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This Week on Dispatches: Kim Burdick on the Role of Delaware in the American Revolution

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews historian and JAR contributor Kim Burdick about the The First State and its often overlooked contribution to... The post This Week on Dispatches: Kim Burdick on the Role of Delaware in...

Delaware’s Colonel John Haslet (1727–1777)

Born in Straw Dungiven, County Londonderry in Ulster, Ireland,[1] thirty-year-old John Haslet was the young, widowed minister of Ballykelly Presbyterian Church. Arriving in America in... The post Delaware’s Colonel John Haslet (1727–1777)...

Christmas Night, 1776: How Did They Cross?

When the two columns of the Continental Army slammed into Trenton at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 26, surrounding and capturing most of the... The post Christmas Night, 1776: How Did They Cross? appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Visit to Old Fort Mercer on the Delaware

A motorist travelling northbound through New Jersey along Interstate 295, which tracks the east bank of the Delaware River from the Delaware Memorial Bridge,... The post A Visit to Old Fort Mercer on the Delaware appeared first on Journal of the American...

Forgotten Warrior: The Brave and Meritorious Robert Kirkwood

“Solid obedience is always the fruit of the confidence, respect, and affection, which a corps has for its chief.”[1] For the armies of the... The post Forgotten Warrior: The Brave and Meritorious Robert Kirkwood appeared first on Journal of...

The James McMichael Journal, May 27, 1776–October 29, 1776

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a five-part series. The “Diary” of Lieutenant James McMichael first appeared in 1890 in the Pennsylvania Archives... The post The James McMichael Journal, May 27, 1776–October 29, 1776 appeared...

Guest Post: Historical Narratives, Contemporary Tools

Today at The Junto, our Black Atlantic roundtable continues with a guest post by Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, on the relationship between race and poverty in Haiti and Philadelphia
From: The Junto on 14 Dec 2016

Revolutionary Delaware: Independence in the First State

Book review: Revolutionary Delaware: Independence in the First State by Kim Rogers Burdick (History Press, November 2016) [BUY NOW ON AMAZON] There needs to... The post Revolutionary Delaware: Independence in the First State appeared first on Journal...

Washington Heeds Jeney, Takes Trenton

Attacking at night, during a snowstorm: genius or folly? For Gen. Richard Montgomery at Quebec on December 31, 1775, it was a fatal disaster,... The post Washington Heeds Jeney, Takes Trenton appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Quaker Struggles With the War

A Quaker miller named Daniel Byrnes (1730-1797) began appearing in New Castle County, Delaware land records in 1760, buying and selling land bordering the south side of Wilmington’s Brandywine River.[1] That year, Byrnes and William Moore built...

The American Crisis Before Crossing the Delaware?

Does saying so make it so? Perhaps, if said convincingly and repeatedly. But sometimes it’s fair to ask: Who says so? And how do they know? It is said that George Washington ordered the first number of Thomas Paine’s The American Crisis series to...

Guiding Washington to Trenton

Washington’s desperate situation in December 1776 and the critical victories at Trenton and Princeton have been described often and in great detail. His lack of support from the New Jersey militia is often highlighted, along with the fact that the few...

Caesar Rodney: An American Character

Signers of the Declaration of Independence are treated with particular reverence in American historical memory. Caesar Rodney, Delaware’s delegate to the Second Continental Congress, is no exception. He is remembered not just for his signature, but...

Christmas Night 1776: How Did They Cross?

The famous painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 is permanently etched in many minds.  It graces the covers of countless books and magazines often with great attention paid to the subsequent Battle of Trenton....

Collecting Delaware

Sara Georgini interviews Constance Cooper, the Chief Curator of the Delaware Historical Society, in our ongoing series of Friday public history interviews.
From: The Junto on 23 Aug 2013

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Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.