American Revolutionary War
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.
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.
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.
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
Published: May 03, 2012 at 8:08 am
Eliot A. Cohen names the best and worst secretaries of war in American history
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.
Published: August 03, 2011 at 12:33 pm
Will the real Ethan Allen stand up? Willard Sterne Randall discusses his new biography.
Published: August 03, 2011 at 11:28 am
The Swamp Fox is one of history's greatest guerrilla leaders. Just ask the Redcoats.
Published: July 08, 2011 at 2:15 pm
The brutal 1778 Cherry Valley Massacre prompted a wide-ranging punitive expedition that broke Iroquois power
Published: May 03, 2011 at 5:00 am
Why the battle means so much to us when it mattered so little.
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
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.
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
Published: April 01, 2010 at 8:18 am
The Boston Tea Party wasn’t about higher taxes. It was America’s first response to too big to fail.
Published: December 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm
George Washington’s plan to invade Canada in 1775 ended in disaster.
Published: December 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm
In 1775 General George Washington issued rules for invading a foreign country: make friends with the locals, respect religious differences and don’t abuse prisoners.