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Teaching the American Revolution with Simulations

What most Americans know about the Revolutionary War they learned when they were in elementary or middle school. The curricular timing is fortunate in... The post Teaching the American Revolution with Simulations appeared first on Journal of the American...

Miskitu Moravians in Mesoamerica: Indigeneity, Faith, and Revolution in the 1980s

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Emily Snyder Somewhere in Nicaragua, there are forty lost...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Feb 2020

A Curious “Trial” on the Frontier: Zeisberger, Heckewelder, et. al. vs. Great Britain

For most of the American Revolution, a community of Lenape/Delaware, Munsey, Mahican, and Mingo Indians who had adopted the Christian faith lived along the... The post A Curious “Trial” on the Frontier: Zeisberger, Heckewelder, et. al. vs....

Moravians in the Middle: The Gnadenhutten Massacre

In 1782, six months after Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown, Patriot militiamen committed one of the most heinous war crimes of the Revolutionary War. On... The post Moravians in the Middle: The Gnadenhutten Massacre appeared first on Journal of...

“there is something, to me, singularly pleasing”

JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY was interested in burial customs as evidenced by her description of Moravian ceremonies in Bethlehem. In the Moravian manner of interring their dead, as observed in Bethlehem, and the ceremonies attendant therein, there is something,...
From: In the Words of Women on 29 Dec 2016


Anglo-German connections in Hamann, Blake & the Moravians A lecture with Alexander Regier (Rice University) 28 April 2015, King’s College London, VB3.01, Virginia Woolf Building, 12.45-14.00 This paper is on the historical, textual, and...
From: Dissenting Experience on 26 Apr 2015

The Week in Early American History

There’s a lot to get through this week, so let’s jump right into it. The well-deserved praise for and memories of the late Pauline Maier continue to appear. Richard Bernstein’s obituary, published at H-LAW, includes a touching personal...
From: The Junto on 18 Aug 2013

Why sail for America? - German Mennonites, Dunkers, Schwenkfelders, Moravians, Quakers, & Baptists

The first group of Germans to settle in Pennsylvania arrived in Philadelphia in 1683 from Krefeld, Germany, and included Mennonites and possibly some Dutch Quakers. During the early years of German emigration to Pennsylvania, most of the emigrants were...
From: 17th-century American Women on 22 Jul 2013

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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