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Thinking about Feel-Good History

At the Panorama, the blog of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, Princeton professor Michael A. Blaakman just shared an essay titled “How Should History Make Us Feel?”While Blaakman’s remarks were prompted by David McCullough’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Jun 2021

“Frantic reactions to the teaching of history”

Back in February, Prof. Michael Leroy Oberg of the State University of New York at Geneseo wrote an op-ed essay for the Syracuse Republican addressing legislative pressures to limit what public school history teachers could teach. Oberg wrote: Frantic...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Jun 2021

A Howe Woman Celebrates the Glory of the First of June, 1794

The letters of Caroline Howe in the British Library have for the first time revealed the private life of her brother, Adm. Richard Lord... The post A Howe Woman Celebrates the Glory of the First of June, 1794 appeared first on Journal of the American...

Ferling Reputations for Clinton and Cornwallis

I claim only a basic knowledge of the southern campaigns of the Revolutionary War, but I’ve long had the impression that these are the standard assessments of two British commanders:Gen. Lord Cornwallis, despite losing at Yorktown, was a competent commander...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Jun 2021

The Story of a Grave in Medford

In 1849 John Russell was digging a cellar and fence on land in Medford that belonged to Nathaniel Holmes Bishop. He turned up some human bones.Russell took those remains home and showed them to neighbors. It’s unclear what evidence led to this conclusion,...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 May 2021

The History of the Bastille

By George W.M. Reynolds (Transcribed by Stephen Basdeo) The history of the Bastille is too intimately connected with that of the great French Revolution to be passed over without due notice and attention.[1] In proffering an account of that terrible...

¡ Viva la Libertad !

The Newberry Library is currently showing an exhibition on ¡ Viva la Libertad ! Latin American and the Age of Revolutions. ¡ Viva la Libertad ! explores Latin American revolutions in the nineteenth century and their legacies for Central and South...

The Latest in the JAR Book Series is Now Available

“The sad story of colonial oppression commenced in the year 1764. Great Britain then adopted new regulations respecting her colonies, which, after disturbing the... The post The Latest in the JAR Book Series is Now Available appeared first on Journal...

Massachusettensis and Novanglus: The Last Great Debate Prior to the American Revolution

When John Adams returned to Massachusetts after the session of the First Continental Congress, he was surprised to find that there was growing opposition... The post Massachusettensis and Novanglus: The Last Great Debate Prior to the American Revolution...

Red Meat for Empire: New England Cattle, the British Empire, and the Disruption of Revolution

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 Strother...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 May 2021

William Babcock and His Inaccurate Pension Application

The Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston defines primary sources as “immediate, first-hand documents of a topic, from people who had a... The post William Babcock and His Inaccurate Pension Application appeared first on Journal of...

The Appointment: A Tale

It was in the year 1785—on a fine evening, in the month of May —that three young students, in the uniform of the Military College of Paris, were occupied in the pleasant discussion of a repast in the restaurant at St. Cloud which overlooks the park,...

The Right Way to Study the Founders

A few days ago Lindsay Chervinsky, author of The Cabinet, shared some thoughts on continuing to include the most famous Founders in the teaching of U.S. history even as we include more people in our study of the past: We can and should teach the Founding...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 May 2021

“Only when French generals will give their daughters in marriage to the Nègres”: Jean-François Petecou and the Other Path to Haitian Freedom

By Miriam Franchina When Haiti proclaimed its independence from France in 1804, Jean-François Petecou was on the other side of the Atlantic in Cádiz, Spain. He had been among the earliest leaders of the 1791 slave insurrection that became the Haitian...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 May 2021

Revoluciones hispánicas and Atlantic History: A Spanish-Language Historiographical Interpretation and Bibliography

By Roberto Breña* As the last of the four most important Atlantic Revolutions in chronological terms, the doctrinal and political “novelty” of the Spanish American revolutions is difficult for some to find when compared with its...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 May 2021

This Week on Dispatches: William V. Wenger on Foreign Assistance to the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews retired US Army officer Willam V. Wenger on his research into the contributions of France, Spain,... The post This Week on Dispatches: William V. Wenger on Foreign Assistance to the American...

The Politics of Commemorating Napoleon

Commemorations of the Bicentennial of the death of Napoléon Bonaparte this year have become the latest battleground in France’s ongoing “culture wars.” The figure of Napoléon remains powerful in French popular culture...

The 2021 Annual Volume

The seventh Journal of the American Revolution Annual Volume is now available. Each annual volume highlights articles selected by our editorial board from the... The post The 2021 Annual Volume appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

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