Historian | Author, “Past & Prologue” | Writing a history of fighting over the AmRev | AD, @YNInitiative | @juntocast | @HistoryTalksYT | Music: National Steel

New Haven, CT
Joined April 2009
If you liked this tweet, you may be interested in my new book, "Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution," and a talk about it hosted by @NYHistory via Zoom on December 7th at 5pm EST: nyhistory.org/programs/how-r….
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One of the old chestnuts in the history of the memory of the Revolution, especially for the Right.
Saying the Declaration of Independence called for actions like the Jan. 6 insurrection is disturbing and dangerous. The 2021 election was free and fair, and anyone who defends the insurrection is defending an attack on the system our founders fought for. washingtonpost.com/politics/…
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Join us Friday 10/29 at 3pm ET for our biweekly seminar! Sean Gallagher of the @AmPhilSociety will present “The Incarcerating Army: Enslaved People and the Continental Army in the U.S. War for Independence.” Info on paper access, Zoom link & full schedule: mceas.org/seminars_friday.sh…
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Twitter hivemind, any recommendations for primary sources on the children of Black GIs in Britain after WWII? My student has looked at Lucy Bland's book but is having trouble finding other sources about the subject.
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Join me and @BFHouse next week for a book club!! Really looking forward to it. 📚
We can't believe there's only one week to go until our next Book Club with @lmchervinsky, it's going to be a good one!⁠ 03 November 2021, 12pm ET/5pm GMT. ⁠ Find out more and reserve your FREE spot: bit.ly/2YuXaLk⁠ ⁠
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Rev250 resource of the day — The Leventhal Center @BPLMaps welcomes Prof. Kathleen DuVal @KathleenADuVal to speak online about seeing the Revolution from Florida, Indian country, and other places beyond the Atlantic coast, Tues, Oct 26, 7pm: buff.ly/3m9Fiit
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A little bird in Chapel Hill let me know that page proofs for @NYHJournal 102.2 are coming soon. In the meantime, I share the cover, ... with the table of contents to come! #NewYorkHistory #publichistory @nysmuseum @nysmuseums @humanitiesny @longleafserv @CornellPress
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From Al Young's famous historiographical essay, "The Transforming Hand of Revolution."
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"One could argue that the first battles of the #CivilWar took place in the halls of Congress," said historian @jbf1755.
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A few pages from the October 5, 1959 issue of LIFE Magazine that featured Khruschev's visit on the cover and a sixteen-page fully illustrated spread commemorating the publication of the first volume of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin.
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William Livingston was perhaps the most powerful man in New Jersey during the American Revolution, governing the State throughout the Founding Period and signing two Major Documents. #Constitution #History #AmRev bit.ly/3fnvc82
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Even though many people already suspected much of this went down as reported here, it's still something to see it reported like this.
EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff rollingstone.com/politics/po…
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Mark your calendars! If you’re interested in the #AmRev and conversations about #commemoration, check out this event with our friends @NYSHistorian @nysmuseum
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I want to congratulate the pharmaceutical industry. While 1 out of 4 Americans can't afford to fill their prescriptions, and over 25% of diabetics ration insulin, the industry made over $50 billion in profits last year and the top 10 CEOs made $500 million. Greed. Greed. Greed.
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PLEASE RT: MISSING PERSON Los Angeles, CA My brother Matthew Altman has not been heard from since 10/8. Last we know, he was somewhere between Canoga Park and Burbank in Los Angeles when his car broke down. PLEASE RT. My DMs are open for any information.
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What kind of day did I have today? Well, I watched John Gaddis try an Oculus VR headset for the first time.
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“I support X in theory, but its advocates are just so angry and aggressive that they’re driving me into the arms of their opponents” is a claim that will be familiar to anyone who’s studied the history of social movements in the US.
Replying to @patricknathan
maybe someone should write a book about how aesthetic concerns like civility and decorum are subverting political concerns like not dying and how this is an ominous, sophisticated, and apocalyptic development of the right that uses liberals as a shield to protect fascists
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