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  • Origins of the American Revolution
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    Origins of the American Revolution

    This is the closing session from a symposium on the first annual Emerging Revolutionary War symposium. A panel of historians summarized their thoughts from the day and discuss various aspects of the years…

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  • Boston and the Road to Revolution 17701775
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    Boston and the Road to Revolution, 1770-1775

    Historian, park ranger, and author Phillip Greenwalt gave an illustrated talk on Boston’s role in the origins of the Revolutionary War. Mr. Greenwalt organized his talk around three pivotal events: the…

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  • French Officers in the American Revolution
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    French Officers in the American Revolution

    Author Christy Pichichero talked about French offficers in the American Revolution. She argued that their expereinces influenced French politics and perspectives. The American Revolution…

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  • emThe British Are Comingem and emThe Impeachersem
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    The British Are Coming and The Impeachers

    Historians Rick Atkinson (The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777) and Brenda Wineapple, (The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of…

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  • Occupied Cities During the American Revolution
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    Occupied Cities During the American Revolution

    Historians Aaron Sullivan and Lauren Duval talked about life in occupied cities during the American Revolution. They examined British and American occupation and also discussed how this…

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  • An Irish Soldier in Revolutionary America
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    An Irish Soldier in Revolutionary America

    Museum of the American Revolution associate curator Matthew Skic looked at the Revolution through the life of Irish soldier Richard St. George, who fought alongside the British against the…

    305 views
  • British Army and the Revolutionary War 17751783
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    British Army and the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

    Military historian Gregory Urwin talked about the challenges that the British army faced in adapting to North American terrain and battle tactics during the Revolutionary War. The Museum of…

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  • Scotland and the American Revolution
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    Scotland and the American Revolution

    Scottish historian Andrew Mackillop explored his homeland’s role during the American Revolution. He argued that despite fighting for the losing side in the war, many Scots gained land and…

    307 views
  • Nathaniel Philbrick Discusses emValiant Ambitionem
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    Valiant Ambition

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, in which he examines the relationship between…

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  • Nathanael Greenes Southern Campaign
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    Nathanael Greene's Southern Campaign

    Historian and author John Buchanan talked about his book, The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution. Mr. Buchanan recounted Major General Greene’s military…

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  • Revolutionary War Roots of the Civil War
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    Revolutionary War Roots of the Civil War

    Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winning historian Gordon Wood delivered a talk titled “The Revolutionary Roots of the Civil War.” Professor Wood discussed the Founders views on slavery and…

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  • emThe British Are Comingem
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    The British Are Coming

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson talked about his book, The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, in which he provided a history of the…

    1,361 views
  • Western Lands Before and After the American Revolution
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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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  • emThe First Conspiracyem
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    The First Conspiracy

    Brad Meltzer and Jon Mensch recounted the plot to kill George Washington by soldiers assigned to protect him during the Revolutionary War.

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  • emIn the Hurricanes Eyeem
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    In the Hurricane's Eye

    Nathaniel Philbrick provided a history of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of the Chesapeake, which was integral to the Continental Army’s eventual victory.

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  • Revolutionary War Military Burials
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    Revolutionary War Military Burials

    Historian Robert Selig talked about the practice of burying the dead during the Revolutionary War. He discussed how loved ones identified the bodies, and the influence of military rank and…

    658 views
  • Continental Army at Valley Forge
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    Continental Army at Valley Forge

    Co-authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin talked about their book, “Valley Forge,” and described how the defeated and demoralized Continental Army lasted through the harsh winter of 1777 and 1778 while…

    421 views
  • Women and the Founding Era
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    Women and the Founding Era

    George Mason University Professor Rosemarie Zagarri looked at the role of women during America’s founding era. She talked about how prior to the Revolution women had either no or very…

    479 views
  • emThose Turbulent Sons of Freedomem
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    Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom

    The myth of Ethan Allen’s Revolutionary War exploits is explored by author and former New York Times reporter and editor Christopher Wren.

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  • Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens
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    Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens

    Clemson University history professor and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Colonel Rod Andrew talked about his book, The Life and Times of General Andrew Pickens: Revolutionary War Hero, American…

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