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  • Revolutionary War Roots of the Civil War
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    Revolutionary War Roots of the Civil War

    Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winning historian Gordon Wood delivered a talk titled “The Revolutionary Roots of the Civil War.” Professor Wood discussed the Founders views on slavery and…

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  • emThe British Are Comingem
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    The British Are Coming

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson talked about his book, The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, in which he provided a history of the…

    1,224 views
  • Western Lands Before and After the American Revolution
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    Western Lands Before and After the American Revolution

    University of Utah Professor Eric Hinderaker taught a class about western settlement before, during and after the American Revolution. Using the Kentucky territory as an example, he…

    639 views
  • Nathanael Greenes Southern Campaign
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    Nathanael Greene's Southern Campaign

    Historian and author John Buchanan talked about his book, The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution. Mr. Buchanan recounted Major General Greene’s military…

    311 views
  • 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.

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  • 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.

    801 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…

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  • Continental Army at Valley Forge
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    Continental Army at Valley Forge

    Co-authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin talked about their book, “Valley Forge,” and described how the defeated and demoralized Continental Army lasted through the harsh winter of 1777 and 1778 while…

    375 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…

    407 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.

    492 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…

    356 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    320 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…

    1,343 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…

    604 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…

    459 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…

    479 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…

    3,079 views
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