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During the American Revolution, the city of New York was firmly in British hands. But here, in the very heart of the enemy, George Washington had his very own spy ring--which uncovered America's ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Feb 28, 2015 at 06:55 AM PST with 22 Recommends
Since becoming aware as a child I have often wondered if had I lived along the Boston-Concord Highway in Massachusetts roughly 239 years ago... whether I would have taken up my gun and walked to ...
by kavips
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Oct 23, 2014 at 07:53 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
In 1777, things looked bleak for the fledgling United States of America. The rebellion against Britain was going badly, the rebel leader George Washington had lost a series of crucial battles near ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 01:15 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Of all the leading figures of the American Revolution, there was no one quite like Thomas Paine.
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 01:30 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
The first bit was done a while ago. It makes a good intro. The sight of huge gossamer bubbles, writhing, flexing and turning,searching for radial references then stabilizing is awe inspiring. The ...
by XR News Service
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 09:56 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
There was a recent diary here that reported our politicians act almost exclusively on behalf of the wealthy. No news there. But it goes beyond them mostly ignoring what we want or say. Even when ...
by fourthcornerman
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 04:13 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
There is a lot of time left after the fireworks. If you're like some people, you made this a 4-day weekend. Good for you! One good way to enjoy that extra chill time is to watch some movies. Pop ...
by Purple Priestess
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
by shortfinals
Comment Count 27 comments on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 08:45 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
by shortfinals
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:31 AM PST with 20 Recommends
[reprinted with author's permission from twunch. ] Wikipedia says that 8,000 Americans died in combat during the entire Revolutionary War (April 1775 to September 1783; roughly 7.5 years.) In ...
by Mortime Beacon
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:10 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Contrary to many held beliefs of the early days riding up to the Revolutionary War, the Boston Tea Party was not the only major direct action taken by protestors. There was another event equal in ...
by idbecrazyif
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
For the American Indian nations east of the Mississippi River, the Revolutionary War was a time of great turmoil, deceit, and disaster. Both the British and the American rebels sought assistance ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 08:16 AM PST with 47 Recommends
This year, the day following Thanksgiving Day isn't just Black Friday, a day of Christmas shopping specials, but the date, 228 years ago, when Americans actually won their first war.
by josmndsn
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Twenty years ago, my dad gave me a typewritten sheet listing two generations of his family on his mother and father’s sides. He said, “If you ever want to research this further, this is what I ...
by notdarkyet
Comment Count 64 comments on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 09:49 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
by Sam Wise Gingy
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 11:16 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Paul Revere's famous ride late on April 18th, 1775 did not happen in a vacuum and it was not a joyride as recent notables in the news have described it. It was serious business conducted to warn a ...
by TayTay
Comment Count 80 comments on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 11:21 AM PDT with 167 Recommends
As Sarah Palin launched her bus tour ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 12:44 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
This is a day in which people on all sides have a choice in the I/P conflict. They can either engage in violence, mass arrests, and hate speech, or they can join with ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Mar 14, 2011 at 08:42 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
In the late 1970's film Animal House , John Belushi's character Bluto ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Mar 13, 2011 at 11:41 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
"Green's Engage," an Israeli Green blog, has this to say: Palestinians can seek a unity along nationalist lines, with hatred of Israel as the glue. Alternatively, Palestinians can pursue a ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Mar 12, 2011 at 12:35 PM PST with 0 Recommends