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American Revolutionary War


The War List: War, Death, and Taxes

Marc De Santis | Published: February 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm
Taxes have led to warfare since ancient times

The War List: Sound the Retreat!

Marc G. De Santis | Published: November 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm
Eight significant retreats, from ancient Greece to the modern era

Book Review: Bunker Hill, by Nathaniel Philbrick

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2013 at 4:37 pm
Nathaniel Philbrick explores the pivotal Battle of Bunker Hill and how Bostonians set the tone for the remainder of the American Revolution.

Interview With Author Robert Sullivan

Published: January 04, 2013 at 1:17 pm
For his new book My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan combined thorough research with extraordinary fieldwork to illuminate the American Revolution and draw ties to the present.

'First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty' - A Preview

Gerald D. Swick | Published: December 06, 2012 at 11:53 am
'American Experience: First Freedom - The Fight for Religious Liberty,' premiering Dec. 18 on PBS, is an informative, even-handed examination of why America's founders made religious liberty a basic human right.

America's Spanish Savior: Bernardo de Gálvez

Barbara A. Mitchell | Published: November 28, 2012 at 11:12 am
After Spain declared war against Britain in June 1779, Spanish colonel Bernardo de Gálvez led one of the most diverse military forces ever assembled in North America to open a second front on the Gulf Coast, a region the British had hoped to quickly secure and turn against the rebellious colonists.

Bankrolling the Battle of Yorktown

Barbara A. Mitchell | Published: November 28, 2012 at 11:04 am
Gold and silver from Havana allowed American troops to trap Lord Cornwallis and his army at the Battle of Yorktown

The War List: Czars of the Pentagon

Eliot A. Cohen | Published: May 03, 2012 at 8:08 am
Eliot A. Cohen names the best and worst secretaries of war in American history

Book Review: Ethan Allen, by Willard Sterne Randall

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 10:23 pm
Willard Sterne Randall delivers a detailed, personal profile of the Patriot hero in his new book Ethan Allen: His Life and Times.

MHQ Reviews: Ethan Allen Q & A

MHQ | Published: August 03, 2011 at 12:33 pm
Will the real Ethan Allen stand up? Willard Sterne Randall discusses his new biography.

Francis Marion Foils the British

Jefferson M. Gray | Published: August 03, 2011 at 11:28 am
The Swamp Fox is one of history's greatest guerrilla leaders. Just ask the Redcoats.

Massacre & Retribution: The 1779-80 Sullivan Expedition

Ron Soodalter | Published: July 08, 2011 at 2:15 pm
The brutal 1778 Cherry Valley Massacre prompted a wide-ranging punitive expedition that broke Iroquois power

Bunker Hill: America's Greatest Battle?

Paul Lockhart | Published: May 03, 2011 at 5:00 am
Why the battle means so much to us when it mattered so little.

The Overmountain Men Battle for the Carolinas

Thomas B. Allen | Published: September 01, 2010 at 4:24 pm
At the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain, backwoods hunters known as the overmountain men bested the British

The Patriot Who Refused to Sign the Declaration of Independence

Jack Rakove | Published: June 03, 2010 at 3:11 pm
John Dickinson was America’s most renowned patriot until he refused to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Battle of Menotomy - First Blood, 1775

Thomas Fleming | Published: May 06, 2010 at 2:19 pm
In the hours after Lexington/Concord, Redcoats and Rebels faced off in a little-known murderous street fight
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