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Articles with keyword "American revolution"

Fireworks in Washington, D.C.


Independence Day Special: How I Learned to Love Patriotic Poetry

From “Paul Revere’s Ride” to “Barbara Frietchie,” poems use some fiction to inspire love of country. 

Painting by John Trumball of Thomas Jefferson and Congress


The History of the Stamp Act Shows How Indians Led to the American Revolution

In the years after the French and Indian War, Britain's strategies to keep its Native American alliances sometimes backfired.

Mohawk woman, eighteenth century


Madam Sacho: How One Iroquois Woman Survived the American Revolution

General George Washington gave the orders to destroy towns and take prisoners in Sullivan’s Campaign, but her story lives on.

John Adams portrait by Gianni Dagli Orti


Paper Trail

On letters, diaries, and other records of the American story at the Massachusetts Historical Society

portrait of Margaret Shippen Arnold


Love and the Revolution

One a patriot, one a spy--two wives of the American Revolution.



Tory sentiments and battlefield diaries offer a different view of the American Revolution.


Not the Man in the Gilbert Portrait

An exhibition shows the lesser-known side of a young, ambitious George Washington.


The Rallying Cry

How the word "Liberty" moved from a spiritual definition to a revolutionary one.


Encountering Bernard Bailyn

His unorthodox ways in the classroom changed the course of history for generations of Harvard students.


Ben in Print

Thirty-seven volumes and counting.