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Domed Doors

Salem is a great city for doors. There are so many exemplary doors in a succession of architectural styles: First Period, Georgian, Federal, Greek and Gothic Revival, all the Victorian varieties. There are simple plank doors, multi-paned doors, louvred...
From: streets of salem on 1 Apr 2022

Hearty in the Cause: Defending Delaware Bay, Spring 1776

On June 30, 1775, the Pennsylvania General Assembly recognized the direct threat Philadelphia faced should the Royal Navy take control of the Delaware and... The post Hearty in the Cause: Defending Delaware Bay, Spring 1776 appeared first on Journal of...

This Week on Dispatches: Chris Coelho on Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of Independence

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author Chris Coelho on the life and influence of Timothy Matlack, famed for being the scribe... The post This Week on Dispatches: Chris Coelho on Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of...

This Week on Dispatches: Robert N. Fanelli on Cosmo Gordon of the Brigade of Guards

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews founding member of the Washington Crossing Revolutionary War Round Table and JAR contributor Robert N. Fanelli... The post This Week on Dispatches: Robert N. Fanelli on Cosmo Gordon of the Brigade...

A Reconsideration of Continental Army Numerical Strength at Valley Forge

On December 23, 1777, a mere four days after his Continental army entered Valley Forge, George Washington wrote to the Continental Congress expressing the... The post A Reconsideration of Continental Army Numerical Strength at Valley Forge appeared first...

A Fatal Dispute Among the Guards

The British evacuation of Philadelphia had been under way for several days. Given the honor to be among the last units to leave, the... The post A Fatal Dispute Among the Guards appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Gary Ecelbarger on Clement Biddle and the “Battle of the Clouds”

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews writer and JAR contributor Gary Ecelbarger on what a letter from Clement Biddle can tell us... The post This Week on Dispatches: Gary Ecelbarger on Clement Biddle and the “Battle of...

Yellow Fever and Church Attendance

John Adams was certain he made a mistake by going to church. Philadelphia’s yellow fever outbreak only ended in November 1793. On Sunday, December... The post Yellow Fever and Church Attendance appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Instructiones to make Cakes

I’ll be speaking about this recipe (and more) at a free, public, virtual event hosted by The Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday December 8th, 7pm EST. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medieval-life-spotlight-cooking-digital-demonstration-tickets-130045243825...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 1 Dec 2020

Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution

Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution by Donald F. Johnson (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020) Several cities in Revolutionary... The post Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience...

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...

A Little Bit More about Lizzie

The other day I came upon another beautiful dress which was once worn by Elizabeth Goodhue Millett Fenollosa (1858-1920), a Salem girl who had a very interesting life, mostly because of her marriage: to fellow Salem native Ernest Fenollosa, who became...
From: streets of salem on 24 Oct 2020

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