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The East Florida Gazette, 1783–1784

East Florida only had one newspaper in the colony’s entire history. The newspaper went live during the final year of the American War for... The post The East Florida Gazette, 1783–1784 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Catharine Macaulay: Her Final Gifts to America and France, 1787–1791

In September 1787, Mrs. Mercy Otis Warren informed Catharine Macaulay of the results of the Federal Convention in Philadelphia. She was guardedly optimistic. Macaulay,... The post Catharine Macaulay: Her Final Gifts to America and France, 1787–1791...

Milton’s Odyssey: The Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Service of Georgia’s John Milton

Georgia’s fragile independence within the new American republic was shattered on December 29, 1778, when British troops attacked Savannah. Despite clear signs that the... The post Milton’s Odyssey: The Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary...

This Week on Dispatches: Jason Yonce on the Annapolis Convention of 1786

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews historian Jason Yonce about the Annapolis Convention of 1786, one of the most fascinating political meetings in... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jason Yonce on the Annapolis Convention...

The Constitution Counted Free Women and Children—And It Mattered

As adopted by the Constitutional Convention, Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution mandated that the population numbers forming the basis for... The post The Constitution Counted Free Women and Children—And It Mattered appeared first...

The Dark and Heroic Histories of Georgia’s Signers

Revolutions are complex multi-sided economic, political, social, and technological events. They begin as conservative movements. As each side fears losing, all of these different... The post The Dark and Heroic Histories of Georgia’s Signers appeared...

A Revolution in Mottoes: Newspaper Mastheads and the American Revolution

In early 2017, the Washington Post debuted a new masthead with the motto “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” At about the same time, the New... The post A Revolution in Mottoes: Newspaper Mastheads and the American Revolution appeared first on Journal...

A Second Bonaparte: Searching for the Character of Alexander Hamilton

Thomas Jefferson, that American Sphinx,[1] is perhaps Alexander Hamilton’s only rival within the high pantheon of the founding generation for enigma. Hamilton’s character recalls... The post A Second Bonaparte: Searching for the Character...

The First Countries to Diplomatically Recognize the United States

“Diplomacy is seduction in guise …”, whispered Benjamin Franklin to his fellow commissioner John Adams. “One improves with practice.” Although the quote isn’t real... The post The First Countries to Diplomatically...

Standing Armies: The Constitutional Debate

Introduction Few ideas were more widely accepted in early America than that of the danger of peacetime standing armies.[1] This anti-standing army sentiment motivated... The post Standing Armies: The Constitutional Debate appeared first on Journal of...

Thadeuz Kosciusko and the American Legacy in Europe

Monarchy everywhere fundamentally detested the American colonists. They expected subjects to respect the crown and abide established class rule. They resented our insubordination and... The post Thadeuz Kosciusko and the American Legacy in Europe appeared...

Thomas Jefferson, the American Revolution, and the Creation of a Republican World

In popular understandings of the three Atlantic Revolutions of late eighteenth century, the American Revolution (1765-1783) is often regarded as the least radical and... The post Thomas Jefferson, the American Revolution, and the Creation of a Republican...

A Proposed Alliance of the Knights of Malta and the United States of America

On the face of it, there would seem no greater natural disparity between the two countries,  one an ancient aristocratic pan-European (but mostly French)... The post A Proposed Alliance of the Knights of Malta and the United States of America appeared...

Experience, Policies, Failures: President Washington & the Native Americans

Experience had taught George Washington a great many things. His father had passed away at a young age, denying him the chance for the... The post Experience, Policies, Failures: President Washington & the Native Americans appeared first on Journal...

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