American Revolution

A Guide to Sources of Biographical Information on Soldiers and Sailors of the American Revolution

A Key Reference for Revolutionary War Researchers<p><b>White, J. Todd, and Charles H. Lesser. Fighters for Independence: A Guide to Sources of Biographical</b> …

Genealogy

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On November 19, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech at the dedication of a soldiers’ cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It …

History

Israel Putnam - American Revolutionary War Forums

Israel Putnam (January 7, 1718 – May 29, 1790) was an American army general and Freemason, popularly known as "Old Put," who fought with distinction …

Military History

G. Gedney Godwin, Inc. - American Revolutionary War Forums

Many period items including weapons, shooting accessories, camp items, clothing, shoes, buckles, personal items, and instruments. For more …

American History

The origins of the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the Constitution states simply: <i>"</i>A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.<i>"</i> That language and that idea were clearly important to the Founding Fathers.<p>But why?<p>The Second …

American History

Historical figures and their growing obsession

Obsession is a handy gardening tool but it has some unlikely disciples. George Washington, for instance, used to write home to ask about his garden …

George Washington

The British had their own “Valley Forge” travails!

A Book Review<p><b>Bowler, Arthur R. Logisitics and the Failure of the British Army in America. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1975.</b><p>Famously, …

History

Friendship forged for the good of young nation

The fact that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day — July 4, 1826 — has become something of a talisman for Revolutionary War buffs. …

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Casemate Short Histories

The Casemate Short Histories series offers concise, entertaining, and accessible guides to a variety of military history topics. Authoritative and …

Military History

Preserving Philly stoops, and stoop culture, into the future

For visual artist Kaitlin Pomerantz, Philadelphia’s stoops are so compelling even discarded ones are worth saving.<p>“I was excited when I moved here a …

Philadelphia

Thanksgiving Weekend | Museum of the American Revolution

This Black Friday, the Museum of the American Revolution invites you to learn about the surprising history of shopping. Meet a revolutionary shopper …

American History

These striking photos show the secret, strange world of military research and development

An obscure archive reveals the science—and art—behind combat culture<p>In suburban Boston, there is a military base unlike all others. It’s not a …

Culture

George Washington's famous Revolutionary War tent found in newly-discovered painting

A recently discovered 235-year-old panoramic painting has revealed the only known wartime depiction of George Washington’s Revolutionary War field tent.<p>The seven-foot painting, which was recently purchased at auction by the Museum of the American Revolution, shows the Continental Army’s encampment …

History

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons Extends Broadway Run on Opening Night

The rapid-fire lesson in overlooked Latin history that shaped America will remain in session an additional three weeks at Studio 54.<p>John Leguizamo’s</i> …

Latin America

Georgia Rifle Dragoons - American Revolutionary War Forums

During the American Revolution, Britain fielded many military units in an effort to suppress the colonies. The Georgia Rifle Dragoons, a local …

Military History

Stevens Thomson Mason - American Revolutionary War Forums

Stevens Thomson Mason (December 29, 1760{spaced ndash}May 10, 1803) was a Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, a member of …

Military History

John Adams and the Molding of William Vans Murray, Peacemaker

John Adams had a nose for good character. He could sniff out individuals of talent and integrity like a bloodhound. He famously nominated …

History

LESLIE BRAINE IKOMI “Oh, I hadn’t noticed”

My partner looked at the Georgian print displayed on the wall behind her and pointed out the black lady that appeared in it.<br>Oh she said “I hadn’t …

Black History

Abraham Clark - American Revolutionary War Forums

Abraham Clark (February 15, 1726 – September 15, 1794) was an American politician and Revolutionary War figure. He was delegate for New Jersey to the …

Declaration Of Independence

Ten Books That Changed the World | Martin Puchner

<i>Martin Puchner, author of</i> The Written World: How Literature Shaped History <i>selects ten books that he believes have strongly influenced the course of</i> …

Lifestyle (Canada)

1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence sold in Potsdam for $1.5 million

POTSDAM — A crowd of residents and bidders from across the country gathered at Blanchard’s Auction Services on Saturday to witness something historic …

Declaration Of Independence

Princeton and Slavery

Since our universities have become intellectual black holes—dead stars which no longer radiate light but instead suck enlightenment into darkness by …

German History

Review: Freedom on the March

We in the United States have long liked to see our nation as an inspiration for liberty-lovers worldwide. Thomas Paine called the would-be republic “an asylum for mankind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson memorialized “the shot heard round the world.” It was up to us, Abraham Lincoln vowed, to prove “that …

Opinion

What to Read Before Your Historical Tour of New York City

Before “Hamilton” hit Broadway, New York City might not have come to mind as a bastion of the American Revolution — a part of its past that has been largely hidden. These three books explore the city’s crucial role in the Revolution, as well as the overall history of the city itself.<p><b>THE BATTLE FOR</b> …

Books

When New York City Was a (Literal) Battlefield

New York City is a battlefield. I know what you’re thinking — psychological warfare, the endless grim clashing of economic forces — but I am being literal. When we ponder America’s defining war, the Revolution, we think of Bunker Hill, or Saratoga, or Lexington and Concord, yet its largest battle, …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Spare a Thought for Veterans of the American Revolution

Many didn’t get paid, and the new United States took them for granted.<p>Another Veterans Day has come and gone. I wonder if just one day is really …

Military History

How our Revolutionary Memories Began

Book review<p><b>Sarah J. Purcell. Sealed With Blood – War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania</b> …

American History

USS Raleigh (1776) - American Revolutionary War Forums

USS ''Raleigh was one of thirteen ships that the Continental Congress authorized for the United States Navy in 1775. Following her capture in 1778, …

Military History

Richard Peters - American Revolutionary War Forums

Richard Peters (1704 – July 10, 1776), born in Liverpool, became an attorney, Anglican minister, and civil servant. In 1735 he emigrated to …

Christchurch

Museum Evacuated After Reported Bomb Threat

A reported bomb threat led to the evacuation of a museum in the Old City section of Philadelphia.<p>Investigators say a man called the Philadelphia …

Terrorism