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The J.A.R. Starting the Year Off Big

Over at the Journal of the American Revolution, there have been several articles of interest this year already. And not just because they arose out of conversations involving me.First, the organization has given its 2016 Book of the Year Award to Brothers at Arms, American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It, by Larrie D. Show More Summary

American's whisper whisky revolution riles the Scotch masters

To many, the world of Scotch whisky is an intimidating place, but a Michigan native in London is shaking it up -- and smoothing it out

The Revolution Will Be Musicalized

How much fun has it been for librarians to watch everyone get excited about a piece of US history, the American Revolutionary War? And it’s all thanks to a peppy piece of musical theatre named Hamilton. It may be the music that’s moving folks, but the subject matter is sparking renewed interest in America’s birth story. Show More Summary

Green Day Announce North American Tour

Green Day have announced a string of shows this summer behind Revolution Radio, expanding their previously announced tour. Check the dates out here and see the poster below. Support comes from Catfish and the Bottlemen.  GREEN DAY ANNOUNCE...Show More Summary

Donald Trump and the Gun Law Revolution

It's high time Americans be allowed to stop fearing the ability to protect themselves.

Why One Surging Hedge Fund Is Betting EQT Will Win The American Energy Revolution

Hedge fund manager W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer believes an EQT merger with Range or Antero will help the company recover from a commodity downturn and transform it into the largest and most profitable natural gas driller in the United Sta...

What we get wrong about taxes and the American Revolution

The central grievance of the colonists was their lack of a voice in the government that ruled them, argue Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens in a new working paper. Image by John Trumbull – U.S. Capitol, Public Domain Each month, the NBER Digest summarizes several recent NBER working papers. Show More Summary

When Native Americans were arms dealers: A history revealed in 'Thundersticks'

In the years after the American Revolution, Seminole Indians built an arsenal of weapons acquired from Cuban and British traders that allowed them to defend their lands as an alternate and well-armed Underground Railroad in what was then Spanish-controlled Florida. To the horror of Deep South elites,...

The Hi Power of the Future (in 1948): Canada’s Lightweight Aluminum-Framed Browning

In mid-1970s USA, a revolution was brewing, but not one of disenfranchised peasants or minorities. Instead, the time-tested and classic pistols of American gunmakers were about to be upset by European invaders. The Wondernine was coming, and on its heels the Aglockalypse. Show More Summary

Why OPEC Production Cuts Are Good News for America

Anthony Fensom Economics, Middle East OPEC has just delivered a major windfall to American industry. OPEC may have just saved America’s energy revolution. The oil cartel’s December 10 announcement that it had struck a landmark deal with Russia and other major non-OPEC oil producers to curb production sent prices soaring. Show More Summary

Marxist Madrassas: The Left at American College Campuses

Cliff Kincaid discusses his new book “Marxist Madrassas: The Hostile Takeover of Higher Education in America: How the Revolution in Online Learning Can Help Students Bypass the Cultural Marxists in Academia and Get Real Skills And Jobs.”

‘Bloody Sheep’ Ask Boston to Start an American Revolution Against Wool

Protestors say no one should be beaten and bruised for a sweater. The post ‘Bloody Sheep’ Ask Boston to Start an American Revolution Against Wool appeared first on PETA.

Watch Green Day Perform “American Idiot” And “Still Breathing” On Ellen

Green Day came back with Revolution Radio this year and, outside of a politically-charged AMAs performance in the wake of the election, the rollout has been exactly as middling as you might expect. They made their daytime TV talk show debut on Ellen today, and they trotted out old hit “American Idiot” during the show […]

The Road to Concord Leads to the David Library, 14 Dec.

On Wednesday, 14 December, I’ll be speaking about The Road to Concord at the David Library of the American Revolution in Washington’s Crossing, Pennsylvania. Our event description:When British soldiers marched to Concord on April 19, 1775, what were they searching for? As far back as September 1774, royal governor Gen. Show More Summary

Lessons from a fight between economists and historians

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IN A fascinating new piece at the Chronicle of Higher Education, Marc Parry examines an intense, ongoing debate between historians and economists on the role American slavery played in the industrial revolution. A number of recent books...Show More Summary

Early-1900s sex crime trials paint new picture of first 'sexual revolution'

Most popular audiences today recognize the 1960s Sexual Revolution, but historians consider the early 1900s as the first American sexual revolution that created the groundwork for future social change.

Time Person of the Year Is Who You Think It Is

Time is out with its Person of the Year, and it's none other than Donald Trump. "The revolution he stirred feels fully American, with its echoes of populists past, of Andrew Jackson and Huey Long and, at its most sinister, Joe McCarthy and Charles Coughlin," writes Nancy Gibbs in the...

1776 Was More About Representation than Taxation

Jen Deaderick at the NBER Digest: 1776 Was More About Representation than Taxation: "No taxation without representation" — the rallying cry of the American Revolution — gives the impression that taxation was the principal irritant between Britain and its American...

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The French Revolution, unlike the American one, was not animated by a desire for limited government but for one based on popular sovereignty. Americans distrusted everyone who wielded power and sought to prevent the abuse of power by surrounding its holders with constitutional checks and subjecting its exercise to the rule of law. Show More Summary

Religion at the End of a Revolutionary Semester

Jonathan Den HartogBack at the beginning of the fall semester, in early September, I laid out some ways I would be integrating religion into my class on "The American Revolution and Early Republic." Now, with the semester drawing toShow More Summary

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