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New Publications from the Journal of the American Revolution

I came across the 1818 recollections of the Battle of Bunker Hill that I shared last week while writing a new article for the Journal of the American Revolution website: “Who Said, ‘Don’t Fire Till You See the Whites of Their Eyes’?”Way...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Jun 2020

The Essay “well deserves the candid Reader’s attentive perusal:” Reasons Against the Renewal of the Sugar Act, Part 2 of 3

The writings abridged below, all asserting reasons against the renewal of the Sugar Act, mark the end of the long period of the colonies... The post The Essay “well deserves the candid Reader’s attentive perusal:” Reasons Against the...

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The COLLEGE about to be built in this Colony, shall be erected in the Town of Providence.” On behalf of the “Committee for providing Materials and overseeing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2020

January 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The COLLEGE about to be built in this Colony.” Providence, Rhode Island, is now known as the home of Brown University, but that is not where the university has always...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jan 2020

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Shop of the Subscribers was broke open, and sundry Things stolen.” Several advertisements relayed stories of theft in the December 2, 1769, edition of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Dec 2019

This Week on Dispatches: J. L. Bell on Truths and Myths of the Declaration of Independence

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews author and historian J. L. Bell on the Declaration of Independence and which stories surrounding the document... The post This Week on Dispatches: J. L. Bell on Truths and Myths of the...

The Story of Stephen Hopkins’s Signature

Today is the anniversary of the day when delegates to the Continental Congress started signing the handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence that we know so well, as the Course of Human Events blog recently described in detail. Pauline Maier,...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Aug 2016

Rhode Island’s First Major General

A few days back, I quoted Samuel Ward’s December 1774 letter describing how Rhode Island was putting itself on a footing for war by, among other things, appointing the first major-general in the colony’s history. That was not Nathanael Greene, who...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Dec 2013

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