Motivated by similar impulses to stir emotions and sway citizens, the Founding Fathers proved just as adept at propaganda as contemporary message-makers.
Discover what you didn’t know about the wigged fashions of 18th century America.
Three gun experts — a collector, a historian, and a curator — weigh in on their favorite guns and archives.
Through stories of rape, bloodshed between brothers, and the mass genocide of Native Americans, Holger Hoock unpacks violence in the American Revolution in Scars of Independence, his new, critically acclaimed book.
Books to check if your reproductions are accurate and your antique guns are authentic.
Living historian Joe Becton created a tour company to educate visitors to Philadelphia on the roles of Africans during the Revolutionary War outside of slavery. Thanks to his power as a storyteller and a growing interest in history through a black lens, most days, he’s booked.
At Philadelphia’s newest museum, visitors can step up to enemy lines, battle with conflicting ideas of liberty, and join — or resist — the fight for American independence all in one place.
Art historians and history professors offer their collection of the most telling representations of America’s fight for independence.
The origins of English in the United States reached its peak during the 18th century, when distinct variances in the way the colonists spoke started to give way. Historian Cathy Hellier …
Discover why tobacco was a key facilitator in winning America’s independence, while also becoming an enjoyable pastime.
From foreigners and immigrants who became important American military leaders to the lesser-known histories of the Continental Navy and Marines, the stories of combat and bloodshed during the American Revolution …
Jeremy Morris and Hope Wright are not your typical actors. These Colonial Williamsburg Foundation interpreters are reinventing the way visitors look at slavery one show at a time. Through a combination …