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Oct. 19–How did Yorktown Change an African-American Spy?

Today, October 19, marks the 234th anniversary of the last day of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia. Enjoy this excerpt from my book, Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. One … Continue reading

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What did Providence mean in 1776? What will it mean on TURN tonight?

Providence is the name of Episode 8 in Season 2 of AMC’s TURN, airing tonight, Memorial Day. Today, Providence often means good luck. During the American Revolution, Providence was “a firm belief of God’s universal presence, and a constant attention to the influence and … Continue reading

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What is a revolution? The heart of AMC’s TURN

“You don’t really believe in the king, you just believe the king is the safest bet. You need to choose between your pride and your family,” Mary Woodhull recently said in a confrontation with her father-in-law, Richard Woodhull, on AMC’s Turn, which … Continue reading

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Why is Simcoe’s desire for love a secret behind AMC Turn’s Success?

“I’m a warrior, yes, but I am not a monster. There’s a heart beating inside me that wants the same thing you do. To love. To be loved,” British Captain John Simcoe said to Anna Strong on a recent episode of … Continue reading

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Valley Forge on AMC’s TURN. Where is Waldo?

Valley Forge is one of the settings of this season’s AMC’s hit show, TURN. A recent episode featured a scheme involving a threat against George Washington to take place in December 1777 before New Year’s Day in 1778. The timing of New Year’s Day reminded me of stories about … Continue reading

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Ben Tallmadge on AMC’s TURN Reminds me of the Marquis de Lafayette

Conspiracy against George Washington is one of the story lines on this season of AMC’s hit show, TURN. After watching the first two episodes, I recognized Ben Tallmadge’s frustration about George Washington’s seeming lack of concern about plots to replace him as commander-in-chief. Charles Lee, … Continue reading

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