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    British Loyalists During the American Revolution

    During the American Revolution, not all colonists wanted nor fought for independence from England. Early American historians discussed the legacy of loyalists and examine why some wanted to…

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    Our First Civil War

    Historian H.W. Brands explored the conflicts between colonists during the American Revolution. This virtual program was part of the 2021 Miami Book Fair.

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    The Blind African Slave

    Historian Kari Winter recounted the life of Jeffrey Brace, an enslaved man who won his freedom through his service during the Revolutionary War. Jeffrey Brace initially published his…

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    The Last King of America - The Misunderstood Reign of George III

    Author Andrew Roberts discussed the reign of King George III, the last monarch of the British colonies in America, and argued that he has been misunderstood. This program was held at the…

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    Thirteen Clocks

    Author Robert Parkinson argued that the leaders of the American Revolution motivated colonists to join their cause through racial fear. He described how patriot newspapers highlighted the…

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    Congress's Own

    Authorized in 1776 by the Continental Congress, the 2nd Canadian Regiment was the first national unit in the American Army. Author Holly Mayer described the role of “Congress’s Own” in the…

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    The Cause

    Bestselling historian Joseph Ellis provides a history of the Revolutionary War. This program was part of the 21st annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

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    Liberty is Sweet

    Historian Woody Holton looked beyond the Founding Fathers and explored the role of women, Native Americans, and African Americans during the American Revolution. This virtual program was…

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    Hero of Two Worlds - The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

    Mike Duncan talked about the Marquis de Lafayette and his role in the American and French Revolutions. The Strand Book Store hosted this online program.

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    Religion and the American Revolution - An Imperial History

    How did war shift transatlantic understandings of religion’s role in public life? Katherine Carte addressed that question in a discussion about her book Religion and the American Revolution: An…

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    Lafayette, Napoleon and the French Revolution

    Mark Schneider, who has portrayed both the Marquis de Lafayette and Napoleon, talked about these two men and the connection between the French Revolution and the American Revolution. The…

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    Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution

    Claire Bellerjeau talked about her book, Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth. The Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., hosted this online…

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    Winning Independence

    Historian John Ferling looked at the tactical decisions that secured the Continental Army’s victory in the Revolutionary War. This was a virtual event hosted by the Avon Free Public Library…

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    The Compleat Victory

    U.S. Army War College Professor Kevin Weddle provided a history of the American Revolution’s Battle of Saratoga in 1777. This was a virtual event hosted by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in…

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    Occupied America

    North Dakota State History Professor Donald Johnson looked at life under British occupation in several port cities during the American Revolution. This was a virtual event hosted by George…

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    Western Lands Before and After the American Revolution

    University of Utah Professor Eric Hinderaker taught a class about western settlement before, during and after the American Revolution. Using the Kentucky territory as an example, he…

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    The Indispensables

    Military historian Patrick O’Donnell looked at the efforts of the Marblehead Regiment of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, who, according to the author, played a crucial role…

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    American Revolution Southern Campaign Myths

    Vanessa Smiley, a project manager with the National Park Service, discussed the myths and misconceptions of Southern Campaigns during the American Revolution. The Office of Historic…

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    American Revolution Misconceptions

    The Office of Historic Alexandria, in partnership with Emerging Revolutionary War, hosted a symposium on the Revolutionary War. In the final discussion of the symposium, presenters answer…

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    1777 Battle of Brandywine

    Michael Harris discussed the 1777 Battle of Brandywine and misconceptions surrounding General John Sullivan’s role in the battle. The title of his book is, Brandywine: A Military History of…

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