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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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    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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    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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    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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    American Revolutions

    Alan Taylor talked about his book American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804, in which he examines the American Revolution, from the strained relationship between the Colonists and…

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    Political Emotion in the American Revolution

    Nicole Eustace talked about her book, Passion is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution.

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    Treacherous Beauty

    Mark Jacob and Stephen Case recount the role that Philadelphia socialite Peggy Shippen (1760-1804), Benedict Arnold’s second wife, played in the Revolutionary War. The authors report that Ms.…

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    The House of Secrets

    Brad Meltzer talked about the book he wrote with Tod Godberg, The House of Secrets. In this novel, they mixed historical accounts of Benedict Arnold and artifacts associated with the…

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    American Revolution and the Hudson River Valley

    George Daughan talked about his book, Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence.

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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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    American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South

    Carl Borick talked about his book, Relieve Us of This Burthen: American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South, 1780-1782, about the Revolutionary War period when British forces most…

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    Independence

    Commissioned by the National Park Service for the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, this film directed by John Huston is still shown in Philadelphia’s Independence Visitor Center twelve times…

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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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    Maryland Soldiers in the Revolutionary War

    Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution, about a group of Maryland troops who fought with…

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    "Remembering the Revolution" Exhibit, Part 2

    Heidi Campbell-Shoaf, chief curator of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 125th anniversary of the organization. The Daughters of the American…

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    "Remembering the Revolution" Exhibit, Part 1

    Heidi Campbell-Shoaf, chief curator of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 125th anniversary of the organization. The Daughters of the American…

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