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Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

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March 2017

The Military Role of New Jersey’s Loyalists in the American Revolution

March 25 at 1:00 pm

The Military Role of New Jersey’s Loyalists in the American Revolution Don't miss this presentation by author and researcher, Todd Braisted, during a meeting of the Washington Crossing Revolutionary War Roundtable at the David Library of the American Revolution. Todd Braisted is an author and researcher of Loyalist military studies and is the creator of royalprovincial.com, the largest website dedicated to Loyalist military studies. Washington Crossing Revolutionary War Roundtable.  David Library, 1201 River Road (Rt 321, Washington Crossing, PA. 1.3…

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April 2017

Patriotism, Partisanship, and Portraits of Thomas Jefferson: The Story of America’s First National Advertising Campaign, 1800-1802

April 9 at 3:00 pm

Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 3:00 PM Carl Robert Keyes, Ph. D., Associate Professor of History and Director of the Women’s Studies Program, Assumption College:  “Patriotism, Partisanship, and Portraits of Thomas Jefferson:  The Story of America’s First National Advertising Campaign, 1800-1802.” This lecture weaves together two narratives:  the development of the first national advertising campaign and an historian’s work in the archives in pursuit of that story.  George Helmbold began marketing prints of Thomas Jefferson during the contentious election of…

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From Faithless Tories to Beloved Friends: South Carolina’s Genius at Healing the Revolution

April 20 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 7:30 PM Rebecca Brannon, Ph. D., Associate Professor of History, James Madison University: “From Faithless Tories to Beloved Friends: South Carolina’s Genius at Healing the Revolution.” Americans tend to forget how divided the country really was regarding the American Revolution.  Substantial numbers of Americans were Loyalists, and the War for Independence at times became a vicious guerilla war.  Yet after the Revolution, American Patriots chose to embrace the vast majority of Loyalists as friends and…

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May 2017

Victims of American Independence

May 2 at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – 7:30 PM Brett Goodin, Ph. D., the Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Postdoctoral Fellow of the Smithsonian Institution: “Victims of American Independence?”  Declaring independence from Great Britain inadvertently opened American sailors to capture and enslavement in the North African “Barbary States” of Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli and Morocco. Between the years 1785 and 1815 approximately 500-700 American sailors were held as “white slaves,” primarily for ransom rather than labor, in North Africa. Among the most prolific American…

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