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American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

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  • Commentary: Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary changes

    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." — Alexis de Tocqueville On this Independence Day, I'm reminded of what an amazing country and city we have....
  • Hartford's Correspondent Abroad Reports On World War I

    Hartford's Correspondent Abroad Reports On World War I
    On the front page on Oct. 7, 1917, in the breathless style of the day, The Hartford Courant informed readers that it had dispatched a correspondent to war-ravaged France, where the 26th Yankee Division from New England had begun to arrive. "Only...
  • Misconceptions about American independence

    Misconceptions about American independence
    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776 and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
  • State archaeologists, Rockbridge students dig deep into history along Generals Highway

    State archaeologists, Rockbridge students dig deep into history along Generals Highway
    For local archaeologists, the piece de resistance would be to find items that once belonged to Comte de Rochambeau, the French army commander during the American Revolution. He and 5,000 troops are said to have encamped at Belvoir-Scott's Plantation...
  • Paul Greenberg: Europe remains Europe, more's the pity

    Others may have taken a three-day weekend for Memorial Day, but the news never stops. Especially out of Europe, which continues to produce more bad news than it can safely absorb, which may explain why it was the origin of two world wars during the last...
  • Illinois needs public-sector unions

    I hear common criticisms of public-sector unions, usually from the uninformed but opinionated, who are satisfied criticizing things they don’t understand. To each their own, I guess. That would be fine except these critics vote. One commonly...
  • City Lights: Traveling toward a goal: the All Fifty

    City Lights: Traveling toward a goal: the All Fifty
    A couple of years ago on my birthday, I woke to my wife sitting next to me in bed holding a tiny wrapped box. It turned out to be a container of colored push pins, and when I responded with a combination of thanks and bewilderment, she laughed and...
  • Timeline: Evolution Of The Slave Trade

    1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va. 1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass. 1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production. 1650: Connecticut becomes second American...
  • Spies coming in from the cold for TV shows

     Spies coming in from the cold for TV shows
    It's the job of a spy to be covert, secretive, undercover. But a quick glance at TV's current landscape reveals that spies are far from in hiding: There's FX's lauded "The Americans," AMC's new "Turn," Showtime's Emmy-winning "Homeland" and even BBC...
  • Historic office will be moved — but to where in St. Charles?

     Historic office will be moved — but to where in St. Charles?
    St. Charles resident Pat Pretz kept telling herself 21 years ago that someone would step up to save the historic Farnsworth mansion. But no, the home built and occupied by Civil War hero Col. John F. Farnsworth was razed for new homes on the city's west...
  • Molly O. Molter, boat decorator

    Molly O. Molter, boat decorator
    Molly O. Molter, the last surviving member of the family that owned Owens Yacht Co., who was known as "The Lady Boat Builder," died May 2 of respiratory failure at Genesis Eldercare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis. She was 104. The daughter of Charles C....