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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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This image shows the book cover The Battle for The Fourteenth Colony: America’s War of Liberation in Canada 1774-1776 by Mark Anderson.

The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony

This excerpt from Mark Anderson reveals the beginnings of the Quebec Campaign when colonists were trying to bring Canada into the Continental confederation
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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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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Kari Winter and Rhonda Brace

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Kari Winter featuring Rhonda Brace

February 17, 2022 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Historian Dr. Kari J. Winter will discuss the rare and powerful memoir of Jeffrey Brace, an enslaved man who won his freedom through service during the Revolutionary War, before being joined by Brace descendent and family historian, Rhonda Brace.
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This image shows the book cover of A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation by Catherine Allgor. The text is written on the left side of the image and a faded portrait of Dolley is on the right side of the image. Her face is visible down to her neck then fades to white. She is wearing a golden necklace.

A Perfect Union

This excerpt from Catherine Allgor shows how Dolly Madison became a well known figure in the United States, even earning the title of “America’s Queen.”
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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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