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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 for Sex Among the Rabble by Clare Lyons. There is a portrait of four Revolutionary men and one woman. They are on the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia at night. The woman is in the middle and there are two men on either side of her. She is also holding a candle.

Sex Among the Rabble

Read an excerpt from Clare A. Lyons' book, Sex Among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender & Power in the Age Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830.
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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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Creamware Punch Bowl

Produced in England in the 1790s, this ceramic punch bowl was made to be purchased by an American and is an example of how people used everyday objects to express political opinions.
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In the News: 1774 Newspaper Printing of Phillis Wheatley's Letter Rebuking Slavery

A searing rebuke of slavery and a soaring defense of human equality, a 1774 newspaper printing of a letter written by African American poet Phillis Wheatley is now part of the Museum's collection.
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The Last Muster

Read this excerpt from Maureen Taylor’s The Last Muster to learn more about three veterans of the American Revolution—Nathaniel Ames, Agrippa Hull, and Ezra Green.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Burning of His Majesty's Schooner Gaspee by Steven Park. The book cover is a watercolor paining of the ship burning in the water as men in two lifeboats watch the blaze.

The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee

This excerpt from Steven Park tells how a group of colonial protestors captured and burned a British naval schooner a year before the Boston Tea Party.
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A Gentleman of Color by Julie Winch

A Gentleman of Color

Read an excerpt from Julie Winch's biography of free Black Philadelphian James Forten, who would grow to become a prominent businessman, abolitionist and a celebrated Revolutionary.
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