American Revolution blogs/websites

I guess that I will ensure my geekdom when I reveal this interest of mine. I love learning about early American History, specifically the time of the American Revolution. Learning about colonial times, the founding fathers, you name it. It is just fascinating!

And of course I should not be surprised to see that there are blogs and websites dedicated to this subject as well.My favorite blog by far is Boston 1775. “History, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the American Revolution in Massachusetts”. Now if I could just find a similar blog for Virginia.

Common-place is really fun website (no RSS feed unfortunately) to get lost in for awhile and is dedicated to early American History. “Common-place is a common place for all sorts of people to read about all sorts of things relating to early American life–from architecture to literature, from politics to parlor manners. And it’s a place to find insightful analysis of early American history as it is discussed not only in scholarly literature but also on the evening news; in museums, big and small; in documentary and dramatic films; and in popular culture.”

There is also this interesting history website, The History News Network, which is actually local to me as it is hosted by George Mason University. You kind of have to hunt and peck to find the articles for the timeframe you are interested and it is very academically oriented but I have still had fun browsing around.

And then there is the Colonial Williamsburg website, complete with podcasts and tons of information. It has been awhile since we have been down there (since before the kids were born) and I keep wanting to make a trip down there. Soon hopefully.

The more and more I poke around, the more I find! And I am running out of space on my sidebar…I keep wanting to add more and more links…but then you have to scroll forever….I wonder if I can get Andrea and Ron to add a left sidebar to this theme…(just kidding…sort of!)


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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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5 Responses to American Revolution blogs/websites

  1. Andrea says:

    :D Have you SEEN my to-do list??

  2. Cindy says:

    Steph! How very right-brained of you :-) I find that history is one of those subjects that right-brainers often enjoy. My hubby loves the same time period, so I’ll have to share those sites with him. Eric also LOVES history.

  3. Hey a girl can dream, can’t she Andrea?? ;)

    Keep up the awesome work. No complaints here!


  4. See? I am not as completely left brained as you would think (I also am not good with organization either…just take a look at my house). ;)

    I have always loved history…to me it is stories about people which are fascinating. Jason does enjoy history…just not the same history as me. He loves Ancient Egypt and lately has been interested in stories set in India. He also really enjoys folktales from different parts of the world. But no interest (yet!) in early American History. Go figure. :)

    We hope to make it down to Jamestown sometime this year though, so maybe that will spark some interest.


  5. Kris says:

    This is a good year to visit Jamestown! They are celebrating America’s 400th birthday with 18 months of festivities starting this month.

    I have a list of bookmarked sites from researching my colonial book that rivals yours – if you want to look, let me know!