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Les Habitants: Collaboration and Pro-American Violence in Canada, 1774–1776

The fleeting invasion of Canada in 1775, though often consigned to a bit-part in the American Revolutionary drama, proved vital to the emergence of... The post Les Habitants: Collaboration and Pro-American Violence in Canada, 1774–1776 appeared...

The Liberty: First American Warship, Among Many Firsts

One might think that the first American warship, named the Liberty, would be showered with accolades and articles touting its significant place in American... The post The <i>Liberty</i>: First American Warship, Among Many Firsts appeared...

The Extraordinary Life of Isaac Grant of Judea, Connecticut

The old man stepped out into the sun, shut his door, and turned north, leaving his home in Gainesville, New York, for the county... The post The Extraordinary Life of Isaac Grant of Judea, Connecticut appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Strategy and Personnel Decisions

When the American Revolution became a shooting war, it was left to the Continental Congress to become the body of state for the thirteen... The post Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Strategy and Personnel Decisions appeared first on Journal...

A Season of Talks at the David Library

Here’s the lineup of upcoming talks at the David Library of the American Revolution in Pennsylvania. That’s a striking venue with a loyal audience, and its offerings cover the entire war—note how many different people and events proved...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Sep 2018

British Fascination with Ethan Allen

The American public’s interest in Ethan Allen as a “larger than life” folk hero during and since the American Revolution is well documented.[1] After leading the capture of Ft. Ticonderoga in May 1775, Allen’s notoriety as the leader of the Green...

Top Honors from the Journal of the American Revolution

The Journal of the American Revolution just announced its 2014 Book of the Year Award. The winning title is Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities During the War for Independence, by Ken Miller. The Continental authorities housed...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Jan 2015

Vermont secedes...from New York!

#OnThisDate in 1777, Vermont seceded from the newly independent state of New York.  Moreover, its leaders created the most radical constitution in America, one that was more in line with the stated principles of the American Revolution than any other....
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 15 Jan 2015

Inventing Ethan Allen

Book Review: Inventing Ethan Allen by John J. Duffy and H. Nicholas Muller III. Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 2014. Hardcover: $85.00, ISBN 978-61168-553-4. Pp. XII, 285. Index, bibliography, maps and illustrations. “When the...

Revolutionary War Comic Coming in 2015

Last month the Nerdist website announced that in April 2015 Dark Horse Comics will launch the comic book Rebels, which “will explore the lives of soldiers, ordinary colonists, and the extraordinary men and women that lived and died during the Revolutionary...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Aug 2014

Digging for “Heretical” Roots

Matthew Stewart’s new book Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic is getting a lot of attention now. Here are interviews with Stewart in: The Boston GlobeChurch & State And here are reviews of the book in:KirkusChristianity...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Jul 2014

Seth Warner or Ethan Allen: Who Led the Green Mountain Boys?

The legendary stories of Ethan Allen and Vermont’s Green Mountain Boys have long been part of American folklore. Their heroically described exploits are fabled in many fictional accounts and children’s books.[1]  Allen’s name is synonymously linked...

How Long Did Slavery Linger in Vermont?

Last month the Seven Days alternative newsweekly in Burlington reported on Harvey Amani Whitfield’s research on remnants of slavery in Vermont, which we New Englanders usually consider to be the foundation of our anti-slavery tradition:Whitfield’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Feb 2014

Ethan Allen: Patriot, Land Promoter or Turncoat?

Ethan Allen in Statutory Hall of the U.S. Capitol. Photo courtesy of author. The Controversy In the region we call Vermont today land claims were vociferously contested between settlers from New York and from New Hampshire during the American Revolution. ...

Hearth Cooking at the Ethan Allen Homestead

These articles have, to this point, focused on reproducing the meals of our Revolutionary-era forefathers with all of the conveniences  of the modern kitchen.  However, it is important to remember that the cooks of those days prepared all of these wonderful...

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