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Boston Massacre

eBay Pulls Controversial Shirt

AP | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- EBay has confirmed that it pulled a Nike T-shirt with the words "Boston Massacre" printed on it from its online marketplace. Nike Inc. ha...

Boston Massacre T-Shirt On eBay For $150,000

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

As predicted, Nike's "Boston Massacre" T-shirt, which the company pulled from shelves after last week's bombings, has become a collector's item. N...

True Stories From The Boston Massacre

Richard Archer | Posted 09.03.2012 | Books
Richard Archer

As we celebrate the birth of our nation, we should remember how disaffection brought about by military occupation contributed to the coming of our own revolution. We should not be surprised if other people behave similarly.

America's Oldest National Political Holiday

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

On March 18, 1766, for the very first time America celebrated a political event together -- and they continued to do so for years afterwards. Together. As Americans -- celebrating a purely American national political holiday.

Social Media of the American Revolutionary War

Todd Andrlik | Posted 04.13.2012 | Media
Todd Andrlik

Just as social media is helping to ignite and organize the Arab Spring, printed newspapers fanned the flames of rebellion in colonial America, provided critical correspondence during the Revolutionary War.

A Time for American Exceptionalism

Krystal Ball | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Krystal Ball

Leaders on the far right have adopted the phrase American exceptionalism and use it in a jingoistic way to convince their base of the divine righteousness of their cause. The phrase should be reclaimed and brought back to its roots.

Defending "Terrorists": What Would the Founders Do?

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

Why would John Adams defend British soldiers who killed American men in the Boston Massacre? It's a question that has taken on new poignancy with the recent controversy over the attacks by Elizabeth Cheney on the attorneys who defended some of the Guantanamo detainees.

Why We Need the Guantanamo Lawyers

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Without the rule of law, without fair trials even for the despised, there is nothing else that can be called civilization, nothing else that civilized people can live, fight, or die for.

Today In History: Bendict Arnold

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

January 14th is the birthday of Benedict Arnold, the American Revolutionary general and traitor.