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The Dawn of Detroit by Tiya Miles

The Dawn of Detroit

Read an excerpt from Tiya Miles' recent book, The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits.
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This image depicts the book cover of Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia’s Black Community 1720-1840 by Gary Nash. It is a white cover with a sepia toned image of a Revolutionary era building with a door and windows on either side and three windows on the second floor. The top of the building is triangular. There are people walking down the street in front of the building.

Forging Freedom

Read this excerpt from Gary Nash that details generations of free blacks as they pursued a secure and dignified existence based on self-employment.
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This image depicts the book cover of Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and their Global Quest for Liberty. The bottom of the book covers is a map of the world in red. The top of the book cover is an image of a man’s right eye and his nose. Behind his face is the extension of the map from the bottom.

Epic Journeys of Freedom

Read this excerpt from Cassandra Pybus that personalizes the wartime stories of black men and women who fled their American masters to seek freedom.
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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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This image depicts the book cover of Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution by Arthur Lefkowitz.

Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution

Read an excerpt from Arthur Lefkowitz that introduces less-celebrated figures of the war and reveals their methods for creating art amidst the war.
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This image depicts the book cover of Monmouth Court House: The Battle that Made the American Army by Joseph G. Bilby and Katherine Bilby Jenkins. The cover depicts General Washington on horseback on front of his army. There is a large American flag, with 13 stars, flying in the wind.

Monmouth Court House

This excerpt from authors Joseph Bilby and Katherine Bilby Jenkins shows George Washington receiving recommendations from his generals regarding the readiness of American troops
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First Ladies of the Republic

First Ladies of the Republic

Read an excerpt of Abrams' First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 8

Compare and contrast primary sources, create and analyze a map, and more, to consider the varied experiences of life after the war for people of African descent.
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Staff members from the Museum of the American Revolution and Colonial Williamsburg work on sewing the Museum's replica of George Washington's headquarters tent

Real and Replica: Constructing The First Oval Office Project

Learn more about the Museum's partnership with The Historic Trades Department at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to reproduce elements of Washington’s War Tent.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 3

Dig into London’s story using discussion questions, and use worksheets to compare and contrast indentured servitude and slavery, to better understand the role of slavery in colonial life.
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