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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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Four quadrant graphic featuring the book covers for My Name is James Madison Hemings, How Benjamin Franklin Became a Revolutionary in Seven (Not-So-Easy) Steps, Colonization and the Wampanoag Story, and Spy Ring.

Summer Reading List: 2024 Young Readers Edition

See our 2024 summer reading list of Revolutionary books that will encourage young readers to explore the past and the people who shaped it.
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This image shows the book cover of A Fools Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump by Lonnie Bunch, III. A Fool’s Errand is written in golden bold letters, while the subtitle and Lonnie’s name are written in white font. There is a photograph of Lonnie in a suit and his hands folded in front of him. He is smiling at the viewer.

A Fool's Errand

This excerpt of Lonnie Bunch intertwines his personal experiences with the long road that led to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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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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This image depicts the book cover of A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley by Jane Kamensky. The title of the book is written in yellow with a red background in the middle of the image. Above that, there is an image of John Singleton Copley’s eyes looking at the viewer. Below the title is an image of a Revolutionary battle—the central figure being a woman with a baby in her arms and her young son by her side fleeing from the action of the battle.

A Revolution in Color

This excerpt from Jane Kamensky provides an introduction into the world of artist John Singleton Copley and of the American Revolution as seen by him.
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This image depicts the book cover of Philadelphia: A 300 Year History edited by Russell Weigley.

Philadelphia

This excerpt from a multitude of authors shows how the events of 1776 led an uneasy population to shore up their defenses and eventually flee.
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