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This image depicts the book cover of Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech by Stephen D. Solomon. The image is a piece of paper being torn from the right and left side. Underneath the paper appear images of the Founding Fathers, most notably Benjamin Franklin on the far right side, who stares at the viewer.

Revolutionary Dissent

This excerpt from Stephen Solomon explores how early Americans used technology and communication networks to expand participation in political discussions
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Braddock's Defeat by David Preston

Braddock's Defeat

Read this excerpt by David Preston that summarizes the challenges of a pivotal battle and its impact on the Revolutionary War two decades later.
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This image depicts the book cover of Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution by Arthur Lefkowitz.

Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution

Read an excerpt from Arthur Lefkowitz that introduces less-celebrated figures of the war and reveals their methods for creating art amidst the war.
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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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This image depicts the book cover of A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley by Jane Kamensky. The title of the book is written in yellow with a red background in the middle of the image. Above that, there is an image of John Singleton Copley’s eyes looking at the viewer. Below the title is an image of a Revolutionary battle—the central figure being a woman with a baby in her arms and her young son by her side fleeing from the action of the battle.

A Revolution in Color

This excerpt from Jane Kamensky provides an introduction into the world of artist John Singleton Copley and of the American Revolution as seen by him.
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This image depicts the book cover for The Expanding Blaze: How American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848 by Jonathan Israel.

The Expanding Blaze

This excerpt from Jonathan Israel investigates radical ideas of self-government, liberty, and republicanism that challenged the Old World institutions.
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This image depicts the book cover of Passion is the Gale by Nicole Eustace.

Passion is the Gale

This excerpt from Nicole Eustace examines the language of emotions in social and political relationships through letters, diaries, books, and pamphlets
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Hessians

This excerpt from Brady Crytzer provides a look at the American Revolutionary War from the perspective of German Hessian soldiers who fought for the British
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This image depicts Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It by John Ferling. The book cover shows a watercolor image of a Revolutionary battle.

Whirlwind

This excerpt from John Ferling shows the trials and tribulations women faced during the long conflict of the American Revolutionary War.
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This image depicts the book cover of An Empire On The Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America by Nick Bunker. The image shows a Revolutionary battle with houses in the background.

An Empire on the Edge

Read an excerpt from Nick Bunker as he describes the Rhode Island colonist attack on a British ship which widened divisions between colonists and the Crown.
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