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    American Navy's Role in the Revolutionary war

    Tim McGrath talked about how the Continental Congress established the Navy at the dawn of the Revolutionary War. Mr. McGrath also discussed the challenges the Navy faced and a…

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    Secrets of the Founders

    William Chrystal talked about advice from the Founding Fathers' personal letters and how their wisdom was still helpful in today’s society. Mr. Chrystal placed particular…

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    Book Discussion on West of the Revolution

    Professor Claudio Saunt talked about his book, West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, in which he recounts the events that took place outside of the British colonies in…

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    Book Discussion on Revolutionary Medicine

    Jeanne Abrams talked about her book, Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health, in which she discusses health, illness and medical treatment during…

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    America's Ancient Pasts

    Daniel Richter, author of Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts, talked about America’s pre-revolutionary past. In his book, Richter suggests that the United…

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    George Washington's Defeat at Brandywine

    Bruce Mowday talked about the American Revolution’s Battle of Brandywine. General George Washington lined his troops along the east branch of the Brandywine River in Chadds Ford,…

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    Book Discussion on Defiant Brides

    Nancy Rubin Stuart talked about her book, Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married, in which she recounts the lives of Peggy Shippen…

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    Loyalists in New York City During the Revolution

    Ruma Chopra talked about her book Unnatural Rebellion: Loyalists in New York City During the Revolution. Thousands of colonists rejected the War for American Independence and many fled to…

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    History of Bars and Taverns in America

    Christine Sismondo talked about bars and taverns functioning as public spaces to air grievances, which contributed to historical events like the American Revolution and the civil rights…

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    Reproduction in Colonial America

    Susan Klepp talked about her book, Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility and Family Limitation in America (The University of North Carolina Press, 2009). While Colonial American women…

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    Book Discussion on The Early American Table: Food and Society in the New World

    Trudy Eden talked about her book The Early American Table: Food and Society in the New World. In her book she explains how class, lifestyle, and the social philosophy of 17th and 18th…

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    Book Discussion on Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution

    John Nagy, founding member of the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia, presents a history of espionage during the Revolutionary War.  Mr. Nagy explores the spy efforts…

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    The Women Behind the Founding Fathers

    Historian Thomas Fleming profiles the women who played a central part in the lives of the Founding Fathers in his book, The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers (Smithsonian; November 3,…

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    Book Discussion on Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose

    Lee Alan Dugatkin talked about his book Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America (University Of Chicago Press; November 15, 2009). In this book about the…

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    Foundation of American Polity

    Ray Raphael talked about his book Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation (New Press; May 12, 2009). He uses the stories of seven people who had diverse objectives during the American…

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    Book Discussion on The Perils of Peace

    Thomas Fleming talked about his book The Perils of Peace: America’s Struggle for Survival After Yorktown, published by Collins. In his book Mr. Fleming recounts…

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    Book Discussion on The Louisiana Purchase

    Mr. Fleming talked about his book, The Louisiana Purchase, published by John Wiley and Sons. He told the story of the people and politics behind the 1803 land deal between the…

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