Statue of Gen. Philip Schuyler to be Removed - On June 12, 2020 the Mayor of Albany, New York announced that the statue of General Schuyler that has been standing in front of Albany City Hall would be moved to a yet to be determined location. He was a Major General in charge of the Northern Department at the start of the Revolutionary War. He played a significant role in delaying Burgoyne prior to the battle of Saratoga. After the war he served in the Continental Congress and was a U.S. Senator. He was an Original Member of the New York Society of the Cincinnati. Learn more about Gen. Philip Schuyler at Schuyler Appreciation
New Books on American History
Give Me Liberty by Richard Brookhiser - An award-winning historian recounts the history of American liberty through the stories of thirteen essential documents. In Give Me Liberty, award-winning historian and biographer Richard Brookhiser offers up a truer and more inspiring story of American nationalism as it has evolved over four hundred years. He examines America's history through thirteen documents that made the United States a new country in a new world: a free country. We are what we are because of them; we stay true to what we are by staying true to them. Americans have always sought liberty, asked for it, fought for it; every victory has been the fulfillment of old hopes and promises. This is our nationalism, and we should be proud of it.
The British are Coming by Rick Atkinson - Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.
Try these websites for interesting information about the American Revolution:
Journal of the American Revolution is a leading source of knowledge about the American Revolution and Founding Era. The site focuses on several views of the American Revolution including people, culture, economics, conflict & war, critical thinking and more.
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