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This image depicts the book cover of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The cover is tan and the text is written in black. In the center, there is a portrait of Hamilton from the chest up.

Curators' Book List on Alexander Hamilton

Read an excerpt from Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton that inspired the Broadway hit musical Hamilton: An American Musical.
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The Right to Vote

Read an excerpt from Alexander Keyssar's book, The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States.
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This image depicts the book cover for The Expanding Blaze: How American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848 by Jonathan Israel.

The Expanding Blaze

This excerpt from Jonathan Israel investigates radical ideas of self-government, liberty, and republicanism that challenged the Old World institutions.
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Cover for David Waldstreicher's book The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley with the book title and author name in bold black font against an orange background with a colorized version of Phillis Wheatley's portrait in the center.

The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley

Read an excerpt from David Waldstreicher's book, The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: A Poet’s Journeys Through American Slavery and Independence.
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Battle Of Bunker Hill Credit Don Troiani

Battle of Bunker Hill in Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War Exhibit

Take a closer look at two paintings by nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani as well as four objects related to the Battle of Bunker that are on display in our special exhibition.
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Big Idea 7: Continuing the Forten Family Legacy

Learn more about how following James Forten's death in 1842, the Forten family kept his spirit alive by pushing to make Philadelphia and the country a better place for people of African descent.
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Big Idea 4: James Forten and Entrepreneurs of African Descent

Learn more about how James Forten and other people of African descent managed to overcome many challenges to become successful in business at a time when most people did not consider them equal.
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Black Founders Teacher Resources

Access modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the lives and legacies of free Black Philadelphia, Revolutionary War privateer, and successfull businessman James Forten and his descendants.
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A mother and daughter interact at a replica encampment in the Museum's Revolution Place family discovery center.

Winter Break at the Museum

December 26-31, 2022
Throughout Winter Break at the Museum, join us to explore life during the winter months of the American Revolution through special events, costumed living history, wintery scenes in Revolution Place, hands-on discovery carts, engaging in-gallery talks, and much more for the whole family.
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Two white male adolescents, both standing at a wooden table, interact with a play tea set. The adolescent on the left is pretending to pour tea into a silver teacup from a silver teapot. The adolescent on the right has his hand on the teacup saucer. Both are dressed in Revolutionary-era outfits.

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum

November 26-28, 2021
Over Thanksgiving Weekend, join us at the Museum to explore our new special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War, walk through a wintery scene in Revolution Place, make your own cookie molds for the holidays, and much more for the whole family.
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