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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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    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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    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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    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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    Loyalist Resistance During the American Revolution

    During the Revolutionary War, colonialists took up arms to try and gain their independence from England. However, there was a portion of the population that opposed the quest for…

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    1776 Battle of Trenton Myths

    National Park Service historian Mark Maloy talked about several myths surrounding the 1776 Battle of Trenton, including whether or not the Hessians, German mercenary soldiers, were really drunk…

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    African Americans in the Continental Army

    Author John Rees talked about the experiences of African American Continental Soldiers. The Office of Historic Alexandria, in partnership with Emerging Revolutionary War, hosted a symposium…

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    Tom Schuler Cobbler Statesman

    This animated Cold War film commissioned by the U.S. Information Service tells the story of a cobbler who gradually becomes interested in politics due to business challenges in the 1780s.…

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    Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson in Conversation

    Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello hosted a conversation between Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as portrayed by Bill Robling and Bill Barker. They revisited their lifelong association,…

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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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    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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