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    French Experience During the American Revolution

    Rachel Jirka talked about the experiences of the French army during the American Revolution. She presented evidence from two manuscript narratives of French soldiers who marched from…

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    Book Discussion on Independence Lost

    Kathleen Duval talked about her book Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of American Revolution, in which she examines the lives of people on Florida’s Gulf Coast during the American…

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    Alexander Hamilton Before the American Revolution

    Michael E. Newton talked about his book, Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years, about the early life of the Founding Father from the West Indies. Mr. Newton talked about his…

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    The American Soldier in Combat

    A portion of a 1960 U.S. Army Big Picture episode featuring the role of the army during the Revolutionary War.

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    Museum of the American Revolution, Part 2

    Director of Collections Scott Stephenson talked about the Museum of the American Revolution, which was scheduled to open near Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia in early…

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    Museum of the American Revolution, Part 1

    Director of Collections Scott Stephenson talked about the Museum of the American Revolution, which is scheduled to open near Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia in early…

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    Revolutionary War Military

    Professor Benjamin Carp talks about some of the advantages and disadvantages for both the British and American forces during the American Revolution. He also described how individual…

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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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