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Author and Historian Katharine Gerbner to Discuss Slavery in the Quaker World During the 17th Century

Dr. Katharine Gerbner will discuss the early history of slavery within the Quaker community and how it contributed to modern concepts of race.
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Revolutionary War Sword of Commodore John Barry on Display Beginning Sept. 13

The Revolutionary War sword of Commodore John Barry, considered a “Father of the U.S. Navy,” will return to Philadelphia for the first time since 1939 and will be on view at the Museum of the American Revolution beginning Sept. 13, 2023, which is celebrated as Commodore Barry Day.
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This image depicts the book cover of Robert Morris: Financier of the Revolution by Charles Rappleye. It is a painting of Charles, wearing a blue suit, sitting in a brown chair.

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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Independence Lost by Kathleen DuVal

Independence Lost

This excerpt from Kathleen DuVal sets the stage for the American Revolution on the Gulf Coast and tells stories that give international perspectives
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This image shows the book cover of Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 by Linda Colley. There is a white background and Britons is written in red font. The rest of the text is black font. They are at the to of the page. There is an illustration of soldiers, women, and children standing on sand in the middle of a body of water. There are smoke clouds filling the air. There is a cannon on the right side of the image pointing outward toward the water. Many of the soldiers are holding this swords pointing upward.

Britons

Read an excerpt from Linda Colley's book, Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837.
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Tacky's Revolt

Read an excerpt from Vincent Brown's book, Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War
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Cover of The Journal of Charlotte L. Forten featuring a photograph of an older Charlotte.

The Journal of Charlotte L. Forten

Read an excerpt from The Journal of Charlotte L. Forten, edited by Ray Allen Billington.
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The book cover of Death or Liberty by Douglas Egerton featuring John Singleton Copley's painting depicting Black Loyalist Boston King.

Death or Liberty

Read an excerpt from Douglas Egerton's book, Death or Liberty: African Americans in the Revolutionary War.
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Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution

On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued a proclamation designating Thursday, November 26, of that year as a national day of thanks. During Thanksgiving Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will offer special talks, guided tours, and family-friendly activities from Friday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (6 p.m. on Friday).
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Philadelphia Jazz Project to Perform Free Virtual Concert as Part of Museum’s Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15-18

On Monday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m., tune into the Museum’s YouTube channel for a free virtual concert by vocalists and musicians from the Philadelphia Jazz Project
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