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Alexander Hamilton was Right: True Liberty Demands Economic Independence

One of the most insightful monologues in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton musical comes from King George, who raps to the following effect: Well, now that... The post Alexander Hamilton was Right: True Liberty Demands Economic Independence appeared first...

A scene on the frontiers…

A scene on the frontier of the United States: a Native American (left) is shown scalping a dead British soldier. Another British soldier who has already been scalped is shown on the left edge of the design. In the center a second Native American, from...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Aug 2022

Williamsport, DC? How a Maryland Town Vied to be the Nation’s Capital

After seven years of fighting in the Revolutionary War, Otho Holland Williams returned home. It was the Spring of 1782. When he left Frederick,... The post Williamsport, DC? How a Maryland Town Vied to be the Nation’s Capital appeared first on Journal...

A Great Englishman? British Views of George Washington, from Revolution to Rapprochement

In June 1921, George Washington, the victor of Yorktown, arrived in London. His journey across the storm-tossed Atlantic had not been without difficulty, and... The post A Great Englishman? British Views of George Washington, from Revolution to Rapprochement...

Spooked Horse or Spooked President? John Gilpin, James Madison, and “The Bladensburg Races”

This article is a part of our “Revolutionary Animals” series, which examines the roles of animals in revolution, representations of revolutionary animals, and the intersections between representation and the lived experiences of animals. By Emily...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Jun 2021

The Howard Street Church

The Howard Street Church was a short-lived institution, but it had an enormous impact on Salem’s nineteenth-century social and political life, far beyond the brevity of its existence or size of its membership. It is also a great example of...
From: streets of salem on 15 Mar 2021

How Victorians Fell in Love with American Rebels

By Stephen Basdeo The much vaunted ‘special relationship’ between the USA and the UK is a fairly recent invention. For much of the Victorian period, relations between the two nations were anything but cordial—and why should they be otherwise?...

George Farragut: The Epitome of an American Colonial

Jordi Ferragut Mesquida, better known by his anglicized name George Farragut, was the only known Spanish volunteer who fought under the American flag in... The post George Farragut: The Epitome of an American Colonial appeared first on Journal of the...

Jacob Jones: The Revolutionary Making of a Naval Hero

Today, Jacob Jones’s portrait as a naval officer hangs in the assembly room of the Old State House in Dover, Delaware. It honors his... The post Jacob Jones: The Revolutionary Making of a Naval Hero appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Friendship Returns

Yesterday the reproduction East Indiaman Friendship of Salem returned to Salem Harbor after an absence of nearly three years after she was hauled-out in the summer of 2016 for what proved to be substantial repairs. Everyone was very...
From: streets of salem on 23 Apr 2019

James McCubbin Lingan, an American Story

Of the thousands of men and women who contributed to the Patriot cause during the American Revolution, James McCubbin Lingan (1751–1812) stands out with... The post James McCubbin Lingan, an American Story appeared first on Journal of the American...

Mrs. Crowninshield goes to Washington

A colorful, albeit a bit light, source for women’s history is the collection of letters written home by Mary Boardman Crowninshield (1778-1840), the wife of Benjamin Crowninshield, a congressman and Secretary of the Navy under Presidents...
From: streets of salem on 27 Mar 2019

August Anglo-Americana at Auction

August is high season for antique shows and auctions in New England: generally featuring Americana items with global goods mixed in, as our Yankee forebears, particularly those who dwelled in regional seaports like Salem and Portsmouth, were very worldly,...
From: streets of salem on 10 Aug 2018

The War in the West: The American Revolution in the pays d’en haut

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Michael A. McDonnell Most Americans think of their revolution as a contest between Britain and its colonists. If Native Americans feature at all, it is only as puppets of...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Nov 2017

Guest Post: French Imposters, Diplomatic Double Speak, and Buried Archival Treasures

Today’s guest post is by Cassandra Good, Associate Editor of The Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington, and author of Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Women and Men in the Early American Republic (New...
From: The Junto on 10 Apr 2017

Anishinaabe Aspirations – Anishinaabeg in the War of 1812, Part 6

Alan Corbiere The Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe, Odawa, Potowatomi) have always revered the island of Michilimackinac, so much so that at the conclusion of the War of 1812, the Odawa tried to keep it in their possession. The Odawa suggested that the British negotiators...
From: Borealia on 13 Mar 2017

British Honour – Anishinaabeg in the War of 1812, Part 5

Alan Corbiere The Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe, Odawa, Potowatomi) have always revered the island of Michilimackinac. So much so that at the conclusion of the War of 1812, the Odawa tried to keep it in their possession. The Odawa suggested that the British negotiators...
From: Borealia on 6 Mar 2017

The Importance of Michilimackinac – Anishinaabeg in the War of 1812, Part 4

Alan Corbiere The Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe, Odawa, Potowatomi) have always revered the island of Michilimackinac. So much so that at the conclusion of the War of 1812, the Odawa tried to keep it in their possession. The Odawa suggested that the British negotiators...
From: Borealia on 27 Feb 2017

Jean Baptiste Assiginack / The Starling (aka Blackbird): Anishnaabeg in the War of 181

Alan Corbiere On the morning of October 5, 1861, 96 year old Odaawaa Chief Jean Baptiste Assiginack of the Biipiigwenh (Sparrowhawk) clan rose from his slumber and got dressed. J.B. Assiginack, frame bent with age, did not fully fill out the blue admiral...
From: Borealia on 6 Feb 2017

Mookomaanish / The Damn Knife: Odaawaa Chief and Warrior – Anishinaabeg in the War of 1812, Part

Alan Corbiere At the commencement of the War of 1812, the British were not totally certain that the Western Confederacy (including the Anishinaabeg: Ojibwe, Odaawaa and Potowatomi) would fight alongside them. The Western Confederacy had lost confidence...
From: Borealia on 30 Jan 2017

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