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200th Edition Museum Staff Picks Reading List includes A People’s History of the American Revolution by Ray Raphael; John Adams by David McCullough; Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar; American Revolutions: A Continental History 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor; The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred F. Young; and Spies in the Continental Capital by John A. Nagy. The books are stacked on top of one another on a wooden bench outside on a sunny day. The books and the bench are in clear view while the background is blurred.

Reading List: Read the Revolution 200th Edition Staff Picks

To celebrate the our 200th edition of Read the Revolution, Museum staff picked their favorite books about the American Revolution.
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This image depicts the book cover of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle Allen. It is a white cover with Our written in very large font in the center. The color of Our Declaration is a shade of brown. A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality is written in red underneath. Danielle’s name is written in black at the bottom of the cover. There are three lines at the top and bottom of the cover that show the signers’ names in blue.

Our Declaration

Read an excerpt from Danielle Allen's book, Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality.
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Three students from the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute pose for a photo in from the Museum's recreated George Washington's tent in Clark Park.

Living History Youth Summer Institute

The Museum offers a six-week intensive summer course for young adults interested in interpreting the lives of people of African ancestry in the Revolutionary era.
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General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters tent on display at the Museum

The Unlikely Travels of Washington's War Tent

February 20, 2024, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join educators from the Museum and American Battlefield Trust for a free teacher workshop to explore how the story of George Washington's headquarters tent spans both the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.
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The image shows the book cover of Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff. The cover is written in red font and the subtitle is written in blue font. There are three circular portraits. On the left is a portrait of a woman, the middle there is a portrait of a Native American, and on the right is a portrait of a gentleman in a red coat.

Liberty's Exiles

This excerpt from Maya Jasanoff illustrates exiled loyalists' experience and what it meant as an American colonist returning to Great Britain after defeat.
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Young Friends of the Museum Present: Meet Michael Idriss

June 24, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Meet Michael Idriss, the Museum’s new African American Interpretive Fellow, who will share his vision for developing and delivering programs that explore the lives, experiences, and impact of Revolutionary-era people of African descent.
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Author Eric Jay Dolin presents on Rebels at Sea at a Member Lunch and Learn at the Museum.

Black Founders & the War at Sea with Author Eric Jay Dolin

Author Eric Jay Dolin joined the Museum to discuss his book, Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution, and the maritime world of James Forten.
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image of red, which, and blue fabric, a white bonnet, scissors, thread, and other flag making tools.

Betsy Ross Beyond the Flag with American Repertory Theater

Watch this March 2022 event hosted by American Repertory Theater and the Museum for a conversation exploring Betsy Ross’s influence on the cultural memory of women’s contributions to the American Revolution.
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Summer 2017 Reading List

Check out the 45 titles featured in our summer 2017 reading list for children and young adults.
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A Revolutionary Virtual Winter Break

December 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Cozy up at home for unexpected stories and virtual experiences for the whole family during winter break with the Museum.
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