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This Week on Dispatches: Scott M. Smith on Robert Rogers and the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Scott M. Smith on Robert Rogers, a legend for his service during the Seven Years’... The post This Week on Dispatches: Scott M. Smith on Robert Rogers and the American Revolution...

Jemima Howe, Frontier Pioneer to Wealthy Widow

Jemima Howe (1724–1805) reflects the strength it took to endure the harsh realities of the Vermont frontier during the American colonial and Revolutionary War... The post Jemima Howe, Frontier Pioneer to Wealthy Widow appeared first on Journal of the...

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...

Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed

FILM REVIEW: Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed. Directed by Chris Stearns. Executive Producers James Kirby Martin and Ray Raymond. (Talon Films Production, 2021) One of... The post Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed appeared first on Journal of the American...

Review: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton

BOOK REVIEW: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton by Andrew Porwancher (Princeton University Press, 2021). While Alexander Hamilton has attracted his fair share of attention... The post Review: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton appeared first...

Madame d’Aulnoy and Monsieur le Premier

As biographers have occasionally pointed out, Mme d’Aulnoy was related on the maternal side to one of the most prominent families at the French royal court, the Beringhens. Her mother Judic-Angélique was the daughter of Judith Le Coutelier, née de...
From: Anecdota on 8 Nov 2021

Back to the basics: Isaac Newton and the Study of Chronology

To many die-hard historians of science the scholarly activities of in particular early modern natural philosophers are still seen as alien. This is already a great leap forward compared with the attitudes of most of our twentieth century predecessors,...
From: Corpus Newtonicum on 2 Nov 2021

Baroness or Countess d’Aulnoy?

Among the many mysteries surrounding the life and works of Madame d’Aulnoy is the question of her title of nobility: was she a baroness or a countess? What is certain is that in March 1666, at the age of 13 and a half, Marie-Catherine Le Jumel married...
From: Anecdota on 26 Oct 2021

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: George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father

BOOK REVIEW: George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father by David O. Stewart (New York, NY: Dutton, Penguin Random House, 2021) One of... The post Review: George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: David Price on Thomas Knowlton’s Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author and JAR contributor David Price on the brief, but memorable, contribution of Thomas Knowlton to... The post This Week on Dispatches: David Price on Thomas Knowlton’s Revolution appeared...

The Howe Dynasty

BOOK REVIEW: The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women Behind Britain’s Wars for America by Julie Flavell (Liveright, 2021) In... The post The Howe Dynasty appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Soon, very soon…

Out on 5 October with AUP, the result of seven years of dogears and manuscript snippets: Cornelis J. Schilt, Isaac Newton and the Study of Chronology: Prophecy, History, and Method https://www.aup.nl/nl/book/9789048554287/isaac-newton-and-the-study-of-chronology
From: Corpus Newtonicum on 21 Sep 2021

Mocking Louis Phillippe in Exile (1848) | Victor Hugo

After Victor Hugo’s death, and before the publication of his letters (many of which remain unpublished), Paul Maurice published Memoirs of Victor Hugo. This was not chronological autobiography but was, as Maurice remarked, “A sort of haphazard...

Louis XVI’s Execution: An Eyewitness Account | Leboucher

After Victor Hugo’s death, and before the publication of his letters (many of which remain unpublished), Paul Maurice published Memoirs of Victor Hugo. This was not chronological autobiography but was, as Maurice remarked, “A sort of haphazard...

Remembering a Poor Irishman and his Penny Dreadfuls (1893) | Katharine Tynan

Katherine Tynan was an Irish novelist and poet who was born on a farm outside Dublin in 1859. Educated at a convent school, in her spare time she recalls visiting a poor Irish “dairy boy” who collected penny dreadfuls, and who seems to have been particularly...

Review: Radical Hamilton

BOOK REVIEW: Radical Hamilton: Economic Lessons From a Misunderstood Founder by Christian Parenti (New York: Verso, 2020) Alexander Hamilton’s legacy has undergone a radical shift... The post Review: Radical Hamilton appeared first on Journal of the...

Suicide of Antonin Moyne (1849) | Victor Hugo

After Victor Hugo’s death, and before the publication of his letters (many of which remain unpublished), Paul Maurice published Memoirs of Victor Hugo. This was not chronological autobiography but was, as Maurice remarked, “A sort of haphazard...

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