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  • emThe First Conspiracyem
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    The First Conspiracy

    Brad Meltzer and Jon Mensch recounted the plot to kill George Washington by soldiers assigned to protect him during the Revolutionary War.

    483 views
  • emIn the Hurricanes Eyeem
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    In the Hurricane's Eye

    Nathaniel Philbrick provided a history of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of the Chesapeake, which was integral to the Continental Army’s eventual victory.

    720 views
  • Revolutionary War Military Burials
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    Revolutionary War Military Burials

    Historian Robert Selig talked about the practice of burying the dead during the Revolutionary War. He discussed how loved ones identified the bodies, and the influence of military rank and…

    592 views
  • Women and the Founding Era
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    Women and the Founding Era

    George Mason University Professor Rosemarie Zagarri looked at the role of women during America’s founding era. She talked about how prior to the Revolution women had either no or very…

    308 views
  • emThose Turbulent Sons of Freedomem
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    Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom

    The myth of Ethan Allen’s Revolutionary War exploits is explored by author and former New York Times reporter and editor Christopher Wren.

    468 views
  • Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens
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    Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens

    Clemson University history professor and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Colonel Rod Andrew talked about his book, The Life and Times of General Andrew Pickens: Revolutionary War Hero, American…

    327 views
  • emLafayette in the Somewhat United Statesem
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    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    Sarah Vowell talked about her book Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, in which she looks at the American Revolution through the eyes of the French-born Marquis de Lafayette. She spoke…

    2,205 views
  • emLexington and Concordem
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    Lexington and Concord

    George Daughan provided a history of the first military conflict of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

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  • British Loyalists in the American Revolution
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    British Loyalists in the American Revolution

    University of Maryland history professor Richard Bell examined why American Revolution loyalists chose to remain on the British side, what the Revolution was like for them, and how their…

    878 views
  • emThe American Revolution and the Pressem
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    The American Revolution and the Press

    Author Carol Sue Humphries explored the importance of the press and its impact during the American Revolution in her book, The American Revolution and the Press: The Promise of Independence. C-SPAN’s…

    284 views
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware
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    Washington Crossing the Delaware

    Clay Craighead described General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware that began his surprise assault on Trenton. General George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on…

    1,320 views
  • HMS Jersey and the American Revolution
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    HMS Jersey and the American Revolution

    Historian Robert Watson talked about his book, The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution. He described how the British used the HMS Jersey, a former warship…

    560 views
  • Battle of Rhode Island
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    Battle of Rhode Island

    Newport Historical Society’s Taylor Stoermer discussed the Battle of Rhode Island and the impact it had on the state and New England. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

    415 views
  • Saratoga National Historic Park
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    Saratoga National Historic Park

    In 1777, the Battles of Saratoga were fought in Saratoga Springs and became the turning point in the Revolutionary War for American victory. Saratoga National Historic Park ranger Eric Schnitzer talked about…

    444 views
  • Museum of the American Revolution Opens in Philadelphia
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    Museum of the American Revolution Opening Ceremony

    American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Speakers included former Vice President Joe Biden, historian David…

    3,018 views
  • Museum of the American Revolution
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    Museum of the American Revolution

    Staff from the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia showcased exhibits and artifacts and responded to viewer comments and questions. The museum opened in April 2017.

    1,242 views
  • Religion and the American Revolution
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    Religion and the American Revolution

    Jeffry Morrison talked about the role of religion in the American Revolution. He explored the meaning of words or phrases in the Declaration of Independence, such as references to a “Creator,” "Supreme…

    2,010 views
  • emRevolution Songem
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    Revolution Song

    Russell Shorto talked about his book Revolution Song, in which he looks at America’s founding through the lives of six people, including a cobbler-cum-politician, a freed slave, the…

    1,375 views
  • emHow the French Saved Americaem
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    How the French Saved America

    Author and documentary filmmaker Tom Shachtman recalled the role that the French played in assisting the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. According to the author, close to ten…

    555 views
  • Camaraderie of Revolutionary War Soldiers
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    Camaraderie of Revolutionary War Soldiers

    Ph.D. candidate Rachel Engl discussed the subject of her dissertation, “America’s First Band of Brothers: Friendship & Camaraderie within the Continental Army during the Revolutionary Era.”…

    483 views
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