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American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

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  • Noted historian makes her vacation picks

    Noted historian makes her vacation picks
    When you're planning a vacation with kids, Doris Kearns Goodwin suggests mixing in a little history. "Something rubs off," said the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. "People say maybe the kids are grumpy and such, but you often hear about a...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Boston

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Boston
    A frequent stop and embarkation port on New England/Canada and Bermuda voyages as well as starting point of some seasonal Caribbean cruises and an occasional stop on trans-Atlantic voyages, Boston has seen a dramatic increase in cruise business in...
  • Revolutionary impact of the Revolution

     Revolutionary impact of the Revolution
    Nearly 232 years after Washington's momentous victory over the British at Yorktown, it can be hard for modern-day Americans to gauge the immensity of the changes unleashed by the Revolution. The war itself was just one of many ways is which daily life...
  • Battle of the Hook reenactment returning to Gloucester in October

    More than 1,000 reenactors are expected in Gloucester on Oct. 19-20 to recreate the Battle of the Hook, a pivotal Revolutionary War skirmish in the county that helped seal the fate of the British forces in 1781. The reenactment will take place at the...
  • Caton heir was a great patriot as well as a painter

    Caton heir was a great patriot as well as a painter
    In a review of the Walters Art Museum show of paintings by 19th-century American artist Richard Caton Woodville, reporter Mary McCauley writes that "the real mystery ... is why so little about the painter is known today — even in his hometown" ("...
  • DAR members tour Tudor Hall, elect new officers

    The Governor William Paca Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently met at Tudor Hall to announce its new officers for the next two years. Jill Redding, who is also a Tudor Hall docent, gave a short tour and arranged a delicious meal. The...
  • The shifting attitudes toward Edward Snowden

    The shifting attitudes toward Edward Snowden
    What an irony! Just a few days ago the revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were enough to cause President Barack Obama to admit we need an open discussion about eavesdropping on our own citizens. Now, Mr. Snowden is Public Enemy No. 1 and Mr....
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • The big guns at Yorktown open up in the siege that won America's independence

    The big guns at Yorktown open up in the siege that won America's independence
    The siege of Yorktown started with hordes of American and French soldiers wielding picks and shovels. But not until three days later -- on Oct. 9, 1781 – did those same soldiers begin to dismantle nearly 200 years of British rule through the first...
  • Remembering the surrender at Yorktown

    Remembering the surrender at Yorktown
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
  • Review: Timely history unfolds in Ian Ruskin's two solo shows

    Review: Timely history unfolds in Ian Ruskin's two solo shows
    Unmistakable topicality and human interest infuses “From Wharf Rats to Lord of the Docks” and “To Begin the World Over Again,” now playing in rep at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. Writer-performer Ian Ruskin’s solo shows...