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Waking Up: The New American Revolution

It started with the death of Michael Brown. It was the necessary fever pitch to spark the kind of outrage that would fire its way from coast to coast like a synaptic impulse. But I felt it long before Ferguson. In our early post-911Show More Summary

“Nothing but the Horrors”

One measure of the poor reception for the American Heroes Channel’s American Revolution series among historians this week was how it drove Alex Cain to start a blog. His first post said:…the Battle of Lexington, as depicted in “The American Revolution”, is woefully inaccurate and replete with factual inaccuracies. Show More Summary

Revolution References

The Journal of the American Revolution is running another weeklong series of questions for its contributors, including me. Monday’s question was “Which American Revolution book do you refer to most often (not to be confused with ‘favorite book’)? Why?”Different people interpreted the question in different ways. Show More Summary

Zap2it First: 'Sons of Liberty' cast photos recreate George Washington, John Adams portraits

The next miniseries from History will go inside the organization that sparked the American Revolution, and those who created it. Told over three nights, "Sons of Liberty" is the story of a group of young men who sought to gain freedom...Show More Summary

The Premiere Of MTV’s REAL WORLD XXX!! The Last PERSON, VOICE, MASTERCHEF, PROFIT!!

The Premiere Of MTV’s REAL WORLD XXX!! The Last PERSON, VOICE, MASTERCHEF, PROFIT, WHITE COLLAR BRAWLERS, INK MASTER, FAMILY TIME, SONG BY SONG, AMERICAN REVOLUTION, BIG BREAK, CHRISLEY & HAIRJACKED Of 2014!! New GIRLFRIEND’S, BAD GIRLS,...Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: December 13, 1776: General Charles Lee Leaves for Widow White's Tavern

[General Charles Lee leaves his troops for Widow White's Tavern](http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-charles-lee-leaves-his-troops-for-widow-whites-tavern): >On this day in 1776, American General Charles Lee leaves his army, riding in search of female sociability at Widow White's Tavern in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Show More Summary

Lower Oil and King Dollar Are Unambiguously Good

We all know that the American energy revolution, led by the new technologies of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, has created a flood of new shale-oil and natural-gas production that has overwhelmed world markets and driven prices down by roughly 40 percent. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: December 12, 1776: Henry Pearson

[Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh](http://digital.library.pitt.edu/u/ulsmanuscripts/pdf/31735060248311.pdf): >Henry Pearson, Certification of oath of allegiance to King, December 12, 1776

Liveblogging the American Revolution: December 11, 1776: Crossing the Delaware (Going the Wrong Way...)

[The History Place](http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/revwar-75.htm): >Washington takes his troops across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. The next day, over concerns of a possible British attack, the Continental Congress abandons Philadelphia for Baltimore. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: December 10, 1776: Particularly to the People of Pennsylvania...

[The representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, to the people in general, and particularly to the inhabitants of Pennsylvania, and the adjacent states](http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/bdsdcc:@field(DOCID+@lit(bdsdcc01801))):...Show More Summary

Whom Do We Mean by “Sons of Liberty”?

One for the perennial questions about America’s Revolution is how we should understand the “Sons of Liberty,” as American activists called themselves. With a television show of that name on the way, I suspect the question will come up...Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: December 7, 1776: Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette

Wikipedia: [Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_Marquis_de_Lafayette#Departure_for_America): >Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette, Marquis de Lafayette... 6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834).... Show More Summary

Mark Geiger to referee MLS Cup final

The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) has assigned Mark Geiger to the MLS Cup final between the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution. Geiger was named MLS Referee of the Year and has been the best American referee all season, so...Show More Summary

MLS Cup Final 2014: TV Schedule and Predictions for Galaxy vs. Revolution

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be at the center of the American soccer universe on Sunday, as perhaps the most iconic player in U.S. soccer plays out his swan song in the 2014 MLS Cup final. Landon Donovan—the all-time leading scorer in the history of both MLS and the U.S. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: December 3, 1776: Washington Arrives at the Delaware

[Washington arrives at the banks of the Delaware: This Day in History](http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-arrives-at-the-banks-of-the-delaware): >In a letter dated December 3, 1776, General George Washington writes...Show More Summary

Is Revolution Necessary… Is it Possible?

A June 2013 Gallup poll revealed that 70% of Americans hate their jobs or have “checked out” of them. Life may or may not suck any more than it did a generation ago, but our belief in “progress” has increased expectations that life should be more satisfying, resulting in mass disappointment. For many of us, society has [...]

The Workers Movement and Class Struggle in the Egyptian Revolution

Middle East Eye “The 2011 Egyptian revolution is usually thought of as an uprising against dictatorship and corruption, with the aim of establishing a European or American style democratic system. But underlying…

A Punch Bowl in Pennsylvania

Last month the Museum of the American Revolution being built in Philadelphia shared news about archeology on its site, including the shards of a ceramic punchbowl shown here. The museum’s blog reported:In all, we excavated a well and twelve brick-lined privies, most of them brimming with artifacts. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: November 29, 1776: Battle of Fort Cumberland

: [Battle of Fort Cumberland](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Cumberland#Siege): >Jonathan Eddy returned to Massachusetts in August. While the Second Continental Congress and George Washington would not authorize, fund, or...Show More Summary

Fox Guest Accuses Obama Of Encouraging Violence In Ferguson

From the November 25 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto: Previously: Conservative Media's Latest Ill-Advised Hero Is Sheriff Who Warned Of Second American Revolution NRA's Ted Nugent Goes On Racially Charged Ferguson Rant Targeting "Black Klansmen" Fox's Bolling: Obama Synchronized Immigration Action With Ferguson Grand Jury Decision To Distract Public

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