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Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts

Founding Mothers

Read this excerpt from Cokie Roberts that offers a comprehensive look at the many roles women played in American Revolutionary War.
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This image shows the book cover of Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence by John Ferling. The title is written at the top of the image and John’s name is written at the bottom. The picture on the cover is of George Washington and his troops in the snow. The viewer sees Washington from the side, and he is facing to the right of the image. He is on a white horse.

Almost A Miracle

This excerpt from John Ferling recounts how British troops led by General Howe defeated Washington's American army in the gruesome Battle of Brandywine
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This image shows the book cover of Ethan Allen: His Life and Times by Willard Randall. The title and Willard’s name are written on the bottom of the image. The top of the image is a sculpture of Ehtan Allen shown from the chest up.

Ethan Allen

Read an excerpt from Willard Sterne Randall's biography of Ethan Allen, commander of the Green Mountain Boys, a confederation of local militias.
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This image shows the book cover of Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. It shows a picture of a cannon going off during a nighttime battle. There are Revolutionary soldiers behind the cannon and the fire and sparks fill the dark.

Bunker Hill

This excerpt from Nathaniel Philbrick describes the uncertain, dramatic start to the legendary Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution.
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West of the Revolution by Claudio Saunt

West of the Revolution

Read this excerpt from Claudio Saunt to learn about an ambitious, yet illegal under British law, land scheme to settle a fourteenth colony on the West Coast.
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The Last Muster

Read this excerpt from Maureen Taylor’s book that complied over 50 19th-century photographs and shares biographical information for each person.
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This image shows the book cover of Forged in Philadelphia by Rebecca Eckfeldt Gibby. It is an illustration of five gentlemen standing outside a building during the daytime.

Forged in Philadelphia

Read an excerpt from Rebecca Eckfeldt Gibby's children's book where she uncovers the history of her Revolutionary-era ancestor from Philadelphia.
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This image shows the book cover of The American Revolution: A History by Gordon S. Wood. It is a painting of a Continental Army solder with a sword raised in his right hand and an American flag with 1776 written on it in yellow in his left hand.

The American Revolution

This excerpt from Gordon Wood shows how the ideals of 'republicanism' influenced the governments being formed at the start of the Revolutionary War.
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The Hemingses of Monticello

Read an excerpt from Annette Gordon-Reed's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.
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This image shows the book cover of A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens by Lawrence Babits. It is a painting of the battle with Redcoats and the Continental Army.

Battle of Cowpens

This excerpt from Lawrence Babits transports us to 1781, when Americans finally achieved victory at the Battle of Cowpens after a series of southern losses.
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