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  • Patterson Park cannons dated to 17th, 18th centuries

    Patterson Park cannons dated to 17th, 18th centuries
    Today they endure climbing children and have bicycles chained to them, but the cannons that flank Patterson Park's Pagoda were used in wars as much as 350 years ago, park officials have found.
  • Revolution Museum funding comes largely from Indians in New York; Ben Franklin would understand

    There's something about the funding for the Museum of the American Revolution that might make you do a double-take. The $118 million (some reports say $150 million) museum will be built in Philadelphia, fittingly, and more than $100 million already...

    A Connecticut Yankee Looks Back On His Forebear

    A Connecticut Yankee Looks Back On His Forebear
    Jesse Leavenworth here to tell you about Jesse Leavenworth. I write of my Revolutionary namesake with pride, but must admit some truth in the old saying about looking back far enough and finding a horse thief. Old Jess and I share ancestors who came...

    Review: 'West of the Revolution' by Claudio Saunt

    Review: 'West of the Revolution' by Claudio Saunt
    According to standard narratives of the American Revolution, the military path toward independence began with a "shot heard round the world." But Claudio Saunt's "West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776" reveals that when the 13 colonies...

    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...