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Virtual Storytime: Equality's Call by Deborah Diesen

Watch as the Museum's Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America, written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Magdalena Mora, with permission from Beach Lane Books/Simon and Schuster.
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A visitor looks at a tableau scene depicting George Washington breaking up a fight among his troops in Harvard Yard.

The Road to Independence

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How did people become Revolutionaries? Discover how the American colonists – most of them content and even proud British subjects – became Revolutionaries as the roots of rebellion took hold.
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This image shows the book cover of Revolutionary Mothers: Women is the Struggle for America’s Independence by Carol Berkin. Carol’s name is written with a red background on the bottom. Revolutionary Mother’s is written in blue against a mustard yellow background. And the top of the image is a painting of a woman in a dark red and gold dress holding a rifle and peering out a front door to a Revolutionary battle. There is a white house on fire and Redcoats on horseback.

Revolutionary Mothers

This excerpt from Carol Berkin shows that while women different experiences of the American Revolution, they each played a unique role in its efforts.
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Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier

Read an excerpt from Joseph Plumb Martins memoir describing leaving the safety of home for his first deployment for the American Revolution in 1776.
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The First American

Read an excerpt from H. W. Brands about about Ben Franklin presenting the first draft for the Articles of Confederation to the Continental Congress.
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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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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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Book cover for Brothers in Liberty features the book title in yellow on a red background in the middle of the cover with the subtitle right below in white.

Brothers in Liberty

Read an excerpt from Phillip Thomas Tucker's book, Brothers in Liberty: The Forgotten Story of the Free Black Haitians Who Fought for American Independence.
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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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The book cover for Tom Hand's An American Triumph features an image of the iconic painting of Georg Washington crossing the Delaware River.

An American Triumph

Read an excerpt from Tom Hand's book, An American Triumph: America’s Founding Era Through the Lives of Ben Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams.
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