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The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga

The surrender on October 17, 1777, of the British General John Burgoyne on the battlefield near what became the village of Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York, was a turning point in the American Revolutionary War that prevented the British from dividing New England from the rest of the colonies. 5,914 more words

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Texas and the Great White-Washing of the American Revolution

By Michael Leroy Oberg

One of my favorite undergraduate professors, John Walzer, taught the course I took on the American Revolution a long time ago at Cal State Long Beach. 1,886 more words

American Revolution

Lindsey Graham: "I'm Pleased as Punch"

What he actually said was: “I’m as happy as a clam!”

The difference is my hearing things in the English idiom.


Cultural Literacy: Appalachian Mountains

Mark’s Text Terminal is about to move to another state, so I spent the day dealing with that. Here, as I wind things down, is a  47 more words


Pacific Standard Magazine: Has Hurricane Florence Destroyed Records Of America's Slave Trade?

Pacific Standard Magazine: Has Hurricane Florence Destroyed Records Of America’s Slave Trade?. “North Carolina’s archivists are worried that fragile collections of documents, covering centuries of history, could have been destroyed by Hurricane Florence. 74 more words

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