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    Crossroads of the Revolution

    William Kidder talked about his book Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783, in which he argues that Trenton, New Jersey, played a large role in the years during the Revolutionary War and is…

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    Battle of Trenton

    Historian Ralph Siegel talked about the Battle of Trenton and toured the battlefield in downtown Trenton, New Jersey. The Battle of Trenton marked a turning point for American troops early in the…

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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…

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    France and Spain During the American Revolution

    Larrie Ferreiro and François Furstenberg talked about France and Spain’s involvement in the American Revolution, arguing that Colonial forces could not withstand the British Army without…

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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…

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    Museum of the American Revolution Archaeology

    Rebecca Yamin and Scott Stephenson showed a selection of artifacts discovered during the construction of the new museum in Philadelphia. The objects were excavated from a former privy pit…

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    Hanging of Isaac Hayne During the American Revolution

    C. L. Bragg talked about his book, Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian. In this illustrated talk, Mr. Bragg spoke about the details and consequences…

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    Kidnapping Leaders During the American Revolution

    Christian McBurney talked about his book about how British and American forces attempted to abduct military officers during the Revolutionary War, including George Washington and Benedict…

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    Brothers at Arms

    Professor Larrie Ferreiro talked about his book Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It, in which he recalls the assistance that France and…

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    Slave and Revolutionary War Spy James Lafayette

    Katherine Egner Gruber talked about slave and Revolutionary War spy James Lafayette. Working for French General Marquis de Lafayette, enslaved volunteer James Lafayette posed as an escaped…

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    American Revolution and the Arab Spring

    Gordon Wood talked about lessons that might be drawn from the American Revolution by leaders of the Arab Spring. In 2013, Mr. Wood gave a talk to 30 Egyptian leaders about the American…

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    Washington Crossing the Delaware

    Harry Laver talked about George Washington’s 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River to surprise and ultimately defeat Hessian troops in the Battle of Trenton. He described the…

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    Valiant Ambition

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, in which he examines the relationship between…

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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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    Technology and the 1777 Battle of Saratoga

    Dean Snow talked about his archeological findings while investigating the Saratoga National Historical Park. He then spoke about how the information he discovered inspired his book, 1777:…

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    Arlington House Tour

    National Park Service ranger Matthew Penrod led a tour of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, a 19th century mansion situated on the hill above President John F. Kennedy’s grave in…

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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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    Beginning of the Revolutionary War

    J.L. Bell talked about his book, The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War. He spoke about events dating back to September 1774, including the Patriot plot…

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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…

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    Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book, Bunker Hill: A City, A Seige, A Revolution, in which he recalls the lead-up to the first large-scale battle of the American Revolution, the Battle…

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