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Big Idea 4: Support for Independence

Trace how the idea of gaining independence rose through colonies, even as tensions rose and support became more dangerous.
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Big Idea 7: Remembering the Veterans of the Revolutionary War

Learn how we have remembered, celebrated, and honored the diverse range of veterans who fought in the Revolutionary War.
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At Home Crafts & Activities

Check out a selection of historically inspired crafts and activities below that families can make and do at home.
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Historian Holger Hoock Examines America’s Shockingly Violent Inception, May 8

Historian and author Holger Hoock shatters the myth that the American Revolution was a tame affair carried out by statesmen in drawing rooms. In his “original, thought-provoking” (Wall Street Journal) recent book Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth (Crown, 2017), Hoock shows that the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles, but also a profoundly violent civil war.
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Museum of the American Revolution Commissions Independence Seaport Museum to Build Privateer Ship Replica

A large-scale reconstruction of an American privateer ship commissioned by the Museum of the American Revolution is now being transported to the new Museum after being constructed by Independence Seaport Museum’s boat-building workshop, Workshop on the Water.
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New Virtual Tour Takes Viewers Inside a Recreation of George Washington’s Field Headquarters from the Revolutionary War

A recently launched virtual tour from the Museum of the American Revolution allows digital explorers from across the globe to experience a recreation of Washington’s wartime field headquarters to learn more about life on campaign during the Revolutionary War.
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This image shows the book cover of Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip Morgan. The background is white. “Slave Counterpoint” is written in black at the top of the cover. The subtitle is written in a deep red towards the bottom of the cover. There is a mirror image of a slave, in a sepia tone, with a stick in their hand and with their heads pointing downward. The slave is standing on grass.

Slave Counterpoint

This excerpt from Phillip Morgan explains the value of studying slave culture in the eighteenth century and “humanizing the institution of slavery.”
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I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott

I, Eliza Hamilton

Read an excerpt from Susan Holloway Scott's work of historical fiction about Eliza Schuyler, wife of Alexander Hamilton, during the Revolutionary War.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the First of the Nation by Collin Calloway. The cover shows a portrait of a young General Washington on the right and a portrait of a Native American on the left. The Native American looks at the viewer while General Washington is looking at the Native American.

The Indian World of George Washington

This excerpt from Colin Calloway shows George Washington’s initial lack of understanding of Native allies and their impact on the nation’s founding
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This image depicts the book cover of They Were Good Soldiers: African Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 by John Rees. The title and the author’s name are written on the bottom of the image in front of a green background the tip of the book cover is a painting of five African American soldiers all in various states of firing and positioning their rifles across a field to an army of British redcoats. One African American solder is on bended knee. To the right of the soldiers is a white Army officers with his arm extended toward the British soldiers. The picture depicts the white army officer instructing the African Americans to fire toward the enemy.

They Were Good Soldiers

In these excerpts from John Rees, Black veterans share details of their service, emancipation, and freedom in the midst of revolutionary ferment.
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