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2021 Symposium Highlight: John U. Rees

Over the next few months, we will be highlighting the speakers and topics for our 2021 Symposium, Hindsight is 2020: Revisiting Misconceptions of the Revolution, taking place on May 22nd. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Symposium will be … Continue reading

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African Americans Serving in the American Revolution

If you tuned into our “Rev War Revelry” with historian and author John U. Rees on Sunday, you may have heard him mention a few links and a blog where he adds information that did not make it into the … Continue reading

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“Rev War Roundtable with ERW” Focuses on African American soldiers during the American Revolution with author and historian, John U. Rees

Baron Ludwig von Closen, aide–de–camp to French General Rochambeau, wrote in July 1781:   “I had a chance to see the American Army, man for man. It is really painful to see those brave men, almost naked with only some trousers … Continue reading

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