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Liveblogging the American Revolution: September 28, 1778: Massacre Averted

Todd Braisted: _[Massacre Averted: How two British Soldiers saved 350 American Lives][]_: >An officer in Lord Cornwallis’ column wrote that “The 71st Regt. & Simcoe’s Corps cross’d the north river last night and appear’d at Tapawn soon after we arrived there but met with nothing in their way.” Colonel Cooper...

Liveblogging the American Revolution: September 27, 1778: Baylor Massacre

Wikipedia: _[Baylor Massacre][]_: >On September 22, 1778, Lt. Gen. Sir Henry Clinton ordered Maj. Gen. Sir Charles Grey, Maj. Gen. Lord Cornwallis, and Brigadier General Edward Mathew to mobilize troops in an effort to provoke Gen. George Washington into a battle... [Baylor Massacre]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baylor_Massacre >...and as a diversion for a...

6 Incredible True Stories from American History That Should Be Made Into Movies

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

If you grew up in the United States, you probably learned American history. Heck, even if you didn’t grow up in the U.S., you probably learned American history. Colonialism, revolutions, wars, slavery, civil rights, women’s rights, scientific innovation, etc.—a lot of stuff happened that we know about. Show More Summary

Watch Green Day Play Revolution Radio Songs Live For The First Time At Columbus Tour Opener

Right now, Green Day, a band who spent more than a decade playing arenas, are on a North American club tour. The tour was supposed to start last week in Toronto, but because of an illness, the band had to cancel the Toronto date and postpone three other dates. So the tour finally kicked off […]

The National Museum of American Jewish History opeens "Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution"

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia is the exclusive East Coast venue for Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. On view September 16, 2016 through January 16, 2017, the exhibition presents the first comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of legendary rock impresario Bill Graham (1931?1991). Show More Summary

Austerity and Stimulus in the American Revolution?

A few weeks back, the Course of Human Events blog highlighted a new book about the American Revolution coming from Steven Pincus, the Bradford Durfee Professor of History and co-director of the Center for Historical Enquiry and the Social Sciences at Yale University. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: September 24, 1778: Siege of Boonesborough

KyForward.com: _[Annual re-enactment of 1778 Siege of Boonesborough scheduled for Sept. 24-25][]_: >Fort Boonesborough State Park will host its annual “1778 Siege of Boonesborough” weekend, Sept. 24-25.... The event commemorates the September 1778 attack on the fort by Native Americans and French Canadians during the Revolutionary War. The settlers in...

After Yorktown: The War Without End

How much do we really know about the American Revolution? After Yorktown goes beyond the iconic, highlight reel moments to explore the war from unexpected angles.

Liveblogging the American Revolution: September 23, 1778: John Adams to Abigail Adams

John Adams: _[To Abigail Adams][]_: >Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 23 September 1778 >My dearest Friend >A very idle, vain Conversation, at a Dinner, has produced you this Letter from a venerable old Lady, in this Neighbourhood, the Wife of Monsr. Grand the Banker. [To Abigail Adams]: http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/archive/doc?id=L17780923ja...

Liveblogging the American Revolution: September 21, 1778: James McHenry to Alexander Hamilton

James McHenry: _[To Alexander Hamilton]][]_: >Fredericksburg, New York, September 21, 1778 >Sir, >In order to get rid of your present accumulations you will be pleased to take the pills agreeable to the directions; and to prevent future accumulations observe the following table of diet. >This will have a tendency also...

Best-Selling Historian David McCullough Wins First-Ever Lenfest Spirit Of The American Revolution Award

The author of Truman, John Adams, and 1776 has received two Pulitzers, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The new $25,000 prize “will be given to those who contribute to the public’s understanding of the Revolution.”

One Third of Americans Will Use Reddit This Month. Here's Why

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, explains how TIL, ELI5, AMA, TIFU, and the rest of the Reddit lingo started a worldwide revolution.

Liveblogging the American Revolution: September 18, 1778: TD

_[To Benjamin Franklin from T[homas] D[igges], 18 September 1778][]_: >Bir[mingha]m Sepr. 18./78Sir >My having an oppertunity to forward this under cover to my freind Mr. I[zar]d, induces me to obtrude a few lines on You. Mr. Alex[ande]r Dick and some companions of his was lately with me, and their situation...

Lyft president: Car ownership will 'all-but end' in cities by 2025

The driverless car revolution is coming, and Lyft's president now predicts it will "all-but end" car ownership in cities by 2025. "We see car ownership as a burden that is costing the average American $9,000 every year. The car has actually...Show More Summary

Artists Consider Race in Response to the American Revolution

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The curatorial scheme of the Race and Revolution exhibition at Nolan Park on Governors Island is bold and seditious.

Madame President: 1940

Washington, D.C., 1940. "Daughters of the American Revolution reception. J. Edgar Hoover, Federal Bureau of Investigation director, greets Mrs. Henry M. Robert Jr., President General of the D.A.R." View full size.

This education startup you've never heard of is in 75% of American classrooms

A reading revolution is brewing in American classrooms, and one company is quietly leading the charge. Newsela, a 3-year-old startup that promotes literacy in K-12 education, gives teachers curated news articles to share with their students. With...Show More Summary

Reviews of American Revolutions

Probably the biggest Revolutionary War book out this year, in terms of its scope and the professional status of its author, is Alan Taylor’s American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804. Here are extracts from four reviewsShow More Summary

JFK, Supply Sider?

So say Larry Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic, in their new book JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity. In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, they explain why we haven’t heard this story before, why the theory of supply-side economics is a “paradoxical truth” (as JFK called it), and what we should make of Donald Trump’s tax plan. Kudlow

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