Category Archives: Civilian

Independence and Contradiction: Our Founding Slaveholders

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Michael Aubrecht. A biography of Mr. Aubrecht is attached below.  In 2011 an exhibit titled “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty” started running at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum from January 27, 2012 … Continue reading

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“I hope my visit to Boston will do good…” Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby and American Revolution

A version of this post appeared in the Emerging Civil War blog on August 17, 2018. Those who know me know of my “interest” in famous Confederate partisan, John S. Mosby. Ok, some would say “love affair,” but either way, … Continue reading

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April 19th Memories from Lexington

Leading up to the anniversary of April 19, 1775, we will be sharing some short remembrances from a few people who are from Lexington and Concord. This installment is by Rich Gillespie, a native of Lexington, Massachusetts. If you live in … Continue reading

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“The Pox and the Covenant: The Curious History of Science and Religion in Colonial Boston”

Looking for something to do midweek? Enjoy a Wednesday night at Shenandoah University and learn about an aspect of early American history. If in the lower Shenandoah Valley or can make the trek, join Shenandoah University’s History Fellows in welcoming … Continue reading

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Women Speaking Softly: Female Voices of the Boston Massacre

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Katie Turner Getty “Fire! Fire! You dare not fire!” “Cowardly rascals!” “Lobsters!” Shouts pierced the icy stillness of the night as a raucous crowd gathered in Boston’s King Street on the night of March … Continue reading

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Two Patriots: One Slave and One Free – James Armistead Lafayette and James Forten

Part Two by Malanna Henderson  A hero who championed American independence was Revolutionary War hero James Forten; not particularly for what he did, but for what he didn’t do. At the tender age of fourteen, Forten became a prisoner of … Continue reading

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“Boston Harbor a tea-pot this night!”

The town meeting held on the night of December 16, 1773 at the Old South Meeting House was no ordinary meeting. Boston was well known for its public meetings, but this one was different. Frequently city leaders called town meetings … Continue reading

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