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Founding Friendships by Cassandra Good

Founding Friendships

This excerpt from Cassandra Good shows how women gained political access, influence, and information through their male friends in political office.
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This image depicts the book cover of Monmouth Court House: The Battle that Made the American Army by Joseph G. Bilby and Katherine Bilby Jenkins. The cover depicts General Washington on horseback on front of his army. There is a large American flag, with 13 stars, flying in the wind.

Monmouth Court House

This excerpt from authors Joseph Bilby and Katherine Bilby Jenkins shows George Washington receiving recommendations from his generals regarding the readiness of American troops
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This image depicts the cover of Kidnapping the Enemy by Christian M. McBurney.

Kidnapping the Enemy

This excerpt from Christian McBurney shows Lieutenant Colonel Barton preparing for the successful July 10, 1777 raid on General Prescott's sleeping quarters.
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This image depicts the book cover for Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals who Led the Colonies to War by Les Standiford.

Desperate Sons

This excerpt from Les Standiford describes America's growing number of grievances with its mother country and Britain's indifference to colonists' complaints
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This image depicts the book cover of Philadelphia: A 300 Year History edited by Russell Weigley.

Philadelphia

This excerpt from a multitude of authors shows how the events of 1776 led an uneasy population to shore up their defenses and eventually flee.
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This image depicts the book cover of Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hackett Fischer. An image of Paul Revere is the focal point of the book cover. He is seated at a desk, with his firth hand on his chin and his elbow on the table looking quizzingly at the viewer.

Paul Revere's Ride

This excerpt from David Hackett Fischer delves into Paul Revere's history as well as the tumultuous world he lived in, and highlights that fateful day.
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This image depicts the book cover of Learning to Stand and Speak by Mary Kelley.

Learning to Stand and Speak

Read an excerpt of historian Mary Kelley's book Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America's Republic.
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This image depicts the book cover for Sex Among the Rabble by Clare Lyons. There is a portrait of four Revolutionary men and one woman. They are on the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia at night. The woman is in the middle and there are two men on either side of her. She is also holding a candle.

Sex Among the Rabble

Read an excerpt from Clare A. Lyons' book, Sex Among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender & Power in the Age Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830.
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This image depicts the book cover of Cabal! The Plot Against General Washington by Mark Edward Lender. The cover shows trees and a sunset. On the left, there is a circle image of Cabal. And on the right, there is a circled image of Washington. Both portraits are turned toward each other, so it looks like the men are staring at each other. The portraits are in black and white.

Cabal! The Plot Against General Washington

Read an excerpt from Mark Edward Lender's Cabal! The Plot Against General Washington on the challenge to Washington’s command known as the "Conway Cabal."
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First Ladies of the Republic

First Ladies of the Republic

Read an excerpt of Abrams' First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role.
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