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This Week on Dispatches: Rand Mirante on John Marshall’s and Mercy Otis Warren’s Differing Views of Benedict Arnold’s Legacy

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Rand Mirante on John Marshall’s and Mercy Otis Warren’s differing views of Benedict Arnold... The post This Week on Dispatches: Rand Mirante on John Marshall’s and Mercy...

Justice, Mercy, and Treason: John Marshall’s and Mercy Otis Warren’s Treatments of Benedict Arnold

In the early years of the nineteenth century, the founders of the new American Republic were lurching forward from the shockingly successful outcome of... The post Justice, Mercy, and Treason: John Marshall’s and Mercy Otis Warren’s Treatments of...

“The Devil at the Helm:” A Quote that Went Astray

John Marshall Deane was a soldier in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, among the oldest established regiments of the British army, in March... The post “The Devil at the Helm:” A Quote that Went Astray appeared first on Journal of the American...

Great Bridge Museum Opens Amid Pandemic

Friday, June 19, 2020, proved an interesting day in Virginia. The governor, two days prior, issued an executive order declaring June 19, “Juneteenth” a... The post Great Bridge Museum Opens Amid Pandemic appeared first on Journal of the American...

If George Washington had not Run for President . . . ?

This month we asked our contributors: If George Washington had not run for President in 1789, who would you like to have had as... The post If George Washington had not Run for President . . . ? appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

John Marshall: Hamilton 2.

Celebrated for his stirring words in the Declaration of Independence, and having profited upon the popularity since, Thomas Jefferson was now America’s chief magistrate—and... The post John Marshall: Hamilton 2.0 appeared first on Journal...

“I distinctly heard the Noise of the Tackles”

On 9 June 1768, a low-level Customs employee named Thomas Kirk told his bosses that, contrary to his declaration a month earlier, he had evidence of John Hancock’s ship Liberty being used to evade tariffs. The next day, Kirk testified as follows...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Jun 2018

John Hancock’s Busy Month of May 1768

On 9 May 1768, A couple of weeks after the Customs Commissioners failed in their attempt to have John Hancock prosecuted for interfering with their employees, another of Hancock’s ships arrived in Boston harbor.“Barnard from Madeira,”...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Jun 2018

“First in the hearts of his fellow-citizens” first?

Yesterday I quoted the famous praise for George Washington that appears in the House of Representatives’ record for 19 Dec 1799: “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”Those words were entered into...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Feb 2016

Celebrating Washington in Cambridge and South Boston, 22 Feb.

George Washington’s Birthday is on Monday, February 22. I was going to spotlight the special tours of the general’s headquarters in Cambridge that day, led by Garrett Cloer of the Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Feb 2016

The Long Process of Labeling the Bill of Rights

As I noted back here, James Madison used the label “bill of rights” for the first of his proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution—a proposal that never got out of Congress. He also proposed a bunch of limitations on the federal government...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jan 2016

Constitutional Correlations

In a recent issue of the New Yorker, Jill Lepore reviewed some recent books about economic inequality, which has been measured for a century on the Gini scale, and what that phenomenon might say about and mean for different societies.Toward the end of...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Mar 2015