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Governor William Franklin: Sagorighweyoghsta, “Great Arbiter” or “Doer of Justice”

William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, was the last Royal Governor of New Jersey, from 1763 to 1776. He is usually identified in U.... The post Governor William Franklin: Sagorighweyoghsta, “Great Arbiter” or “Doer of Justice” appeared first...

This Week on Dispatches: Jospeh Solis-Mullen on the First Partition of Poland on the Eve of the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Joseph Solis-Mullen on how the agreement between Austria, Russia, and Prussia to divide Poland... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jospeh Solis-Mullen on the First Partition of...

From the First Partition of Poland to Yorktown

It is generally taken for granted that France was ready to jump into the war between Britain and the rebelling North American colonies on... The post From the First Partition of Poland to Yorktown appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Rev. George Whitefield’s Influence on Colonial Chaplains in the American Revolution

Rev. George Whitefield (1714-1770) was an ordained Church of England priest with an exceptional speaking voice who in his lifetime swayed countless people towards... The post Rev. George Whitefield’s Influence on Colonial Chaplains in the American Revolution...

Joseph Galloway’s Plan of Union

Late in September 1774 the Continental Congress was in the middle of an ongoing debate on the means that should be implemented to restore... The post Joseph Galloway’s Plan of Union appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of King George III

BOOK REVIEW: The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of King George III by Andrew Roberts (New York: Viking, 2021) In 1774, a... The post The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of King George III appeared first on Journal of the American...

Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

BOOK REVIEW: Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence by Robert G. Parkinson (Williamsburg, VA: Omohundro Institute of Early... The post Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration...

Review: The Cause: The American Revolution and Its Discontents, 1773–1783

BOOK REVIEW: The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783 by Joseph J. Ellis (New York, NY: Liveright Publishing, 2021) Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph... The post Review: The Cause: The American Revolution and Its Discontents,...

Review: Mind and Hearts: The Story of James Otis Jr. and Mercy Otis Warren

BOOK REVIEW: Minds and Hearts: The Story of James Otis Jr. and Mercy Otis Warren by Jeffrey Hacker (Amherst, MA: Bright Leaf/University of Massachusetts Press,... The post Review: Mind and Hearts: The Story of James Otis Jr. and Mercy Otis Warren appeared...

Review: Two Revolutions and the Constitution

BOOK REVIEW: Two Revolutions and the Constitution: How the English and American Revolutions Produced the American Constitution by James D. R. Philips (Lanham, MD: Hamilton... The post Review: Two Revolutions and the Constitution appeared first on Journal...

This Week on Dispatches: James D. R. Philips on the Influence of the English Revolution on the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author and historian James D. R. Philips on his research about the influence of the English... The post This Week on Dispatches: James D. R. Philips on the Influence of the English Revolution...

Election Sermons and Collective Identity in Massachusetts, 1760–1775

“It is Hoped that this People will Unitedly Exert Themselves:”[1] In August 1765, crowds gathered on the streets of Boston protesting Parliament’s Stamp Act,... The post Election Sermons and Collective Identity in Massachusetts, 1760–1775 appeared...

The Bolingbrokean Constitutional Argument in John Adams’s 1766 Clarendon Letter

As part of the debate over the constitutionality of the Stamp Act, John Adams wrote a series of letter to the Boston Gazette discussing the... The post The Bolingbrokean Constitutional Argument in John Adams’s 1766 Clarendon Letter appeared first on...

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