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This image shows the book cover of The American Revolution: A History by Gordon S. Wood. It is a painting of a Continental Army solder with a sword raised in his right hand and an American flag with 1776 written on it in yellow in his left hand.

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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Now on View: Art and Artifacts on William B. T. Trego's Vision of Valley Forge

Take a closer look at art and artifacts on display that show artist William B. T. Trego's vision of Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War.
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WATCH: Read the Revolution with Vincent Brown

Watch the Museum's archived video of Vincent Brown's February 2020 discussion on his book, Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War.
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Remembering David McCullough

We mourn the loss of Pulitzer-Prize winning author David McCullough.
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Museum of the American Revolution, Funded by the National Park Service Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution

April 5, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to join this free workshop as we welcome historian and author Judith Van Buskirk while she guides an exploration of the complicated decisions and experiences of Revolutionary soldiers of color.
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Braddock's Defeat by David Preston

Braddock's Defeat

Read this excerpt by David Preston that summarizes the challenges of a pivotal battle and its impact on the Revolutionary War two decades later.
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Book cover for Akhil Reed Amar's The Words That Made Us with black font on parchment colored background.

The Words That Made Us

Read an excerpt from Akhil Reed Amar's book, The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840.
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Book cover for The American Manufactory with a painting of a more than a dozen people operating a water wheel.

The American Manufactory

Read an excerpt from Laura Rigal's book, The American Manufactory: Art, Labor, and the World of Things in the Early Republic.
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WATCH: Read the Revolution with Caitlin Fitz

Watch the Museum's archived video of Caitlin Fitz's June 2020 virtual discussion on her book, Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Linda Colley

WATCH: Read the Revolution with Linda Colley

Watch the Museum's archived video of historian Linda Colley's virtual discussion on her new book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World.
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