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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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    Revolutionary War Military Kidnappings

    Christian McBurney talked about his book, Kidnapping the Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott, in which he chronicles the capture of two…

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    Revolutionary Women

    Historians spoke about the roles of Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray, and their legacy in American history. The panelists said that all three women…

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    After Words with Brian Kilmeade

    Co-author Brian Kilmeade talked about the book, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution, in which he tells the story of the Culper Spy Ring,…

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    Remembering General George Washington

    Edward Lengel talked about at General George Washington as a military commander, offering insights into his strengths and weaknesses. “The Saviour of Our Country: Remembering…

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    Book Discussion on Revolutionary Summer

    Joseph Ellis talked about his book, Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, in which he recounts the beginnings of the Revolutionary War. The author also talked about…

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    Jimmy Carter at Wyoming Monument

    Jimmy Carter spoke at the Wyoming Monument in Pennsylvania about the importance of preserving history and historical monuments. He was the third president to speak at the…

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    Book Discussion on The Men Who Lost America

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy talked about his book, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, in which he profiles the leaders of the…

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    George Washington in the Revolutionary War

    Logan Beirne talked by video link from New York City about how George Washington’s performance during the Revolutionary War affected his role as first president of the United States,…

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    Strategic Communication in the American Revolution

    Marc Genest talked about the American Revolution as an insurgency campaign which was won by use of strategic communication and information operations. He also spoke about the…

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    Book Discussion on Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor

    Richard Beeman talked about his book, Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor, in which he explores the political and social landscape of the United States between the meeting of the…

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    Book Discussion on Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book, Bunker Hill: A City, A Seige, A Revolution, in which he recalls the lead-up to the first large-scale battle of the American Revolution, the Battle…

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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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    Revolutionary Era Printing

    James David Moran talked about selected items in the American Antiquarian Society’s holdings from the American Revolutionary period. The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester,…

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    Book Discussion on Smuggler Nation

    Professor Peter Andreas talked about his book, Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America, in which he reveals the long history of smuggling in the U.S., which, prior to the…

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    Old North Church, Part 2

    Bob Damon toured Boston’s Christ Church, better known as Old North Church. The church, built in 1723, is best-known for its steeple, where in 1775 patriots hung two lanterns to…

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    Old North Church, Part 1

    Bob Damon toured Boston’s Christ Church, better known as Old North Church. The church, built in 1723, is best-known for its steeple, where in 1775 patriots hung two lanterns to…

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    Creating a Continental Navy

    Glenn Grasso, former instructor at the United States Coast Guard Academy, talked about the creation of the Continental Navy during America’s war for independence. The 2012…

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    Q&A with Kevin Phillips

    Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for Revolution, in which he suggests that the year 1775 was a critical launching point of both the…

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