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The Story of the Revolution

I envy the residents of the towns and cities neighboring Salem for their active historical societies, most prominently Historic Beverly, otherwise and previously known as the Beverly Historical Society, which offers up an impressive calendar of exhibits...
From: streets of salem on 23 Sep 2020

Contributor Close-Up: Timothy Symington

What inspired you to start researching and writing about the Revolution? I have always had a desire to learn about history.  I was the... The post Contributor Close-Up: Timothy Symington appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Lafayette Fangirls

I just love the idea and the historic reality of the “Farewell Tour” taken by the Marquis de Lafayette in 1824: the exuberant reception, and the deep appreciation expressed by both Americans and Lafayette again and again and again, everywhere...
From: streets of salem on 31 Aug 2020

Contributor Close-Up: Philip D. Weaver

What inspired you to start researching and writing about the Revolution? I was always a Civil War nut as a kid. As I started... The post Contributor Close-Up: Philip D. Weaver appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Pirates of the American Revolution in the Chesapeake Bay: Joseph Wheland Jr. and the Loyalist Picaroons

By Jamie L. H. Goodall The American Revolution is often viewed through a loyalist vs. rebel/revolutionary lens. On the one hand, there were the proud, patriotic American colonists, and on the other hand an oppressive and cruel king. Among the Americans...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Aug 2020

Teaching Chile’s Road to Socialism: Topics, Questions, and Assignments

By Ángela Vergara Fifty years ago, in September 1970, Salvador Allende was elected president of Chile. Amid the global Cold War, his victory represented a new kind of “revolution,” a peaceful and democratic transition to socialism....
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Aug 2020

Hamilton and the Bibliographical Revolution in the Classroom

By Caitlin Kelly Over the past few years, I have developed an undergraduate seminar that explores the intersection of art and history in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical. (See assignment prompt here.) The seminar is a first-semester...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Aug 2020

Contributor Close-up: Kim Burdick

What inspired you to start researching and writing about the Revolution? As a little kid growing up in very rural Chenango County, New York,... The post Contributor Close-up: Kim Burdick appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

How Not to Read Bernard Bailyn: The Current Conservative Appropriation of a Monumental Historian Gets Him Wrong

By Asheesh Kapur Siddique The passing of intellectual giants inevitably prompts a collective stocktaking of their influence and importance – but such assessments also act as occasions to weaponize them in the service of current culture wars, especially...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Aug 2020

July 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A NARRATIVE of the late horrid MASSACRE in BOSTON.” The commemoration and commodification of the events of the American Revolution began years before shots were fired...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jul 2020

A Revolution in Knowledge: The Intellectual Legacy of Visa Holders in the United States. A Permanent Work In Progress.

By Ernesto Bassi (Cornell University) and Javier Puente (Smith College)* The Motivation  On July 7, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new rule prohibiting international students of US universities from returning to or staying...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Jul 2020

Webinar Announcement and Registration

Age of Revolutions is happy to announce a webinar event co-hosted with the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program at Smith College on Miguel La Serna’s new book With Masses and Arms: Peru’s Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Jul 2020

Recreating Revolutionary Cities: An Interview with Serena Zabin

By Molly Nebiolo More and more academics have turned to digital humanities to interrogate early modern history, which has led to an influx of 3D modeling projects of early urban spaces. Serena Zabin’s video game, Witness to the Revolution, is one...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Jun 2020

Contributor Close-up: George Kotlik

What inspired you to start researching and writing about the American Revolution? The War for North American Independence has been a fierce passion of... The post Contributor Close-up: George Kotlik appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Introducing Loyalist Migrations

Tim Compeau Loyalist Migrations is a collaboration between Huron University College’s Community History Centre, the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), and Liz Sutherland at the Map and Data Centre at Western University. This will...
From: Borealia on 8 Jun 2020

Women Also Know Loyalists

Rebecca Brannon, Lauren Duval, and Kacy Tillman [Welcome to part two of a conversation among three historians of the American Revolution, focusing on new directions in loyalist studies. In the first part, Professors Brannon, Duval, and Tillman discussed...
From: Borealia on 6 May 2020

Women Also Know Revolution

Rebecca Brannon, Lauren Duval, and Kacy Tillman [Welcome to part one of a conversation among three historians of the American Revolution, focusing on the political agency and experiences of women. In the second part, Brannon, Duval, and Tillman turn their...
From: Borealia on 4 May 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Eric Sterner on the Siege of Fort Henry

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor and writer Eric Sterner on the Siege of Fort Henry on the Virginia frontier in 1782.... The post This Week on Dispatches: Eric Sterner on the Siege of Fort Henry appeared...

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