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April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Original Print, representing the late horrid Massacre in King Street.” Although Paul Revere’s engraving is more famous, Henry Pelham also produced a print...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Apr 2020

March 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A PRINT, containing a Representation of the late horrid Massacre in King-street.” Only three weeks after the Boston Massacre colonial consumers could purchase engravings...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2020

No Useless Mouth: Periodizing Native Americans’ War for Independence

By Rachel Herrmann  When does your American Revolution class begin and where does it end? Relatedly, do you include Native American histories of the conflict in your syllabus? If you don’t teach, but enjoy reading histories of the American...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Mar 2020

March

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A faithful Account of the Proceedings of the Subscribers and Non-Subscribers.” The commodification of the American Revolution began several years before the skirmishes...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Mar 2020

Journal of the American Revolution, Annual 2020 Now Available

The Journal of the American Revolution, Annual 2020 is now available. Our sixth annual uniform volume is a jacketed hardback, with 356 pages, composed of... The post Journal of the American Revolution, Annual 2020 Now Available appeared first on...

The Noble Radical: Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond

By Stephen Basdeo On 22 February 1735 Charles Lennox, the Duke of Richmond, and his wife, Sarah Cadogan, welcomed into the world a son, whom they named Charles, after the father. The young Charles received the upbringing that was typical to many of the...

This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Skic on “Cost of Revolution, The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier”

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Museum of the American Revolution Associate Curator Matthew Skic on the development, installation, and writing the accompanying... The post This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Skic on “Cost...

ANN: Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in Revolutionary Era Studies

Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution will award a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship for the academic year 2020-2021. The fellowship supports an early-career scholar whose research and teaching...
From: The Junto on 7 Mar 2020

Copley Cousins

Two portraits of young Salem women of the mid-eighteenth century, both named Mary and newly-wed, painted by John Singleton Copley wearing the same dress! Whether you’re delving into the reform-minded Salem women of the nineteenth century or the...
From: streets of salem on 7 Mar 2020

Review: Kacy Tillman, Stripped and Script

Emily Yankowitz reviews Kacy Tillman's Stripped and Script: Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution.
From: The Junto on 5 Mar 2020

Early American Spy? Lydia Barrington Darragh

It is said that on the night of December 2, 1777, Irish-born Philadelphia nurse Lydia Barrington Darragh (1729-1789) potentially saved lives for General George Washington's Continental Army, when she overheard the British planning a surprise attack on...
From: 18th-century American Women on 25 Feb 2020

The Age of Revolutions and the Impeachment of President Trump: A Post-Mortem

By Malick W. Ghachem The impeachment process just concluded in Washington made remarkable use of the eighteenth century as a source of political and legal authority. Progressive law professors confidently proclaimed an emphatically originalist approach...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Feb 2020

Stirring the Revolutionary Teapot

.1765 Joshia Wedgwood Success to Trade in America and No Stamp Act1765 No Stamp Act and American Liberty Restored.
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Feb 2020

19 Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award Announced

The Journal of the American Revolution is pleased to announce Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution by... The post 2019 Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award Announced appeared...

The 1619 Project and the Work of the Historian

Joseph M. Adelman explores how the craft of historical research can help us understand the interpretive debates about the 1619 Project and the American Revolution.
From: The Junto on 23 Jan 2020

Newspaper - 1777 Army Deserter from the Revolution Runs Away with his Pregnant Wife

.DESERTED from the 2d Virginia Regiment in New Jersey, the following ...Serjeant, 30 Years of Age...his Wife, who was heavy with Child, went off with him...the Serjeant...enlisted into Captain Alexander's Company, and may be taken in Frederick County,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Jan 2020

The JAR 2019 Book-of-the-Year Award Finalists

The Journal of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2019 JAR Book-of-the-Year Award. In alphabetical order: The British Are... The post The JAR 2019 Book-of-the-Year Award Finalists appeared first on Journal of...

The David Library of the American Revolution as It Was: JAR Contributors Remember

The end of 2019 marks the end of an era, when one of the world’s premier institutions for research on early America, The David... The post The David Library of the American Revolution as It Was: JAR Contributors Remember appeared first on Journal...

Sarah Osborn's Revolutionay War Service

Sarah Osborn (c 1754-1854) of Albany, New York, married blacksmith Aaron Osborn in 1780. He re-enlisted in the Third New York Regiment of the Continental forces as a commissary sergeant & asked Sarah to come with him. She worked as a washerwoman &...
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Dec 2019

Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Vol. 13

Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Volume 13, edited by Michael J. Crawford. (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), 2019. A pdf copy is... The post Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Vol. 13 appeared first on Journal...

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