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James Bowdoin: Patriot And Man Of The Enlightenment, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art, Gordon E, Kershaw, Peter R. Mooz Jan 1976

James Bowdoin: Patriot And Man Of The Enlightenment, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art, Gordon E, Kershaw, Peter R. Mooz

Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogues

"An exhibition held at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, May 28 through September 12, 1976."


Financial Problems Of A Revolutionary: The Memoir Of John Wilkins, Howard L. Applegate Apr 1971

Financial Problems Of A Revolutionary: The Memoir Of John Wilkins, Howard L. Applegate

The Courier

In this article, Howard L. Applegate describes and includes an excerpt of the autobiography of John Wilkins, a shop owner in Pennsylvania during the American Revolution period who became a militia captain. Instead of detailing the colonial militia of the time, Wilkins related how militia members often took on significant financial burdens in order to keep the regiment intact, and lamented the rampant devaluation, inflation and speculation that occurred during this turbulent period in American history.


Slave Life In Virginia Between 1736-1776 As Shown In The Advertisements Of The Virginia Gazettes, Florence Lafoon Jan 1940

Slave Life In Virginia Between 1736-1776 As Shown In The Advertisements Of The Virginia Gazettes, Florence Lafoon

Honors Theses

Newspapers are an invaluable index to a period and the personalized Virginia Gazettes are particularly revealing of the attitudes of the Colonial period. Although the advertisements for runaway slaves give more of the master's feeling for the slave than the life of the slave himself, it is hoped that the writer has sufficiently drawn forth the inferences toward this latter point to make all that is available clear. There are no copies of the Virginia Gazette between the years 1739/40 - 1744/45, and 1746 - 1766. This would make a great difference to a chronology of any kind, but ...