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Map of the British colonies in North America, 1763 to 1775. This was published in: Shepherd, William Robert (1911) “The British Colonies in North America, 1763–1765”

The Woman Who Fought in the Revolutionary War

<i>Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.</i><p>Deborah Sampson …

Democratic National Convention

What made 17th-century England so unbearable that thousands risked the voyage to America?

<b>Tim Smith-Laing reviews Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World by James Evans</b><p>With all the political focus on immigration to these shores, it is easy to forget that anyone ever leaves Britain. But they do. Last year the Office for National Statistics recorded the emigration of 128,000 …

10 Things You Should Know About The Treaty Of Paris (1763)

Winston Churchill called it "the first world war." Fought between 1754 and 1763, the misleadingly named Seven Years' War (often called the French and …

From colonial times to Trump's America, trade is the key issue

It is the autumn of 1814. The British army has just burned Washington and is shelling Baltimore. Next, it is invading from the north along Lake …

New Orleans

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

The Man Who Ran the Country While Lincoln Lay Dying

<b>STANTON</b> <b><br>Lincoln’s War Secretary</b><br>By Walter Stahr<br>Illustrated. 743 pp. Simon & Schuster. $35.<p>During his second tour of America, in 1867, Charles Dickens dined in Washington with the secretary of war, Edwin McMasters Stanton. The evening was something of a dream come true for Stanton: Dickens was his …

U.S. Supreme Court

A rare view of Revolutionary War veterans

Photos of Revolutionary War veterans? No, it's not a hoax.<p>While the American Revolution took place from 1765-1783 and photography wasn't invented …

American Revolution

See the American Revolution Through the Eyes of King George

What Americans learn about England's King George III are the big themes: his mental and physical illnesses, his struggles with Napoleon, and most of …

Libraries

General Washington’s First Spy, and Why His Mission Was Doomed from the Start

On July 15, 1775, less than two weeks after he arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to take command of the Continental Army, Gen. George …

Ann Arbor

George Washington’s Secret Spy War

Book review: George Washington’s Secret Spy War: The Making of America’s First Spymaster by John A. Nagy (St. Martin’s Press, September 2016) [BUY …

Native Americans

The unexpected answer to the biggest mystery of the American Revolution

In the grade-school version of American history, the Revolutionary War seems like a righteous inevitability. The typical narrative conflates taxes with tyranny, casting the rebellion as a break from British greed and oppression. “King George III didn’t seem to care what the colonists thought,” one …

Tea Party