Categories for History

American Revolution, History

Forgotten Founders: John Dickinson, Part 3

In Part 1, I introduced you to John Dickinson, the “Penman of the Revolution” who became a Forgotten Founder by refusing to vote for independence. In Part 2, I showed… Read More

Civil War, History, Videos

The Story Behind Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Watch this short film featuring Las Vegas bookseller Greg Hicks with a great story about the publication of Grant’s Memoirs. Read More

American Revolution, History

Forgotten Founders: John Dickinson, Part 2

In Part 1, I explained why John Dickinson, the “Penman of the Revolution,” became a Forgotten Founder. In Parts 2 and 3, I’ll show you some of Dickinson’s most important… Read More

American Revolution, History

Forgotten Founders: John Dickinson, Part 1

John Dickinson, the “Penman of the Revolution,” was the most prolific and influential political writer of the period and a famous defender of American rights and liberties.     Thomas… Read More

American Revolution, History

Forgotten Founders: George Mason, Part 2—1787

In Part 1, I introduced you to George Mason and his 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights and Virginia Constitution, and their extraordinary influence on the Declaration of Independence and the… Read More

American Revolution, History

Forgotten Founders: George Mason, Part 1— 1776

George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton— These are the big six, the famous names we immediately think of as America’s Founding Fathers. They were… Read More

American Revolution, History

American Ephemera: Newspapers

You will see by the Newspapers, which I from time to time inclose, with what Rapidity, the Colonies proceed in their political Maneuvres. – John Adams letter to Abigail Adams,… Read More

American Revolution, History

American Ephemera: Broadsides

The Congress have judged it necessary to dissolve the Connection between Great Britain and the American Colonies, and to declare them free & independent States; as you will perceive by… Read More

American Revolution, History

American Ephemera: Pamphlets

My countrymen… will come reluctantly into the idea of independency, but time and persecution brings many wonderful things to pass; and by private letters which I have lately received from… Read More

American Revolution, History

American Ephemera: History as it Happened

What do we mean by the revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the… Read More