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America's Most Important History
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Check it out! More than 125 articles about the American Revolution have been published since January 2013 at http://allthingsliberty.com.

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Reporting the Revolutionary War claimed victory—as the best American Revolution book of 2012! “Seldom, if ever, have we welcomed a book with more power to carry us back to the days of 1776 with such compelling authenticity!” Read the full announcement: http://beforehistory.com/news/reporting-the-revolutionary-war-named-best-american-revolution-book-of-2012/
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Watch it now and share! The official book trailer debut for Reporting the Revolutionary War: http://youtu.be/hDeGD6e3vow

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The Real Excitement of History - Reporting the Revolutionary War (book)

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I'm thrilled to formally announce the 38 contributors to Reporting the Revolutionary War. A lot of historian horsepower went into this project in order to provide readers with a better primary source experience of the American Revolution. In the weeks ahead, I plan to share more background about each author. In the meantime, a list of all contributors can be found here: http://raglinen.com/2012/08/04/the-historian-horsepower-behind-reporting-the-revolutionary-war/

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The August 1776 issue of Scots Magazine (Edinburgh) was among the first books, pamphlets and periodicals to publish the Declaration of Independence in full. Unlike most other printings of the Declaration, Scots Magazine included extensive analysis, beginning with the question "In what are they created equal?" Here is a short excerpt of the British publication's examination of America's independence. More can be found in Reporting the Revolutionary War this November.
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Saving history for future generations: Beyond the acquisition, research and digital preservation of historic newspapers, I also take an active role in their physical conservation. Through a partnership with one of the top paper conservators in the world, I help save damaged newspapers from loss and restore the artifacts as close as possible to their original condition. Below is the before-after image of a newspaper I just received back from the lab this week.
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Reporting the Revolutionary War is unique among history books for a number of reasons. One reason is its commitment to events big and small. The book features the earliest printed reports of practically every major event as well as several often-overlooked or forgotten ones. For example, the Gaspee Affair, Powder Alarm, Suffolk Resolves, Raid on Fort William and Mary, and the Battles of Noddle's Island, Great Bridge, Rice Boats, Oriskany, Savannah, Hobkirk's Hill, Ninety Six and Eutaw Springs each have dedicated sections.
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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