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This is the grave of Charles Lee. Born in 1732 in Darnhall, Cheshire, England, Lee grew up in a prominent English military family. His father John was a major general and his mother came out of serious landed gentry. So he was very rich. This was eighteenth century England with its big estates and gigantic […]
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Happy Blow Your Fingers Off with Fireworks Day! On this great and glorious day, let’s remember that one of the key causes of the American Revolution was whites discovering their Black labor were allying with the British. Starting in November 1774 — five months before the Battles of Lexington and Concord — Blacks in the […]
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This is the grave of the Boston Massacre dead. So here’s the thing about the Boston Massacre: it’s one of these super-patriotic moments when our ancestors stood up to those damned lobsterbacks, etc. But this was really a bunch of jerks acting like thugs in the street, throwing rocks and ice at the British soldiers. […]
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