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  • Artists of the American Revolution
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    Artists of the American Revolution

    Paul Staiti talked about his book, Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters' Eyes. In his book, he focuses on the artists Charles Willson Peale, Benjamin West, John…

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  • Alexander Hamilton and George Washington
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    Alexander Hamilton and George Washington

    Stephen Knott, author of Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth, talked about the relationship between Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton and George Washington. He argued that…

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  • American Revolution in Boston
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    American Revolution in Boston

    Derek Beck talked about his books, Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775 and The War Before Independence: 1775-1776. Mr. Beck detailed the strategies on both sides of the conflicts…

    605 views
  • Kenneth C Davis on emhe Hidden History of America at Warem
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    America at War

    Kenneth C. Davis talked about his book, The Hidden History of America at War, about the challenges the U.S. military faced from the Revolutionary War to the War in Iraq. Mr. Davis also…

    545 views
  • Thomas Fleming on emThe Great Divideem
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    The Great Divide

    Historian Thomas Fleming talked about his book The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined A Nation, in which he examines the differences of political…

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  • Discussion on British and Hessian Prisoners in the Revolutionary War
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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, American…

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  • Discussion on the Taverns of PreRevolutionary New York City
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    Taverns of Pre-Revolutionary New York City

    Benjamin Carp talked about the link between alcohol and politics in Pre-Revolutionary New York City. Professor Carp said that as central meeting places, taverns stimulated discussions about…

    653 views
  • Discussion on American Navys role in the American Revolution
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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 variety of…

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  • Discussion on Secrets of the Founding Fathers
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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 emphasis on advice from the…

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  • emWest of the Revolutionem
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    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 America in…

    502 views
  • emRevolutionary Medicineem
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    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…

    437 views
  • emDefiant Bridesem
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    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 and Lucy Flucker. In her…

    856 views
  • Americas Ancient Pasts
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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 States has a much…

    642 views
  • George Washingtons Defeat at Brandywine
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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, Pennsylvania, as…

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  • Loyalists in New York City During the Revolution
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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…

    976 views
  • emInvisible Ink Spycraft of the American Revolutionem
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    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 used by…

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  • Reproduction in Colonial America
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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 were unable to own…

    840 views
  •  History of Bars and Taverns in America
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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 movement.…

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  • emThe Perils of Peaceem
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    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 America’s earliest days following George…

    300 views
  • emThe Early American Table Food and Society in the New Worldem
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    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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