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Revolutionary War Stories

The war that forged a country, the Revolutionary War was arguably the biggest turning point in American history. How did 13 colonies band together to break off on their own as an official country? These books help to explain how that happened: the battles fought, the lives lost, the people who served, the economic impact, the global impact, and more.

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Fourth of July Facts Through History

Separate our celebratory facts from fiction. 

Betsy Ross: How the Seamstress Became an Enduring Symbol of American Patriotism

She's said to have created the first American flag, but the real story is more complicated.

Boston and Beyond: Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War

We look to the colony's origins to understand its revolutionary mindset.

11 Revealing Revolutionary War Books

These riveting reads offer fresh insight into America's fight for independence.

The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

This minor battle led to major strategic victory for the rebelling colonists in the first months of the Revolutionary War.

On This Day: The American Flag Was Flown in Battle for the First Time

During a 1777 skirmish in Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware, General William Maxwell ordered the flag be raised.

The British Struck an Early Resounding Blow in the American Revolution

During the early Battle of Long Island, a British victory left American forces dejected.

What Happened to the German Mercenaries Who Fought Against the American Revolution?

These hired fighters didn't just disappear—but what happened to them may surprise you.

Valley Forge: The Bootcamp That Turned Around the American Revolution

The Continental Army rose from winter devastation to become a force to be reckoned with.

Revolutionary War Battles: The Key Conflicts

Join the scene of the Revolutionary War's most important battles, from embarrassing defeats to shocking underdog victories.

These 5 Brothers Were Heroes Of The American Revolution

The Butler family's contributions made our nation's birth possible.

10 Revolutionary War Facts Even American History Buffs Don't Know

Conspiracy plots, soldiers in disguise, and Broadway excursions filled the days of Revolutionary troops.

6 Revolutionary War Veterans Survived Long Enough To Be Photographed

These six soldiers were part of an 1863 project to speak to remaining Revolutionary War veterans.

George Washington Was Nearly Impossible to Kill

Diseases, brutal weather, and enemy fire all failed to take him down.