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Jefferson and Burke on Marat, Danton, and Robespierre

Thomas Jefferson is well-known for his so-called “Frenchified” stance.[1] On the topic of the relationship between Jefferson and French Revolution, scholarly accounts often stop... The post Jefferson and Burke on Marat, Danton, and Robespierre appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: Jack Cambell on Lafayette’s Plan to Invade Ireland

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor and historical interpreter Jack Campbell on the Marquis de Lafayette’s fascinating attempt to garner... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jack Cambell on Lafayette’s Plan to...

Reflections on the Siege and Capitulation of Yorktown and Gloucester

Lt. General Earl Cornwallis, the British general officer commanding in the south, occupied Yorktown and Gloucester on August 1 and 2, 1781, the evacuation... The post Reflections on the Siege and Capitulation of Yorktown and Gloucester appeared first...

Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Tannah Hill, George Washington’s Cook

The 1820 Missouri Compromise allowed Missouri to become a slave state, established Maine as a free state, and banned slavery in the territory west... The post Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Tannah Hill, George Washington’s...

Native Americans at Valley Forge

At the Bethlehem Hospital near the Continental Army cantonment at Valley Forge on November 21, 1777, John Ettwein visited a “Narragansett Indian in great... The post Native Americans at Valley Forge appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

L’Expédition Particuliere: Winter 1780 and the Battle of Cape Henry

In July 1780, after three and half months at sea, nearly 6,000 thousand men[1] and supplies crammed on four frigates, seven ships of the... The post <i>L’Expédition Particuliere</i>: Winter 1780 and the Battle of Cape Henry appeared...

Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Friendship That Helped Forge Two Nations

Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Friendship That Helped Forge Two Nations by Tom Chaffin (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2019)... The post Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette,...

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and French Fries

Thomas Jefferson and Julia Child. Not two people you’d expect to be linked in history. But yet, indeed they are—as two gourmets who loved... The post Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and French Fries appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Day Nôtre Dame Cathedral Hosted Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and King Louis XVI

1785 was a rare year in Paris—it was safely nestled between revolutions. The American Revolution had come to an official end right there in... The post The Day Nôtre Dame Cathedral Hosted Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and King Louis XVI appeared...

The Double Spy: The Service and Suffering of Caleb Bruen

“But while a confidence trickster, a play actor or a gambler can return from his performance to the ranks of his admirers, the secret... The post The Double Spy: The Service and Suffering of Caleb Bruen appeared first on Journal of the American...

Captain Sepitmus Noel: Ordnance Fleet Commodore

History occasionally provides a pleasant surprise by revealing the record of an ordinary person who, thrust into a unique role, performed extraordinary services for... The post Captain Sepitmus Noel: Ordnance Fleet Commodore appeared first on Journal...

The Glorious Career and Unfortunate Death of John Laurens

George Washington surrounded himself with the best and the brightest young men involved in the revolutionary cause. Alexander Hamilton, Tench Tilghman, Robert Harrison, the... The post The Glorious Career and Unfortunate Death of John Laurens appeared...

Unlocking the Mystery of Ten Revolutionary Generals’ Signatures

Documents that contain the original signatures of more than one Continental Army general are rare.  During the eight years of the Revolutionary War, generals... The post Unlocking the Mystery of Ten Revolutionary Generals’ Signatures appeared...

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