldiers alongside the actual objects he studied in his artistic recreations.
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Burning Of His Majesty's Schooner Gaspee by Steven Park

The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee

This excerpt from Steven Park tells how a group of colonial protestors captured and burned a British naval schooner a year before the Boston Tea Party.
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Digging In The City Of Brotherly Love by Rebecca Yamin

Digging in the City of Brotherly Love

Read this excerpt from Rebecca Yamin that features a 19 century insurance policy, suggesting an explanation to a unidentified recovered artifact.
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Desperate Sons by Les Standiford

Desperate Sons

This excerpt from Les Standiford describes America's growing number of grievances with its mother country and Britain's indifference to colonists' complaints
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Philadelphia: A 300 Year History edited by Russell Weigley

Philadelphia

This excerpt from a multitude of authors shows how the events of 1776 led an uneasy population to shore up their defenses and eventually flee.
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Paul Reveres Ride by David Hackett Fischer

Paul Revere's Ride

This excerpt from David Hackett Fischer delves into Paul Revere's history as well as the tumultuous world he lived in, and highlights that fateful day.
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