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George Washington by Stephen Brumwell

George Washington

Read an excerpt from Stephen Brumwell's biography of George Washington and learn how Washington secured the history-making position of Commander in Chief.
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This image depicts the book cover of American Cake by Anne Byrn. The book cover shows a white frosted cake with pink rose petals on top. The cake sits on a white cake stand with more petals surrounding the right side of the stand. Below this image is the title of the book. Below the title of the book are three smaller photographs of cakes dated 1770, 1903, and 1963.

Double Feature: Gingerbread

Read these excerpts featuring Colonial recipes along with tempting and intriguing stories about our early American culinary history.
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This image depicts the book cover of Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health by Jeanne Abrams.

Revolutionary Medicine

Read an excerpt from Jeanne Abrams to learn how Washington's effort to prevent smallpox represents one of the first American public health initiatives
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This image depicts the book cover of Revolution Against Empire by Justin Du Rivage.

Revolution Against Empire

Read this excerpt from Justin du Rivage that introduces the competing ideological groups who shaped and reshaped the debates during the American Revolution
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This image depicts the book cover of A Generous and Merciful Enemy by Daniel Krebs.

A Generous and Merciful Enemy

This excerpt from Daniel Krebs reveals the experience of the tens of thousands of German-speaking soldiers, called "Hessians" hired by the British Crown.
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This image depicts the book cover of Digging in The City of Brotherly Love by Rebecca Yamin. The cover is a photo of a Philadelphia park in the fall. The top and bottom of the book cover are purple. The title of the book is written in front of a yellow strip.

Digging in the City of Brotherly Love

Read this excerpt from Rebecca Yamin that features a 19 century insurance policy, suggesting an explanation to a unidentified recovered artifact.
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A Gentleman of Color by Julie Winch

A Gentleman of Color

Read an excerpt from Julie Winch's biography of James Forten, a boy who would grow to become a prominent businessman, abolitionist and a celebrated Patriot.
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This image depicts the book cover of Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution. The book cover shows a letter written with words and images. The images are used in place of words to code the message.

Invisible Ink

This excerpt from John Nagy shows the spycraft of a Philadelphia family during British occupation and their assistance in helping Washington prepare battle
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This image depicts the book cover of Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters’ Eyes by Paul Staiti.

Of Arms and Artists

This excerpt from Paul Staiti discusses artist and Revolutionary War veteran John Trumbull’s effort to create the paintings for the US Capitol Building.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Burning of His Majesty's Schooner Gaspee by Steven Park. The book cover is a watercolor paining of the ship burning in the water as men in two lifeboats watch the blaze.

The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee

This excerpt from Steven Park tells how a group of colonial protestors captured and burned a British naval schooner a year before the Boston Tea Party.
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