Month: July 2024

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

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author and educator, Linda J. Rice, the James S. Reid / Standard Products Professor of Humanities and Professor of English at Ohio University, about using Newbery Award-winning books to teach students about the American Revolution. New episodes of Dispatches are available for free every Saturday evening (Eastern […]

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Christopher Gadsden and the Origins of a Revolutionary

Christopher Gadsden arrived as a South Carolina delegate to the Second Continental Congress three weeks after fighting at Lexington and Concord lit the tinder for the American Revolution. He succinctly captured the backlash of collective anxiety when he created the iconic flag of a coiled and agitated rattlesnake conspicuously warning Britain of the ramifications with […]

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

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 to the legislative authority of Great Britain, a bedrock principle of eighteenth-century British constitutionalism. New episodes of Dispatches are available for free every Saturday evening (Eastern United States Time) on iTunes, Stitcher, […]

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Our Favorite Quotations About the Declaration of Independence

We asked our contributors for their favorite quotation about the Declaration of Independence, by a person who was alive when it was announced. David Price John Haslet, officer in the Delaware Regiment: “I congratulate you, sir, on this important day, which restores to every American his birthright—a day which every freeman will record with gratitude, […]

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