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This narrative history of the American War for Independence tells the pivotal story of the courageous men and women who risked their lives to create a new nation based on the idea that government should serve people and protect their freedom. Written for Americans intent on understanding our national origins, but also appropriate for teachers and secondary classrooms, Freedom argues that the American Revolution is the central event in our history: the turning point between our colonial origins and our national experience….[Read More]
W3R-US’s Dr. Robert Selig was honored at the beginning of this month with the prestigious La Médaille d’Or des Valeurs Francophones, which recognizes the contributions of those who have devoted themselves to the continued development of the bond between France and other Francophone nations as well as nations which French culture has had an impact on, including the United States.
Book Release: Revolutionary Blacks: Discovering the Frank Brothers, Freeborn Men of Color, Soldiers of Independence by Shirley L. Green
In Revolutionary Blacks: Discovering the Frank Brothers, Freeborn Men of Color, Soldiers of Independence historian Shirley L. Green takes the reader on a journey based on her family’s history, rooted in its oral tradition. Putting together the pieces of this puzzle through archival research, interviews, and DNA evidence, the author authenticates and expands the family’s oral history. In addition to providing context and substance to the Black experience during the war years, the author underscores the important distinction between the Frank brothers and other free Blacks in military service and those who had been enslaved.
As Veterans Day approaches, we invite you to join us at the Museum for a weekend dedicated to honoring the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our nation. At the Museum, we are committed to remembering the stories and sacrifices of our veterans, from the nation’s earliest days to today.
Tom Hand’s An American Triumph: America’s Founding Era through the Lives of Ben Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams masterfully blends the personal experiences and historic milestones of these three Founding Fathers into an engaging narrative written for the everyday American. Through a collection of captivating stories from Ben Franklin’s birth in 1706 to the passing of John Adams on July 4, 1826, An American Triumph focuses on the momentous events where Franklin, Washington, and Adams played a vital role.
In observance of National Native American History Month, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation invites you to explore their resources on Native American history at Monticello and Thomas Jefferson’s complex legacy regarding Indigenous peoples. Learn more about Jefferson’s varied views on Native Americans, the dynamics between colonists and Indigenous tribes, and the lasting impact of this history on our world today.
Part 2 of the August-September 2023 edition of the W3R-US bulletin.
Check out the new Waysides, placed in Gloucester, Virginia, commemorating the Battle of the Hook, a battle which occurred during the Siege of Yorktown in which Lauzun’s Legion played a crucial role.
The August-September 2023 edition of the W3R-US bulletin.