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This image shows the book cover of A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation by Catherine Allgor. The text is written on the left side of the image and a faded portrait of Dolley is on the right side of the image. Her face is visible down to her neck then fades to white. She is wearing a golden necklace.

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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This image depicts the book cover of The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government by Fergus Bordewich. The main title of the book and the author’s name is written in blue, while the rest of the text is written in red. On the left side of the cover is a circular painting of James Madison and on the right side of the cover is a circular painting of George Washington.

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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This image depicts the book cover of Sally Wister's Journal. It is a true narrative of Sally Wister who was a young girl who lived through the Revolutionary War. The cover is tan with a portrait of Sally Wister in a box in the center. She has red hair and fare, white skin. She is wearing a white laced dress and a brown brimmed hat.

Sally Wister's Journal

This excerpt from Sally Wister's journal begins as the British marched towards Philadelphia and she fretted over the uncertainty of her place in the war
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This image depicts the book cover of American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution by Walter Borneman. The cover shows a painting of a man on a black horse. The back of his rifle is visible behind him, and he is pointing with his right arm. There is a man on the ground next to the horse with his rifle over his right shoulder. The man on the horse is speaking to the man on the ground.

American Spring

This excerpt from Walter R. Borneman looks at the first six months of 1775, as tensions between the colonial resistance and the British Government grew.
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Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

This excerpt from authors Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf dissects the life of Thomas Jefferson and explores his attachment to home and to family.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Gun, The Ship, and The Pen by Linda Colley. The text of the title is written in large blue letters. There is an illustration, pictures vertically on the left side of the book cover. It shows a sailor, with his back to the viewer, looking out at a ship on fire in the sea.

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen

Read an excerpt from historian Linda Colley's new book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World.
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Book cover for The Howe Dynasty by Julie Flavell

The Howe Dynasty

Read an excerpt from Julie Flavell's book, The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women Behind Britain’s Wars for America.
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Priceless Diamond Eagle of the Society of the Cincinnati Worn by George Washington Now Displayed in Philadelphia for the First Time

The Diamond Eagle — an exquisite jewel-encrusted medal owned and worn by George Washington — is now on display in Philadelphia for the first time since it was presented to Washington in this city 233 years ago.
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Revolutionize Date Night with a Love Letter-Themed Evening During “History After Hours”

Think romance is history? So does the Museum of the American Revolution. On Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 5 – 8 p.m., the Museum will host a love letter-themed evening that will explore the stories of Revolutionaries who wrote romantic letters, went on dates, and carved “busks” for their sweethearts to wear close to their hearts. Enjoy live music from a strolling violinist and have an artist capture your likeness in a silhouette to take home.
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Fife and Drum Party on the Plaza

On Saturday, August 19 from Noon – 3 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host a Fife and Drum Party on the Museum’s outdoor plaza to celebrate the musicians of the Continental Army who helped the United States win its independence. The event is free and open to the public. (Rain plan: the party will be moved into the Museum’s first-floor Patriot Gallery and will still be free to the public.)
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