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February 13

GUEST CURATOR: Dillon Escandon What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “BOOKS … which have just been received in the Paoli, Capt, Cazneau.” This advertisement struck me particularly because I have always been curious...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Feb 2022

February 5

What was advertised in colonial America 250 years ago today? “London Book Store.” Earlier this week, the Adverts 250 Project featured an advertisement that bookseller Henry Knox placed in the Boston Evening-Post.  In addition to listing various genres...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2022

February 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Collection of BOOKS … A Catalogue of which may be seen at said Store.” Henry Knox is most often remembered as the general who oversaw artillery for the Continental Army during...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Feb 2022

The Resignation Revolution

The threat of resigning one’s military commission under protest is almost a matter of tradition. If your leaders made a decision you did not... The post The Resignation Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Jemima Howe, Frontier Pioneer to Wealthy Widow

Jemima Howe (1724–1805) reflects the strength it took to endure the harsh realities of the Vermont frontier during the American colonial and Revolutionary War... The post Jemima Howe, Frontier Pioneer to Wealthy Widow appeared first on Journal of the...

Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion

BOOK REVIEW: Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion: An American Story by Daniel Bullen (Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2021) There is truth to the adage that history is told... The post Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion appeared first on Journal of the American...

Trophies of War: The Guns at Elk

Elk Landing, Head of Elk and Elkton all refer to the same geographic area in Cecil County, Maryland. Head of Elk was a key... The post Trophies of War: The Guns at Elk appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Contributor Question: Remembered for the Wrong Reason?

We asked our contributors: Which personality of the American Revolution or the founding era (other than Benedict Arnold) is remembered for the wrong reasons,... The post Contributor Question: Remembered for the Wrong Reason? appeared first on Journal...

This Week on Dispatches: John DeLee on Policy Toward Native Americans During the Articles of Confederation Period

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews USMA graduate and JAR contributor John DeLee on how the policy toward Indigenous Americans changed during... The post This Week on Dispatches: John DeLee on Policy Toward Native Americans During...

A Preview of History Camp America 2021

Via Vimeo, here’s a preview of my video presentation “Washington in Cambridge and the Siege of Boston” prepared for History Camp America 2021, an online event coming up on 10 July. I’ve presented at History Camp Boston since its beginning and...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Jun 2021

Shifting American Indian Policy during the Articles of Confederation Era

While the Articles of Confederation are often viewed as a failed attempt at governing the newly independent United States, this period did provide for... The post Shifting American Indian Policy during the Articles of Confederation Era appeared first...

The Exchange between President Washington and Red Jacket

During George Washington’s first term as President, the War Department had primary responsibility for dealing with the Native nations living on land that the young U.S. of A. claimed. Sometimes this went very badly, as in the Harmar Campaign of...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 May 2021

Tracking Ebenezer Dumaresque

When Dr. Nathaniel Martyn “absconded” in 1770, leaving his wife and two children with her family, he left behind another child as well.Three years earlier, the Boston Overseers of the Poor had indentured a boy named Ebenezer Dumaresque to...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Jan 2021

The Feint That Never Happened: Unheralded Turning Point of the Philadelphia Campaign

By noon on Saturday, September 20, 1777, Gen. William Howe watched his window of opportunity to cross the shallowing upper fords of the Philadelphia... The post The Feint That Never Happened: Unheralded Turning Point of the Philadelphia Campaign appeared...

“Less fortunate in my Military reputation than some others”

As I recounted yesterday, Gen. George Washington dismissed Maj. Scarborough Gridley from the Continental Army on 24 Sept 1775.Dealing with the major’s father, Col. Richard Gridley, was harder. It took a lot of maneuvering by the commander-in-chief,...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Sep 2020

Getting Out of Marlborough in 1775

When we left Capt. William Brown and Ens. Henry DeBerniere, they were in a back room of Henry Barnes’s house in Marlborough, listening as he tried to send away a member of the local committee of correspondence.Dr. Samuel Curtis had shown up that...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Jul 2020

This Week on Dispatches: David Head on the Run-up to the Newburgh Conspiracy

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews author and University of Central Florida historian David Head on his recent article about events leading up... The post This Week on Dispatches: David Head on the Run-up to the Newburgh...

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