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Enoch Crosby: A Hudson Valley Spy in Fact and Fiction

James Fenimore Cooper published his wildly popular second novel, The Spy: a Tale of the Neutral Ground, in 1821. The book tells the story... The post Enoch Crosby: A Hudson Valley Spy in Fact and Fiction appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Witness Houses

I was out and about in Lexington and Concord last week as my favorite nurseries are in that area, and between bouts of perusing plants I walked around Lexington Green and along the Battle Road at the Minute Man National Historic Park. In both locales...
From: streets of salem on 29 May 2019

Looking for Daniel Bancroft

If you walk down the streets of Salem looking at house plaques bearing the date of construction and first owner, you will quickly notice that a fair number of them will read “housewright”. There seem to have been so many housewrights in Golden-Age...
From: streets of salem on 22 May 2019

Receptive Reenactments

I do not think that most professional historians care for reenactments of past events, primarily because of their belief that people in the present can never truly “reenact” the past and so any attempt to do so will lead inevitably to trivialization....
From: streets of salem on 26 Feb 2019

Reports of Leslie’s Retreat

This weekend brings the third annual commemorative reenactment of “Leslie’s Retreat” to Salem, an enthusiastic event that I think everyone enjoys because of its non-commercial, non-1692 focus: at least I do! The reenactment marks an...
From: streets of salem on 22 Feb 2019

The Lost Journal of Private Freeman Judd

Over the years, historians have located about thirty first-hand accounts of the American expedition into Canada in the fall of 1775. These accounts detail... The post The Lost Journal of Private Freeman Judd appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Topsy-Turvy

I find myself these days full of feelings of dissent and resistance but looking for more whimsical ways to express the same, as you can’t be strident all the time. It’s boring, and exhausting. So a flashing reference caught my attention, to...
From: streets of salem on 16 Feb 2018

Earth Camp Kitchens.

http://revwar75.com/library/rees/kitchen.htm
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Nov 2017

“Native American Revolutions” Introduction – A Series on #VastEarlyNativeAmerica

Intro: Any perceptive #twitterstorian or scholar of the Age of Revolutions will notice the repeated reference to the idea of #VastEarlyAmerica. Karin Wulf named her blog after the historiographical shift. Other group and personal blogs have started to...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Oct 2017

Soldiers of the Revolution

For the past couple of years, the focus of my Memorial Day remembrance has been the Revolutionary War soldiers of Salem, a rather forgotten lot when compared with their fellow veterans of more recent wars. There are seldom flags marking their graves this...
From: streets of salem on 29 May 2017

Review of Van Buskirk’s Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution

Judith L. Van Buskirk, Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017) 312 pp. Review by Rachel Engl In Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 May 2017

The False Hope of Corn Stalk Rum during the American Revolution

By Jordan Smith What do you do when the most crucial resource for your business suddenly becomes unavailable? Over one hundred rum distillers operating in colonial North America confronted this very problem as the American Revolution began to unfold...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Nov 2016

American Revolution Reading List

Age of Revolutions Reading List #2 American Revolution  Welcome to the second post in our Age of Revolutions reading list series. For this list, we asked Benjamin L. Carp and Michael McDonnell – two experts on the American Revolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Jun 2016

Masculinity in the Making: Exploring Manhood within the Continental Army

By Rachel Engl The Colo Observing that the open and Abominable practice of Drunkness prevails in his Regt without the least Shame or Restraint to the Prejudice of Good order and Discipline he hereby Strictly forbids any Liquer to be Sold in the Hutts...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Apr 2016

Washington’s Presidency: How the Revolutionary War Shaped the Executive Branch

By Lindsay M. Chervinsky George Washington wrote to his close friend, Henry Knox, on April 1, 1789, as he prepared to leave his beloved Mount Vernon for New York City to be sworn in as the first President of the United States. Washington confided in Knox...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Apr 2016

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