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Our Dear Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America

BOOK REVIEW: Our Dear Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America by Michael D. Breidenbach (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2021) Most Americans... The post Our Dear Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early...

King Frederick the Great and the American Colonies—Mit Complimenten Aweissen

Mit Complimenten Aweissen (put him off with compliments) Arthur Lee, one of the American Commissioners stationed in Paris, was appointed minister to the Prussian Court... The post King Frederick the Great and the American Colonies—<i>Mit Complimenten...

George III’s (Implicit) Sanction of the American Revolution

In Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774), Jefferson wrote of King George III’s unwillingness to use his “negative” to veto unjust proposals.... The post George III’s (Implicit) Sanction of the American Revolution appeared first...

“The Smells of London” and their Sources at the Fin de Siècle

By Jess Clark In September 1889, the London Times printed a complaint from a disturbed Kensington resident. Under the heading “Smells of London,” Arthur Clay challenged “[t]he apathy with which Londoners submit to be bathed in disgusting odours.”[i]...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Jun 2022

Informing a Nation: The Newspaper Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

BOOK REVIEW: Informing a Nation: The Newspaper Presidency of Thomas Jefferson by Mel Laracey (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2021) In Informing a Nation:... The post Informing a Nation: The Newspaper Presidency of Thomas Jefferson appeared...

Bread and Resistance in Colonial Bengal

By Mohd. Ahmar Alvi Among the many foods accompanying British colonizers to India, leavened bread was received differently by different communities and religious groups. Many upper-caste Hindus had revulsion not only for the bread but also for the other...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 Jun 2022

King Frederick the Great and the American Colonies: The Preliminaries

Upon the death of his grandfather on May 31, 1740, Frederick William II of the House of Hohenzollern became the King of Prussia. Over... The post King Frederick the Great and the American Colonies: The Preliminaries appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: M. Andrew Holowchak on Thomas Jefferson on Rebellion, Revolution, and “Treason”

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian M. Andrew Holowchak on interpreting the distinctions Thomas Jefferson made between rebellion, revolution, and treason. New... The post This Week on Dispatches: M. Andrew Holowchak on...

This Week on Dispatches: James M. Deitch on the 23rd, 25th, and 27th Grievances of the Declaration of Independence

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews Marine Corps veteran and JAR contributor James M. Deitch on his analysis of the 23rd, 25th,... The post This Week on Dispatches: James M. Deitch on the 23rd, 25th, and 27th Grievances of the Declaration...

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The elegant POEM, which the Committee of the Town of Boston had voted unanimously to be Published with the ORATION.” The May 4, 1772, edition of the Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2022

A fragment of the history of John Bull

Author: Ettrick, William, 1756 or 1757-1847. Title: A fragment of the history of John Bull : with the birth, parentage, education, and humours of Jack Radical : with incidental remards upon ancient and modern radicalism / by Horace Hombergh, Esq. of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 May 2022

The 27th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence

“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known... The post The 27th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence appeared first on Journal...

The 25th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence

When Thomas Jefferson wrote the twenty-seven grievances against the King listed in the Declaration of Independence, he did so with the intention of encapsulating... The post The 25th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence appeared first on Journal...

Passengers

Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz’ The Passenger. I have just finished reading Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz’ The Passenger, the story of a Jewish businessman trying to escape the Nazis in the wake of Kristallnacht. The novel opens on 9 November with a visit...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 19 Apr 2022

This Week on Dispatches: Travis Copeland on the Attack on North Carolina’s Fort Johnston

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Travis Copeland about a watershed moment in North Carolina’s independence movement, the attack on... The post This Week on Dispatches: Travis Copeland on the Attack on North...

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