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This image shows the book cover of Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution by Nathan Perl-Rosenthal. It is an illustration of a ship at sea. There is a British flag on the stern of the ship and an American flag on the bow.

Citizen Sailors

This excerpt from Nathan Perl-Rosenthal that examines evolving concepts of identity, nationality, and citizenship in the decades leading to the War of 1812.
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The Valley Forge Winter

This excerpt from Wayne Bodle presents the story of the winter of 1777-1778 during the American Revolution with details that may be new to most readers.
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This image shows the book cover of Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When American Became Independent, May 1-July 4, 1776, by William Hogeland. The title of the book is written at the top of the page and William’s name is written at the bottom. The portrait on the cover shows a group of men on the street and they are burning money. One gentleman, with his back toward the viewer, raises his hat off his head with his right hand.

Declaration

This excerpt by William Hogeland explores the people, backroom politicking, and passions that ignited our pursuit of liberty during the American Revolution.
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This image depicts the book cover of George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. There is a portrait of Gorge Washington. The right side of the portrait runs off the left side of the book cover, so only the left side of his body is visible.

The Secret Six

This excerpt from authors Kilmeade and Yaeger shows George Washington's use of intelligence and counterintelligence, including Culper Spy Ring
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This image depicts the book cover of George Washington's America by Barnet Schecter. The title of the book is written in the middle of the cover. The bottom of the cover is a map and the top is a portrait of George Washington from the neck up.

George Washington's America

This excerpt from Barnet Schecter shows the issues facing Washington and the Continental Army in 1776 as they began to defend the city from the British.
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This image depicts the book cover of A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America by James McWilliams. The title and author are written on the bottom of the cover. There is a pot of steaming food with a ladle on a red tablecloth. The top of the pot is in midair, as if being lifted off, to reveal the image of Washington crossing the Delaware River. IN the steam and in the background, there is the text of the Declaration.

A Revolution in Eating

This excerpt from James McWilliams shows how the first American cookbook in 1796 led to introducing American recipes alongside the traditional British ones
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This image depicts the book cover of The Kings Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776 by Brendan McConville.

The King's Three Faces

This excerpt from Brendan McConville discusses the physical and symbolic destruction of objects associated with the British Monarchy.
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This image depicts the book cover of Robert Morris: Financier of the Revolution by Charles Rappleye. It is a painting of Charles, wearing a blue suit, sitting in a brown chair.

Financier of the Revolution

Read an excerpt from Charles Rappleye about the rise and fall of Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Morris.
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This image depicts the book cover of Grand Forage 1778: The Battleground Around New York City by Todd Braisted. The image shows Redcoats and soldiers in blue coats marching through the empty streets.

Grand Forage 1778

This excerpt from Todd Braisted details how the British Army gathered provisions and battled with American soldiers and civilians for supplies and loyalties
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This image depicts the book cover of Women of The Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America by Linda Kerber. The title of the book is written at the top of the page in white. The main title is written in front of a blue bar, while the subtitle is written in front of a red bar directly underneath. There is a painting of a rosy checked woman with a white dress and dark hair holding an American flag in her left hand and peering up to the right.

Women of the Republic

This excerpt from Linda Kerber explains the concept of "Republic Motherhood" during the Revolution and explores its lasting legacy on the American Republic
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