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Journal of the American Revolution

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Born at Ticonderoga; Died at Waterloo

20 February 2018

On July 4, 1777, as Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne’s expedition on Lake Champlain prepared for a siege of Ticonderoga and Mount Independence, camp follower... The post Born at Ticonderoga;...

Benedict Arnold’s Masterplan (for British) Victory

19 February 2018

Even by Victorian standards Great Massingham, Norfolk was a sleepy hamlet. Though it had been a settled community since Norman times, in 1880 it... The post Benedict Arnold’s...

The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775–1848

16 February 2018

Book Review: The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848 by Jonathan Israel (Princeton University Press, 2017) BUY THE BOOK FROM... The post The Expanding...

Elias Hasket Derby: The Privateer Who Pioneered the Russia Trade

15 February 2018

At the height of his wealth and power in the 1780s, Elias Hasket Derby may have been seen around Salem, Massachusetts or nearby Boston... The post Elias Hasket Derby: The Privateer...