Robert J. Allison is one of 37 contributors to Reporting the Revolutionary War. Allison is a professor of history at Suffolk University in Boston, also teaches at the Harvard Extension School. He is the author of The American Revolution: A Concise History (Oxford University Press, 2011), Stephen Decatur: American Naval Hero (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005), as well as several books on Boston and the American Revolution. He is vice president of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, a trustee of the USS Constitution Museum, and a consultant to the Commonwealth Museum in Boston.
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In late May, 1775, the Battle of Noddle’s Island, a fight for sheep and hay on islands just northeast of Boston, was the sharpest fight between American and British forces that took place between Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill, according to contributor James L. Nelson. The following year, just four months before declaring independence, the Battle of the Rice Boats was fought near Savannah, Georgia, and was a significant military, political and public opinion victory for the Americans, according to contributor Hugh T. Harrington. Rice Boats and Noddle's Island are two battles that are scarcely covered in history books, almost never in texts, and help highlight the long, grueling process of winning our freedom.
In just its second issue printed in Boston since the evacuation of the British, the New-England Chronicle of May 2, 1776, describes the Battle of the Rice Boats in great detail. You'll see this issue and more than 150 others up close and personal in Reporting the Revolutionary War this November.
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