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Women’s Lives in Revolutionary America: A Teaching Exploration with Historian Karin Wulf

March 11, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
This free teacher workshop will welcome author and historian Dr. Karin Wulf to discuss the lives of everyday women in Revolutionary America.
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The image shows a book cover of Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution by Benjamin Carp. There is an illustration of ships sailing into port at the top of the cover surrounded by a red border with stars. The rest of the cover is blue.

Rebels Rising

This excerpt from Benjamin Carp explains the role of colonial meeting spaces as opinions of everyday people gained increasing political influence.
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This image depicts the book cover of Revolution Song: The Story of America’s Founding in Six Remarkable Lives by Russell Shorto. The cover shows a picture of the King George III statue being pulled down. In 1776, following a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a crowd of New Yorkers arrived at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan and physically pulled down the statue.

Revolution Song

This excerpt from Russell Shorto weaves together the life stories of six historical figures against the backdrop of the American Revolution.
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Book cover for The Overflowing of Friendship by Richard Godbeer fades top down from yellow to light blue with the book title in a blue script font.

The Overflowing of Friendship

Read an excerpt from Richard Godbeer's book, The Overflowing of Friendship: Love Between Men and the Creation of the American Republic.
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Deborah Sampson Unveiled Panel

Deborah Sampson Unveiled: A Virtual Conversation

In April 2021, costume designer Emilio Sosa, author and Sampson descendent Alex Myers, and the Museum's Tyler Putman's explored the life and dress of Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War, in a discussion co-presented by American Repertory Theater.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with LTC Seanegan P. Sculley

November 12, 2020 from 6-7:15 p.m.
LTC Seanegan P. Sculley will discuss his book Contest for Liberty: Military Leadership in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 during Veterans Day Weekend.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Annette Gordon-Reed to Discuss “Troublesome Histories” in Free Virtual Lecture, Sept. 24

Lecture Marks Third Annual Event in Series Honoring the Museum’s Late Board Member Carl M. Buchholz
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Annette Gordon-Reed to Discuss “Troublesome Histories” in Free Virtual Lecture, Sept. 24

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Annette Gordon-Reed, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University, will join the Museum of the American Revolution virtually on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 6 p.m. to examine how we can wrestle with—and have honest dialogue about—the complexities in our nation’s history.
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Virtual Event with LTC Seanegan P. Sculley on Nov. 12, Part of Museum's Veterans Day Weekend Celebration

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Forten Family Bible Courtesy Of Atwood Kip Forten Jacobs

Historic Forten Family Bible Donated to Museum of the American Revolution by Descendants of James Forten

An historic Bible, connected to one of the most significant African American families in Philadelphia’s history, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution by Atwood “Kip” Forten Jacobs and his daughter Taylor Jacqueline Rodriguez Jacobs, direct descendants of Black Revolutionary War veteran and abolitionist James Forten. The Bible is currently on display – for the first time in public – in the Museum’s special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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