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This image depicts the book cover of The Declaration of Independence: A Global History by David Armitage. The cover is black and a map of the world is illuminated in a white, shining light.

The Declaration of Independence

This excerpt by David Armitage examines how the Declaration of Independence became a political and philosophical model for nations across the globe.
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This image depicts the book cover of New England’s Remarkable Women by Carole Owens. The cover is pink with white borders on the top and bottom corners. In the center, there is a black framed portrait of a New England woman. She has brown hair with white feathers and is wearing a pink dress.

Remarkable Women of New England

This excerpt from Carole Owens explores women’s various roles and responsibilities between 1754 and 1787, including those of laborers and business owners.
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The Road to Yorktown

Read an excerpt from Norman Desmarais's edited edition of The Road to Yorktown: The French Campaigns in the American Revolution, 1780-1783.
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Online Exhibits

With our online exhibits, including When Women Lost the Vote and Cost of Revolution, the Museum continues to uncover and share compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment.
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Revolution At The Library Richmond Branch

Revolution at the Library

Aimed at elementary school students and their families, Revolution at the Library features fun and curiosity-provoking object-, document-, and story-based activities that bring the people and events of the American Revolution to life.
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Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier

September 28, 2019 - March 17, 2020
Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier followed the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Revolution of 1798.
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Fourth of July Week with the Museum

June 28 - July 5, 2021
Join the Museum for a weeklong Independence Day observation with special events and activities for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.
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This image shows the book cover of From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution by Robert Geake. There is a blue border around the book cover. The subtitle is written in blue at the top of the cover the main title is written in black in the center. On the right-hand side there is an illustration of a solder of African descent holding a rifle in his right hand.

From Slaves to Soldiers

This excerpt from Robert Geake highlights the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, an integrated unit composed of African American, Native American and white soldiers
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Common Sense

This excerpt comes from the section "Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs" from Common Sense, the influential pamphlet by Thomas Paine.
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A Sweet Taste of History by Walter Staib

A Sweet Taste of History

Read an excerpt from Chef Walter Staib's cookbook, A Sweet Taste of History: More than 100 Elegant Dessert Recipes from America's Earliest Days.
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