Blog Posts - American Revolution



Salem in the 1770s

For this year’s July Fourth commemoration, I have gathered some Salem structures built in the 1770s so we can see some semblance of the city during that revolutionary decade. Salem has quite a few extant colonial structures, but not as many as...
by streets of salem on Jul 4, 2016

Top Ten Lesser-Known Patriots of the Revolution

Teach your children about these little-known patriots!
by Hunter Happenings on Jun 30, 2016

A Soldier of the Massachusetts Line

I don’t think Revolutionary War soldiers get the attention they deserve in terms of commemoration–on Memorial Day and every day. There is insufficient or nonexistent appreciation of their suffering and their sacrifice, certainly here in S...
by streets of salem on May 28, 2016

A Tale of Two Salem Patriots

Timothy Pickering (1745-1829), who rose to serve successively as Colonel of the Essex County Militia to Washington’s Adjutant General, Quartermaster General, and Secretary of War and President Adams’ Secretary of State is probably Salem&#...
by streets of salem on Apr 18, 2016

Salem Lots

Several years ago, Bonhams Auctions held an auction of items from the Caren Archive, the largest private collection of American documents from the colonial era to the present. It was an extremely profitable event for all concerned, and so now there i...
by streets of salem on Mar 31, 2016

Salem Lots

Several years ago, Bonhams Auctions held an auction of items from the Caren Archive, the largest private collection of American documents from the colonial era to the present. It was an extremely profitable event for all concerned, and so now there i...
by streets of salem on Mar 31, 2016

Hamilton

Religion and politics. It’s difficult to get over the wisdom instilled in your earliest years, and I was one of those who learned that religion and politics always cause potential friction in polite conversation. They are both, however, very import...

5 Places to visit in Boston

Size can be deceiving, a statement that certainly holds true for the small city of Boston. Despite of occupying a small area when compared to other major American cities, Boston boasts of diverse range of attractions that are enough to bring most big...
by eTravelTrips on Jul 9, 2015

Three Hancocks

If I were to participate in the Outings public art project featured in my last post, the image that I would convey from the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum to the streets of Salem would be a small mezzotint of John Hancock made by Salem engrav...
by streets of salem on May 15, 2015

John Wesley, Americans, and Sectual Experimentation

Recently, I posted something on John Wesley’s views of the Creeds (Dr. Watson has since posted something as well). A commentator there (go there) asked a question as to why Wesley gave us (the original Methodists, rather) a shortened version o...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 10, 2015

John Wesley, Americans, and Sectual Experimentation

Recently, I posted something on John Wesley’s views of the Creeds (Dr. Watson has since posted something as well). A commentator there (go there) asked a question as to why Wesley gave us (the original Methodists, rather) a shortened version o...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 10, 2015

What Step Up Revolution Teaches Us About Making A Difference

I have been watching the Step Up movie series for some time now. Among the movie series, one that has inspired me so much is no other than Step Up Revolution. Its not about the dancing or music; check out other series and you will see that the music...
by Be A Light To The World on Mar 29, 2015

Sepia Streets

The other day I came across a cache of historic photographs of Boston and its surrounding communities at the turn of the last century among the digitized collections of the Boston Public Library. The Salem scenes caught my attention but as I had seen...
by streets of salem on Mar 22, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Abigail Adams “Ladies in Rebellion”

Taken from “Ladies in Rebellion” drafted by Abigail Adams, the wife of one President of the United States and the mother of another, 1774-1818. This is from a letter to her husband written in 1774, during the Continental Congress. This pi...
by Sparking the Left on Mar 17, 2015

My Dear Girl

I am absolutely charmed by the physical appearance of a recently-preserved “lost” letter from Paul Revere to his wife Rachel dated a few weeks after his famous April 1775 ride. Its existence has been the known for some time, and it was pu...
by streets of salem on Oct 6, 2014

Freedom, is never easy…. Independence, is never soft

A short but to the point commentary by… Brittius It should be reflected upon that the 4th of July is symbolically a day all around the globe for people who cherish Freedom. It is not an account of America breaking … Continue reading ͛...

By the Dawns Early Light, or America’s Last Independence Day?

Will this be America’s Last Independence Day? ************************ NSA SPYING ON AMERICANS IRS TARGETING OF CONSERVATIVE GROUPS EPA REGULATING ENERGY COMPANIES OUT OF BUSINESS BENGHAZI COVER UP CONTINUES ARMING OUR ENEMIES IN LIBYA A RETURN TO...

Americans Stand their Ground in Nevada!

Clark County, Nevada Supporters gather to defend Bundy ranch in Nevada! U.S. Officials End Tense Standoff Between Nevada Rancher, Federal Government Earlier this week, the decades-long battle escalated when protesters confronted federal agents attemp...

Righting the Ship…by AFVet

P R Y,…. by AFVet AFVet is an Air Force Vietnam Veteran P R Y A small word but a powerful one when it comes to your privacy.   What gives the federal government the right to impose itself upon … Continue reading →...

MR. PRESIDENT…..

Hat tip to AFVet for this Outstanding Commentary Sarah Palin is a great American. I remember that in one of her speeches she asked us,… ”Well how’s that hope and change workin’ out for ya ?” That kind of attitude … Continue reading &#...


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