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    Flags of the American Revolution

    R. Scott Stephenson talked about the history of 18th century battle flags. Mr. Stephenson discussed the importance of each flag and the role they play as symbols of American…

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    Book Discussion on The Quartet

    Joseph Ellis talked about his book The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, in which he examines why America’s newly independent states decided to accept…

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    Religious Pacifists and the American Revolution

    Professor Jared Burkholder talked about the difference between pacifist groups during the American Revolution. Professor Burkholder argued that the application of pacifist principles…

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    Book Discussion on Whirlwind

    John Ferling talked about his book Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It, in which he examines the reasons for the beginning of the American Revolution.

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    1772 Gaspee Affair

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) talked about the Gaspee Affair, an event from June 9, 1772, in which Rhode Islanders fought against the British in the lead-up to the American Revolution.

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    Book Discussion on Spain

    Martha Gutierrez Steinkamp talked about her book, Spain: The Forgotten Alliance: Independence of the United States, about the role Spain played in the Revolutionary War. Spain offered…

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    American Revolution and the Fate of the British Empire

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy, author of The Men who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, talked about the role played by British military…

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    Battle at Guilford Courthouse

    John Durham visited the battlefield and talked about the Battle at Guildford County Courthouse, a Revolutionary War battle fought on March 15, 1781. He also spoke about Major General…

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    British and Hessian Prisoners in the Revolutionary War

    Professor Ken Miller talked about how British and Hessian prisoners during the U.S. Revolutionary War clashed with the local population in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During the war,…

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    American Revolution in the Caribbean

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy talked about the British colonies in the Caribbean during the American Revolution and their importance to the outcome of the war, even though they did not take up…

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    Book Discussion on Band of Giants

    Jack Kelly talked about his book, Band of Giants: the Amateur Soldiers Who won America’s independence, about the lack of military experience that marked the Continental Army. In…

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    Book Discussion on The Counter Revolution of 1776 and Race to Revolution

    Gerald Horne talked about his two books, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America and Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during…

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    Book Discussion on The Marquis

    Laura Auricchio talked about her book, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered, in which she recalls the life of Marquis de Lafayette, a French-born military leader who fought in the American…

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    Naval Warfare in the American Revolution

    Dennis Conrad talked about America’s naval heritage and the changes in the nature of naval warfare during the American Revolution. Mr. Conrad also described how ships from…

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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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