Book Release: ‘The Colonists’ American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783′ by Guy Chet

August 9th, 2022

The Colonists' American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783 by Guy Chet

Most U.S. History textbooks track the origins and evolution of American identity. They therefore present the American Revolution as the product of a gradual cultural change in English colonists. Over time, this process of Americanization differentiated and alienated the settlers from their compatriots and their government in Britain. This widely-taught narrative encourages students to view American independence as a reflection of emerging American nationhood. The Colonists’ American Revolution introduces readers to a competing narrative which presents the Revolution as a product of the colonists’ English identity and of English politics….[Read More]

Book Release: ‘The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers’ ; Annotated by Timothy J. Todish & Illustrated by Gary S. Zaboly

August 5th, 2022

The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers, Annotated and with an Introduction by Timothy J. Todish & illustrated by Gary S. Zaboly

Major Robert Rogers of Rogers’ Rangers is not only one of the most famous men to come out of colonial America, he is also one of the most fascinating. Reprinted from the rare 1769 Dublin edition, this definitive edition of the Journals, with commentary, is a must for all who want to understand Rogers’ place in American history. Detailed drawings by historical artist Gary Zaboly, along with his page-length captions, illustrate key scenes, weapons, clothing and equipment of the Rangers,…[Read More]

W3R-US Leadership Council Members Buck and Mills Launch a Podcast Series

August 5th, 2022

W3R-US Leadership Council members Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, authors of If
These Stones Could Talk, have launched a new podcast series called “Lifting the Veil”.
They are interviewing individuals who are interested in exploring some of the facets of
American history we never learned about in school or that bring new perspectives to
what we were taught.

They recently interviewed W3R-US board member Brad Fay about the work he has
been doing to promote heritage tourism development and infrastructure improvements
for the National Park Service’s Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route,…[Read More]

Book Release: ‘A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763 – 1789’ by James Kirby and Mark Edward Lender

August 5th, 2022

The Cover of "A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763 - 1789" by James Kirby Martin and Mark Edward Lender

A fully revised and updated third edition of the most established and innovative historical analysis of the Continental Army and its role in the formation of the new republic.

Written by two experts in the field of early U.S. history.

Includes fully updated coverage of the military, political, social, and cultural history of the Revolution.

Features maps, illustrations, a Note on Revolutionary War History and Historiography, and a fully revamped Bibliographical Essay….[Read More]

Book Release: ‘Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey: Caught in the Crossfire’ by Maxine N. Lurie

August 1st, 2022

The American Revolution in New Jersey lasted eight long years, during which many were caught in the middle of a vicious civil war. Residents living in an active war zone took stands that varied from “Loyalist” to “Patriot” to neutral and/or “trimmer” (those who changed sides for a variety of reasons).

Men and women, Blacks and whites, Native Americans, and those from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, with different religious affiliations all found themselves in this difficult middle ground….[Read More]

W3R-US Bulletin June 2022

July 21st, 2022

The Bulletin

A monthly publication of The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association

June 2022           On the Web:           Vol. 2, No. 6


Rochambeau Descendant Visits Odell House…

Nathalie de Gouberville, a sixth-generation descendant of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and her husband, Philippe, visited several sites associated with her famous ancestor during a May trip to the United States from their home,…[Read More]

W3R-US Bulletin May 2022

May 25th, 2022

The Bulletin

A monthly publication of The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association

May 2022           On the Web:           Vol. 2, No. 5


Leadership Hits Ground Running after Annual Meeting

With the Annual Meeting barely ended, the re-elected and new officers and directors of W3R-US
are focusing with new vigor on the ever-expanding work and reach of the Association….[Read More]

W3R-US Bulletin April 2022

May 3rd, 2022

The Bulletin

A monthly publication of The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association

April 2022           On the Web:           Vol. 2, No. 4


 Grand Reconnaissance Helped Decide Allies’ Next Move

National Chair Larry Abell and three other officers won new two-year terms April 23 during the Annual Meeting of W3R-US. Also re-elected were Recording Secretary Jeff Canning,…[Read More]