Category Archives: Social History

“Rev War Revelry” Emerging Revolutionary War Meets Sons of History

Join Emerging Revolutionary War this Sunday as we discuss the role of digital history in 2020 with another public history group: the Sons of History.  The Sons of History describe their concept via their website as: “Literally, we are just … Continue reading

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Poet in a Patriot Prison

CONFINEMENT hail! in honour’s justest cause. True to our King, our Country, and our Laws; Opposing anarchy, sedition, strife, And every other bane of social life. These Colonies of British freedom tir’d, Are by the frenzy of distraction fir’d; Rushing … Continue reading

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Stumbling Upon Daniel Boone

Recently I had the chance to travel through Lexington, Kentucky en route to western Kentucky and to see the sites associated with the Fort Donelson campaign in the American Civil War. In Frankfurt, Kentucky, Simon Bolivar Buckner, the Confederate general … Continue reading

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Washington Redskins…a team rooted in Revolutionary War History?

There is much debate today about names of streets, buildings, and sports teams. One team that has been in the headlines for several years about their name is the Washington Redskins. Now, I have to be upfront…I have been a … Continue reading

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“Rev War Roundtable with ERW” Tavern Talk

When the idea was formulated, back in April, to do a Sunday evening Zoom/Facebook live type history hour, the emphasis behind this “happy hour” was to style it as a more informal chat. Our goal was to create a virtual … Continue reading

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Find Your Patriot, Part 2

For Part One, click here. So, you have a relative that fought in the American Revolution and you want to know more… now what? Joining an organization, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), is a lengthy and … Continue reading

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Finding Your Patriot

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Kate Bitely Part 1 How much do you know about your great-great-great-great-great grandparents? Did your family pass on detailed stories of their past? Perhaps you took a DNA test like ‘23andMe,’ or maybe … Continue reading

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe: Architect of the Republic

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Darien Ashley. A short bio follows this post. The best architecture is that which reflects clearly the ideals and activities of the people which inhabit it. This is true for both private dwellings and … Continue reading

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Gaming Away Social Distancing. Deal or Duel: An Alexander Hamilton Card Game

Among his many aphorisms, Ben Franklin reportedly said “games lubricate the body and the mind.”  Given the large number of quotes attributed to the sage, it is suspect.  But, his generation certainly understood games, both as a way of sharpening … Continue reading

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Beer Drinking in the 18th Century

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Vanessa Smiley “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack During the 18th century, Colonial society held three common beliefs about … Continue reading

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