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EXCEPTIONALLY UPSETTING: How Americans are increasingly confusing knowledge with opinion & what can be done about it

by Howard Burton

As American society becomes more polarized by the day, the question of how this "exceptional nation" can hope to regain its mojo is more pressing than ever before. With his unique blend of wry humor and clear-headed...


All Slave-Keepers That keep the Innocent in Bondage, Apostates

by Benjamin Lay

The essential, anti-slavery classic from seminal author, Benjamin Lay.


The Spy of the Mohawk

by William W. Campbell

This article, "The Spy of the Mohawk" by William W. Campbell, from the 1847 Knickerbocker magazine, tells stories of colonial America. 


The Education of John Adams

by R. B. Bernstein

The Education of John Adams is the first biography of John Adams by a biographer with legal training. It examines his origins in colonial Massachusetts, his education, and his struggle to choose a career and...


A Few Bloody Noses

by Robert Harvey

The ensuing uprising led to the creation of the United States, the most powerful country in the modern world. Robert Harvey, whose most recent book Liberators was brilliantly reviewed on both sides of the ocean,...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

COMMON SENSE is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775-76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. The pamphlet explained...


Memoir of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge

by Benjamin Tallmadge

Only 21 at the start of the America's Revolutionary War, Benjamin Tallmadge was an enthusiastic patriot. Appointed by George Washington to organize intelligence in British-occupied New York, Tallmadge formed...


Thomas Jefferson

by John T. Morse

Originally published in 1898, Thomas Jefferson is a classic biography of the man who so deeply ingrained the republican ideals of the Founding Fathers into American society.

As such, it is the kind of work that...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

In 1776, writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet “Common Sense,” setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence.  Although little used today, pamphlets were an important medium for the...


The American Crisis

by Thomas Paine

"The American Crisis" by Thomas Paine is a collection of articles that were published during the American Revolution between 1776 and 1783. In the pamphlet he expressed his support towards an independent America...


STORIES OF GEORGIA (USA) - 27 illustrated stories

by Joel Chandler Harris

From the storyteller behind the Uncle Remus stories comes a young person's history of Georgia. Herein are 27 stories about prominent people and events in the History of the State of Georgia which stretch from...


THE BOY GENERAL - The Story of Marquis de Lafayette

by Edward Cary

For any readers who have visited Union Square in New York, maybe you have seen a bronze statue standing among the trees of the park. It represents a tall young man, in the close-fitting uniform of an American...


Appealing for Liberty

by Loren Schweninger

Dred Scott and his landmark Supreme Court case are ingrained in the national memory, but he was just one of multitudes who appealed for their freedom in courtrooms across the country. Appealing for Liberty is...


Political Community in Revolutionary Pennsylvania, 1774-1800

by Kenneth Owen

Political Community in Revolutionary Pennsylvania challenges the ways we understand popular sovereignty in the American Revolution. Whereas previous histories place undue focus on elite political thought or...


George Washington

by John Abbott

George Washington has no superior. The life of Washington reveals to us, in a remarkable degree, the state of society in our land, the manners and customs of the people, their joys and griefs, one hundred years...


A Relic of the Revolution

by Charles Herbert

A RELIC 

OF THE 

REVOLUTION,

CONTAINING A FULL AND PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF

THE SUFFERINGS AND PRIVATIONS OF ALL THE

AMERICAN PRISONERS

CAPTURED ON THE HIGH SEAS, AND CARRIED INTO

PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND, DURING THE

REVOLUTION...


Thomas Paine

by J. C. D. Clark

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was England's greatest revolutionary: no other reformer was as actively involved in events of the scale of the American and French Revolutions, and none wrote such best-selling texts...


The Indian World of George Washington

by Colin G. Calloway

In this sweeping new biography, Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time--Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Red Jacket,...


Southern Horrors

by Barnett & Ida Wells

The south was full of turmoil and this book has a lot to tell in a small format. The book details the outlandish nature of the crimes against the men and women identified. This glimpse into history is graphic...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. Common Sense was signed "Written by an Englishman", and...