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5 of 5 stars to 'An echo in the bone' by Diana Gabaldon

What a cliffhanger!

James Fraser knows what the outcome of the American rebellion will be, and yet his knowledge may not be enough to get him and Claire through the raw realities of daily life in a country at war. 263 more words

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Lost and Found - August 27th Edition

What to remember about August 27th…

  • 1776  British forces defeat General Washington’s continental forces in Battle of Brooklyn Heights
  • 1859  Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania; 1st successful well and birth of the oil industry…
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History

Fall 2015 Courses

The semester is still a few days away here in Massachusetts, which means that I’m just finishing up syllabi as I watch my friends talk about their first class meetings on campuses far away.  160 more words

Teaching

Guest Post: Steven Elliott on Public History at the Morristown National Park

Today’s guest post comes from Steven Elliott, a PhD candidate in American Military History at Temple University. Elliott (@EastJerseySteve) is writing a dissertation about the American War of Independence, tentatively titled “The Highlands War: Soldiers, Civilians, and Landscapes in Revolutionary New Jersey.” He has worked for seven years as a historical interpreter at Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, New Jersey, which is the subject of this guest post. 1,082 more words

American Revolution

Visit to Long Island and the Land of “Turn”

I was in Long Island this last week and was able to visit a few historical sites as well as enjoy the natural surroundings of island. 373 more words

Revolutionary War

Pledge of Allegiance

Our allegiance to the flag, country and God

The original Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy. The Smithsonian Magazine describes Francis Bellamy “as a Baptist minister’s son from upstate New York. 386 more words

American Legion