Culture

The Pre-Revolutionary Writings of James Otis, Jr.

by James M. Smith

John Clark Ridpath wrote in 1898, The pre-revolutionists are the Titans of human history; the revolutionists proper are only heroes; and the post revolutionists...

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July 17, 2024

This Week on Dispatches: Linda J. Rice and Teaching Young People about the American Revolution Through Literature

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On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author and educator, Linda J. Rice, the James S. Reid / Standard Products Professor of Humanities...

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Prewar Politics (<1775)

July 15, 2024

Christopher Gadsden and the Origins of a Revolutionary

by George Burkes

Christopher Gadsden arrived as a South Carolina delegate to the Second Continental Congress three weeks after fighting at Lexington and Concord lit the tinder...

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Culture

July 11, 2024

A Thirteen-Star American Flag Found: Is it from the American Revolution?

by David Kindy

In 1902, the new owner of a furnished house in Medford, Massachusetts, was rummaging through the accoutrements and amenities of his recent acquisition. John...

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Interviews

July 10, 2024

This Week on Dispatches: David Otersen on Parliament’s Perspective on the American Revolution

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On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor David Otersen on Parliament's reaction to the American contention that they were not subject...

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