Blog Posts - American Revolution



The Revolution with No Name

When it seemed to some at the end of the Cold War that we had also reached the end of history, more than ever, every act of rebellion and revolution seemed cause to celebrate an elevated human spirit. After a long winter of merely staving off an enem...
by the sad red earth on Mar 11, 2014

Resistance and Retreat in Salem, 1775

The American Revolution did not, of course, begin with a single “shot heard round the world” but was rather the result of a simmering opposition developing in Massachusetts from at least 1770. A singular event in this intensifying insurge...
by streets of salem on Feb 26, 2014

Double Your Spying, Double Your Money

This post is about espionage during the American Revolution. It is also about the bad guys, for during that conflict that created the United States, one particular spy operating against the Patriots provided to his Royal employers hundreds of reports...
by SecretComedy.com on Feb 15, 2014

America Unchained…by AFVet

Hat tip to AFVet for this fine commentary  This Country was founded by men and women who possessed an Iron Will. They took on the Mightiest Military force in the world at that time. What they accomplished was indeed extraordinary. … Continue r...

Champoeg: A History-making Town That is Lost to History

Driving into what, at one time, had been the most important city in the Oregon Territory, there is no way to tell it from the countryside around you.  Farms of hops, cattle, sheep, and food crops, small cozy houses sprinkled about in a rather haphaz...
by American Small Towns on Jan 29, 2014

Yuval Levin on The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left

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by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Dec 18, 2013

My Favorite Georgians

The public presentation of history is often driven by anniversaries, and Britain is just beginning a long Georgian moment driven by the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian dynasty’s accession in 1814 and commencing (after the birth of little Pr...
by streets of salem on Dec 5, 2013

Minding the Farm

There is a lot to admire about eighteenth-century women in general; two that I admire in particular are Abigail Russell Curwen (1725-1793) and Mary Toppan Pickman (1744-1817), the wives of two of Salem’s most prominent Loyalists. In 1775 their...
by streets of salem on Dec 3, 2013

The Cain Ridge Revival

The Cain Ridge Revival Christianity fell away following the American Revolution. A Scotsman traveling through the South saw “few religious people.” Francis Asbury found “not one in a hundred” concerned about religion. Alcoholism was rampant,...
by Laboring In The Lord on Aug 9, 2013

51 The Friday 56: Paper Woman by Suzanne Adair

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice.   how to participate:grab a book, any book.turn to page 56 or 56% of your e-readerfind any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.post it.add your (url) post in Li...
by aobibliosphere™ on Jul 25, 2013

50 The Friday 56: A Hostage to Heritage by Suzanne Adair

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice.   how to participate:grab a book, any book.turn to page 56 or 56% of your e-readerfind any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.post it.add your (url) post in Li...
by aobibliosphere™ on Jul 18, 2013

Anonymous Authors

The revelation that J.K. Rowling is actually “Robert Galbraith”, the author of the now-bestselling crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, got me thinking about anonymous authorship in general and in history. I’ve never really under...
by streets of salem on Jul 16, 2013

Book Review: 1776 Year of Illusions by Thomas Fleming

Arti­cle orig­i­nally pub­lished as Book Review: 1776 Year of Illusions by Thomas Fleming on Blogcritics.org About: 1776 Year of Illusions by Thomas Fleming is a non-fiction book about the tremulous year. Mr. Fleming is a historical novelist an...

Happy (In) Dependence Day for a Soulless Nation

The fourth of July is our national holiday, a day set aside to celebrate our independence from British rule over 230 years ago. Our nation has come a long way. We have surpassed Great Britain in every way. Our founding Fathers prayed before a God who...
by Loving the Mud on Jul 4, 2013

Happy (In) Dependence Day for a Soulless Nation

The fourth of July is our national holiday, a day set aside to celebrate our independence from British rule over 230 years ago. Our nation has come a long way. We have surpassed Great Britain in every way. Our founding Fathers prayed before a God who...
by Loving the Mud on Jul 4, 2013

New perspectives on the American Revolution

Our Daily Train | By Jeremy StyronEric Herschthal with Slate raises some good points about the failure of many “popular” histories on the American Revolution to outline the complexities of the time, most notably by focusing almost exclusi...
by Our Daily Train on Jul 3, 2013

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 Jun 24, 2013

Battlefield Bystanders

With two big battle anniversaries converging–that of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 and Waterloo on June 18, 1815–I was looking at contemporary and commemorative images of both contests and noticed the preponderance of bystanders, observers...
by streets of salem on Jun 18, 2013

Poll: 29 Percent Of Americans Think Armed Revolution Might Be Necessary In Next Few Years

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” -Thomas Jefferson (Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence, and 3rd U.S. President) to William...
by Survival And Prosperity on May 3, 2013

A Warning to America from Our Founding Fathers

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