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Founding Friendships by Cassandra Good

Founding Friendships

Read an excerpt from Cassandra Good's Founding Friendships to explore how, by forming friendships, women and men challenged social expectations but embraced founding ideals of freedom, choice, and equality in the early United States.
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This image depicts the book cover of Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family by Sara Georgini. The cover is a colored photograph inside a church facing the front with wooden pews to the left and right. At the top of the cover are six individual black and white portraits of the Adams family, starting with President John Adams on the left-hand side.

Household Gods

Read an excerpt from Sara Georgini's book, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family.
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This image depicts the book cover of Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier by Alfred F. Young. The background is a pale yellow. There are images of eight continental soldiers. The middle soldier is the largest and is colored pink. The other soldiers surround this one in varies positions and are colored blue.

Masquerade

Read an excerpt from late historian Alfred F. Young's book, Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier.
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This image depicts the book cover of New England’s Remarkable Women by Carole Owens. The cover is pink with white borders on the top and bottom corners. In the center, there is a black framed portrait of a New England woman. She has brown hair with white feathers and is wearing a pink dress.

Remarkable Women of New England

This excerpt from Carole Owens explores women’s various roles and responsibilities between 1754 and 1787, including those of laborers and business owners.
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This image shows the book cover of Revolutionary by Alex Myers. The righthand side of the cover is blue, while the left-hand side is red and white striped. There is a female figure in a blue dress and black boots holding a rifle, which is pointed downward, in her left hand. Only the left side of her body is visible as the rest runs off the cover page. She is on the left side of the book cover.

Revolutionary

Read an excerpt from Alex Myers's historical fiction novel on Deborah Sampson, a woman who joined the Continental Army at the age of 21 disguised as a man.
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The Right to Vote

Read an excerpt from Alexander Keyssar's book, The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States.
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This image depicts the book cover of Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin. The cover shows a sole Indian man in a canoe in the water. His back is toward the viewer and he is looking down. There is a 13-star American flag draped in the background of the cover.

Forgotten Allies

This excerpt recounts how Oneida tribal members found themselves facing increasing pressure to choose sides as the Anglo-American conflict intensified.
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This image shows the book cover of Journal of the American Revolution, Volume 1. The title of the book is written in yellow. The cover is a painting of General George Washington in a blue coat and tan pants with riding boots. His right hand is in a fist on the right side of his waist. He sits on a white horse on snowy ground. Washington is looking to the right and there is another soldier on horseback behind him with his right arm pointed outward with a sword in his hand. The sky behind them is grey.

Turning Point

This excerpt from Todd Andrlik features an article by Thomas Fleming revealing a turning point for General George Washington during the American Revolution
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This image depicts the book cover of Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776. The cover is a white page with the bottom right corner being lifted, as if being turned, to expose a colored image of some of the Founding Fathers.

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor

Read this excerpt where Richard Beeman reminds us the original Independence Day was not viewed so much as a new beginning but as a prelude to full-scale war.
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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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