Tag Archives: Ralph Waldo Emerson


In honor of April being National Poetry Month, we share the connection of the literary icons of Concord (MA) and its American Revolution heritage. Concord historian Jayne Gordon wrote about these connections in an appendix in our recent release “A Single Blow.” … 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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Reflections of April 19, 1775

On this date, 241 years ago, the first salvo of what would become the American Revolutionary War, was fired on Lexington Green and North Bridge in Concord. Historian John Galvin once wrote about the Battles of Lexington and Concord that … Continue reading

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Review: The Spirit of ’74, How the American Revolution Began by Ray and Marie Raphael

Why did Boston’s act of political vandalism lead to a British military expedition against small towns in Massachusetts sixteen months later? How, exactly did evolving political tensions result in actual warfare? How did Lexington and Concord become, as Ralph Waldo … Continue reading

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Shots Heard Round the World

This past weekend marked the 240th anniversary of “the Shot Heard ‘Round the World”—the opening engagement, in Concord, Massachusetts, of what became the American Revolution. There at the North Bridge, on April 19, 1775, colonial militiamen fired on British soldiers … Continue reading

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