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This image shows the book cover of Battle of Paoli by Thomas McGuire. It is a painting of the battle with fire and smoke filling the air.

Battle of Paoli

Read an excerpt from Thomas J. McGuire's book, Battle of Paoli.
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Past And Prologue by Michael Hattem

Past and Prologue

Read an excerpt from Michael Hattem's book, Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution.
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This image depicts the book cover of Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Restarting America’s Past edited by Rene Romano and Claire Potter. The book cover is tan, and the title of the book is written in black. There is a Revolutionary man, wearing black boots, blue pants, and a brown waist jacket. His left knee is bended, and the image cuts off around the man’s chest—his face is not visible. There are five roses scattered around his feet.

Historians on Hamilton

In her essay, Renee C. Romano looks at how Hamilton: An American Musical sparked surprising conversations and unexpected results
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Gratz Family Case at the Museum

Now on View: Gratz Family Artifacts Exploring American Jewish Life in Philadelphia

Learn more about the recently installed case full of artifacts related to faithful founders Barnard and Michael Gratz to explore American Jewish life in Revolutionary-era Philadelphia.
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This image depicts the cover of Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood. The top of the cover is an image of the Founding Fathers, most of them standing and pointing at one another, in the midst of conversation. The bottom half of the cover is the title of the book, which is written in blue and red colors.

Power and Liberty

Read an excerpt from Gordon S. Wood's new book, Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution.
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A collection of books featured in the Museum's 2023 summer reading list for young readers.

Summer Reading List: 2023 Young Readers Edition

See our 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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In the News: Stolen Artifacts Returned to Local Museums in Repatriation Ceremony at the Museum

On Friday, Dec. 17, stolen artifacts were returned to their rightful owners — six museums from the Philadelphia region— in a repatriation ceremony at the Museum held by the Philadelphia Division of the FBI Art Crime Team.
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In the News: FBI Returns Stolen Artifacts During Repatriation Ceremony at the Museum

Decades after the thefts, 50 recently recoved artifacts were returned to local museums and historical societies during an FBI repatriation ceremony at the Museum.
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2020 Lonae A. Moore Memorial Forum

Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust's Lonaé A. Moore Memorial Forum

February 12, 2022 from 1-3:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Museum, Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust will present the fifth annual Lonaé A. Moore Memorial Forum, “It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding."
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Cassandra Good

WATCH: Read the Revolution with Cassandra Good

Watch the Museum's archived video of Cassandra Good's March 2021 virtual discussion on her book, Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic.
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