My American RevolutionMy American Revolution



In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan delves into this first Middle America, digging for a glorious, heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today.

Author: Robert Sullivan

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429945851

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Americans tend to think of the Revolution as a Massachusetts-based event orchestrated by Virginians, but in fact the war took place mostly in the Middle Colonies—in New York and New Jersey and the parts of Pennsylvania that on a clear day you can almost see from the Empire State Building. In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan delves into this first Middle America, digging for a glorious, heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today. And there are great adventures along the way: Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and—toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost "mountains," and eventually some physical therapy—he evacuates illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat. He recounts a Brooklyn historian's failed attempt to memorialize a colonial Maryland regiment; a tattoo artist's more successful use of a colonial submarine, which resulted in his 2007 arrest by the New York City police and the FBI; and the life of Philip Freneau, the first (and not great) poet of American independence, who died in a swamp in the snow. Last but not least, along New York harbor, Sullivan re-creates an ancient signal beacon. Like an almanac, My American Revolution moves through the calendar of American independence, considering the weather and the tides, the harbor and the estuary and the yearly return of the stars as salient factors in the war for independence. In this fiercely individual and often hilarious journey to make our revolution his, he shows us how alive our own history is, right under our noses.

American Revolution Bicentennial CommissionAmerican Revolution Bicentennial Commission



With personal regret , I am today submitting my resignation as Director of the
American Revolution Bicentennial Commission . As you know , our
understanding was that my term of service was to conclude no later than
September , 1972 .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Federal Charters, Holidays, and Celebrations

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ISBN: LOC:00139297611

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Page: 639

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pt II Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the American revolution v 3 June 1775 July 1776 v 4 July 1776 July 1777 v 5 July 1777 July 1778 v 6 July 1778 March 1780 v 7 March 1780 April 1781 v 8 April 1781 December 1783pt II Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the American revolution v 3 June 1775 July 1776 v 4 July 1776 July 1777 v 5 July 1777 July 1778 v 6 July 1778 March 1780 v 7 March 1780 April 1781 v 8 April 1781 December 1783



Your friendly and affectionate wishes for my health and success have a claim to
my most grateful acknowledgments. That the God of armies may incline the
hearts of my American brethren to support the present contest, and bestow
sufficient abilities on me to bring it to a speedy and happy ... THE AMERICAN
REVOLUTION.

Author: George Washington

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ISBN: UCAL:B3488236

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Report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American RevolutionReport of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution



Daughters of the American Revolution. you very seldom since we left your house
. I hope that when your brother , Mr. Russell , will come , you will not forget to
express to him all my gratitude , which you know so well , until I can do it myself ...

Author: Daughters of the American Revolution

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112119670344

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Personal Recollections of the American Revolution A private journal Edited or rather written by S BarclayPersonal Recollections of the American Revolution A private journal Edited or rather written by S Barclay



Place the miniature on my heart . Send the other keepsakes to my precious
mother . My heart aches for her in anticipation of the anguish she will have on my
account ! on me . God bless her ! And you , my dear lady 189 American
Revolution .

Author: Sidney BARCLAY

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017719682

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Page: 251

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American Revolution Bicentennial AdministrationAmerican Revolution Bicentennial Administration



AMERICAN REVOLUTION BIOENTENNIAL COMMISSION , WASHINGTON , D .
O . , July 11 , 1973 Hon . ... The need for a new organizational structure was
recognized by the President at the time of my appointment as Chairman of the
ARBC ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045463861

Category:

Page: 54

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American Revolution Bicentennial AdministrationAmerican Revolution Bicentennial Administration



AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION , WASHINGTON , D .
C . , July 11 , 1978 Hon . ... The need for a new organizational structure was
recognized by the President at the time of my appointment as Chairman of the
ARBC ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Federal Charters, Holidays, and Celebrations

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00139297969

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Page: 54

View: 932

Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American RevolutionBiographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution



This book contains an historical essay and short biographies on those who stayed loyal to Britain during the American Revolution in the American colonies.

Author: Lorenzo Sabine

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005005280

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Page: 609

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This book contains an historical essay and short biographies on those who stayed loyal to Britain during the American Revolution in the American colonies. The essay focuses on the coming of the Revolution and the reasons for American rebellion or loyalism, and the sparse biographies, organized in alphabetical order, offer what is known about the loyalist and their journey.

Correspondence of the American RevolutionCorrespondence of the American Revolution



As to the department of Foreign Affairs , I shall be happy to justify the confidence
of the Congress , by giving my opinion , to the best of my power , whenever it is
asked for . But the affair of finances will , I fear , be a difficult point for the
American ...

Author: Jared Sparks

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044097909352

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Poems Relating to the American RevolutionPoems Relating to the American Revolution



By Dutchmen bullied , and by Frenchmen drubb'd , My name abhorr'd , my nation
in disgrace , How should I act in fuch a mournful case ! My hopes and joys are
vanish'd with my coin , My ruin'd army , and my loft Burgoyne ! What shall I do ...

Author: Philip Morin Freneau

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ISBN: UOM:39015003678029

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Page: 288

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American Verse Project.

The Women of the American RevolutionThe Women of the American Revolution



and the dear children ? How is my dearest Dick ? But lest you should again
charge me with partiality , how is my sweetest Julia , Sukey , and Polly ? Now the
account is balanced . If it was not malapropos after writing about my little brats
thus , I ...

Author: Elizabeth Fries Ellet

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ISBN: WISC:89071656722

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Documentary History of the American Revolution 1764 1776Documentary History of the American Revolution 1764 1776



To the Secretary of State : My LORD , —It is with equal confidence of the rectitude
of my conduct , as it is with the most profound respect , that I beg leave to request
your Lordship's attention ; nothing disheartened to do so by the cause which ...

Author: Robert Wilson Gibbes

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105048977826

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New Materials for the History of the American RevolutionNew Materials for the History of the American Revolution



and I will accept them from you with confidence as my judges : but I beg that a
speedy decision may take place . " The same applications are addressed to you
by his daughter ; and , to conclude , I will express myself in the very words which
his ...

Author: John Durand

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044086255882

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Page: 311

View: 418

Historical View of the American Revolution Historical View of the American Revolution



and learning , who honor me with their friendship , I have acquired , I believe , a
greater knowledge in history , and the laws and constitution of my country , than
is generally attained by men of my class , many of them not being so fortunate as
I ...

Author: George Washington Greene

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081793949

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Page: 459

View: 611

It s My Country TooIt s My Country Too



This inspiring anthology it the first to convey the noteworthy experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words-from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East.

Author: Jerri Bell

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781612349343

Category:

Page: 376

View: 808

This inspiring anthology it the first to convey the noteworthy experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words-from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East. Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier, Harriet Tubman tells what it was like to be the first American woman to lead a raid against an enemy, freeing some 750 slaves. Busting gender stereotypes, Inga Fredriksen Ferris's describes how it felt to be a woman marine during World War II. Heidi Squier Kraft recounts her experiences as a lieutenant commander in the navy, deployed to Iraq as a psychologist to provide mental health care in a combat zone. In excerpts from their diaries, letters, oral histories, military depositions and testimonies, as well as from published and unpublished memoirs-generations of women reveal why and how they chose to serve their country, often breaking with social norms and at great personal peril.