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Just How Bad Were the Conditions in Continental Hospitals?

Deplorable.  Tragic.  Unrelenting.  But don’t take my word for it.  On 28 October 1780, The Pennsylvania Packet (pages 1-2) ran the disposition of Peter Ozeas, of Reading, Pennsylvania, who gave the following chilling accounts of the Continental Hospital there between 1777 and 1778.  58 more words

American History

Beginning of Common Sense in Revolutions (An Essay on Thomas Paine's Common Sense).

The American Revolution became a fountainhead for future revolutions to transpire. Unlike prior revolutions, the American Revolution was a grass roots movement, not an aristocratic and intellectual movement such as the Glorious Revolution. 861 more words

Houghton College

Five-Dimensional Boston: A city of spatial and historical confusion.

While I was in Boston for a month recently on a research trip, my husband and I had some interesting exchanges via text and Twitter. He was often curious where in the city I was and how I was getting from place to place. 1,098 more words


Be Swept Away in the Winds of Betrayal




A rousing family saga for the fight for America’s independence!

The winds of change brews over the colonies. 247 more words

Romance Books

The 'Sleepy Hollow' Review (2.2) - Spoilers Ahead

As we get into these weekly reviews, I want to constantly remind the reader that I do, in fact, enjoy this show.  I like its humor, its grasp of pop culture and even Crane’s ignorance of modern conveniences is only slightly overplayed, but still fun and entertaining. 1,985 more words

American History

Boston Massacre

This print by Paul Revere passed along all the colonies. It portrayed a scene where it looked like the British guards were a firing squad-which was not exactly the truth. 10 more words

American Revolution

"Liberty Kids" - Fabulous 40 Episode Series for teaching about US History.

We love Geography!

We are only onto Page 6 of our workbook and have already learnt so much.  I laugh because even though I am a school teacher, learning about American Geography and History is new to me so I’m enjoying this as much as my son. 429 more words